Marriott offers its own ‘vaccine passport’ to Aussie travellers
Fancy a month’s worth of free accommodation across Australia, NZ and the Pacific to enjoy once it is safe to do so? Well, you’ll need both jabs to be in with a chance.
Crystalbrook is slinging free upgrades to fully-vaxxed guests
The luxury hotel group is offering a cherry on top for fully-vaccinated guests, just in case your clients need an extra push to get the jab.
“We feel a responsibility to step up”: Airbnb offers free accommodation to 20,000 Afghan refugees
The home-sharing giant is hoping its generous new initiative inspires other business leaders to do the same. We’re looking at you, Marriott/Accor/IHG/Hilton.
Industry bodies urge government to provide more support and clarity for its roadmap rollout
The industry’s lobbying groups have been sharpening their pitchforks again in pursuit of more clarity, government support and a change in vaccine prioritisation.
Road & Rail
STUDY: 80 per cent of Aussies say road trips reign supreme
Looks like Aussies are packing their swags and getting their playlists ready, with new research showing a truckload of us are planning a road trip this year.
Aussie retreat crowned world’s most romantic hotel by Tripadvisor
Whip out the rose petals and Möet, because the land Down Under is now home to the most romantic hotel in the world, according to Tripadvisor.
“There was a knife in the pool”: Melbourne’s worst motel hits the market
Melbourne’s most notorious motel is up for sale, and its owners are hoping to get a few million for it.
“Tripadvisor for pets”: New app to connect Aussies with pet-friendly hotels and experiences
This new app is like Tripadvisor, except instead of telling you which restaurants have grumpy staff, it tells you how likely they are to want to pat your dog. Well, that’s our understanding.
PICTURES: Dreamy retro-chic hotel to open in Melbourne next month
Ovolo’s latest property takes design cues from the days of disco, rock gods and retro glamour. While Travel Weekly cannot confirm if flare leg pants are compulsory, we understand they are encouraged.
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