Virgin Holidays now offers ‘divorce breaks’

Natasha Legge | 10th July 2019

Virgin Holidays now offers ‘divorce breaks’ to customers who have endured painful marriage break-ups.


The unique Las Vegas breaks, available to all divorcees, include personal styling sessions, photo-shoots and shopping sprees to help ease them into the next chapter of their lives. The tour operator claims it is the first in the UK to offer these types of holidays.


The four-night holiday for four also includes spa treatments, VIP pool parties and even transfers via limousine to travel in style.


Virgin’s thinking behind allowing four adults to travel is to help enable the divorcee to enjoy support from close friends who may have been caught up in the fall-out.


The company hopes nightlife itineraries and once-in-a-lifetime excursions like night helicopter flights over the famous, illuminated Las Vegas Strip will distract visitors from their troubles at home.


Joe Thompson, Managing Director, commented: “Unfortunately divorce is a reality for one in two adults, which can take its emotional toll, so we’ve launched a new range of products that are designed to give our customers a well-deserved break.


“We always listen to our customers and make a concerted effort to respond to changing demands.


“This is why we’ve curated holiday options that provides the perfect opportunity to reconnect with friends.


“Las Vegas continues to be a key destination for Virgin Holidays – the fun and vibrancy of this illuminated playground holds a timeless appeal with holiday-makers who want to explore this exciting city, and even escape reality for a short time.”


An accompanying Virgin Holidays study of 1,500 divorced people found three in 10 divorcees thought a holiday away would help them to deal with the break-up.


And four in five divorcees who jetted off after a break-up said getting away made them feel better about their new, single status.


The research also revealed three in five divorced adults admit to losing touch with their friends whilst they were married.


But over half said the process of going through their divorce made them reconnect and form deeper relationships with their friends.


Over a quarter believe that starting a new relationship is the best way to get over the emotional toll of divorce, with 11 per cent of holiday-bound divorcees booking a ‘divorce holiday’ in the hope of meeting someone new.


The research also revealed one fifth thought there wasn’t enough support from society for those going through divorce.


The launch of Divorce Holidays is a permanent addition to its portfolio, and aims to reconnect friends and family, with a range of activities to make customers feel good.


If successful, the concept could be rolled out to further destinations within the tour operator’s network.


It follows the successful launch of single-parent holidays in selected Caribbean resorts in 2017.


The three holiday packages have a starting price from £999 per person.  Prices are indicative and based on four friends experiencing the holiday package.



Package details:


The Ultimate Luxury Escape Weekend:
Four nights’ accommodation at The Cosmopolitan
Scheduled return Virgin Atlantic flights from London Heathrow direct to Las Vegas
Luxury transportation vehicle airport transfers, including complimentary champagne
Revitalising spa treatment at The Cosmopolitan
Luxury VIP Cabana at Las Vegas Day Club
Personal shopper experience at Las Vegas Fashion Show Mall
Complimentary stylist to dress you and your friends for the weekend, including hair and makeup makeover
Exclusive photo shoot for you and your friends at a range of outdoor locations, including the Boneyard Museum or the famous Las Vegas Strip


Grand Weekend Getaway:

Four nights’ accommodation at MGM Grand
VIP table at Las Vegas pool party
Maverick Helicopter night flight over the Las Vegas strip
Tickets to see Las Vegas legendary show Magic Mike
Luxury limousine for airport transfers


Adrenaline Adventure Weekend:

Four nights’ accommodation at Caesars Palace
VIP entry into a night club and VIP entry into a pool party
Maverick Helicopter night flight over the Las Vegas strip
UFC Gym Experience, where you can learn a few moves from a real UFC fighter
Exotic car racing for you and your friends