The Virgin Atlantic Sale: What’s your #dreamticket?

By: Maxine Sheppard

September 5, 2014

Have you taken advantage of our fabulous Worldwide Sale fares yet? Current offers are available for a wide range of destinations, with return fares on sale until 23 September and valid for travel on various dates throughout 2014 and 2015. These include Economy fares to New York City from £439, St Lucia from £539 and Johannesburg from £699, and Premium Economy fares to Washington D.C from £809 and Barbados from £749.

Or you could simply tell us what you dream of doing in one of our amazing destinations and we might just fly you there for free! Take a step towards your ultimate travel fantasy by entering our #dreamticket competition via Twitter or Facebook and you could win a pair of tickets to your favourite destination. The competition runs every week from Tuesday-Thursday until the end of the sale period, so you still have three more chances to win. Visit our #dreamticket competition page for full details of how to enter.

Where to go

Stuck for inspiration? There are hundreds of articles on this blog to help set your travel dreams in motion. Why not take a trip to the Caribbean island of St Lucia? One of the Windward Islands, this volcanic speck of land is more mountainous than other Caribbean destinations, making it the perfect getaway for a tropical beach holiday with a dose of high-octane activity thrown in. Set your pulse racing with our guide to the island’s extreme sports, grab two wheels and enjoy a cycling tour of the crowd-free Tinker Trail, or take it easy with a stroll along one of the island’s nature trails. You could even plan the ultimate honeymoon or romantic break with a stay at the fabulous Sugar Beach, idyllically located between the twin peaks of the conical Piton mountains.

Sugar Beach St Lucia © Maxine Sheppard.jpg

Sugar Beach, St Lucia © Maxine Sheppard

If you’re in the mood for a city break, why not consider somewhere different like Johannesburg or Atlanta? The South African metropolis has undergone an exciting cultural regeneration in recent years, with the neighbourhoods of Braamfontein and Maboneng home to dozens of new galleries, boutique hotels, fashionable markets and restaurants. Or you could sit back and admire the views from one of Johannesburg’s best rooftop bars.


Panoramic views at Randlords © Randlords

Our new route to Atlanta begins this autumn, and if this southern US city is new to you then get yourself quickly acquainted with our handy beginner’s guide. We’ve also got the lowdown on Atlanta’s top eco-friendly resorts, and if you fancy a side-trip or nature-based respite you can always visit the nearby Great Smoky Mountains National Park or the historic coastal city of Savannah.

Atlanta skyline © Kevin C. Rose.jpg

Skyline view over downtown © Kevin C. Rose

If you’ve always longed to visit India, our route to Delhi opens up a world of opportunities. You could stay in the city and make some exciting culinary discoveries like Delhi’s new wave dining scene, or where to find the best local Indian lunches. Or you could explore the city before it wakes up with our guide to cycling Delhi at dawn. Or why not combine both our Indian destinations by taking the Indian Maharaja Deccan Odyssey train from Mumbai to Delhi (or the other way round) and experience the riches of Udaipur, Jaipur and the Taj Mahal en route?

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Bearers dressed in traditional outfits serve meals on board the Indian Maharaja Deccan Odyssey © The Indian Maharaja

Whatever your travel dream, we can help take you there. Don’t miss out on our Worldwide Sale and remember to share your #dreamticket entry via Twitter or on our Facebook page.


Maxine Sheppard

Maxine is the co-editor of the Virgin Atlantic blog. Travel and music are her joint first loves, and despite having written for Virgin for more years than she cares to remember she still loves nothing more than jumping on a plane in search of new sights and new sounds.