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  • Fun foodie holidays in Europe

    Stop that rumbling! Tantalise the taste buds with some food frolics and wine ramblings across Europe. From the elegance of candlelit dinners to rustic picnics at regional foodspots, there’s enough to satisfy the lustiest appetites. Did you know that every year France produces 7 to 8 billion bottles of wine? Grab one or two for yourself […] The post Fun foodie holidays in Europe appeared first on H...

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  • Getting back to nature in Indonesia

    With steamy jungles, cool rainforests and harsh volcanic peaks, Indonesia is a dream destination for hikers and nature-lovers. To see orangutans, gibbons and – if you’re really lucky – rhinos and tigers, head to the Gunung Leuser National Park in North Sumatra. This unspoilt jungle is also home to the world’s largest flower. Nicknamed ‘the […] The post Getting back to nature in Indonesia appeared ...

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  • NZ alter ego holidays – getaway from your everyday

    Wanna be a swashbuckling adventurer, undercover agent, cow person or rockstar? Forget what your driver’s licence says, it’s time to live as someone else on an alter-ego New Zealand holiday – the perfect way to getaway from your everyday. Death defying heights, hidden caves and jaw dropping views may sound like something out of a Stallone action flick, but […] The post NZ alter ego holidays – getaw...

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  • Holidays for Aussie kids at heart

    Remember when your biggest care was whether you’d get a bedtime story that night? Be a Barbie girl in a Barbie world, or a GI Joe jungle juggernaut, we invite you to experience the carefree days of childhood once again. Toss the taxes and boot the bills on a kidlike holiday somewhere in Australia. Live out your matchbox car fantasy as […] The post Holidays for Aussie kids at heart appeared first o...

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  • Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend special offer

    Raise your tea cups and toast some scones — it’s nearly the Queen’s Birthday long weekend! From 6-8 June 2009, her maj would love for us all to celebrate in her honour with some jolly good getaways and rollicking good fun. Better yet, we’re giving you $30 off when you spend $200 or more at […] The post Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend special offer appeared first on Hotel.com.au Blog.

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  • NZ holidays for the little kid inside

    Being an adult sux sometimes. Who wouldn’t rather go back to the days of 5 cent lollies and slumber parties? Replace the mortgage with mudcakes, bills with thrills and pretend to be a kid again on one of our child-at-heart hotels and youthful escapades. Did you ever find the pot of gold? Chasing after a rainbow in Auckland leads […] The post NZ holidays for the little kid inside appeared first on ...

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  • Mr and Mrs Smith Aussie alter ego holiday experiences

    Remember when weekends with your other half were all about spicy fun and adventure?  If you’re scratching your head over that one, perhaps it’s time to inject a little spontaneity back into your world with some role playing fun on a romantic getaway. So turn off the TV, ditch the dishes and let the real Mr and Mrs […] The post Mr and Mrs Smith Aussie alter ego holiday experiences appeared first on...

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  • Gory, Gutsy and Gruesome Getaways in the USA

    Do you head straight to the horror section at the DVD store? When Jack Nicholson renovates the bathroom door in The Shining, are you the one chomping on popcorn with a big grin across your face while everyone else covers their eyes? If the answer is “absolutely!” then we have something for you Norman and Mother Bates. Twisted tours […] The post Gory, Gutsy and Gruesome Getaways in the USA appeared...

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  • Alter Ego Hotels and Holidays in Europe

    What did you want to be when you grew up? For most of us, the fireman, ballet dancer and astronaut dreams somehow fell by the way side. But now is no time to dwell on what might have been. Unleash those pent up big kid dreams as a royal for a day, Cold War spy, live fast die […] The post Alter Ego Hotels and Holidays in Europe appeared first on Hotel.com.au Blog.

  • Too cool for school music getaways

    Playing rock star these days doesn’t mean you have to throw your TV out the hotel window. In fact, we’d really prefer you didn’t. And considering the size of those sets these days, neither does your chiropractor. Want to do something really cool? Grab your number one groupie and take a look at our rock, blues, opera and jazz getaway ideas. Take the […] The post Too cool for school music getaways a...

  • Things that Go Beep in the Night—Hi-Tech Hotels in the USA

    Move over Hal, 2001 was years ago. Hi-tech gadgets, gizmos and games are no longer the realm of spacemen and their naughty computers.  Here’s some hotels that use software for seduction, toys to train the brain and the chance to play a round of cyber golf anywhere in the world. Check out these silicon-savvy suites […] The post Things that Go Beep in the Night—Hi-Tech Hotels in the USA appeared fir...

