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MEMBER EXPERIENCE

CRUISES

HOTEL ST. MORITZ

Be a VIP - see what all the fuss is about with Accor’s new Member Loyalty Experience.

Check out the top 15 cruise destinations from around the world.

Memorable Member moments in New Zealand’s remarkable Queenstown.

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CONTENTS INDEX

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• Member Loyalty at Accor Hotels

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• Fast Facts - Accor Vacation Club

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• About Accor Hot Offers

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• Novotel Bali Nusa Dua Concept Suite

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• Lets get Social

10 • Accor Hotels Select 12 • Member Stories 14 • Cruise Tips 18 • The Sebel Pinnacle Valley Resort VIC 20 • The Member Event experience 24 • Rebranded to Accor Plus 25 • Member Competition 28 • Member Benefits 34 • Seasonal Calendar and Booking Window

19 vacations Vacations Magazine is an Accor Vacation Club Members’ Publication released biannually updating Members on new and exciting developments within the Club. Vacations Magazine started out in 2002 as “Vacations of a Lifetime Newsletter” consisting of only 4 pages. vacations edition one • 2015

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editor: Brett Becker - Member Services Manager designer: Troy Davanzo - Communications Manager articles:

A special thanks to all Accor Vacation Club Cruise Consultants and Members for their contribution.


From the CEO The first half of 2015 has simply flown by and your team at Accor Vacation Club has been busy. A number of the team’s achievements and some exciting new programs and initiatives are featured in this edition of the magazine, which I really believe will further enhance your enjoyment of the Club.

Accor Vacation Club’s integration into the Accor Member Loyalty Program is one of our major wins this year. For full details around these new and exciting benefits please see the following page. This is a fantastic acknowledgment by Accor Hotels of the value of Accor Vacation Club Members! You will also start to receive some amazing discounted offers from Accor Hotels, so be sure to check your e-mail inbox for notification of these very special offers. You’ll find more information on how to take advantage of these offers inside the magazine. We are continuing to progress with the Club’s refurbishment program. The Sebel Pinnacle Valley is in its final stages of a massive revamp of the resort. In addition to the refurbishment of the rooms and chalets, we have also reinvented the restaurant, bar and reception area. Initial feedback on the retro ski lodge design has been tremendously positive. Refurbishment of Novotel Nusa Dua in Bali is also well underway, with the concept suite completed and now open for inspection. Again, I am delighted to report that the feedback from Members on-site has been wonderful. You’ll find photos of both refurbishments in this edition.

the event also saw over 260 Members and friends staying overnight at the hotel to enjoy the evening entertainment and live band. By all accounts, the event was a huge success, with many Members partying into the early hours. Our second Member event of the year, at the lovely Novotel Brighton Beach in Sydney, sold out very fast. Watch out for more workshops and events still to come this year. A big thank you to those Members who share their holiday experiences on social media, and I’m referring of course to TripAdvisor, Facebook (Accor Vacation Club now has its own page!), Instagram and Twitter. I really enjoy reading your stories and seeing the holiday photos that capture some of the amazing experiences your Membership creates. In this edition of the magazine we have launched a Member competition to encourage you to share those magical holiday moments. I very much appreciate receiving feedback from Members because this helps me better understand your needs and provides valuable insights into what you want from your Club. Please know that I am always ready to hear from you and I hope you’ll feel free to drop me a line if you wish to contact me for any reason at: CEO@accorvacationclub.com.au

We have also recently commenced a full refurbishment of both the Coral Coast Resort Palm Cove, Accor Vacation Club Apartments and The Sebel Palm Cove Coral Coast at Palm Cove. I am also pleased to announce the arrival of our new General Manager at these properties, Jody Redman, to the Accor Vacation Club team.

Happy Holidays,

Our Members’ traveling workshop program grows from strength to strength, reporting record attendance at each event. The team has already conducted workshops this year in Adelaide, Coffs Harbour and the Hunter Valley. We also held our first Member event at Pullman on the Park, Melbourne. In addition to the workshop component,

Craig Wood Chief Executive Officer Accor Vacation Club

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member loyalty To show our appreciation of your loyalty, and recognition of your premiere plus Membership, we are pleased to announce that you will now receive the below VIP treatment when staying at selected* Accor Hotel across Australia.

Priority Check-In

FREE

FREE

Complimentary Wi-Fi* (limited to 512kbs)

Late Check-Out of 2pm

FREE

FREE

Welcome Drink** * Not applicable to ibis Budget and Novotel Pacific Bay Resort. Additional benefits only applicable for direct bookings. ** Welcome drink only available in Accor hotels that manage their own food and beverage outlet.

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Get the VIP treatment every time

Loyalty


Club Facts

YEAR TO DATE

2015 Workshops

The following Member Workshops & Special Member Events have been carried out to date.

Accor Hotels Select

Workshops – Adelaide SA

– Coffs Harbour NSW – Hunter Valley NSW – Canberra ACT Confirmed over

4,527

Special Member Event – Melbourne VIC

Room Nights

What’s been happening within the Club during

1,000

Over Members have attended to date

2015 Member Cruises

Refurbishments The following Club properties are currently undergoing refurbishment:

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The Sebel Palm Cove Coral Coast

Booked over Cruises year to date To the value of

$2 Million

The Sebel Pinnacle Valley Resort

Favourite destinations include:

European River Cruises, Australian Cruises, South Pacific, Antartica, Caribbean & Transpacific

Pacific Bay Resort Coffs Harbour

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BEING AN ACCOR VACATION CLUB PREMIERE PLUS MEMBER MEANS GREAT SAVINGS WITH ACCOR HOTELS.COM .....................................................................

