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Save more on business stays with IHG Business Edge

With IHG Business Edge your business can access guaranteed discounts at over 6,000 participating IHG Hotels & Resorts worldwide. But that's not all.

Travellers in your business can continue to earn Velocity Points on their stays at participating IHG Hotels & Resorts, plus when you sign up to IHG Business Rewards through your Virgin Australia Business Flyer account you can receive an immediate jump to IHG One Rewards Gold Elite status after the first night stay*. 

Discounts, Gold and Points

IHG One Rewards and IHG Business Edge memberships can give you access to benefits for eligible business stays at participating IHG Hotels & Resorts.

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Guaranteed discounts

Access guaranteed discounts at over 6,000 participating IHG Hotels & Resorts globally when you book business travel through your IHG Business Edge membership. 

Gold Elite Status

IHG One Rewards Gold Elite

The traveller can unlock more by jumping directly to IHG One Rewards Gold Elite status after your first night stay* (Did we mention late check outs?).

Velocity Points

Velocity Points

The traveller can earn 3 Velocity Points per $1 spent on eligible bookings with participating IHG Hotels & Resorts*.

How to get your Gold Elite Status upgrade

To take advantage of the benefit of the Virgin Australia Business Flyer and IHG Business Edge Partnership, you will need 3 program memberships

Virgin Australia Business Flyer

IHG One Rewards

IHG Business Edge

To access the Gold Elite Status upgrade, your business must create a new IHG Business Edge membership, using the link in your Virgin Australia Business Flyer Rewards Portal.

Each IHG Business Edge membership must be linked to an IHG One Rewards member number, continue reading to find out how to join. 

How to set up the program memberships

How to access guaranteed discounts at over 6,000 participating IHG Hotels & Resorts

Once you are signed up to IHG Business Edge, you can access the guaranteed discounts at participating IHG Hotels & Resorts accommodation in two ways: 

  • Login to your IHG Business Edge account
  • Go to the IHG homepage and enter your Corporate ID when entering in your accommodation search options (Corporate ID provided by IHG Business Edge at the time of sign up)

Bring on better business rewards

Frequently Asked Question

Terms and Conditions

*Virgin Australia Business Flyer IHG Business Edge Status Upgrade Offer Terms and Conditions:

In connection with IHG® Business Edge ,Virgin Australia Business Flyer is partnering with IHG® to offer Eligible Persons the opportunity to receive a complimentary upgrade to IHG® One Rewards  Gold Elite Status for their IHG® One Rewards membership after one qualifying room night is booked and consumed (the “Offer”). This Offer is in addition to the standard benefits provided by IHG® as part of its IHG® One Rewards and IHG® Business Edge programs. Please see the IHG One Rewards and IHG Business Edge websites for more detail.  This Offer is only available to new IHG® Business Edge Accounts.

An “Eligible Person” is a natural person (and not a business entity) who: (1) is an employee or contractor of a business which is a Virgin Australia Business Flyer member; (2) is an IHG® One Rewards member; and (3) meets the Eligibility Requirements below.

For an Eligible Person to receive IHG® One Rewards Gold Elite Status, the following “Eligibility Requirements” must also be met: (1) while this Offer is live, an authorised representative of the Virgin Australia Business Flyer member (who is also an IHG® One Rewards member) must enrol the Virgin Australia Business Flyer member for IHG® Business Edge, using the IHG® Business Edge URL included on the IHG Business Edge tiles in the Virgin Australia Business Flyer Rewards Portal and/or Booking Portal; (2) the Eligible Person must be invited by a Virgin Australia Business Flyer member with an IHG® Business Edge account, using the functionality within the online IHG® Business Edge portal, to link the Eligible Person’s IHG® One Rewards membership to the Virgin Australia’s Business Flyer member’s IHG® Business Edge membership and must accept such invitation; (3) the Eligible Person must be logged into IHG® with their IHG® One Rewards member number and they must provide the Virgin Australia Business Flyer member’s IHG® Business Edge corporate ID (provided at time of IHG® Business Edge approved registration) when booking one Qualifying Room Night;  (4) the Eligible Person must stay one Qualifying Room Night; and (5) the Eligible Person must be registered as an employee of the registered company on the IHG® Business Edge Portal within the company profile.

A “Qualifying Room Night includes a minimum one (1) night booked and consumed at the IHG Business Edge program rate as confirmed by the IHG® reservation system. Qualified IHG® Business Edge program rates must include the IHG® Business Edge Corporate ID number. Qualifying Room Night stays can be reserved through the IHG® App, IHG.com, Global Distribution Systems (GDS), IHG® Central Reservations Office or the property direct.  Bookings made on any other IHG® rate either through the previous channels or through online travel agencies such as booking.com or expedia.com or other similar reservation sites will not be included in this Offer; these are considered as non-qualifying stays.

If an Eligible Person meets the Eligibility Requirements, IHG® will automatically award the IHG® One Rewards Gold Elite Status to the Eligible Person’s IHG® One Rewards membership. Please allow up to  8 weeks after the Qualifying Room Night for the status update to be applied. There is no limit on the number of Eligible Persons who can receive the status upgrade, but each Eligible Person can only receive the upgrade as part of this Offer once after they have booked and consumed one Qualifying Room Night. The Gold Elite Status will continue for one (1) year from the date it is applied. To retain Gold Elite Status, the IHG® One Rewards member will be required to meet the status maintain requirements in line with the IHG® One Rewards program requirements.

Registration and use of an IHG® Business Edge account and IHG® One Rewards account is subject to the relevant  IHG® One Rewards Terms and Conditions and IHG® Business Edge Terms and Conditions available on the IHG website.

