Category: Australia

Live in-flight TV

Live in-flight TV

Have you ever wondered why we can’t watch live television when we’re 40,000 feet up in the sky?   Why’s it always pre-recorded in-flight entertainment?   Don’t worry, it’s set to change. Virgin Blue are pioneering the way with their live2air product which is the culmination of 5 years’ work.   It won’t be free,
The best of Best Western Australia

The best of Best Western Australia

In a recent gala dinner, Best Western Australia celebrated the best of their membership in their annual Best Awards for Excellence. Best Western Madison Motor Inn, Newcastle NSW picked up the award of Best 4 ½ Star Property, whilst the Best Western Ballarat Suites, Ballarat VIC picked up the award of Highest Quality Assurance Score.
Tastes of Gold Coast festival, Australia

Tastes of Gold Coast festival, Australia

The Tastes of Gold Coast festival gets underway today with the gala Awards of Excellence evening, hosted by Restaurant and Catering Queensland’s Gold Coast Branch at Royal Pines Resort.   However, it won’t be until the 4th August 2006 that the festivities truly unfold, with the Seafood Paradise Weekend. Simply feast your senses at everything
Swiss Food promotion at Swissôtel Sydney

Swiss Food promotion at Swissôtel Sydney

There will be a Swiss Food promotion at the Swissôtel Sydney from 31st  July  to 13th  August  2006. Among the delectable treats are over 10 different fondues, a Champagne and chocolate appreciation evening, and a complete selection of Nespresso gourmet coffee. The 2-week promotion can be found at JPB restaurant  on the 8th floor of
Culture package at the Sydney Park Hyatt

Culture package at the Sydney Park Hyatt

The Sydney Park Hyatt recently gained media attention as it was the hotel chosen for Nicole Kidman’s and Keith Urban’s wedding night a few weeks ago, before they travelled to Bora Bora for their honeymoon. The hotel is currently running a culture package which includes a one-hour guided tour for two of Sydney’s most famous
Crown Towers, Melbourne

Crown Towers, Melbourne

The  Crown Towers hotel sits on the southern banks of Melbourne’s Yarra River and is one of the main features of the Crown Entertainment Complex. It has a distinctive elliptical tower design made of stone and glass housing 482 spacious guestrooms including 84 suites and 31 villas. Bedrooms are more spacious than normal featuring panoramic
Holidays for Couples Readers' Choice Awards 2006

Holidays for Couples Readers' Choice Awards 2006

The Australian magazine Holidays for Couples has unveiled the winners of its Readers’ Choice Awards for 2006. Here’s a summary of the gold award winners: Best Hotel/Resort South East Asia: Conrad Bali Resort & Spa, Indonesia Best Hotel/Resort Indian Ocean: Angsana Resort & Spa Maldives Ihuru, Maldives Best Hotel/Resort Pacific Islands: Sofitel Fiji Resort &
A year of island hopping: August

A year of island hopping: August

This is post  eight of twelve in our daily look at the best islands in the world to visit, when to visit them and where to stay (where individual recommendations are made). For August, the following are recommended: Bay Islands, Honduras: Palmetto Bay Plantation and West Peak Inn Great Barrier Reef: Lizard Island and Heron
What's Kickin' at Palazzo Versace Hotel, Australia

What's Kickin' at Palazzo Versace Hotel, Australia

Originally conceived as a package to help expectant mothers through their pregnancy, the Palazzo Versace Hotel on the Gold Coast in Australia has announced an extension to its What’s Kickin’ package. Now the hotel is inviting anyone who has children in their life to the beautiful hotel to enjoy a luxurious pampering break in a
A year of island hopping: March

A year of island hopping: March

This is post three  of twelve in our daily look at the best islands in the world to visit, when to visit them and where to stay (where individual recommendations are made). For March, the following are recommended: Benguerra, Mozambique: Benguerra Lodge Bermuda: Fairmont Southampston Dominica Maldives: Hilton Maldives Resort & Spa Rangali Island and
Best hotel in the Snowy Mountains of Australia?

Best hotel in the Snowy Mountains of Australia?

Following the completion of a $3 million renovation, The Denman at Thredbo  has been given a four and a half star rating from AAA Tourism, making it the highest rated hotel in the Snowy Mountains.   The addition of the new Thalgo Day Spa has no doubt been instrumental in the increased rating, as perhaps

53rd Sydney Film Festival

This year’s Sydney Film Festival will be the 53rd of its kind, showcasing Australian, international and alternative films over a 2-week stretch (9th-25th June 2006). There’s something for everyone here and you don’t have to be a film fanatic  to enjoy it. Over 40 films will be shown at Sydney’s luxurious State Theatre and there
Charity eBay auction by Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts

Charity eBay auction by Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts is planning a global eBay charity auction to benefit Care for Children on 7th June 2006. Shangri-La hotels have created 14 exclusive luxury travel experiences with a combined retail value of over US$100,000 for the 10-day online auction, which will end on 17th June. The auction packages will feature metropolitan destinations
HotelClub Hotel Awards 2006

HotelClub Hotel Awards 2006

Online accommodation provider, HotelClub, in conjunction with Getaway and ninemsn,    have announced today the winners for the Inaugural HotelClub Australia and New Zealand (including Pacific Islands) Hotel Awards. The HotelClub Hotel Awards 2006 were presented at a gala award ceremony, hosted by Natalie Gruzlewski from Getaway. Over 300 hotels were nominated through a global

Treat yourself with an Australian winter

Treat yourself  with an Australian  winter  by taking advantage of the special winter offers available at The Golden Door Health Retreat – Elysia, located 90 minutes from Sydney in the beautiful NSW Hunter Valley. Australia’s only purpose-built world-class health retreat is offering savings of 25% off regular rates until 31st August 2006.
Peppers Salt Resort & Spa

Peppers Salt Resort & Spa

The Golden Door Australia has opened one of the country’s largest and most luxurious day spas at the newly completed Peppers Salt Resort & Spa at Kingscliff on the Tweed Coast. The Golden Door Spa at Salt Village offers guests a full range of massage and beauty services which will leave your mind, body and