  • Shake it up with Bond in the USA

    He may be British, but agent 007 James Bond loves to visit the USA, and you too can enjoy some typical Bond glamor, gadgets and adrenaline. Cuddle up in a gondola, wrestle wild beasts, dodge dangerous villains and rest up at hotels served with a slice of double-o decadence. All guaranteed to leave you shaken with pleasure and stirred for another […] The post Shake it up with Bond in the USA appear...

  • Holiday in your hotel – NZ style

    Like to do more with your holiday break than lounging around at home in your pyjamas, but don’t want an exhausting sight-seeing experience, bouncing from photo-opportunity A to souvenier shop Z and everything in between? Nothing wrong with that. In fact, we love those lazy kind of holidays.  Sure it’s great to explore a new destination, but sometimes it’s nice to spend […] The post Holiday in your...

  • Asian hotels for the travelling technophile

    Are you a techno tragic who’s wired for widgets and ga-ga for gadgets? Well now you can go on holidays and never have to worry about withdrawal symptoms. These days, not only can you connect into hi-tech hotels with modern facilities for business and pleasure such as in-room games, wireless internet, bedside consoles and controlled lighting, but there’s a […] The post Asian hotels for the travelli...

  • Do Not Disturb – holiday in your Aussie hotel room

    Fact – uncaged schoolies, adventurous backpackers and Contiki Tour guides aside, most of us spend at least 7 hours a day (night) in our hotel. And the rest of the time? We’re out getting blisters on our feet, squeezing through crowds, hunting down food and drink while staring blankly at our maps. And then, after […] The post Do Not Disturb – holiday in your Aussie hotel room appeared first on Hote...

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  • The Sebel Pier One Hotel Sydney

    The Sebel Pier One is a relaxing place to stay given its literally 'over the water' aspect, however I can't help but think it's riding on it's location a little and leaving out a few upkeep and service details which would push it up to being a great hotel. I would stay again but not at the $430+ per night premium prices we paid for the particular weekend we stayed, the prices were most likely high...

  • Ye Olden Days of USA—vintage hotels and vacations

       Does your heart yearn for the days of yore, with chivalry, honour and quaint pastimes? Relive the old world with modern day tours and hotels that recreate the ambience of ye olde ways. From knights jousting, to antique glamour and southern charm, you’ll be tripping in time. A feast for the eyes and stomach […] The post Ye Olden Days of USA—vintage hotels and vacations appeared first on Hotel.co...

  • Shake it up with Bond style European holidays

       Like to visit exotic locations, eat ridiculously scruptuous food and do brilliantly exciting things like James Bond does? Now you too can cruise in a submarine, slide on ice in a jeep, and sip fine champagne with these European Bond adventures and swanky hotels. So as Q would say, “Listen up double-o seven, we’re only going to tell […] The post Shake it up with Bond style European holidays appe...

  • Spring Fling – Zesty getaways for a new you

    With the sun unraveling itself from the cloudy grey scarf of winter, it’s time to get in the mood for warmer days ahead. Food, fairytales and fandangos await you in the European springtime. Fling yourself around with the gaiety of children’s story character Heidi on a guided coach tour of Zurich, then onwards to old […] The post Spring Fling – Zesty getaways for a new you appeared first on Hotel.c...

  • You can live twice — James Bond adventures in Asia

    Like all spies that come out of the cold, James Bond just loves being sent on assignment to Asia. Warm weather, exotic destinations, beautiful sights and thrilling escapades to be had. You too deserve a getaway mission. After all, you only live twice right? Stalk out Scaramanga at Phang Nga Bay, Thailand, location of The Man with the Golden […] The post You can live twice — James Bond adventures i...

  • Renew years resolutions with fun adventure getaways

    Remember that night in late December, where you clinked glasses under dazzling fireworks and made big promises about eating better, spending more time with family and doing something about the festive season midsection wobble? Now here we are, two months later and it seems the only thing that’s changed is the weather. But really, is the middle of winter any time to be making […] The post Renew yea...

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  • Get shaken and stirred on a New Zealand 007 experience

    James Bond on assignment in New Zealand? Sounds about as likely as the Aussies winning back the Bledisloe Cup! That is, until you take a peek inside our “For Your Eyes Only” files and discover a world of 007 experiences in our own backyard. Whether it’s scaling heights, a need for speed, dining in style or seductive abodes, there’s something here for every Sean, Roger, Pierce or Daniel […] The pos...

  • Bond Bruce Bond – Aussie getaways for your eyes only

    Spare a thought for poor old James Bond. He’s been begging M for a summer mission downunder for years. But no, he has to shiver away in a London winter quantum of solace yet again.  Maybe it’s time Australia had it’s own super spy anyway. Think you’re up for it? Here are some secret agent adventures for your eyes only… Learn how […] The post Bond Bruce Bond – Aussie getaways for your eyes only app...

