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Airline Alliance SkyTeam Adds Virgin Atlantic to ‘Global Meetings’ Corporate Travel Programme

SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, has made organising international meetings and events easier than ever for 2024 by adding newest SkyTeam member, Virgin Atlantic, more currency options and other key features.

Global Meetings – designed for small as well as large-scale events – covers all the MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions) travel hotspots throughout North and Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Greater China, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Global Meetings is available for events from only 50 attendees – the lowest of any similar product, with no upper limit – across a network of over 1,060 destinations. So far in 2024, top destinations for international events are Barcelona, Cancun, Buenos Aires, Las Vegas, Milan, Nairobi, Paris and Prague.

SkyTeam Global Meetings has been further improved for 2024 through new enhancements including: 

  • Virgin Atlantic joining the program, offering greater access to top MICE destinations across North America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East and Asia and convenient connections via London Heathrow. 
  • NDC compatibility to deliver a better user experience and more choice for attendees booking global air travel at generous discounts of up to 15%. 
  • New option to pay in EUR and GBP as well as USD.

SkyTeam CEO, Patrick Roux, said: “Demand for Global Meetings soared by more than 75 percent last year versus 2022, with members flying more than 97,000 delegates to attend hundreds of events worldwide. As well as adding Virgin Atlantic to the programme, through other improvements including NDC compatibility and more options to pay in currency of choice, we’re making the product more user friendly, supporting continued MICE recovery.”

Geoff Percival
Geoff Percival
Geoff has worked in business, news, consumer and travel journalism for more than 25 years; having worked for and contributed to the likes of The Irish Examiner, Business & Finance, Business Plus, The Sunday Times, The Irish News, Senior Times, and The Sunday Tribune.

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