Virgin Australia Is Offering A 15% Bonus When Transferring Points From Marriott

by Zac George

Virgin Australia is currently running a promotion which enables you to transfer hotel points to Velocity with a bonus. Velocity actually has six hotel transfer partners (Accor, Marriott, Hilton, IHG, Choice & Golden Circle but in this specific promotion, Marriott Bonvoy is the only program that will get you the bonus.

For one month only, when you transfer your Marriott points to Velocity, you’ll receive a bonus of 15%.

Below I’ve listed the essential things you’ll need to know about the current promotion:

  • The transfer rate equates to 3 Mariott points to 1 Velocity point
  • The promotion is running from today until the 30th of November 2019
  • The points may take up to 6 weeks to appear into your Velocity account
  • The names have to be identical on both accounts for the transfer to work correctly
  • Once the points are transferred, they cannot be reversed
  • The minimum points you’re able to transfer is 3000 points
  • The maximum points you’re able to transfer is 240,000 points

What should I use my Velocity points for?

Velocity points are pretty valuable and are one of the points currencies I use the most as I am Australian based and am Platinum with them. Below I’ve listed a few of my favourite ways to use Velocity points.

Using points for upgrades

Using Velocity points for upgrades is one of the best ways to get the most value, especially when you’re travelling in a busy season. Velocity offers some pretty great value when upgrading on domestic flights and often upgrades can clear instantly, which is always a nice touch.

To check how many Velocity points you’ll need to upgrade your flight, click the link here.

Virgin Australia 737 Business Class

Transferring to Singapore Airlines to unlock premium award tickets on Singapore and Star Alliance carriers

Sadly the transfer rate between Singapore and Virgin isn’t as good as it used to be, but that doesn’t mean you’re not able to get some fantastic value when doing so. When you transfer your points to Krisflyer, you’ll be able to redeem your points on 26 carriers and even be able to book the incredible Singapore Suites.

Singapore Airlines A380 Suites

Premium cabin awards on medium to long-haul routes

Virgin Australia may not have the international selections like Qantas do, but they do have significantly lower rates and also have quite generous business availability on their Hong Kong routes.

Award tickets on Virgin Business Class are often mostly found last minute or a few days in advance to it’s worth signing up for Expertflyer to keep track and be alerted when seats become available.

For business class awards, you’ll want to search for a (Z) fare and for Economy, you’ll want to search for an (X) fare.

Virgin Australia A330 Business Class

Overall it’s nice to see another transfer bonus from Marriott to Velocity, and I’m even going to take advantage of the promotion. We often will see Velocity run promotions from credit card partners but not as often as hotel groups, let’s hope this continues!

What is your favourite way to redeem Velocity points?




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