Velocity members can also link their Velocity account to their IHG® One Rewards account and earn Velocity Points on select IHG® bookings, including select IHG® Business Edge bookings. This is a separate and existing offer for Velocity members. Velocity membership is subject to the Velocity Membership Terms and Conditions, as amended from time to time. Please see here for more detail about the Hotel Partner Velocity Points offer.

IHG® reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify this Offer if any fraud, technical failures, human error or any other factor impairs the integrity or proper administration of the Offer. This Offer and members are subject to the IHG® Business Edge Program’s Terms & Conditions found here and IHG® One Rewards membership terms and conditions found here.

For questions on the Offer, please email businessedgesupport@ihg.com

Terms and Conditions for IHG® One Rewards can be found here.

IHG®’s Privacy Statement can be located by visiting our Privacy Statement  

^Join Virgin Australia Business Flyer:

Eligibility to join Virgin Australia Business Flyer: Virgin Australia Business Flyer membership is available to businesses with an active ABN/ACN, an Australian business address and spend of less than $300,000 per annum on flights with Virgin Australia. Superannuation funds, travel agents, travel management companies, travel wholesalers, air travel consolidators and any businesses re-selling air travel are not eligible to join. For more information please see the Virgin Australia Business Flyer and Loyalty Terms and Conditions.

1. Earning Points with Virgin Australia Business Flyer: Virgin Australia Business Flyer Members can earn up to 1,000,000 Points from completed travel on eligible flights marketed and operated by Virgin Australia or marketed by Virgin Australia and operated by eligible airline partners, per annum, based on the rolling 12 month period from when the Member joins Virgin Australia Business Flyer. Points aren’t earned on certain fees, taxes, or charges.  Virgin Australia Business Flyer Terms and Conditions  apply. 

2. United Airlines Business Discounts (UA Business Discounts): As at  1 November 2023, the following discounts apply to the United Airlines and Virgin Australia base fares (which excludes fees, carrier charges and taxes) of Virgin Australia marketed and United Airlines operated flights (with a VA flight number) booked by Virgin Australia Business Flyer members (Members), which may change without notice:

Business Fares:
VA Fare Class J, C and D: 10%

Economy Fares:
VA Fare Classes Y, B, W, H, K and L: 10%
VA Fare Classes R and E: 5%

Please check the Virgin Australia Business Flyer website for current discount levels. UA Business Discounts can only be booked through the Booking Portal, our Guest Contact Centre, or a registered Travel Management Company (TMC) or travel agent and are not available through the public Virgin Australia website. If your TMC or travel agent is not registered to process these UA Business Discounts, please instruct your TMC or travel agent to contact the Virgin Australia Business Flyer team businessflyer@virginaustralia.com.

UA Business Discounts cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount and cannot be combined with any other Unpublished Fares or Promotional Fares, unless otherwise stated. UA Business Discounts do not apply to any bookings made via the Virgin Australia conference and group travel area, sale fares or other tactical fares offered from time to time, and bookings for children and infants. If you have any questions regarding the application of UA Business Discounts, please contact the Virgin Australia Business Flyer team. Virgin Australia Business Flyer Terms and Conditions apply.

3. Fare advantage discounts: The Fare Advantage Discount of 4% applies to Flex fares (L, K, H, W, B, Y class) operated and marketed by Virgin Australia and 6% applies to Business Class fares (D, C, J class) operated and marketed by Virgin Australia, and is available to Virgin Australia Business Flyer members. The Fare Advantage Discount levels are subject to change without notice. Please check our website for current discount levels.  Fare Advantage Discounts can only be booked through the Booking Portal, our Guest Contact Centre, or a registered self-ticketing Travel Management Company (TMC) or travel agent and are not available through the public Virgin Australia website. If your TMC or travel agent is not registered to process Fare Advantage Discounts, please instruct your TMC or travel agent to contact the Virgin Australia Business Flyer team at businessflyer@virginaustralia.com.  Fare Advantage Discounts cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount and cannot be combined with any other Unpublished Fares or Promotional Fares. Fare Advantage discounts do not apply to any bookings made via the Virgin Australia conference and group travel area, sale fares or other tactical fares offered from time to time, and bookings for children and infants. If you have any questions regarding the application of Fare Advantage Discounts, please contact the Virgin Australia Business Flyer team.  Virgin Australia Business Flyer Terms and Conditions  apply. 

4. Thrifty Car Hire Discount: Virgin Australia Business Flyer members will receive the following benefit from Thrifty on all bookings made via the Thrifty booking portal within the Virgin Australia Business Flyer Rewards Portal or the Virgin Australia Business Flyer Booking Portal: a discount of 15-18% off the best base rate of the day on  www.Thrifty.com.au (that is, the rates on the Thrifty booking portal accessed via the Virgin Australia Business Flyer Rewards Portal or the Virgin Australia Business Flyer Booking Portal).

5. Points Transfer: Virgin Australia Business Flyer Account Administrators can transfer Points earned by the Virgin Australia Business Flyer member to a Velocity Frequent Flyer member, provided that (a) there is a minimum of 3,000 Points per transfer; and (b) the Velocity Frequent Flyer member transferee is directly employed or contracted by the Virgin Australia Business Flyer member. 

6. Pilot Gold: A new Virgin Australia Business Flyer member is eligible to receive two three-month Velocity Pilot Gold Memberships if, within the first three months of becoming a Virgin Australia Business Flyer member, it books and completes at least $2,000 of eligible travel (excluding taxes, fees and charges). For more information, please visit our website at https://virginaustralia.com/businessflyerVirgin Australia Business Flyer Terms and Conditions and Velocity membership Terms and Conditions apply.