Thursday, 19 November 2015

Young kids ski free all season at Niseko

Children six years and under ski free all season at Niseko.  Also In March and April offers children aged between 2-14 years  free standard rental ski equipment (when purchased with adult rental for same duration). Save $210 per child.

Children aged between 7-12 years old get free lift passes in March and April (when purchased with an adult pass) valid at Niseko's four connected ski areas. Save from $190 per child.'s Yume Basho – is a three bedroom, two bathroom self-contained four star rated chalet in the heart of Hirafu Village, the popular ski town that provides access to four interconnected Hokkaido resorts and an abundant array of restaurants and bars.

The seven night packages cost from $1,030 per person based on six guests sharing this luxurious chalet from 12 March 2016. It includes a 20% discount on the accommodation. Also included in this well-priced ski or boarding adventure is a Six Day Niseko All Mountain Lift Pass (including night skiing) that is valid at all four ski areas, return Airport Coach Transfers plus Airport Meet & Greet on arrival by's bilingual team at Sapporo's Chitose International Airport.

Contact for other dates and pricing.

For more details contact

Toll Free 1300 137 411

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Preferred Hotels & Resorts Presents “Discovery Philippines”

Experience the best of the Philippines from beach to city with a special 3 for 2 Deal

Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world's largest independent hotel brand representing more than 650 distinctive properties across 85 countries, is making it easier for travelers to experience the different facets of the Philippines by presenting a new Discovery Philippines offer featuring three unique hotels from the Discovery Group.

With the Discovery Philippines package, travelers who book two consecutive nights at any of the three participating Preferred Hotels & Resorts properties– Discovery Primea, Discovery Shores Boracay , and Discovery Suites –  are invited to enjoy a complimentary third night at one of the other two hotels or extend their stay at their original destination, inclusive of breakfast, welcome drinks and amenities, and complimentary Wifi access.**

From the pristine beaches of Boracay to the metropolitan business districts in Manila, these Discovery hotels offer thoughtfully designed accommodations, attentive, personalized service, and authentic dining options.

•    Discovery Primea is located along Ayala Avenue in the Makati Central Business District, where business, leisure, and culture converge. Featuring 141 guest rooms and five restaurants and bars, the hotel is ideal for business travelers and holiday-makers alike. Nearby are the Ayala Museum, which offers insight into Filipino culture dating back almost 700 years, and the Yuchengco Museum, which features modern and traditional arts, including the famed Suspended Garden that resembles a floating Japanese Zen garden.  **Rates from US$210 per night.

•    Discovery Suites offers the comfort of a spacious private residence with the service and amenity touches of a hotel. Located within Manila's Ortigas Business District, the 220 elegantly appointed one- to three-bedroom suites are minutes away from SM Megamall, the third largest shopping destination in the world, and popular attractions like the Manila Ocean Park, Fort Santiago and the San Augustin Museum. **Rates from US$167 per night.

•    Discovery Shores Boracay, situated in Station 1 of Long White Beach and replete with powdery white sand, fiery sunsets, and 87 all-suite accommodations, offers idyllic tropical luxury with the warm comforts of home and charming Filipino hospitality. Guests can enjoy the on-site spa, international cuisine,  as well as a variety of water sports and recreational activities. **Rates from US$415 per night.

Travelers can enjoy additional benefits by enrolling in the iPrefer guest loyalty program, which extends points redeemable for free nights and other expenditures, elite status, and special benefits such as complimentary Internet upon every eligible stay at more than 550 participating properties worldwide.

For more information or to book the Discovery Philippines package, visit  

**Governing terms & conditions apply.

About Preferred Hotels & Resorts
Preferred Hotels & Resorts is the world's largest independent hotel brand, representing more than 650 distinctive hotels, resorts, residences, and unique hotel groups across 85 countries. Through its five global collections, Preferred Hotels & Resorts connects discerning travelers to the singular luxury hospitality experience that meets their life and style preferences for each occasion. Every property within the portfolio maintains the high quality standards and unparalleled service levels required by the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Integrated Quality Assurance Program. The iPrefer™ guest loyalty program, Preferred Residences℠, Preferred Family℠, Preferred Pride℠, and Preferred Golf™ offer valuable benefits for travelers seeking a unique experience. For more information, visit

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji 20 per cent discount offer

Fiji’s first ever, all villa boutique resort, Nanuku Auberge Resort has released a new summer special offering a 20 per cent discount on all bookings of three nights or more on all accommodation types.

