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The Love Island Effect

From TV screen to sunscreen: Virgin holidays reveals majority of young Brits book a holiday based solely on what they see on TV shows.

At the Copa… Copacabana

Bev from our product team gives us the lowdown on how to spend your day at Copacabana Beach in Rio.

How to get the most from your Brazilian holiday

This South American giant needn’t be overwhelming.

A Foodies Guide to Barbados

We spoke to Ché-Marie in our e-commerce team about all things food from her recent trip to Barbados.

7 interesting facts about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge you might not know

We’ve got some exciting nuggets of information to share about the new land.

Mission Prep — Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

On a remote outpost planet, new adventures await...

Florida explored

There’s more to Florida than the theme parks. We’ve got some choice spots for you to explore.

9 interesting facts about Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure™

Here's the top things you should know about Universal's latest attraction.

Pride in the USA

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion, we’re celebrating 2019’s must-visit Pride events in Philly, Chicago, Vegas, and W. Hollywood.

WorldPride: 50 years of Pride in NYC

We learn where to go for all things Pride in NYC — parties, food, history, arts and culture. We've got the scoop with a local in the Big Apple.

Grenada and chocolate

Grenada is a stunning slice of paradise. And it produces organic chocolate. We found out more about both.

Island hopping in the Seychelles

Dendy Walwyn knows more than most about the idyllic Seychelles. We spoke to her about this paradise on Earth.

Lion Sands — the pride of safaris

Tim and Helen show us Lion Sands Game Reserve at its best.

Hidden delights beyond Dubai

Dubai dominates our view of the UAE, but there are more to be discovered by the discerning traveller.

Epic eats on board Virgin Voyages

Virgin Voyages is what's hot at sea right now. Here's just one of the reasons why — the food.

More about Vancouver

Hop on a ferry to Victoria for prime whale watching territory. These majestic creatures are just waiting to have a whale of a time, just with you.

Granville Island Public Market is an amazing market located on Granville Island which features various stalls of arts and crafts, world cuisine with live cooking shows, bakeries and jewellery.

Things to see and do in Vancouver

Robson Street, Vancouver's leading shopping and strolling toroughfare - high fashion mixed with souvenir shops, music stores, beauty products, book stores and much much more. For serious shoppers, this is the place to go.

Things to see and do in Vancouver

Hop on-board the Skyride and in less than 15 minutes you’ll be in Grouse Mountain – the Peak of Vancouver. In summer, there’s unrivalled hiking and biking, in winter, you can ski, snowboard, ice-skate and snow-shoe with the best of them! 

Things to see and do in Vancouver

Vancouver is the perfect gateway to The Rockies, so why not make it a multi-centre holiday and also visit Whistler, Banff, Lake Louise and Calgary?

Things to see and do in Vancouver

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Your holiday may be affected by travel restrictions or cancellations

We are continually reviewing our flying schedules, taking into account the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) advice against all non-essential travel. Depending on when you are due to travel, your holiday may be affected and we’ll email you to let you know.

You’ll be away before you know it

Your next holiday is only a click away - our website has thousands of hand-picked options ready to book. But if you need more help, just let us know.

Looking for inspiration? Explore our destinations and holiday types and save your faves to your very own Wishlist. Or dive right in to our 2021 holiday offers.

For extra piece of mind, new bookings made before 31 August 2020 for travel up 30 April 2021 also have the flexibility to amend free of charge. If you need to change don’t worry, you can move your holiday as far out as 31 December 2021 subject to availability.

Latest Foreign & Commonwealth Office repatriation travel advice


Over the past few weeks, we have repatriated our customers from overseas who wanted to come home.  

Please visit this page to keep up to date with the Government’s travel advice on returning to the UK, and to register for email alerts.
 

How would you like to talk to us?

With many customers needing our help, we are prioritising those customers due to travel before 06 October 2020. Log in to Manage my booking where you can message us about your options or you can give us a call. Bear in mind you may have to wait longer than expected. We continue to review this and working to open up these options to more customers. In the meantime check out our FAQs to see if this can help answer any immediate questions.

Stay tuned for the latest updates


Rest assured; we will notify you as soon as we know if your holiday has been affected.  

We are prioritising those customers due to travel before 06 October 2020. Log in to Manage my booking where you can message us about your options or you can give us a call. Bear in mind you may have to wait longer than expected. We continue to review this and working to open up these options to more customers. In the meantime check out our FAQs to see if this can help answer any immediate questions.

Please look out for emails from us or visit our dedicated Covid-19 (Coronavirus) page for the latest updates.

Let’s talk


If you need to speak to us to change or cancel your booking, and you are due to travel before 06 October 2020, please log in to Manage my booking to call or message us. 

Payment flexibility


Don’t worry if you’ve missed a payment or just need a little more time to pay; we have options available to help you. If your holiday is going ahead as planned, you can continue to pay for your holiday in Manage my booking, even if travelling in less than 12 weeks. If you’re unsure, you can delay any additional payments by choosing a new time to travel by requesting a call back in Manage My booking for one of our team to look at options. If your holiday is more than 6 months away, you may wish to set up a Direct Debit to spread the cost. This can be arranged whilst rebooking or afterwards in Manage my booking.

We're flexible with your holiday plans


We understand that you may wish to change your holiday plans and we appreciate the need for flexibility. 

We'll be in touch by email letting you know how to register to change your holiday plans. You can also log into Manage my booking to find the details there. 

Please look out for emails from us or visit our dedicated Covid-19 (Coronavirus) page for the latest updates.

You're good to go


If we haven’t notified you of any changes, your holiday will be going ahead as planned but if you prefer to move your holiday to a later time we can help. Log in to Manage my booking to request a call back to amend your holiday. Please bear in mind we’ll work through requests in departure date order so may take longer than usual for us to get back to you

Please look out for emails from us or visit our dedicated Covid-19 (Coronavirus) page for the latest updates.

Thank you for your patience and understanding


Payments are being prioritised based on when the request was made, working in order from March 2020 onwards. We will always try to process refunds at the earliest opportunity, for requests before August our maximum timeframe is 120 days. As we are steadily reducing the maximum processing time for each new request, for refund requests made in August, we expect the maximum processing time to be 80 days, from the date the refund is requested. For those requesting a refund in September, we expect it to be processed within a maximum of 60 days, and then reduce to 30 days for refunds requested in October, before returning to normal levels.

We'll be in touch soon


To finalise the amendment, one of our customer advisors will phone you. We need to work through amend requests in departure date order so we can prioritise those with the most imminent travel plans, so you may have a longer wait than usual until we’re able to ring you back. We will help everyone that wants to move their holiday.

I returned early from holiday and have further questions?


You can contact our team by emailing feedback.backhome@virginholidays.com to discuss options on unused portions of your holiday. If you need to contact our team about amending an existing holiday or requesting a refund please log in to manage my booking.

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