Exclusive offer: Earn 10 points per £1 with Booking.com and Virgin Red

An image of a mother and daughter looking at the cityscape in Lisbon
by Limara Salt
11 September 2023

The heady days of summer may be coming to an end but that doesn’t mean you can stop thinking about getting away – especially when you can boost your Virgin Points with every trip. For stays in the UK and Europe Virgin Red members can earn an amazing 10 points for every £1 spent (normally eight points per £1) with Booking.com until 1 October 2023.  

Explore new cities, cultures, and unique places to stay – from family-friendly hotels for a half term break to a cozy B&B with your other half. Uncover the rich history and vibrant culture of Paris, get your camera ready for Berlin's must-see attractions, or log out and switch off with a trip to encourage rest, relaxation and mindfulness. Find thousands of options to inspire your next trip, and you’ll get 10 points for every £1 you spend. It's time to get booking! 


Earn 10 Virgin Points per £1 with Booking.com

How it works 

  1. If you are an existing Genius member and wish to link your Virgin Red membership to your account, the same email address must be registered to both accounts. Click on ‘Get points’ to start earning points and follow the instructions to link accounts

  2. Search for accommodation and make your booking. To earn Virgin Points, you need to make your purchase by accessing Booking.com via the ’Get Points’ button on the Virgin Red app or website and completing your transaction within one browsing session. If you go directly to Booking.com you will not earn points

  3. You will receive your Virgin Points within 120 days after your completed stay

How could you spend your Virgin Points? 

For example, by earning 10 points per £1 on a five-night stay in Manchester (costing between £500 and £800) members could earn enough points to book a reward flight to a European city*, an upgrade to a premium flight with Virgin Atlantic*, tickets to a foodie festival for two, or learn a language online.  

Meanwhile, members who want to jetset a bit further to a European city with an accommodation budget of around £1,500-£2,000 could soon be booking concert tickets in the exclusive Virgin Red Room at Manchester’s AO Arena, a spa day for two or even a flight to New York*. 

Existing Booking.com customers get the best of both worlds and access their Genius benefits, as well as being able to earn Virgin Points on top of this exclusive offer. 

Sign up to Virgin Red for more fabulous ways to earn and spend Virgin Points.  

Terms and conditions  

The Virgin Red Programme terms and conditions and Booking.com’s full terms and conditions apply. Please be aware of the following key terms and conditions:   

  • To earn Virgin Points, you need to make your purchase by accessing Booking.com via the Get points button on the Virgin Red app or website and completing your transaction within one browsing session. If you go direct to Booking.com you will not earn points

  • Virgin Points will be credited within 120 days after your completed stay. No Virgin Points will be rewarded for no-shows or cancelled bookings

  • Points are only awarded on room charges. Points are not awarded on other fees and charges including, but not limited to, taxes, services charges, food and beverage and room service charges. Prices displayed include sales taxes, other taxes and other fees unless otherwise stated 

  • Bookings for accommodation in a small number of countries are not eligible for points in line with Booking.com policy. Such properties should show as not having points associated with them in search results

  • Available points will vary depending on location of your booking:  

  • UK/Europe: 10 Virgin Points / £1 for bookings made between 09:00am BST on 11 September and 11:59pm BST on 1 October 2023. 

USA, South Africa & Caribbean: 1 Virgin Point / £1   

Rest of world: 5 Virgin Points / £1  

  • You can also lock in special offers of up to 10,000 points per night at select properties with Rocket Travel. If available, these will appear in a yellow box during the reservation journey. Booking.com earn rates do not apply to Rocket Travel offers  

  • By clicking through to Booking.com you understand that Booking.com will use your data in accordance with their Privacy Policy. Booking.com will provide data to Virgin Red in relation to your booking so that Virgin Red can award Virgin Points and further personalise the Virgin Red programme for you as detailed in Virgin Red’s Privacy Policy

  • If you have any queries in regards to your booking, including amending, cancelling or requesting a refund for your booking, please refer to Booking.com’s full terms and conditions or contact Booking.com directly  

  • Booking.com occasionally apply additional discounts to select properties which are not available through Virgin Red 

  • Covid-19: Please see Booking.com’s website for further information on what happens if your travel plans/bookings are affected by Covid-19