27 September 2023

Booking for a holiday – post the pandemic

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By Rama Gaind.

Dreaming about your next holiday? Need a getaway to look forward to? Many of us have been affected by the spate of the latest COVID-19 restrictions and – once again – have had to cancel or postpone our trips.

The splendour of Kangaroo Island.

While the hospitality industry (along with many others) is feeling the negative impact, providers understand the situation whereby Australians are unable to travel at present. In most instances, airlines, transport companies and accommodation outlets will put the package in credit or offer a refund. I have been lucky to be able to do so.

We may not be able to travel for now, but there are some great holiday bargains worth looking into, doing research and taking virtual tours of the destination. Here’s a small selection.

Experiencing four nights of private luxury on Kangaroo Island in an Oceanview Eco Villa sounds exciting. Relax in a fully serviced, premium villa with daily breakfast, daily three-course dinner, complimentary mini-bar and more. Twin share hotel cost is $6,300. Offer ends 31 August 2021.

Visit Whitsundays, Queensland: on a four-night tropical island getaway at Daydream Island Resort – a haven for couples. Enjoy return transfers from either Port of Airlie or Hamilton Island, daily breakfast, a half-day Whitehaven Beach tour, children under 12 stay for free plus more. Twin share hotel prices are from $1,900. Offer ends 30 September 2021.

Make your fantasy come true on Daydream Island.

Look at two options for a Queensland stay at the InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort. Make the most of a three-night five-star escape. Stay in the tranquil surroundings of the Marine Village, whilst close to the action of the Gold Coast. Enjoy daily breakfast, a bottle of wine on arrival and more. The hotel price, for two adults twin share, is from $819. Hotel and flights is $1,405. Offer ends 31 July 2021.

A two-night luxury city break at the QT Perth, in Western Australia, will cost $499 for the hotel or hotel and flights will cost $1,989. Offer ends 31 July 2021.

Two nights at Hobart CBD getaway at the Mövenpick Hotel in Tasmania come with a price tag of $550. Experience great savings with a relaxing stay that includes daily breakfast, Tasmanian bubbles on arrival, late checkout of 3pm, complimentary room upgrade and a Chocolate Hour experience for two on one day. Hotel and flights will cost $1,327. This offer ends 15 August 2021.

More packages

Look at special accommodation packages to the Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove.

Step into an urban sanctuary with two nights at The Westin Melbourne to enjoy enjoy exclusive offers such as daily breakfast, welcome drinks and $50 food and beverage credit. The hotel twin-share price for two adults is $679, with hotel and flights totalling $1,439. Offer ends 31 July 2021 for select stays until 16 January 2022.

Visit Sanctuary by Sirromet, Queensland where two nights for two adults are available from $478. This romantic getaway is surrounded by natural beauty in the heart of Sirromet Winery. Your stay includes breakfast daily, wine tasting for two, a bottle of Private Collection Reserve LM Assemblage (96 point Halliday wine) and a $50 food and beverage credit. Book by 15 August 2021 for select stays until
31 August 2022 and enjoy free cancellations up to seven days prior to check in.

Two nights of waterfront luxury at Pier One Sydney Harbour is the ultimate city location. Treat yourself to a five-star experience with a stay at the base of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and enjoy premium inclusions like a bottle of wine and $100 food and beverage credit. A two-night hotel stay for two adults, twin share is from $649. Offer ends 7 October 2021.

Rest and relaxation: an idyllic escape at any time.

Experience two nights of pure luxury at the five-star property, The Star Grand Hotel Sydney packed with exclusive inclusions such as cocktails on arrival, late checkout, unlimited in-room movies and a daily $50 food & beverage credit. Hotel cost for two adults, twin share is from $599. Offer ends 2 August 2021.

Treat yourself to another five-star experience with two nights of waterfront luxury at Pier One Sydney Harbour. This ultimate city location offers a stay at the base of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. In addition, enjoy premium inclusions like a bottle of wine and $100 food & beverage credit. Hotel price for two adults, twin-share is $649.

Offer ends 7 October 2021.

Memorable travel experiences await us. So book now, enjoy the adventure later, when it’s safe to do so.


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