Thursday 27 October 2016

Save on Tasmania's Overland Track with World Expeditions

The Overland Track, deep in the Tasmanian wilderness, holds legendary status as one of the finest and most beautiful walks in Australia – with its dramatic mountains, glacial lakes, spectacular waterfalls and rainforests.

World Expeditions, one of the most experienced operators on the trail, is offering a $200 discount on its six-day Overland Track walk in the Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National Park for bookings made in November, 2016.

The six-day, five night camping adventure will cost from $1890 per person (conditions apply)*.

The full pack Overland Track trek is suitable for first-time bushwalkers as the inclusion of food drops and modern lightweight equipment will ensure backpacks are as light as possible.

*Offer is for direct bookings only on six-day Overland Track camping based walk. Not available for pre-existing bookings. Offer is non-transferable and not redeemable for cash. Available for bookings made between 01- 30 November 2016 and valid for departures from 01 November 2016 up until 31 May 2017. The offer is subject to availability and trips reaching minimum numbers, cannot be taken in conjunction with any other offer and is not redeemable in cash.

Phone 1300 720 000 or see

Sunday 23 October 2016

Asia on Sale: Huge savings to 58 destinations with Cathay Pacific

Low fares with flights from $591* return to China

If you are thinking about a trip to Asia to see friends and family, or to mix business with pleasure, or simply for a fun and affordable holiday, now is the time to book. Cathay Pacific has put Asia On Sale offering special fares in Economy Class and Premium Economy Class to 58 destinations across Hong Kong, China and Asia and special fares in Business Class to 24 destinations in China. Economy Class fares to Beijing start from as little as $591* return and Business Class from just $3,397 return. With deals this good, they won’t last long so be sure to book quickly.

Cathay Pacific’s Asia On Sale fares are for new bookings made from now until 11 November 2016, for travel between 01 November and 09 December 2016 or between 06 February 2017 and 31 August 2017. Some blackout periods and further terms and conditions apply.

Live a ‘Life Well Travelled’ with Cathay Pacific return flights to Beijing starting from $591*, flights to Hong Kong from $681*return, return fares to Tokyo and Seoul from $818*. There are also fantastic deals on Premium Economy to Hong Kong, China and Asia and Business Class flights to China, for those who want to travel in more style and luxury.

Selected destinations are listed below, but please visit for full details and terms and conditions:

Thursday 6 October 2016

Win a road trip with Apollo Motrhomes

Australia's favourite motorhome hire company has teamed up with Experience Oz to offer a dream self-drive holiday valued at up to $7,000 for one lucky winner.

The 'Choose your fav Road Trip' competition is now live with the option to vote for one of nine suggested itineraries showcasing Outback Adventures, Coastal Getaways or Natural Escapes with nine suggested themed itineraries throughout Western Australia, Northern Territory, South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.

Each itinerary includes a range of local tourism activities offered by Experience Oz such as Snowy Mountains Horse Riding in New South Wales, Outback Quad Biking Queensland or A Lake Argyle cruise in Western Australia.

The focus, says Apollo Group Marketing Manager Tara Eller, is on encouraging travellers to realise road trips are the best way to explore Australia and the unique experiences available in our own backyard.

"A two-week road trip in an Apollo motorhome, campervan or 4WD camper can take travellers from the top to the bottom of Australia with unforgettable adventures at every stop," Ms Eller said.

"Research consistently shows that collecting memories not things increase our feelings of gratitude and happiness," she said.

"We've had a lot of fun putting together the itineraries and ideas for this promotion and we're looking forward to seeing the most popular itineraries and experiences voted for, then following the lucky winner's adventures on their holiday of a lifetime," he said.

The 'Choose your fav road trip' competition will run until 31 October, 2016. Entrants simply need to select their fav Outback, Coastal or Nature Itinerary and write in 25 words or less what excited them most about that road trip. The successful entrant will win the dream itinerary they voted for. Terms and conditions apply.