Valid for travel from now until 31 March 2016*, a stay at Nanuku Auberge Resort comes complete with luxurious residence accommodation, all gourmet meals and a host of added extras.

These range from butler and personal ‘Villa Mama’ services, free to stream movies, use of a golf buggy and all non-motorised waterspouts equipment plus free Wi-Fi throughout the resort.

Each of Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji’s residences have been designed with huge air-conditioned living and entertaining areas, luxurious en suites complete with spa baths, private yoga bures, plunge pools, media rooms, expansive decks and outdoor living rooms, private landscaped gardens and daybeds.

The resort also offers guests a dedicated spa, yoga classes and resident fitness instructor and for families one of the best organised children’s programs in Fiji with free access to the resort’s ‘Lai Lai’ kids club and a wide range of age appropriate, environmentally oriented activities for older children.

*Conditions apply. The 20 per cent discount is valid for all bookings made up to 31 December 2015 and valid for travel until 31 March 2016.

Black-out period is from 20 December 2015 until 04 January 2016.

For more information on Nanuku Auberge Resort Fiji visit

Value-for-money five star hotel and ski deal at Hakuba

SkiJapan's ski-in ski-out package at the family-friendly 25-room five star La Neige Higashi-Kan Hotel, located in one of the most desirable parts of Hakuba, costs from $2,038 per person from March 6, 2016.

The seven night twin share stay (in a Western Standard Room with ensuite and LCD TV's) includes one free night, breakfasts daily, a six out of 10 Hakuba Valley Ski Lift Pass, free area shuttle and round trip share taxi transfers from Tokyo's Narita Airport. Must be booked 90 days before travel.

Trip Advisor reviews for this property (ranked 8 out of 101 Hakuba Hotels) is very complimentary. They include phenomenal service, English-speaking staff, cosy reception are that has a log fire, complimentary hot chocolate, tea, coffee and popcorn. There's also complimentary wi-fi connection in any of the hotel rooms.

One reviewer stated they would stay again and they recommend this hotel to anyone that likes luxury and want a five star experience. Another said any room is a good room in this hotel.

Surprisingly what you do not glean from the Trip Advisor comments is the hotel's amazing cuisine and extensive wine list that includes produce created by small family run wineries located in the traditional French wine growing regions of Bordeaux and Bourgogne.

For more details contact 1300 137 411



Saturday, 10 October 2015

Win a Royal Caribbean Cruise

You could be the lucky winner of a FREE CRUISE if you book any Royal Caribbean cruise with this month.

Simply book a cruise of 7-nights or more before 31 October and you will go in the draw to win a FREE BALCONY STATEROOM on Royal Caribbean's' Explorer of the Seas short-break cruise next February.

Explorer of the Seas is the latest ship to join the Royal Caribbean fleet in Australia. Recently refurbished, she boasts all of the features of her sister ship Voyager of the Sea including new speciality restaurants, Flow Rider, Ice Rink and much more.

The 3-night short=break departs Sydney on Thursday 11 February and the competition winner will enjoy the sea views from their very own private Balcony Stateroom.

Royal Caribbean still have availability for Last Minute cruises departing from Sydney and Brisbane up to the end of December. Prices start from only $759 so scroll down for details.

PLUS All Royal Caribbean cruises for 2016 and 2017 are on sale with 30% off EVERY cabin on EVERY sailing EVERY where! And if that's not good enough, Royal are offering EXTRA On-Board Credit and Half Price Deposits on any sailing FROM AUSTRALIA after 1 January 2016. Scroll down for details on these great offers.

But remember, book by 31 October for your chance to win a FREE CRUISE!

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Wednesday, 7 October 2015

South Australian snow enthusiasts get easy, affordable, access to Hakuba ski areas, Japan

Oneworld alliance member and Qantas partner Cathay Pacific is boosting its flights ex- Adelaide with the addition of a fifth weekly non-stop service. From December 2 2015, CX174 from Adelaide to Hong Kong will run on Thursdays in addition to the previous Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Departures, leaving the South Australian capital at 7:45am reach Hong Kong at 2pm. Connecting flight to Tokyo's Narita or Haneda Airports included in the Hakuba package.