  • NZ holidays to kickstart your New Year resolutions

      If your passion for turning New Year’s resolutions into action has long fizzled out like a dud firework, it’s time reignite them with our family fun, foodie adventures and fitness holiday ideas. Escape from the city for some quality time with the kids at the Enchanted Forest in Lower Hutt, where you’ll enjoy a live performance and behind-the-scenes tour […] The post NZ holidays to kickstart your...

  • Whacky not tacky– Asia’s quirkiest hotels, events and hotspots

    What’s the difference between whacky and tacky? Half the fun is finding out, and Asia is full of bizarre places to play, watch and sleep that will have you raising eyebrows at your next dinner party. Being arrested was never so much fun at Tokyo’s Lockup bar. Guests arrive and are handcuffed before being taken to a […] The post Whacky not tacky– Asia’s quirkiest hotels, events and hotspots appeare...

  • Scary Valentine – Europe’s best lover frights for February

    Roses are red and violets are blue, when you’re sick of flowers what else can you do? In 2009, Valentine’s Day weekend plays odd couple with Friday the Thirteenth, so its time to unfurl your fangs and get spooky with your lover in the depths of Europe. Strap on the broomstick to visit Europe’s only […] The post Scary Valentine – Europe’s best lover frights for February appeared first on Hotel.com....

  • Scary Valentine – NZ’s top lover frights for February

    It’s bubble, bubble toil and trouble for star-crossed lovers on our latest New Zealand hotels concoction. A dash of mischief, a dollop of scary thrills, lashings of love —and a few glasses of champers — are a magical mix when Friday the 13th and Valentine’s Day weekend coincide. An underworld exploration of the Waitomo Caves […] The post Scary Valentine – NZ’s top lover frights for February appear...

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  • Scary Valentine – America’s best lover frights for February

    Get a serving of boo! with your coochie-coochie-coo on a spooky getaway to celebrate this year’s alignment of Friday 13th and Valentine’s Day. From blood curdling vampires to chic ghostly nightspots, there’s enough bite to kiss everything better. San Francisco Vampire walking tour with guide ‘Mina Harker’ as she takes her group of ‘victims’ to […] The post Scary Valentine – America’s best lover fr...

  • Scary Valentine – Australia’s best lover frights

    With all the hype that vampires are sexy lovers, what better than to scare each other together at spooky places and hotels for Friday 13th and Valentine’s weekend? Spooky Sydney In Sydney, the Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour is rumoured to have a ghost with long black hair in a wedding dress prowling about the […] The post Scary Valentine – Australia’s best lover frights appeared first on Hotel....

  • Melbourne – A Shopping Heaven

    Whatever your taste for shopping, or more importantly your budget, Melbourne has the lot!  From specialty shops along historic laneways and city arcades to modern multi-storey shopping malls.  Melbourne is a Shopping Heaven!   YARRA RIVER – Located on the banks of the Yarra River and at the heart of Melbourne’s Arts Precinct is Southgate.  An […] The post Melbourne – A Shopping Heaven appeared fir...

  • Take A Break – close to home!

    Its the annual summer break, the kids are on school holidays and are bored.  Most of the fantastic beach resorts are booked out so where do you go for a few days with the family or friends, thats not too far from home?  We suggest you head inland, hike the mountains, float along the river… […] The post Take A Break – close to home! appeared first on Hotel.com.au Blog.

  • 10 Travel Tips – avoiding Airport Queues

    Having worked in the hospitality, airline and travel industry for over 25 years, friends often come to me for advice on how to avoid stressful times when travelling.  Follow these pointers for avoiding airport queues…and you wont be running late for your flight! Plan ahead.  Buy your tickets early for the best deals – especially if you […] The post 10 Travel Tips – avoiding Airport Queues appeared...

  • Travel to USA – NEW entry requirements

    When planning your travel arrangements online, it is important that you check all the current visa requirements for countries you plan to travel to or even pass through.  These requirements are constantly changing with updated security measures.  Many countries enforce strict entry regulations and you may be refused boarding at the country of departure, or […] The post Travel to USA – NEW entry re...

  • “Australia” on location

    Forget Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman, the main stars of the Baz Lurhman epic movie ‘Australia’ are the stunning locations around the country which were used as a backdrop for the romantic/adventure/action packed movie. The film is set in the 1930’s and 1940’s with the two main characters embarking on their own epic journey to […] The post “Australia” on location appeared first on Hotel.com.au Blo...

  • Dubai – desert oasis

    Historic Dubai was once a small dusty town of Bedouin traders. Modern Dubai is opulent and grand, with an ultra-modern and every changing skyline. However the old blends in harmony with the new. Shopping at the gold souks is as exciting as the tax free shopping at the airconditioned malls. The Nad al Sheba Racecourse […] The post Dubai – desert oasis appeared first on Hotel.com.au Blog.

