In the presence of all the industry veterans and leaders from across the region, Jeremy Healy of Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour was bestowed with the prestigious General Manager of the Year award, while Novotel Auckland Airport General Manager, Paul Columbus took home the award for Senior Hotel Executive of the Year. The awards judges said

Simon McGrath, Accor’s Chief Operating Officer for the Pacific, has been named in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM). The prestigious honour is given to only 365 recipients each year, with McGrath chosen for his outstanding service to the tourism and hospitality industry. As the head

Residents from Waratah, Tasmania one of Australia’s coldest and wettest towns are still on cloud nine after AccorHotels whisked them away on a surprise Wintervention to the Gold Coast to mark the first weekend of winter. The group registered with Channel 7’s Sunrise for their chance to escape the cold to a surprise destination, but

Accor Vacation Club has revealed a new brand identity! The new identity aligns with the recent updated logo changes unveiled by the Club’s parent company, Accor. While being two distinctive brands, there are some important similarities in the new branding. Accor Vacation Club’s logo utilises the same ‘A’ monogram as Accor, alongside the bernache goose

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Say cheese! Some of our Members staying in-house at The Sebel Pinnacle Valley Resort last week enjoyed a delicious ‘Local Cheese and Wine’ event on our deck. Great company, food and high country views! Our next Members Event at Pinnacle Valley Resort will be ‘Cocktails on the Deck’ on Wednesday 24th April. Members will be

Accor Vacation Club has launched the ‘Hoehn Lounge’ at its flagship New Zealand property, Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort, in recognition of the iconic resort’s founders and developers, Rainer Hoehn and Angie Male. Puka Park was built in 1987 on Rainer Hoehn’s vision to bring luxury and adventure ecotourism to New Zealand. It is one

How did you spend the weekend? Accor Vacation Club’s team at The Sebel Manly Beach team gave up their time to join Manly Walk ‘n’ Talk for Life on Sunday, and show their support for the charity group dedicated to preventing suicide in our community. Founded by former Manly Sea Eagle, Shannon Nevin – who

As part of their commitment to volunteering with more community partners in 2019, Accor Vacation Club’s Sydney team at The Sebel Manly Beach recently did some volunteer work with Pioneer Club House at Balgowlah. Operated by One Door Mental Health, the Pioneer Clubhouse is a safe, supportive, respectful environment for people living with mental illness.

Accor has announced a disruptive and dramatic shift of its loyalty program into a fully integrated global platform integrating rewards, services, and experiences across its entire ecosystem to bring value everyday life whether you work, live or play. This new lifestyle loyalty program, which is separate to but complements the benefits of Accor Vacation Club’s

Great golf is par for the course at many of Accor Vacation Club’s destinations. And let’s face it – most families and friendship groups have at least one. That person who always insists on playing at least one round at the nearest golf course when away on holiday. Possibly, they are a true fanatic who’d

Another year at number 1, that’s why they must be called ‘The Pinnacle’! Did you know that The Sebel Darling Harbour the Pinnacle is currently sitting at #1 out of 169 properties in TripAdvisor’s competitive Sydney Specialty Lodging category? And we couldn’t be prouder. The terrific service – and this amazing view from the rooftop

Accor Vacation Club’s operating entity, AccorHotels, is proud to announce two important new signings for the tennis world. Firstly, an exclusive new three-year deal with Tennis Australia as the exclusive Hotel Accommodation Partner of the Australian Open, and secondly with the great Serena Williams as Official Ambassador in Australia over the January Grand Slam event.

Stuck for gift ideas for loved ones who have ‘everything’? Take the stress out of shopping and treat them to a holiday experience they’ll cherish for a lifetime with an AccorHotels Gift Card or VIP loyalty membership – Accor Plus.   Warmly welcomed at over 210 hotels, resorts and apartments across Australia, Fiji and New

In the midst of Albert Park’s eclectic architecture, located just off Queens Lane…a colourful summer hideout awaits. Albert Park is now home to an all-new pop-up bar, located in the revamped back alley of the five-star Pullman Melbourne Albert Park hotel. Set to be one of Melbourne’s most Instagram-able bars, Lizzie’s Lane arrives just in

Accor Vacation Club’s operating entity, AccorHotels,  and the Australian Football League (AFL) jointly announced today at Pullman Melbourne on The Park that they have extended the ‘Official Hotel Partner’ agreement for an additional four years from 2019.   In an exciting new addition to the current partnership, AccorHotels will provide career opportunities in hospitality to

The Sebel Sydney Manly Beach, managed by Accor Vacation Club will host a special event in November to launch a new community partnership in association with Royal Far West. A spokesperson said, “At Accor, we love opening our doors to those local heroes who make a positive impact on the lives of people in our

The Alphabet of Travel Tips

Monday, 22 October 2018 by

The Alphabet of Travel Tips by Jacqueline Hamilton Explore a whole alphabet of travel tips – let’s begin at A and roll on through to Z. A is for… ALWAYS – Print a copy of your important documents to leave with family or friends. Take an extra copy with you as an emergency backup. BUDGET

Innovative Ideas from Rocky Mountaineer

Wednesday, 17 October 2018 by

Stop the presses, Rocky Mountaineer has released their 2019 vacation packages, and it’s a whole new world of innovative ideas and experiences for you to discover. Rocky Mountaineer Press Release: Rocky Mountaineer introduces four new destinations to discover in 2019   VANCOUVER, B.C. – Rocky Mountaineer, the largest privately-owned luxury tourist train in the world,

Are you thinking about going on a your first cruise? Read the story below from our friends at Accor Vacation Club Travel, for lots of helpful tips on making cruising easier. Cruising 101 by Jacqueline Hamilton   Cruising 101 showcases my own personal experiences for the Newbies and the more Experienced Cruisers alike. So far,

The Australian timeshare industry celebrated its 27th annual national conference at the Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa on Denarau Island in September, culminating in an awards night gala to acknowledge this year’s best performers from across the industry. Accor Vacation Club was honoured to take home four major awards, as voted by an independent judging

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