If you’ve been opening your Member emails recently you’ll have noticied some amazing offers coming through from Accor Hotels, and we’re talking up to 30-40% OFF on accommodation. These deals are too good to miss so we would like to explain just how easy it is to make a booking on www.accorhotels.com Below are the simple steps to secure some great savings at beautiful destinations around Australia so don’t miss out! Sample AccorHotels.com promo emails shown above

HOW TO MAKE A BOOKING

...................................................................................... 1. When you receive your Member email simply click on the ‘BOOK NOW’ button to proceed 2. Once the webpage opens simply enter your booking details in the form and click ‘BOOK NOW’ to make your booking.

3. Your booking should look like the above sample (highlighting the discount your received on your booking).

You will also receive an email notifcation just prior to the promo date so you’re aware there’s a

NOTE : great offer on its way from accorhotels.com ...so be sure to check you inbox! 6

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BOOK 30 DAYS

AHEAD AND

SAVE UP TO

25% *

Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour

OFF

With over 200 hotels and resorts around Australia, you are always welcome wherever you go. Luxury to economy, business or leisure, there’s one address to call home. Book your stay at accorhotels.com

*Terms & Conditions apply. Please visit accorhotels.com for full details.

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Novotel Bali Nusa Dua Bali INDONESIA

concept suite

Novotel Bali Nusa Dua is the next Member property to see a makeover as part of the Club’s refurbishment plan for 2015. The Concept Suite has produced some amazing results which will result in Members lapping it up in luxury on completion of the refurbishment program.

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Let’s get

social GREAT NEWS!!!

Accor Vacation Club is launching our prescence on social media and Members ‘we want your help’ ................................................................... The Club now has a Facebook, Twitter and Instagram account and to help promote all things great about the Club we would like our Members to get involved. It’s an exciting time for the Club so if you would like to get involved here are some things you can do:

start following

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Accor Hotels Select Program Currently Offers Members an additional 14 properties on top of the 21 Accor Vacation Club properties. 1 NEW property is still available in the Northern Territory... start booking!

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Phuket

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Nusa Dua, Bali

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Busselton Margaret River

Lady Bay

Swan Valley Perth Busselton Margaret River

BlueSydney Mount Bowral

Barossa ValleyACT VIC

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Lady Bay

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Hepburn Shire Melbourne

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Accor Hotels Select Property

AUSTRALIA

Unable to travel before your points expire? Need a quick break and can’t think where WA to travel?

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Accor Hotels Select Bookings can be made Swan Valleyup to 90 days in advance Perthfor all hotels.

Busselton Margaret River

SA A Booking Fee per room applies at time of reservation which is non-refundable: • aud$29.95 Australia and New Zealand properties Barossa Valley • aud$49.95 Thailand property

Lady Bay


Novotel Darwin Atrium IS BACK The Novotel Atrium Darwin has a downtown location, right on the Esplanade and overlooking the delightful Darwin Harbour. The hotel is just a short walk from Mitchell Street, the dining and entertainment area of the city.

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Coffs Harbour Hunter Valley Auckland Sydney Coromandel Peninsula Sydney Rotorua Bowral

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Lake Crackenback Victorian High Country

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lbourne Wanaka Queenstown

1 Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort Cairns | 2 Mercure Kingfisher Bay Resort Fraser Island | 3 Novotel Twin Waters Resort Sunshine Coast Hotel Rooms | 4 Grand Mercure Twin Waters Sunshine Coast Not Club Rooms | 5 Novotel Brisbane Brisbane | 6 MGallery Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains | 7 Mercure Sydney Potts Point Sydney | 8 Novotel Barossa Valley Resort Barossa Valley | 9 ibis Perth Perth | 10 Mercure Broome Broome | 11 Pullman Auckland Auckland | 12 Novotel Rotorua Lake Rotorua | 13 Hotel Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach Thailand | 14 Novotel Darwin Atrium Darwin vacations edition one • 2015

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Member Stories

! n w o t s Queen our week in

DAY 2 DAY 1 Jet lagged but luckily the staff at St. Moritz were happy to assist with a slightly early check in. We caught up on a few hours of sleep then went for a walk downtown (just around the corner from the hotel). The Kiwis certainly know how to do tourism well! This place is nice and clean and caters for young families as well as Gen X/Y back packers and us middle aged types! Even little things like water coolers designed to re-fill water bottles. We had a nice “pub meal” at “Ivy and Lola’s”, overlooking the wharf area. Traveller’s tip for the day: 1 scoop of ice cream from the parlour near the wharf is more than enough. 2 scoops was just plain greedy!

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Day trip to Milford Sound via coach. The coach driver played a pre-recorded audio file which provided a great back ground to the history of the area and the scenery and wildlife. Incredible scenery both en-route and cruising around the Sound. The tunnel through the mountain would be a must see to anyone that appreciates incredible engineering feats. We didn’t notice any food outlets there so we were glad that we had paid the extra $15 each for the lunch pack. Another couple and ourselves were separated from the rest of our coach group as we were booked on another boat which resulted in us being accidently left behind by the driver. The staff at Milford Sound were quick to rectify the situation and we were allocated to another coach to get back to Queenstown. Long day getting back around 7:30pm. We sampled the pizza at Lombardis. Excellent. Traveller’s tip for the day: In hindsight, hiring a car and making our own way to Milford Sound may have been the better option – pro’s 2014 and con’s.

r e v o Shot DAY 3 Did the cheap ($35ea.) cruise around Lake Wakatipu. Wayne, (the captain) was friendly, humorous and knowledgeable. Good value for money. We then walked up the hill to the Kiwi Bird Park. The mobile audio system was excellent. We hadn’t seen anything like it previously. The family that established the park are very passionate about conservation. Next to the Bird Park entrance is the Gondola that took us up to the Skyline restaurant where we celebrated our anniversary with a scrumptious buffet meal overlooking Queenstown and the lake. Traveller’s tip for the day: Make sure you get to the Bird Park in time for the feeding (may be the only way you can see the nocturnal Kiwis) as well as the conservation show.