  • (over the) Top hotel swimming pools

    The latest trend for international hotels is to have the biggest or best swimming pool in town.  Infinity edges, waterslides, whirlpools, luxury cabanas, private plunge pools, the descriptions are endless.  The MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas has opened the most innovative recreational area you could imagine.  The creation of ‘Wet Republic’ has totally […] The post (over the) Top hotel swi...

  • Hip Hotels for your Hip Pocket

    How things have changed! A little while ago we did a newsletter on the strong Aussie dollar, recommending to our customers they head to the USA and Caribbean for a value packed holiday. Now is the best time to travel domestically and we’ve highlighted some hip city deals that won’t burn a hole in your […] The post Hip Hotels for your Hip Pocket appeared first on Hotel.com.au Blog.

  • Airport Hotels and Lounges

    Airline travel at any time of year can be a constant string of waiting around – arriving at the airport up to 3 hours before your flight, long security queues, baggage screening, liquid and gel restrictions – but as we head into the busy holiday season its time to plan for your airport experience.   Some trips can involve […] The post Airport Hotels and Lounges appeared first on Hotel.com.au Blog.

  • Places to Shop, Drop and Flop

    Attention Hotel.com.au Shoppers, there is only 10 weeks left until Christmas…. This is the worst time of year for me, as I am not a big fan of shopping for a purpose.  If I see something I like then I will buy it and give it to my loved ones.  But to buy stuff because […] The post Places to Shop, Drop and Flop appeared first on Hotel.com.au Blog.

  • Hong Kong – getting around is easy

    It’s hard pleasing everybody on holiday – the shoppers, sightseers, culture buffs, parents trying to please the kids, and party goers.  But it can be even harder negotiating your way around a different city to get to those out of the way attractions.  Whatever type of traveller you are, you will find Hong Kong is one of the easiest places […] The post Hong Kong – getting around is easy appeared fi...

  • Cairns and Tropical North Queensland beaches

    If you are planning a visit to Tropical North Queensland then Cairns is the perfect place to base yourself.  You can reach the Outer Barrier Reef in around 2 hours with cruises departing from the recently upgraded Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, or take a trip on the Kuranda Scenic Railway and return on the Skyrail Rainforest […] The post Cairns and Tropical North Queensland beaches appeared first on ...

  • Fiji – a holiday for everyone!

    A holiday in Fiji will keep even the fussiest of family members happy – there is something for everyone.  The interior of the main islands offer the opportunity to visit remote villages,  trek through extinct volcanic craters and rainforest reserves and view giant waterfalls.  Adventure seekers can go jet-boating or quad biking.  There are a […] The post Fiji – a holiday for everyone! appeared fir...

  • Fiji vs Vanuatu

    We frequently get asked the question: Which is a better holiday spot, Fiji or Vanuatu? When comparing the glorious natural eye candy, it’s really coconuts for coconuts, but delve a bit deeper and you realise that not all tropical paradises are created equal. Luckily they come with their own unique set of dreamy pros. So […] The post Fiji vs Vanuatu appeared first on Hotel.com.au Blog.

  • Beijing – after the Games

    Beijing has certainly been in the spotlight recently and now that things have quietened down on the sporting front – tourism is back on the agenda.  We have seen the breathtaking images of China’s historic landmarks like the Great Wall, Forbidden City and Summer Palace.  But you really need to visit this bustling city to appreciate […] The post Beijing – after the Games appeared first on Hotel.com...

  • Gold Coast Indy 300, Australia

    With so many action packed and adventure activities on the Gold Coast – theme parks,  waterparks, skydiving, jetboating  – it really doesn’t need a ‘fuel injection’ , but each year in October thousands of petrol heads descend on the region for the Gold Coast Indy 300. The four day event begins with practice and qualifying rounds […] The post Gold Coast Indy 300, Australia appeared first on Hotel.c...

  • Broome, WA – what a pearler!

    The historic township of Broome is known for its Pearling industry, beautiful Cable Beach and as the gateway to Western Australia’s Kimberley region.  There are some fabulous historical sites such as the Japanese cemetery which is the largest Japanese cemetery in Australia and dates back to the early pearling days.  At Ganthaume Point you can […] The post Broome, WA – what a pearler! appeared firs...

  • Drive the Great Ocean Road, Victoria

    The Great Ocean Road hugs the contours of Victoria’s rugged coast and is an inspiring coastal drive. If you have a convertible or motorbike the drive is just that little bit more thrilling!  The official start of the Great Ocean Road is at Torquay and covers around 250kms to Warrnambool.  Some like to do the […] The post Drive the Great Ocean Road, Victoria appeared first on Hotel.com.au Blog.

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