Category: Oceania

Emmy swag bag

Emmy swag bag

Tonight sees the 58th Emmy awards and, as per usual these days, the celebrity presenters will be in for a great selection of goodies. Among them will be a 5-day stay at Old Bahama Bay on Grand Bahama Island, plus access to all water sports, 2 nights at the US Grant in San Diego, including

2006 HM Awards for Hotel & Accommodation Excellence

A judging panel of 50 industry professionals and travel media has sifted through over 600 nominations for the 2006 HM Awards for Hotel & Accommodation Excellence to shortlist finalists across 36 categories.   The awards celebrate the best of the best in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, and the winners will be unveiled in
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.
Honeymoon offer at the Mana Island Resort, Fiji

Honeymoon offer at the Mana Island Resort, Fiji

Mana Island Resort in Fiji is offering  honeymooners the chance to bask in the sun on sandy white beaches, relax in luxury accommodation and savour fine dining as part of their special romantic getaway package. You get to stay for five nights, but pay for just three. The offer applies to the Honeymoon Bures from
Christmas Island Bird Week

Christmas Island Bird Week

On the tip of a partly-submerged extinct volcanic peak in the Indian Ocean, there will soon be an exciting new addition to Australia’s annual eco-tourism calendar. From 1st-7th September 2006, one of Australia’s most spectacular tropical islands will host its first-ever Bird Week. Participants in the inaugural Christmas Island Bird Week will join a team
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
A year of island hopping: December

A year of island hopping: December

This is post twelove of twelve  and so concludes  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 December, the following are recommended: Bay of Islands, New Zealand: Cliff Edge by the Sea Cyprus: Hilton Cyprus and The
Te Tiare Beach Outrigger Resort renovation completed

Te Tiare Beach Outrigger Resort renovation completed

Te Tiare Beach Outrigger Resort in Tahiti has completed a renovation programme which has seen new coverlets on beds, new draperies and island-décor coverings and cushions for lounges and chairs. The resort consists of  41 overwater, beachside and garden air-conditioned bungalows, and is a member of Outrigger Hotels & Resorts.
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: October

A year of island hopping: October

This is post  tem 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 October, the following are recommended: Bali: Uma Bali and Maya Ubud Cristalino Island, Brazil: Cristalino Jungle Lodge Hvar, Croatia: Hotel Adriana and
A year of island hopping: September

A year of island hopping: September

This is post  nine 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 September, the following are recommended: Cook Islands: Rarotonga Beach Bungalows and Pacific Resort Aitutaki Corsica, France: Hôtel Corniche (website unknown) Cumberland Island,
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