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Monday, 20 April 2015

Win a Legendary MKR Experience on Legend of the Seas



Love My Kitchen Rules and want to go on a holiday and dine with the stars? As a proud sponsor of My Kitchen Rules (MKR), Royal Caribbean International is offering fans a chance to win a money-can't-buy dining experience with the Grand Finalists of the 2015 season onboard Legend of the Seas, sailing from Sydney to Bali on 11 June 2015.

Three winners and their guests will dine on an exclusive menu designed and presented by the MKR Grand Finalists at the Captain's Table during the cruise, as well as a VIP cocktail party on board where they can meet the MKR Grand Finalists.

Each winner will also receive US$200 onboard credit to wine and dine in even more style throughout the cruise, as well as return flights to and from their nearest capital city.


How to enter
To enter, simply go to www.royalcaribbean.com.au/mkr and watch the three different Royal Caribbean restaurant clips, highlighting the cruise line's range of world class dining. Choose your favourite and tell us why in 25 words or less.

The competition launches at 12pm on Tuesday 21 April and closes 11.59pm Friday 8 May 2015.

For more information about Royal Caribbean International or to book a cruise, visit www.royalcaribbean.com.au, phone 1800 754 500 or see your local travel agent.


Cheap flights to Europe with Emirates

#traveldeals

Plan your next European Escape with Emirates


- Economy Class fares from $1,362 return –

Begin planning your next European Escape for late 2015 with Emirates special Economy Class fares to Europe and the UK starting from $1,362 return.

Return Economy Class airfares start from $1,362 to Dublin, $1,377 to Venice, $1,383 to Amsterdam, $1,383 to Madrid, $1,399 to Rome, $1,423 to Paris, $1,510 to Birmingham and $1,515 to London.*

Emirates connects people and places more than any other airline, with flights to over 140 destinations worldwide in more than 80 countries.

Emirates provides 30kg of checked luggage per passenger in Economy Class and all passengers enjoy industry-leading ice, the award-winning Digital Widescreen inflight entertainment system with up to 2,000 channels.

Valid for ticketing and sales from now until 29 April 2015. Valid for travel from 27 September to 25 November 2015 and 13 January to 29 February 2016, some blackout periods apply for dates of travel. For flight information and bookings contact Emirates on 1300 303 777, visit your local travel agent or go to www.emirates.com/au.

Friday, 17 April 2015

Free snow equipment for kids at Falls Creek



Falls Creek's Central Snowsports is offering Falls Creek Country Club's younger guests Free skis/boots/poles or snowboard and boots with each hiring adult, during the first week of School Holidays. Save $45!!

Plus, plus each Adult who hires skis or snowboard board from Central Snowsports gets Free upgrade to Performance equipment. For these deals prebooked via centralsnowsports.com.au

More good news! Stay in the snow for less than $380 per night Falls Creek Country Club, a well-located apartment complex with heated pool and in-house restaurant and bar, is offering affordable family holiday options.

Always want to stay in the snow in the school holidays but found it too expensive?  Then think again. Mum, Dad and up to two school age children can stay from $377 per night in a self contained studio apartment in the snow at Falls Creek ,Victoria .

Package valid between Friday 26 June - Sunday 17 th July – minimum 2 night's stays applies.Arrive any day during these dates.Your apartment has a full kitchen with stove, cook top, microwave and bar size fridge as well as a TV. With sliding glass doors which lead directly to the snow, your family will have a holiday of a lifetime.

These apartments come with free access to a heated pool, spa and sauna and free wi-fi.Just what the family needs for a perfect holiday. Direct bookings only. Terms and conditions apply.

Call 03 5758 3391 or email enquiries@fallscreekcountryclub.com.au


Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Stay 5 nights and pay for only 4 nights at One&Only Hayman Island




Escape to the pristine waters of the Great Barrier Reef and linger a little longer with your fifth night complimentary. One&Only Hayman Island presents ultra-luxury accommodation, gourmet dining experiences and exciting activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Book a 4-night stay, and enjoy the gift of an extra night with our compliments.

Stay 5, Pay 4 Special includes:
  • Luxurious twin-share accommodation
  • Daily breakfast in Pacific overlooking the Coral Sea
  • Paddle skiing, windsurfing and catamaran sailing
  • Use of One&Only Fitness Centre
  • Complimentary KidsOnly club

From $320 per person per night twin-share based on a 5-night stay including one complimentary night, daily breakfast and a variety of resort activities.

Valid for travel 20 April – 15 September 2015. Book before 30 June 2015.

For reservations or for more information please contact your preferred travel specialist or One&Only Hayman Island Reservations on +61 7 4940 1838 or email reservations@oneandonlyhaymanisland.com




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Flight Centre launches Flight Club




The first rule about Flight Club? We want you to talk about Flight Club.