Entry is via

Experience a relaxing afternoon High Tea with Banyan Tree Phuket

An indulgent afternoon high tea at Banyan Tree Phuket is just the thing you need after a hectic week at work. This week, reward yourself and relax, chat with friends and sip some of the rarest teas in the world best relished with tiered afternoon tea sets filled with artisan pastries and savoury delights.

Enjoy an exquisite range of teas and fine eats at Banyan Tree Phuket every day from 2-5pm at our Lobby Bar. Guests seeking a little pampering in the afternoon will be able to treat themselves to a cup of 'The Teamaker's Private Reserve from Dilmah' and receive unlimited refills on a selection of speciality coffee and tea and enjoy a scrumptious accompaniment of sweet treats.

Served in the sleek and stylish Lobby Bar with its comfortable warm-toned wood furniture, and sprawling view of the diamond-blue lagoon, the setting is ideal for intimate tête-à-tête or casual conversations as you enjoy your cup of tea with that special someone or a table of close friends.

The highlight of Banyan Tree Phuket's Afternoon High Tea is 'The Teamaker's Private Reserve from Dilmah.' Widely known as some of the finest and rarest tea in the world, 'The Teamaker's Private Reserve from Dilmah' features handpicked leaves from some of the most highly regarded tea estates in Sri Lanka. Just as every person has a unique fingerprint, each selection of tea has its own signature taste, texture, and hue. Guests are welcome to appreciate the delicate Ceylon Single Estate Silver Tips or the more pungent Ceylon Souchong at your own time and pleasure.

For those looking to add another level of refinement, Banyan Tree Phuket will provide both you and your guest a glass of your selection between Prosecco and Rosé wine from Provence. Enjoy the scintillating sparkle and refreshing fizz of a glass of Prosecco, or indulge in the subtle grace of a glass of a Rosé. As one of the world's top producers of Rosé, the Provence region of France has been producing delightful premium wines for centuries.

This enchanting afternoon High Tea arrangement fits perfectly with the world-class quality that guests of Banyan Tree Phuket have come to discover. A set for two is available from THB1,900 nett, with the option of adding two glasses of either Prosecco or Rosé wine from Provence for just THB800.

Located alongside the award-winning 18-hole Laguna Golf Phuket, Banyan Tree Phuket offers a wide range of immaculate and capacious villas by the shores of Bangtao Bay. At Banyan Tree Phuket, couples and families alike will be sure to experience quality, luxury, and serenity so often promised and so rarely found in other resorts of its kind. By catering to every need of visitors and guests, the resort strives to create a heightened experience found nowhere else.

British Airways early bird special offers to the UK, Europe and Asia.

British Airways launches early bird special offers on flights from Australia to the UK, Europe and Asia. The offers are available for booking from now until midnight on 30 November 2016. Round trip fares to Asia start from $768* on World Traveller economy class and from $1,374* to the UK and Europe.

Asia - The special fares on flights to Singapore are valid for travel from now until 10 June 2017 on World Traveller economy class fares from $768* and from $1,818* on World Traveller Plus premium economy.

UK and Europe - The special fares on flights to the UK and Europe are valid for travel from now until 31 October 2017 on World Traveller economy class fares from $1,374* and from $3,060* on World Traveller Plus premium economy.

Nicole Backo, British Airways' regional general manager, South West Pacific, said "For those who would like to benefit from these early bird fares, now is the right time to book. The long travel window means customers can plan their travel well into 2017.

"Customers travelling with us also have the added advantages of transiting through two of the world's award-winning airports, the Changi Airport in Singapore and London Heathrow for onward flights to the UK, Europe and beyond. We have prices to suit all budgets and we encourage travellers to book quickly over the coming weeks to take advantage of these early bird fares," said Backo.

What's more, customers can also benefit from the airline's new one-stop booking service available at The new tool allows customers to create a multi-destination holiday of their choice with total flexibility to combine flights in and out of different airports, book multiple hotels and select car hire for any part of their holiday.
For bookings and more information please visit

* Prices include taxes, fees and charges.

-          The sale runs until midnight on 30 November 2016.
-          All fares are inclusive of taxes, fees and charges if booking using a debit card.


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