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

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.

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

Congratulations to Accor Vacation Club’s very own rising star, Lachlan Franklin, who has been awarded a scholarship to finish his studies at The international College of Management Sydney (ICMS)! The ICMS partners with AccorHotels to award a student studying a Bachelor or Hospitality Management (Business Management or Event Management) with funding towards tuition and potential

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.

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

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

Fiji has said “thank you” for a $23 million annual bonanza provided by Australian Timeshare companies to the local industry. Speaking at the Australian Timeshare and Holiday Ownership Council (ATHOC) conference this week, Fijian tourism minister Faiyaz Siddiq Koya said the contribution was far-reaching. “For close to 20 years, Australian timeshare companies have contributed to

Tools are now down and work is now complete at The Sebel Busselton, Accor Vacation Club Apartments. The property, a firm favourite amongst Accor Vacation Club Members, has undergone an extensive renovation program, to reveal a fresh new look in time for spring. Accor Vacation Club updated its apartments in a five-stage refurbishment program over

How To Be A Satisfied Timeshare Owner

Tuesday, 11 September 2018 by

How to be a satisfied Timeshare owner A timeshare is a form of vacation or holiday ownership. The original definition or style of timeshare (and the one most people probably think of when they hear that word) involves buying the right to vacation for a set period (usually one week), every year, at a specific

There is no shortage of things to do in New Zealand if you choose to travel with your family. With Accor Vacation Club, members can enjoy the benefit of travel to some key locations, for the best of the North and South islands. Family activities are available in all of the top-quality destinations on offer.

Have you thought about taking your love of holidays and new travel experiences to a new level? Have you wondered about the pros, cons and value of timeshare as a viable alternative to other travel and accommodation options? Did you know that Australian holiday makers spent twice the global average on their escapades in 2016,

With its stunning, movie-location scenery, New Zealand is without a doubt one of the most popular family road trip destinations in the world. This island country is known for its friendly locals, world-class cuisine and wine scene, outdoor action and amazing Maori culture. Accor Vacation Club is proud to offer you only the most sought-after

It is a foregone conclusion that any holiday should represent a truly memorable experience. Substandard accommodation, hidden fees, and similar unexpected circumstances should be avoided at all times. These are some of scenarios which can be addressed by working together with the holiday ownership specialists at Accor Vacation Club. What can you expect to experience

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