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Hedge Fund Association, Virgin Atlantic and The Appointment Group Team Up To Enrich Travel Experience For HFA Members

09/25/2013 | 08:08am EDT

The Hedge Fund Association ("HFA") today announced that it has formed a new exclusive airline partnership with Virgin Atlantic. HFA members will now enjoy preferred rates on Virgin, instant silver fast track to gold, access to exclusive clubhouses and a wide range of outstanding services for both frequent and occasional hedge fund travelers. In addition to special rates, HFA members can earn miles on flights, hotels, car rental, chauffeur driven car transfers, train travel and airport parking, which can then be redeemed on rewards including flights, upgrades, transfers and more. This new alliance augments the HFA's exclusive partnership with world leading travel management firm The Appointment Group, which already offers specially negotiated hotel rates along with in-house 24-hour dedicated client service to HFA members.

"We are thrilled to exclusively partner with Virgin Atlantic to significantly enhance the air travel experience of Hedge Fund Association members," said Mitch Ackles, HFA President. "HFA members can now enjoy Virgin's brilliant and award-winning service, at lower rates, as they travel for business or pleasure anywhere in the world."

"All of us at The Appointment Group are excited to be partnered with the HFA and working along with Virgin Atlantic, an airline which is just as committed to customer service as we are," said Daniel Price, Managing Director of The Appointment Group. "We look forward to continue to offer the HFA's members a hassle-free and cost-efficient way to book their trips, with the highest possible service and other attractive amenities for their corporate travels."

HFA members interested in booking travel on Virgin Atlantic should contact Daniel Price at The Appointment Group New York for the lowest fares and specialized services via phone: 212-989-0075 or email: hfa@appointmentgroup.com.

About The Hedge Fund Association

The Hedge Fund Association is an international not-for-profit organization made up of hedge funds, funds of hedge funds, family offices, high-net-worth individuals, financial advisors, service providers and students. In the U.S., the HFA has chapters in the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest and on the West Coast. Internationally, the HFA has chapters in Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin America and the Cayman Islands. HFA works on behalf of the entire hedge fund industry, including more than 10,000 hedge funds in the U.S. and abroad which collectively manage in excess of $2.4 trillion in assets, as well as sophisticated investors and industry service providers.

About Virgin Atlantic Airways

Virgin Atlantic Airways, one of the world's leading long-haul airlines, was founded in 1984, and currently has 38 aircraft in its fleet. Virgin Atlantic offers service from ten US cities as well as Vancouver to London, and onto a range of long-haul destinations worldwide. From its main base at London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports, Virgin Atlantic services destinations as far apart as Las Vegas, Tokyo, Mumbai, Boston and Shanghai. Even with Virgin Atlantic's continued growth, service remains customer driven with an emphasis on value for money, quality, fun and innovation, ensuring flying Virgin Atlantic is anything but ordinary. Pioneering many air travel innovations, Virgin Atlantic recently received a number of travel trade awards including, for the fourth consecutive year, Travel Weekly's "Best International Airline," Global Traveler's "Best Airline for Premium Economy Class," Business Traveler's "Best Premium Economy Class in the World," "Airline with the Best Business Class Service in the World" for 2012 by Premier Traveler and, for the first time, CNN's "Best Airport Clubs/Lounges" for the Clubhouse at New York's JFK. For additional information, visit www.virgin-atlantic.com

About The Appointment Group

With offices in New York, London, Los Angeles and Melbourne, The Appointment Group has been providing high service travel management for hedge funds and financial clients for over 25 years. With a global presence, TAG can cater to the most demanding of itineraries, while reducing the overall stress and hassle of the hedge fund traveler. Our New York office has a specialized knowledge about hedge funds, private investment firms and equity investment companies with a 24 hour dedicated service, a work ethic that is always multiple steps ahead of the game and a database of preferred air and hotel contacts that is unparalleled.

Hedge Fund PR
Mitch Ackles, 646-657-9230
Mitch@HedgeFundPR.net
or
Virgin Atlantic Key Account Manager:
Tiara Badua, 310-808-4711
tiara.badua@fly.virgin.com
or
TAG Contact:
Daniel Price, 646-412-3601
Managing Director
Daniel.price@appointmentgroup.com


© Business Wire 2013
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