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The vtravelled Blog Launches!

by Moderator April 2010 - last edited February 2013 by Community Manager

Hello everyone and welcome to the brand new vtravelled blog. We're all very excited about this latest addition to our site, not least because it will give us the opportunity to share our future ideas for vtravelled directly with you - and we very much hope you'll share your thoughts with us in return.

We (Virgin Atlantic) dreamt up and launched vtravelled last year because we felt that travellers looking for or wanting to share travel inspiration online were poorly served.

We wanted to create a place where you could share your knowledge with like-minded travellers and celebrate travel. It doesn't matter whether it's a long weekend, an annual two-week break in the sun, or a round-the-world trip – we hope to inspire you with new ideas and take the frustration out of travel planning.

Now, with that all said and done, we're not going to shy away from what's plainly self-evident. We are still in our infancy and a fair way from where we want to be. We know we have to make things much better and with your help vtravelled will always evolve. Over the past few months we've really appreciated the people who've got in touch with or blogged about us and given us their feedback - good and bad - and we want you all to know that we're listening to every single word.

On the plus side, we're really pleased to hear that you love the design, the photography and the depth of content on the site, but we know we need to back that up with big improvements to usability and functionality. We're constantly working on new developments, and we'll be sharing these with you every step of the way.

In the meantime, we'd love to hear what you think of our new blog. What types of posts would you like to see more of? Would you like to see more regular columnists or guest bloggers? List articles or opinion pieces? All your feedback is greatly appreciated so fire away in the comments below.


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Japh April 2010
The site looks, brilliant, thanks! As a traveller myself, I'm very keen to see what happens with this site. I recently moved to the UK, and plan to get around and see quite a bit of Europe :D
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April 2010
Thanks Japh! Glad you like it. Hope we can help inspire your future travels. Stay tuned :)
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April 2010
It is a really nice site! Very swish.
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April 2010
Cool! The site looks great, very colourful and easy to navigate! But I did a search for Norway and didn't find anything :-( Hope you haven't forgotten to cover this wonderful destination (?)!!!
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April 2010
Thanks for your comment!

We don't have any Norway content on the blog just yet (we only launched it today :))

But we do have lots on the site itself - a destination guide to Norway http://bit.ly/8XNwug

- a feature about Svalbard http://bit.ly/aO1d1Z

- a feature about Oslo's best bars http://bit.ly/bTh5mJ

- a feature about Ostfold http://bit.ly/9De1R8 and one about Norwegian food http://bit.ly/aPfOt3

Thanks, Maxine

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April 2010
Thanks Simon. Glad you like :)
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Janice April 2010
Hi on my way to Dubai, Does anyone have any interesting information to pass on?
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April 2010
Hi Janice, there's lots of information in our Dubai destination guide, take a look.

http://www.vtravelled.com/destination/featured/United_Arab_Emirates/Dubai

Have a great trip!

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Sharon April 2010
Great idea and great site. I can live vicariously through others' travels :-) My parents do travel a lot and much of it with Virgin. I will be passing a link onto them.
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April 2010
Please do - we hope they like it too! Thanks for your comment Sharon :)
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Richard April 2010
I'm not much of a traveller as I would like to be, I'm more of a website/blog creater. I came across this site from webdesignerdepot. I must say it's awesome. It's very clean yet colorful and easy to navigate. Awesome job!
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April 2010
Thanks for your nice comment Richard. We like it too!

Hopefully we can inspire you to tear yourself away from your screen at some point and take a little trip somewhere as well :)

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Ray April 2010
Love the new site design very subtle design.

Can you direct me to the website of the design company that did this for you?

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April 2010
Hi Ray, thanks for your comment. The blog was designed by John O'Nolan - you can read all about the design here http://bit.ly/aKM4oS
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QQ April 2010
This site looks so cool!

Nice design.

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anne-mettejens May 2010
Great to see a vtravelled blog, good work Maxine & co :)

Beautiful blog too!

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May 2010
Hey, thanks Anne :)
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Maxine Sheppard

Maxine is the editor of the Virgin Atlantic blog. Travel and music are her joint first loves, and despite having written for Virgin for more years than she cares to remember she still loves nothing more than jumping on a plane in search of new sights and new sounds.