DAY 4 Decided to hire a car... and drove to Arrowtown, Wanaka and Cromwell. Again, like driving to Milford Sound, the scenery was incredible. Just be prepared for steep winding roads as you pass through various mountains. Went Kayaking on Lake Wanaka – should have dressed more appropriately for that experience. Traveller’s tip for the day: If you do this trip, allow yourself more time to check out all the wineries before they close in the late afternoon.


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DAY 5 Time to check out the adrenalin pumping activities – starting with the Jet Boat ride on the Stopover River. Then I did the canyon swing while Tina watched on in terror. The people that work at these places really make it a memorable experience. We did the mandatory Saturday night queue for a couple of FergBurgers! Definitely very yummy; but if we didn’t have vouchers to use up we would not have worried about waiting 30 minutes in the queue then another 20 minutes for the order to be ready. Traveller’s tip for the day: If you are going to do more than one of the jet boats, canyon swing, bungy, rafting, etc… buy a combo ticket and save money.

Early start to get picked up for the white water rafting. A lot of preparation work getting geared up with untold layers of waterproof clothing, helmet and life jacket but all worked out in the end. Even the bus ride down into the canyon is an adventure in itself. All worth the effort as well as the chance to meet people from all corners of the world. We spent Sunday night travelling on the classic TSS Earnslaw on Lake Wakatipu and had a scrumptious BBQ buffet at a Sheep station homestead (Walter Peak). After the meal we saw a sheep dog and shearing demonstration. To top the night off, on the homeward trip, song books were distributed for those who wanted to sit around the piano. Traveller’s tip for the day: Do a weather forecast when you first get to Queenstown, then plan your activities based on that. Low cloud cover can affect how much of the scenery you see but recent rainfall means all the waterfalls are even more spectacular.

How to spend $2,700 without really trying (apart from airfares and accommodation): Milford Sound Coach & Boat Cruise $340 Million Dollar Cruise $70 Kiwi Bird Park $86 Skyline Dinner & Gondola ride $164 Hire car (4 days) $258 Kayaking at Wanaka $30 Combo - Jet Boat, Rafting & $510 swing (Greg) Combo - Jet Boat & Rafting (Tina) $319 Photo packages $112 TSS Earnslaw & Gourmet BBQ Dinner $240 Onsen Hot Pools $88 Meals at Lombardi’s $232 Parking / other meals / other $257 $ 2,706

worth every cent!

DAY 7 The cold front (from Antarctica) that had been forecast arrived with gusto as we were blanketed with snow. As we are from Western Australia, this was a unique experience for us and a pretty cool way to spend the last day of our holiday. We decided to have a 1 hour hot spa experience where you can remove part of the roof (like a retractable garage door) and gaze over the now snow covered mountains of Queenstown. Magic stuff!

THINGS we didn’t get a chance to do because we ran out of time and/or money……… • Eco tours on flying foxes; • Wine tours, • Emerald caves near Te Anau; • Walking trails; • 4WD buggy tours; • Star gazing from the top of the gondola ride; • Parasailing; • Luge ride .….. the list goes on!

Please email your holiday stories to us and remember we love to see your snapshots! EMAIL info@accorvacationclub.com.au vacations edition one • 2015

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Ahoooooy Matey’s “Captain Scott” with his latest round of cruise news... ‘It’s Cruise Time’ of course Ahoy Accor Mateys – it’s Captain Scott and what time is it? ... “It’s Cruise Time” of course (ship horn in background) Here’s my latest share of all the greatest and cutting edge news happening in the world of cruising! This month I’m joined by my First Mate, Jackie and her run-down of all the fabulous speciality chef cuisine available on board out on the high seas! There’s many cruising jewels to tell you about so let’s get started!

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things you never thought you would find on a cruise ship* All waiting for you to discover! Boy was I surprised at some of the magical on-board fun, entertainment and features available for couples, solo travellers or the whole family! In the spirit of the pure joy of discovery - get aload of these cool surprises and check them out on your next holiday cruise! •

Out door large picture screen cinemas (“Movies Under The Stars” as coined by Princess). Enjoy this totally cool phenomenon of viewing popular Hollywood classics and blockbusters out under the open sky! With all the comforts - Popcorn! lounge chairs, blankets and even warm cookies and milk! Cosy yes. Great for family-time or me-time.

Spa indulgence galore. Speaking of me-time, you can pamper yourself silly at sea. There are facials, body sculpting, lava rocks, massages, face-peels, aroma-therapies, steam baths, mud wraps and lettuce wraps (just kidding about the lettuce wraps, or am I?). They may cost a little extra, but so worth it!

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Waterslides that jut out over the ocean (don’t worry they jut right back in to “slide you off”). With names like the Green Thunder (Carnival - Oz), Norwegian’s “Free Fall” or MSC’s 390 foot “Vertigo” or Disney’s Aqua Coaster on Disney Cruise Lines. It’s time to get your swimmers on!

The mysterious “The North Star”! Take yourself to new heights (over 300 feet) with the jewel-shaped capsule on the end of a crane-like arm suspending up to 13 people at one time up and out over the ship and sea. The glass-encased gondola similar to the size and look of the London Eye or Melbourne Eye gondola gives you breathtaking 360° birds-eye views of the ship, sea and even your destinations! Cooking Classes at sea by the worlds’ great chefs! Marco Pierre White, Atul Kochar, wine-guru Olly Smith have been seen onboard

teaching the art of cooking! Chef’s Tip – be sure and check out some of the local cultural cooking exposes aboard the European & Asian river cruise itineraries. •

Solo cabins – purposely-built for solo travellers are on offer with common areas including TV lounges and supper clubs to meet and mingle with other single travellers.

