5 smart ways to earn points on travel with Virgin Red

Weekend break
Anna Brech
by Anna Brech
12 January 2023

2023 is in full swing and it's time to start thinking about possible destinations for the year. Do you want a beach retreat or city weekender? A road trip to remember or an adventure closer to home? Whatever you're after, it's never been easier to earn Virgin Points for travel with travel.

Virgin Red members can earn points in a flash with everything from a train trip to booking with some of the travel world’s most popular airlines, hotel sites, and more. Here are five simple ways to start building your Virgin Points pot with travel, for a life that’s brimming with adventures. 


Earn points on your weekend break with Booking.com 

Any time you book accommodation with Booking.com in the UK or Europe, you’ll earn eight points per £1 spent with Virgin Red. The travel site comes with a huge range of options, from chic Ibizan B&Bs to elegant Scottish estates and so much more – all with the potential to earn points. So not only can you find somewhere spot-on to stay in, wherever you’re headed; you can also reel in those Virgin Points as you go. A treat indeed. 

Earn points with a flight to Paris

There's nothing quite like a taking the short trip across the channel for a romantic jaunt in the City of Light. Marvel at the Louvre's artworks, spoil yourself with a shopping spree on the Triangle d'Or and indulge in a city full of sweet delights – with the points in your account being the cherry on top of your trip.

Earn up to 4,800 points booking a flight to Paris with Air France from London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle and Edinburgh. Au revoir!


Earn points every time you book a train trip

Toot-toot. If you'd rather stay on land you can also train-hop your way around Britain. And with Virgin Red, the journey becomes that much more delightful, with the ability to earn three points for every £1 spent on Virgin Trains Ticketing.

Set sail to earn points with Virgin Voyages

The ocean is your oyster with Virgin Voyages: take your pick from sailing experiences that are brimming with moments of surprise and delight. Each cruise ship comes complete with incredible restaurants, spas and live performance shows – not to mention some seriously beautiful cabins. The best news? As a Virgin Red member, you can earn points and make savings on your Caribbean Virgin Voyages trip: to put winds in the sails of your next sea-bound escape.  

Virgin Balloon Flights
Virgin Balloon Flights

Earn points with Virgin Balloon Flights 

At Virgin Red, we’re firm believers in extraordinary experiences; which makes a ride with Virgin Balloon Flights something of a must-try event. Float up over the countryside with this most magical mode of travel, basking in spectacular views from every angle. With Virgin Red, you can earn six points for every £1 spent on a hot air balloon ride. All the more reason to get up, up and away. 

Find out more about Virgin Red and here’s to lifelong travel and never-ending adventure – with points aplenty along the way.