Cathay Pacific previously trimmed its Adelaide route from daily to four-times-weekly, but in doing so made every remaining flight a non-stop service to ditch the previous Melbourne detour's value-for-money six-night Hakabu snow adventure for South Australian skiers or snowboarders costs from $1,950 per person.

Inclusions: Return economy flights Adelaide to Tokyo (including taxes), return airport share shuttle transfers, six nights accommodation in a twin room at Hakuba Highmount three star Hotel (which is only 150 metres from nearest ski lift), a Five Day Hakuba Valley lift pass and Breakfast daily.

Conditions: Subject to availability and price fluctuations due to exchange rate. Prices based on stays between 6-12 March 2016. Must be booked by 31 October 2015

For more details call 1300 137 411


Tuesday, 6 October 2015

WIN a five-night trip to Japan

Vacations & Travel magazine in conjunction with the Japan National Tourism Organization, Japan Airlines and Prince Hotels, is giving subscribers the chance to win a wonderful trip to Tokyo, including two return economy flights and five nights’ accommodation – three in Tokyo and two in Nagano.


Saturday, 3 October 2015

Outback pub experience - Stay 3 Pay 2 Offer

Experience the heart of Australia's outback at the famous North Gregory Hotel.

Aussies like to celebrate all things Australian and the North Gregory Hotel in Winton, Outback Queensland is certainly the ideal place to do so! With a history as old as the Outback, the North Gregory was key in the founding of Qantas, and more importantly is the place of the first ever public performance of our unofficial anthem – Waltzing Matilda.

Visit the quintessential Queensland outback, explore the rugged natural landscape that was home to Patterson but also where Dinosaurs roamed all those years ago with a limited Stay 3 Pay 2 Outback Offer at the ‘famous’ North Gregory Hotel. Starting at just $420 per room per night including 3 night’s accommodation, cooked breakfast daily & guided tour of the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum (the home of Australia’s only dinosaur fossil dig - a genuine opportunity to work with real dinosaurs) with Vision Splendid Tour Company, you’ll ‘Saur’ right into ancient history.

Support Outback Queensland and get out and see some of our amazing history for yourself.

For bookings or further enquiries or 61 7 4657 0647

Package based on 2 persons twin share, complimentary cooked *breakfast daily in the Musical Fence Café, a guided tour for 2 to visit the Australian Age of Dinosaurs, free WiFi, subject to availability. *Breakfast – available from café menu with espresso coffee.

Package - valid from 1 October 2015 – 31 March 2016.

Fun Festival of Philippine Food at Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney


Friday, 2 October 2015

Round World Cruise aboard Sea Princess


WORLD cruises have never before been more exciting, more adventurous and more relaxing than what is planned for 2017, with Princess Cruises pulling out all the stops for their 10th anniversary of round world cruises with Cruiseabout

Princess has been sailing on round world cruises since 2008 and is offering the return of their signature 104-night Round World Cruise with a journey to the Land of the Midnight Sun.

The voyage on board Sea Princess features eight new ports of call, including a new journey above the Arctic Circle and the Land of the Midnight Sun, taking passengers to the far corners of the earth and visiting legendary cities and hidden treasures on almost every continent.

Sailing from Australia, Sea Princess will visit 39 ports in 25 countries and offer passengers more time ashore, unique ports and overnight stays in Venice, New York and Lima (Callao) with an opportunity to visit Machu Picchu, as well as new destinations including Rijeka in Croatia, Valletta in Malta, Genoa for Portofino in Italy, Norway’s Gravdal, Tromso and Honningsvag, Akureyi in Island and Key West in the USA. Sea Princess offers the opportunity for passengers to board and depart at alternative ports around the world from $3,849* or round trip options from Sydney for 104-night from $20,999* or from Fremantle for 115-nights from $23,199*.

All bookings made with Cruiseabout will receive up to $4,000^ onboard credit.

Bookings for the 2017 Round World Cruise will go on sale on October 2, 2015. For more information on Princess Cruises or to book your next cruise, contact a Cruiseabout cruising specialist on 1300 450 133 or visit

*Price is subject to change and availability at the time of booking. Fares listed are per person based on double occupancy. Terms and conditions apply. ^Onboard credit is calculated per cabin.

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