Ripcord by iFly! “What the...?” Believe it or not you have the opportunity to fly at sea, literally fly (and it’s not virtually)! What Royal Caribbean is calling a “First-at-sea experience”! Check it out and take the leap!

There are indoor Ice Skating rinks – I know right, it’s certainly the last thing you’d expect to experience! But you can keep cool with Ice shows and skating lessons, and then go relax in the sun with a mock tail/cocktail or two!


Ride (or battle) Bumper cars (RCCL’s Quantum of the Seas). Yes over 30 bumper cars to skid, bump and squeal over!

Virtual Balconies – Inside cabins have just been revolutionized! Royal Caribbean’s newest ship, Quantum of the Seas, features 373 ‘virtual balcony’ cabins, which include 80 inch LED screens stretching from floor to ceiling of an indoor cabin. What’s even more impressive, these virtual balconies display real time images of the outside, both at sea and in port.

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Wedding Chapels and ceremonies at sea – What’s more romantic than being married by the Captain (or have him renew your vows!). And there are various cool venues aboard ship to choose from (what about getting married in “The North Star” mentioned above!!! Wow.

Sounds of summer...

Beat the Winter Time Blues and Book Your Summertime Cruise! That’s the winter mantra! Wow there’s an exciting season of summer holiday cruises to choose from just around the corner. That’s the spirit. Roll back those Doona and Duve’s and let the warm sunshine in... Summer may be a couple of months away but now’s the time to dream a little dream, cast your mind adrift and out to sea, to a warm sunny isle or Mediterranean sun-drenched beach. Take a look at some of the summertime cruise treats that we have in store for you. These are just a nibble of what’s available. Round Australia – new departure ports, ships and itineraries – choices for summer holidaying are limitless. And Accor Vacation Club Cruises has all the latest and greatest inventory with excellent value for Members! - -

New for 2015-16 Royal Caribbean’s LEGEND Of THE SEAS from Brisbane with 18 departures to the South Pacific, Asia, Tropical North Queensland and even New Zealand. Princess continues its 50th Anniversary celebration in 2015 with 5 ships

*These activities vary from ship to ship. Please ask your sales consultant on your selected cruise. vacations edition one • 2015

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Top 1 5 C r u i s e D e s t i n at i on s 1.

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SUNSET IN HAWAII - Slow down to island time and watch the sun set over Waikiki Beach while sipping your favourite cocktail (or mocktail) – just gorgeous!

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CARNIVALE IN RIO - Dance the night away and samba your little tail off! You can really let your hair down in party-town, dress up and join the riot that is Rio.

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EUROPEAN RIVER CRUISES - Discover the heart of Europe - nothing beats a luxury river cruise. Immerse yourself in luxury as you enjoy the history, culture and more waiting around every river-bend

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ANTARCTICA - Become a real explorer (in comfort and style) as you cruise into icy waters, home to a myriad of wildlife including penguins, whales, seals and now you, all living among sparkling iceburgs.

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A SONNET FOR SHAKESPEARE - Explore your soulful side and wax lyrical as you cruise around the rolling green shores, hills and dales of UK, Scotland and Ireland. Experience it at least once, and we know, you’ll be back for more.

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BORA BORA - PARADISE ON EARTH - Sail into the South Pacific and discover this true paradise on earth. Stunning palm-fringed lagoons contrasting perfectly with crystal clear waters teeming with colourful, tropical fish. This is truly a paradise on earth.

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ASIAN ADVENTURE - Explore the mystic and cultural experiences of Asia from imperial China, to fragrant Thailand, bustling Vietnam, or a river cruise to the temples of Cambodia.

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CANADA & ALASKA - This wonderland of frontiers is a MUST SEE – cruise the Alaskan Inside Passage, marvel at sparkling glaciers, watch whales leap high and dolphins frolic all back-dropped by the beautiful Canadian Rocky Mountains.. (perhaps combine with a Rocky Mountaineer rail tour)

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AUSTRALIA’S KIMBERLEY - Bright blues, vibrant greens, the red earth all combine to create a magical landscape full of unique animals and Dreamtime - a once-in-a-lifetime journey

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CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL OF JAPAN - Join a dedicated cruise to circumnavigate this amazing destination and to experience the delicate blossoms gently fall from Osaka to Tokyo, Sapporo to Hiroshima – all over Japan throughout March and April.

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SCANDINAVIAN FJORDS - From the picturesque to the breathtaking, from soaring fjords, icy waterfalls and glacial waterways to a myriad of birds and sealife, Scandinavian and Nordic cultures and beyond. Here is a cruise that inspires and allows one to appreciate the majesty of nature at work.

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MEDITERRANEAN CRUISE – Dance a flamenco in Spain, savour croissants in the south of France, try your luck in Monaco, eat gelato in Italy, sun yourself on a Greek Isle, discover history of ancient times, relish the exotic spices of Morocco and so much more as you sail around the beautiful blue Mediterranean.

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THE MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI - You’ll feel like Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer as you navigate the Mighty Mississippi River onboard an historic paddle-wheeler from times gone by. Perhaps even meet a Huck or Tom or two.

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CARIBBEAN & PANAMA COMBO – Listen to the lyrical sound of steel drums as you combine one of man’s greatest engineering feats the Panama with a tropical Caribbean cruise through this magical isthmus.

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LET’S GO EVERYWHERE – What better way to see our big wide world than on a cruise. Mix all the different histories and cultures, as many lands, oceans and seas as you can think of, with the added bonus of your onboard accommodation, dining, entertainment and more included and you have one amazing journey ahead of you!

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Accor Vacation Club Cruises

now based in Oz. Highlights this summer include: the GOLDEN PRINCESS making Melbourne her homeport; a first-time summer season of cruising from Fremantle; expanded season out of Brisbane: year-round cruising to the South Pacific from Sydney and an extensive cruise program also sailing from Auckland.