Flight Centre will launch Flight Club this Friday 17 April, offering consumers access to exclusive travel deals which can be booked online, in-store or over the phone during a specified weekly time period.  

The deals will be a mix of Flight Centre's Widest of Choice Airfares, multi-stop journeys and short breaks.

Flight Club deals will be available every Friday from 10:00am -12:00pm AEST.

Short haul bookings, typically domestic, will be able to be booked instantly online or over the phone, while some special deals will require customers to call in-store depending on the complexity of the booking requirements.

Flight Centre's general manager of customer experience, Darren Wright, said Flight Club was established to showcase great value last minute deals and earlybird offers alike.

"Everyone loves a great deal so we created Flight Club to capture all those incredible deals we have access to so we can share them with our customers.

"We expect customers to be able to click, view and book online for deals such as domestic flights, while for a more complex booking, such as a 15-day European river cruise with flights, we'll offer a unique promo code for the customer to take in-store or arrange over the phone," Mr Wright said.

Deals will only be available to purchase in the two hour window with new deals on offer every week. Complex deals requiring in-store bookings will be available until close of business that day.

Visit www.flightcentre.com.au/flightclub every Friday at 10:00am AEST for exclusive access to travel deals.



Monday, 13 April 2015

TFE Hotels announces the Ultimate Winner of Great Weekends


 
TFE Hotels' 'Ultimate Weekend' competition has come to an end and TFE Hotels has named the lucky winner, who will jet off to New Zealand from Sydney with 11 of their friends to enjoy an Ultimate Weekend away valued at more than $15,000.

The Ultimate Weekend Winner, Carly White, from Sydney's Northern Beaches, is a new mother and soon-to-be bride. She entered the competition during a weekend away with her fiancé, whilst catching up with friends at Scarborough in Perth.

The winning prize is an ultimate weekend away experience for 12 people in conjunction with Velocity Frequent Flyer, including two nights' accommodation at any TFE Hotel throughout Australia or New Zealand, return Virgin Australia flights and $5,000 spending money for the winner.

"My partner David and I are getting married in November and as we both work long hours, we find it hard to make time between work and sport to get away for a weekend together. This prize is the ultimate opportunity for us and we're really looking forward to exploring new places with some close friends and our new baby," said Carly White.

With the average Aussie taking nearly ten sick days per year[1], TFE Hotels understands that there is a need to rest, recuperate and make the most of weekends, by being involved in activities of one's own choosing and spending time with friends and family.

Since April 2014, TFE Hotels has been 'Celebrating 100 Years of Great Weekends,' to inspire Aussies and Kiwis to get more from their weekends with special deals and offers. As part of the 'Ultimate Weekend' competition, TFE Hotels asked Australians and Kiwis to share what their ultimate weekend would be and received over 200,000 entries into the promotion.

Carly and her husband entered the competition with a photo entry tagged 'exploring the beautiful Perth coastland with the love of my life. Happiest holiday.'

"Memories are all that we will have when we are old and we intend to make as many as possible," Carly added.

TFE Hotels partnered with another leading travel brand, Virgin Australia's Velocity Frequent Flyer, for the year-long campaign. Velocity Frequent Flyer offers world-class benefits and rewards to travellers around the world.

Emma Fraser, Group Director of Marketing, TFE Hotels, said: "As our inaugural multi brand campaign under the TFE Hotels umbrella, this was an exciting partnership for TFE Hotels and we are thrilled to have accomplished such a rewarding campaign with Velocity, being such a recognised brand. Guests are at the heart of everything we do, as is creating memories for our guests that last a lifetime and TFE Hotels strives to ensure our guests' getaways are as enjoyable as possible."

TFE Hotels' current portfolio of 70 hotels includes Adina Apartment Hotels, Medina Serviced Apartments, Rendezvous Hotels, Vibe Hotels, Travelodge Hotels and Hotel Kurrajong Canberra.

Mother’s Day Champagne Breakfast aboard the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant




Be part of something special this Mother’s Day when The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant hosts its inaugural Champagne Breakfast on 10 May 2015.

Mothers’ Day Champagne Breakfast
Sunday, 10 May 2015
9.30am – 11:00am
$85 per person

To purchase gift certificates: http://www.tramrestaurant.com.au/perfect-mothers-day-gift/

This exclusive event on Melbourne’s most unique diner is the perfect gift for Mother’s Day and promises an unforgettable opportunity for indulgence.

While sipping bubbles mothers will enjoy a beautiful four course breakfast including seasonal fruit, freshly baked croissants and eggs.

From St Kilda to South Melbourne the one and a half hour journey allows diners to take in many of Melbourne’s best sites in a comfortable and relaxed environment.

