Travel and adventure

Are you a speedy suitcase packer? Join our attempt to beat the World Record

Do you stuff your t-shirts in your shoes? Roll all your clothes up into one bundle? Or just chuck it all in and sit on top to squish it down? If you’re an expert suitcase packer (or not, how would you know without this awesome challenge?!) then come and join us in our Lounges and compete to be a Guinness …

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10 destinations to visit in 2017

From tropical island hideaways to rainforests, lost cities and hipster ’hoods – we’ve got it covered. Here are Virgin Money’s top destinations for 2017… 1. For tropical islands and spectacular beaches… Image from Y.Shimizu/JNTO Okinawa, Japan The people of Okinawa, a chain of semi-tropical islands located between the southern tip of Japan and Taiwan, live longer than anyone else in the …

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Travellers to have Brazilliant time if they plan their trip

With people travelling from all over the world to Rio this summer, there’s a lot of planning involved to make sure everything is in place to ensure they have a gold medal-winning vacation. Rio de Janeiro is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and boasts the famous beaches, the Copacabana and Ipanema. Tourists can also climb Sugar …

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New: Your travel money, now available from Virgin Money

Travel Money

Today we’ve launched our new Travel Money Service in partnership with Travelex. Whether customers require the dong, the dollar or the dirham, the new service makes ordering and collecting travel money simple and convenient. Customers can order their foreign currency online, by phone or in any Virgin Money Store. They can then choose to have their foreign currency delivered to their …

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Treble Cash Cover for those already in Greece and those travelling to Greece

The news coverage around the current financial situation in Greece has led to our customers checking with us to see what cover they have with regard to cash under their Virgin Money Travel Insurance policy. This also follows advice issued to travellers recommending that they increase the amount of cash they take to Greece, in case ATMs and banks cannot be …

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5 Family Friendly Breaks

Family friendly breaks

Maxine Sheppard, editor of the Virgin Atlantic blog, picks a selection of destinations suitable for a summer family holiday. Cornwall Cornwall has to be one of the most family-friendly destinations in the UK, with its wide sandy beaches, beautiful countryside and jumbled fishing villages the stuff of seaside holiday dreams. This is a destination where golden childhood memories are formed, …

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