P&O’s biggest season ever! Two new ships join the P&O fleet The PACIFIC ARIA and the PACIFIC EDEN! New itineraries include first-time departures from Cairns, Adelaide and Singapore. Expanded seasons out of Melbourne, Freemantle and Auckland. As well as a whole range of regular South Pacific, Australia, Asia and even Round the World itineraries to choose from.

Azamara Club Cruises expands its luxury cruising program in Australia with 5 exciting departures to their top destinations including Top End, the Great Barrier Reef, East Coast and New Zealand.

So…. now’s the time to get your summer cruise organised, ready for when you shed those winter woollies and strut out in your summer swimmers! Ahhhh but the magic of cruising means you don’t even have to wait. There’s always a sunny climate to cruise too available year- round! All you need to do is pick up the phone and call Accor Club Cruises today because we know where the sun is. Bon Voyage!

Moreton Island - QLD

Contact Accor Vacation Club Cruises for all your cruise queries, if you need information or inspiration for your next cruise. AUS 1300 76 14 14 | NZ 0800 76 14 14 | Int. +61 7 5595 3290 *These cruise articles on pages 14 to 17 have been supplied by Accor Vacation Club Cruises’ third party provider and APVC Limited does not warrant the accuracy of the information. Accor Vacation Club Cruises is a benefit available to Premiere Plus Members. vacations edition one • 2015

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h g i H n a i r o t Vic Country

Classic elegance has arrived in the Victorian High Country

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the sebel

Pinnacle Valley Resort Classic elegance has arrived in the Victorian High Country in the form of the newly refurbished The Sebel Pinnacle Valley Resort. The property recently underwent an extensive refurbishment campaign and the results are stunning. Not only did all 42 apartments and chalets undergo a complete makeover but the common areas including, restaurant, lobby and conference areas also saw an amazing transformation. The revamped suites and chalets offer a new standard for alpine luxury. The one-bedroom suites or two bedroom chalets all with separate lounge, dining and kitchen facilities. A mix of warm timber floors and sumptuous carpets cover the floors while soft furnishings in silver, grey and red add an elegant warmth to the well-appointed space.

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EXPERIENCE The April Member Event held at the prestigious Pullman Melbourne on the Park has been hailed as a huge success with Members revelling in the atmosphere and making the most of the occassion. Over 250 Members attended the event with around 180 Members staying overnight to really make the most of the weekend.

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Proceedings started with an afternoon Member Workshop where Members were brought up to date on all things ‘The Club’.

DRINKS & CANAPÉS

Drinks and Canapés followed where everyone enjoyed the chance for a chat and to mingle.

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The event was hosted by Sam McCool who was warmly received by all.

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“We have learnt more at this workshop than any of the others that we have attended. “ BUSTING DANCE MOVES UNFORGETTABLE MEMBER EXPERIENCE PRIZES AWARDED ON THE NIGHT

“The venue was excellent as was the entertainment and finger food and drinks offered on the night.”

Can’t make it to a workshop! Just remember, you can always call your Member Services Team who can assist with any questions you have regarding how to use your Membership.

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One of our happy Members who recently attended the Melbourne Member Event went the extra mile and made a real weekend of it, attending the RICKY MARTIN concert on the following night to round out two great days of entertainment. If the photos are anything to go by, Ricky certainly didn’t disappoint as the show earnt rave reviews and was enjoyed by all. Thanks Bob for the photos and we’re thrilled that you had a great time. We hope to see you at the next upcoming Member Event.

Melbourne Member Event Photo’s courtesy of Bob.

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Due to the overwhelming success of our Melbourne Member Event, we also had a ‘SELL-OUT’ event in Sydney

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Meet our energetic and highly experienced team who are passionate about delivering the perfect skydiving adventure. Byron Bay, Central Coast, Hunter Valley, Great Ocean Road, Melbourne, Yarra Valley, Perth, York, Rockingham 1300 663 634 www.skydive.com.au

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Skydive the Beach and Beyond

Breathtaking one hour flight over the Gold Coast and Hinterland, then enjoy a delicious 5 star Champagne buffet breakfast at the award winning Chelo’s Restaurant. Book now!

Situated in the hub of the popular Broadbeach dining precinct. Providing a wonderful open air venue to enjoy lunch and dinner all year round. (07) 5504 5335 6/20 Queensland Ave, Broadbeach QLD 4218

08 9753 2424 31 Glendon Rd Ludlow WA 6280 www.cheddarcheese.com.au

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Award winning Cheeses for free tasting. An excellent venue with great coffee.

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Spa at Chateau Elan Your special so take advantage of the $50 discount on treatments 50min in length or more, (Mon-Fri). Call Member Services for Voucher. Terms and conditions apply.

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Tamburlaine Organic Wines Tamburlaine is Australia’s largest producer of organic wines, established in 1966 in the renowned Pokolbin district of the Hunter Valley. Vineyard and winery tour including private tasting with organic cheese plate, 2 bottles of any 375ml or 750ml Tamburlaine wine to take home Normal Value $106 – Member rate $49. (02) 4998 4200 address 358 McDonalds Road, Pokolbin, NSW 2320 phone

Two Fat Blokes Gourmet Tours Is a small tour company that has a true love of good food and great wines and the joy of sharing it with others.

0414 316 859 1443 Wine Country Drive, Rothbury NSW 2320 visit www.twofatblokes.com.au phone

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(03) 5777 0515 web www.jamiesonbrewery.com.au phone

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One of north east Victoria’s hidden secrets, with a large collection of exotic and native animals on 30 acres of picturesque parkland featuring lovely views across the Delatite Valley to Mt Buller.

