Americans Racing to Shanghai… Literally

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Exotic vacations including vacations to Shanghai are becoming more popular as Americans look to explore the world. With a Formula One race scheduled for Shanghai in the Fall many more are racing to purchase vacations.

American travelers are buying more exotic vacation packages than ever before as destinations like China, Australia and South Africa become increasingly more popular.

As vacationers look to explore new lands and new cultures the travel industry has seen an increase in destinations including China and Australia. “Shanghai has become a destination that many more people are starting to look into,” Jeanne De Smedt, President, Virgin Vacations explains. “The Formula One race is highly anticipated and is one of many reasons people are looking into booking Shanghai vacations,” De Smedt continues.

The quest for knowledge, exploration and the thirst for learning about new cultures, which spawned the Travel Channel and fuels the Discovery Channel,has also lead to many Americans looking to satisfy their own curiosity by visiting these unique destinations.

Shanghai vacation packages, like Virgin Vacations’ Shanghai Special that starts at $1,039 per person also make it easier for vacationers to explore these destinations that used to be out of reach for most travelers.

“We love being able to offer a 5-Night Shanghai package for just over $1,000 per person,” DeSmedt explains. “In a way we are bringing the gift of the entire world to our customers who want to see it all, do it all and experience it all,” De Smedt continues.

As Formula One racing brings Shanghai into the spotlight there is no disputing the fact that Americans are racing to Shanghai in every sense of the word.

About Virgin Vacations

Virgin Vacations offers a varied product line, which includes “Exclusively Virgin” vacations to the UK and Europe featuring round-trip air on their award-winning carrier, Virgin Atlantic Airways. Their recently expanded travel menu now includes Europe, Asia, South Africa, the South Pacific, and Central and South America. This additional expansion offers travelers the opportunity to choose complete vacation packages or the option to create their own personalized holiday.

Booking inquiries

Check out all of the online specials and details, and book your next Virgin Vacation at, or through our reservation center by calling 1-888-YES-VIRGIN (1-888-937-8474).

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