For those whose Sundays start a little later, The Colonial Tramcar will offer a Mothers’ Day Luncheon and both Early and Late Dinner. At these times diners will enjoy a seasonal menu matched with quality Australian wines. At these times diners will enjoy a seasonal menu matched with quality Australian wines.

The Colonial Tramcar fleet of historical trams have been part of the Melbourne cityscape for over thirty years. They are the first travelling tramcar restaurants in the world and ensure a delightful innovative approach to dining.

Places are limited and bookings are essential.

For bookings please contact:

The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant
03 9695 4000
reservations@tramrestaurant.com.au



Wednesday, 8 April 2015

School Holiday family snow specials


School Holiday deals at Falls Creek between Friday 26 June and Friday 3 July.

Discounted family packages from Trackers Mountain Lodge

This family-owned and operated alpine lodge is very popular with families throughout the winter season at Victoria's largest (and most picturesque) snow resort. Younger guests are well catered for with early meals, supervised activities within the lodge and visit from Father Christmas.

Three nights from $670 per adult and $400 per child aged 14 and under. Five nights from $1,060 per adult and $700 per child or Seven nights from $1400 per adult and $900 per child.

Lodge tariffs include breakfasts, dinners and afternoon tea daily. Book before May 15th to get 10% discount on the above three, five or seven night stays at a quintessential, ski in - ski out ski lodge.

For more information Call 03 5758 3346  Website www.trackers.com.au


Silversea Cruises Culinary Voyages

                                                                             

SILVERSEA SETS SAIL WITH CULINARY AND WINE VOYAGES

FOR 2015 AND 2016

 

 

Ultra-luxury cruise line, Silversea, is spicing up its schedule with tasty enrichment offerings on board select voyages. Over the course of 2015 and 2016, 26 sailings will feature either a culinary or wine focus, with four voyages including both of these pairings. 

 

"Our culinary and wine voyages add an extra dimension that enriches our guests' experience, and can deepen their understanding of a region's culture," said Karen Christensen, Silversea's General Manager & Director Sales / Marketing, Australasia.

 

CULINARY VOYAGES

 

Silversea enjoys the privilege of featuring the only "L'École des Chefs by Relais & Châteaux" cooking school at sea. The innovative programme - which is offered completely free of charge - provides a special culinary curriculum, including hands-on instruction, and entertaining events. The experience is hosted by acclaimed culinary trainer David Bilsland, a former instructor at the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu culinary school in London.

 

Highlights include specialised workshops covering an array of topics from basic knife skills and kitchen terminology to sauces and baking; cooking demonstrations with wine pairings and interactive Q&A sessions; lively cooking competitions between Chef Bilsland and the ship's own culinary team; a "Lunch and Learn" event offering small groups of guests a chance to sample a delicious meal of specially prepared dishes; and inspired "Take It Home" recipes that will give guests an edge when entertaining at home. 

 

Also offered on certain voyages, when the itinerary permits, is a "Market to Plate" experience that provides an escorted tour of a local market to shop for fresh ingredients, followed by a cooking class on board or at an actual Relais & Châteaux property.

 

WINE CRUISES

 

On each wine cruise, discerning travellers with a passion for fine wines will enjoy sampling great vintages and learning about the tradition and art of winemaking in special complimentary tastings and lectures conducted by Silversea wine ambassador Lawrence d'Almeida, a wine production expert and former winemaker. On select itineraries, guests may also have the opportunity to explore some of the world's most celebrated wine regions on optional guided shore excursions. As on all Silversea sailings, guests will also enjoy an extensive complimentary selection of fine red and white wine pairings with both lunch and dinner.

 

UNIQUE PAIRINGS

 

Guests can experience the perfect pairing of culinary and wine enrichment programmes on select voyages, including two on Silver Spirit: Voyage 5534, a 15-day transatlantic crossing from Barcelona to Fort Lauderdale departing 9 November, 2015, and Voyage 5603, a 21-day Brazil-focused sailing from Barbados to Buenos Aires departing 25 January 2016. 

 

For more information, please visit Silversea.com/onboard/enrichment/culinary-and-wine-voyages/.

For more information contact your travel professional or Silversea Cruises on +61 2 9255 0600 or 1300 306 872 (Australia) or 0800 701 427 (New Zealand), or visit www.silversea.com

             

 

 

 


 



Win a $13,000 VIP rock star experience for four


Apia is giving you and three friends the chance to live it up like VIPs at the Apia Good Times Tour. You’ll be flown to Melbourne, stay two nights at Crown Towers, get premium tickets to the show, backstage passes, enjoy a special lunch with the artists at Rockpool Bar & Grill, plus much more.

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