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03 9620 7177 address 10 Bligh Place, Melbourne, VIC 3000 phone

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Sandalford Winery - Swan Valley Founded in 1840, dine amongst the rustic ambiance of limestone, wood and a grand open fire. Complimentary main course when another main course of equal value is purchased. PLUS 40% discount, view online our Accor Vacation Club portfolio. 08 9379 9400 Corner Meadow and Swan Streets, Guildford, WA 6055 phone

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Wanaka Flightseeing

Bistro du Monde

20%* Discount

(03) 5777 3576 1064 Mansfield-Wood Point Road, Mansfield, VIC 3722 phone

KIDS RECEIVE A BUCKET OF FOOD TO FEED THE ANIMALS*

The Deck on High

10%* Discount

0412 104 696 321 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, VIC, 3000 phone

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15%* Discount BOOKINGS MUST BE MADE BY PHONE

Offering flights from the famous Milford Sound to the spectacular West Coast Glaciers, Wanaka Flightseeing offers Flights of Discovery. Enjoy uninterrupted window viewing over the Southern Alps, remote Doubtful Sound and rugged Mount Cook– or combine a scenic jet boat safari on the Dart River. A booking bonus offers free admission to the NZ Fighter Pilots Museum in Wanaka. web

www.flightseeing.co.nz +64 3 249 8787

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info@haheiexplorer.co.nz +64 7 866 3910

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Snowshoeing and Heli-snowshoeing Tours If you can walk you can snowshoe Wander through spectacular mountain scenery and enjoy the open spaces, fresh air and the natural world. Half and full day tours available.

15%* Discount

Queenstown web www.snowshoeing.co.nz email info@nzwalks.com

BOOKINGS MUST BE MADE DIRECT

10%* Discount BOOKINGS MUST BE MADE DIRECT BY CALLING OR EMAIL

Queenstown web www.raft.co.nz phone +64 3 442 7318 / 0900 423 836 (NZ only)

BOOKINGS MUST BE MADE BY PHONE

www.mitrepeak.com phone +64 3 249 8110 web

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From the icon locations of Mount Cook, Twizel, Franz Josef, Fox Glacier and Queenstown, The Helicopter Line can take you on a scenic flight to discover New Zealand’s National Parks, glaciers, mountains and lakes, often with a snow landing.

15%* Discount

Queenstown web www.helicopter.co.nz phone +64 3 752 0767

Milford Sound Scenic Flights

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info@glassbottomboatwhitianga. co.nz phone +64 7 867 1952

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Mitre Peak Cruises Discover the beauty of Milford Sound with Mitre Peak Cruises. Operating daily cruises, each two hour cruise ventures up the fiord out to the Tasman Sea. Explore cascading waterfalls, towering cliffs, rugged peaks, lush rainforest, seals, penguins and dolphins.

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Challenge Rafting operates exciting half-day trips on the Shotover and Kawarau Rivers. The Kawarau River provides an exhilarating trip for first time rafters. The Shotover River provides the challenge for those looking for extra excitement and thrills.

Glass Bottom Boat Cathedral Cove Cruise Come and explore the wonderful marine life on this unique 2 hour Eco adventure – keep your eye out for dolphins, penguins and NZ fur seals – don’t miss out!

Challenge Rafting

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64 7 348 1328 1000 Hinemoa St, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand phone

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Polynesian Spa Rotorua NZ voted top 10 world day spa resort, overlooking Lake Rotorua, relax and unwind in the hot mineral pools at Polynesian Spa. Cast your eyes to the hills in the distance and reflect on this tranquil volcanic landscape once not so peaceful. Clouds of steam arise from the lake from springs deep below the water’s surface.

15%* Discount BOOKINGS MUST BE MADE BY PHONE

Milford Sound Scenic Flights is one of the region’s most experienced flight seeing operators, flying visitors to and from Milford Sound for over 20 years. All of our passengers have a window seat for uninterrupted viewing and our experienced pilots provide an informative commentary, highlighting points of interest along the way. web

www.milfordflights.co.nz +64 3 442 3065

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*The above benefits are provided by businesses by agreement with Accor Vacation Club. These benefits are available to Première Plus Members and, from time to time, may change or no longer be available. Please contact the providers directly for more information.


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Scenic plane flights with Air Fiordland from Queenstown and Te Anau into Milford Sound. View the powerful and dramatic scenery of the Fiordland National Park from above and then from below on a boat cruise – the famous fly cruise fly package. Flight, coach and cruise options also available from Queenstown and Te Anau. web

www.airfiordland.com +64 3 442 3404

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15%* Discount BOOKINGS MUST BE MADE DIRECT

25%* discount

web

www.sofitel.com/5688

ON TREATMENTS (min 60mins)

10%* discount

10%* Discount BOOKINGS MUST BE MADE DIRECT

ON BEAUTY (waxing & nail-care)

15%* Discount BOOKINGS MUST BE MADE DIRECT

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Glacier Helicopters on the West Coast pioneered glacier and snow landings in New Zealand in 1970. Offering scenic helicopter flights that include a glacier landing enable visitors to interact and enjoy some of the most spectacular wonders of the natural world. web

www.glacierhelicopters.co.nz +64 3 751 0803

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Wanaka River Journeys

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Wanaka River Journeys, a unique half day wilderness jet boating adventure on the Matukituki River. See hanging glaciers, LOTR and Hobbit film locations and ice carved landscapes; enjoy local culture, a 50 minute forest walk and optional heli flight to the glaciers. More than a jet boat ride. email

info@wanakariverjourneys.co.nz phone 0800 544 555 (within NZ) web www.wanakariverjourneys.co.nz

Bombay Palace Authentic Indian Food Bombay Palace is a melting pot of Indian cuisine, presenting heady spices, fully flavoured curries and melt in your mouth simply sensational. Queenstown and Invercargill web www.bombay-palace.co.nz

10%* Discount

www.youvswild.co.nz info@nzwalks.com

email

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Interval Platinum includes all of our amazing Interval Gold benefits, including Hotel, Dining and Leisure Discounts. • Enjoy up to 50% off at more than 1,500 hotels, motels and resorts in Australia and New Zealand • Savings of up to 20% off at a range of restaurants throughout Australia and New Zealand • Dining and Leisure tear-out vouchers for substantial discounts at additional restaurants and leisure attractions Interval Platinum members also receive: • AU$/NZ$50 off all Getaway bookings • Free Guest Certificates (an AU$/NZ$59 value) • Platinum Escapes — at greatly reduced prices • Priority Getaway Viewing • Priority Pass Airport Lounge membership (a US$99 value) For more information on upgrading your membership please call an Interval International® Vacation Counsellor toll-free.

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Group Seasonal Calendar

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MID Start - End

VALUE Start - End

The Sebel Palm Cove Coral Coast North Queensland

01 Jan - 29 Jan 21 Mar - 14 Nov 13 Dec - 31 Dec

30 Jan - 12 Feb 15 Nov - 12 Dec

13 Feb - 20 Mar

Coral Coast Resort Palm Cove Accor Vacation Club Apartments Sunshine Coast, QLD

01 Jan - 29 Jan 21 Mar - 14 Nov 13 Dec - 31 Dec

30 Jan - 12 Feb 15 Nov - 12 Dec

13 Feb - 20 Mar

Twin Waters Sunshine Coast Accor Vacation Club Apartments Sunshine Coast, QLD

01 Jan - 30 Apr 01 Jun - 07 Aug 25 Aug - 31 Oct 30 Nov - 31 Dec

01 May - 31 May 08 Aug - 24 Aug 01 Nov - 29 Nov

Legends Hotel Surfers Paradise Accor Vacation Club Apartments Gold Coast, QLD

01 Jan - 30 Apr 08 Jun - 24 Jul 09 Sep - 31 Oct 30 Nov - 31 Dec

13 Aug - 08 Sep 01 Nov - 29 Nov

01 May - 07 Jun 25 Jul - 12 Aug

Turtle Beach Resort Mermaid Beach Accor Vacation Club Apartments Gold Coast, QLD

01 Jan - 30 Apr 08 Jun - 24 Jul 09 Sep - 31 Oct 30 Nov - 31 Dec

13 Aug - 08 Sep 01 Nov - 29 Nov

01 May - 07 Jun 25 Jul - 12 Aug

Novotel Pacific Bay Resort Accor Vacation Club Apartments Coffs Harbour, NSW

01 Jan - 31 Jan 01 Mar - 30 Apr 10 Jun - 24 Jul 05 Sep - 15 Oct 26 Nov - 31 Dec

01 Feb - 28 Feb 14 Aug - 04 Sep 16 Oct - 25 Nov

01 May - 09 Jun 25 Jul - 13 Aug

Novotel Lake Crackenback Resort Accor Vacation Club Apartments Snowy Mountains, NSW

01 Jan - 31 Jan 24 Mar - 25 Apr 11 Jun - 18 Oct 16 Dec - 31 Dec

01 Mar - 23 Mar 01 Jun - 10 Jun 19 Oct - 15 Dec

01 Feb - 28 Feb 26 Apr - 31 May

The Sebel Pinnacle Valley Resort Merrijig, VIC

01 Jan - 31 Jan 05 Jun - 26 Oct 26 Nov - 31 Dec

01 Mar - 30 Apr 27 Oct - 25 Nov

01 Feb - 28 Feb 01 May - 04 Jun

Grand Mercure The Links Accor Vacation Club Apartments Fleurieu Peninsula, SA

01 Jan - 18 Jun 05 Sep - 26 Nov 11 Dec - 31 Dec

19 Jun - 30 Aug 27 Nov - 10 Dec

31 Aug - 04 Sep

The Sebel Busselton Geographe Bay, WA

01 Jan - 12 May 01 Sep - 31 Dec

13 May - 29 May 07 Jun - 11 Jun 20 Jun - 21 Jul

30 May - 06 Jun 12 Jun - 19 Jun 22 Jul - 31 Aug

The Sebel Swan Valley The Vines Perth, WA

01 Jan - 07 May 25 Jul - 31 Dec

08 May - 11 Jun

12 Jun - 24 Jul

Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort Accor Vacation Club Apartments Coromandel Peninsula, NZ

01 Jan - 30 Apr 21 Aug - 29 Oct 07 Nov - 31 Dec

05 Jun - 30 Jul

01 May - 04 Jun 31 Jul - 20 Aug 30 Oct - 06 Nov

Grand Mercure Oakridge Resort Accor Vacation Club Apartments Wanaka, NZ

01 Jan - 30 Apr 01 Jul - 30 Sep 22 Nov - 31 Dec

13 Jun - 30 Jun 01 Oct - 21 Nov

01 May - 12 Jun

MGallery St Moritz Queenstown Accor Vacation Club Apartments Queentown, NZ

01 Jan - 31 Jan 24 Mar - 25 Apr 11 Jun - 18 Oct 16 Dec - 31 Dec

01 Mar - 23 Mar 01 Jun - 10 Jun 19 Oct - 15 Dec

01 Feb - 28 Feb 26 Apr - 31 May

01 Jan - 07 Jan 10 Apr - 31 Dec

08 Jan - 31 Jan 16 Mar - 09 Apr

Group A Properties

Novotel Bali Nusa Dua Accor Vacation Club Apartments Nusa Dua, BALI

01 Feb - 15 Mar

Première Points Chart 2 Bedroom Apartment

Studio Properties Season

Weekly

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thurs

Fri

Sat

Sun

Season

Weekly

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thurs

Fri

Sat

Sun

High

2,700

324

324

324

324

540

540

324

High

5,000

600

600

600

600

1,000

1,000

600

Mid

1,800

216

216

216

216

360

360

216

Mid

3,300

396

396

396

396

660

660

396

144

Value

2,100

252

252

252

252

420

420

252

Value

1,200

144

144

144

144

240

240

1 Bedroom Apartment

3 Bedroom Apartment

Season

Weekly

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thurs

Fri

Sat

Sun

Season

Weekly

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thurs

Fri

Sat

Sun

High

4,000

480

480

480

480

800

800

480

High

7,000

840

840

840

840

1,400

1,400

840

Mid

2,600

312

312

312

312

520

520

312

Mid

5,000

600

600

600

600

1,000

1,000

600

Value

1,800

216

216

216

216

360

360

216

Value

3,100

372

372

372

372

620

620

372

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HIGH Start - End

MID Start - End

Freshwater Point Resort Broadbeach Accor Vacation Club Apartments Gold Coast, QLD

01 Jan - 30 Apr 01 Jun - 3 Aug 14 Aug - 31 Oct 01 Dec - 31 Dec

01 May - 31 May 4 Aug - 13 Aug 01 Nov - 30 Nov

Grand Mercure The Vintage Accor Vacation Club Apartments Hunter Valley, NSW

01 Jan - 30 Apr 06 Jun - 16 Jul 04 Sep - 31 Dec

30 May - 05 Jun 17 Jul - 20 Aug

01 May - 29 May 21 Aug - 03 Sep

The Sebel Darling Harbour The Pinnacle Sydney, NSW

01 Jan - 30 Apr 19 Jun - 23 Jul 21 Aug - 31 Dec

05 Jun - 18 Jun 24 Jul - 29 Jul 07 Aug - 20 Aug

01 May - 04 Jun 30 Jul - 06 Aug

The Sebel Bowral Heritage Park Bowral, NSW

01 Jan - 31 Jan 01 Mar - 31 May 04 Aug - 31 Dec

09 Jun - 03 Aug

01 Feb - 28 Feb 01 Jun - 08 Jun

The Sebel Melbourne Flinders Lane Melbourne, VIC

01 Jan - 30 Apr 19 Jun - 23 Jul 21 Aug - 31 Dec

05 Jun - 18 Jun 24 Jul - 29 Jul 07 Aug - 20 Aug

01 May - 04 Jun 30 Jul - 06 Aug

Grand Mercure Basildene Manor Accor Vacation Club Apartments Margaret River, WA

01 Jan - 31 May 08 Sep - 31 Dec

19 Jun - 13 Aug

01 Jun - 18 Jun 14 Aug - 07 Sep

The Sebel Creswick Forest Resort Creswick, VIC

01 Jan - 30 Apr 19 Jun - 15 Jul 18 Sep - 31 Dec

05 Jun - 18 Jun 16 Jul - 13 Aug 05 Sep - 17 Sep

01 May - 04 Jun 14 Aug - 04 Sep

Group B Properties

VALUE Start - End

Première Points Chart 2 Bedroom Apartment

Studio Properties Mon

Tues

Wed

Thurs

Fri

Sun

Season

700

420

High

7,000

840

840

840

840

1,400

1,400

840

500

300

Mid

5,000

600

600

600

600

1,000

1,000

600

180

Value

3,000

360

360

360

360

600

600

360

Season

Weekly

Sat

High

3,500

420

420

420

420

700

Mid

2,500

300

300

300

300

500

Value

1,500

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180

180

180

300

300

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Mon

Tues

Wed

Thurs

Fri

Sat

Sun

3 Bedroom Apartment

Deluxe Studio Season

Weekly

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thurs

Fri

Sat

Sun

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Weekly

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thurs

Fri

Sat

Sun

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480

480

480

800

800

480

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1,080

1,080

1,080

1,800

1,800

1,080

Mid

2,600

312

312

312

312

520

520

312

Mid

6,500

780

780

780

780

1,300

1,300

780

Value

1,800

216

216

216

216

360

360

216

Value

4,300

516

516

516

516

860

860

516

1 Bedroom Apartment Season

Weekly

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thurs

Fri

Sat

Sun

High

4,500

540

540

540

540

900

900

540

Mid

3,500

420

420

420

420

700

700

420

Value

2,100

252

252

252

252

420

420

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MAXIMISE YOUR MEMBERSHIP USE YOUR BOOKING WINDOWS EFFECTIVELY

12 MTHS

Platinum, Traveller and Corporate Membersare able to make 7 night reservations with points

11 MTHS

Gold Members are able to make 7 night reservations with points

10 MTHS

Silver and Bronze Members are able to make 7 night reservations with points

6 MTHS

All Members - can make 4-6 night reservations with points - can make 2-3 night reservations with points ( Excluding Fri/Sat nights )

45 DAYS

All Members - can make 2-3 night reservations with points (Including Fri/Sat nights)

30 DAYS

All Members - can make 1 night  reservations with points

14 DAYS

Bonus Time is available to all Members (min rates apply, m  in 2 nights, max 4 nights)

5 DAYS

Bonus Time is available for Members’ guests when the Member isn’t staying

TIP

If you need to travel during school holidays, events such as Christmas, Easter, AFL, NRL, Tennis, Grand Prix, Racing Carnivals, Concerts or celebrating an anniversary or birthday ...remember to book on the day your Booking Window opens!

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Important Contacts Member Services Monday to Friday 8:00am to 7:00pm AEST excluding National Public Holidays Saturday 8:30am to 4:30pm AEST excluding National Public Holidays Level 2, Accor Vacation Club Building, 14 Edgewater Court, Robina QLD 4226 PO Box 3755, Robina Town Centre, QLD 4230 www.accorvacationclub.com.au TOLL FREE Telephone AUS 1300 76 14 14 Telephone NZ 0800 76 14 14 Telephone International +61 7 5595 3290 Press the following Options for

• Interval International - exchange and point deposit inquiries • Club Reservations and Point Inquiries • Member Services • Club Billings • Accor Hotels Select Reservations

Member Reservations Member Services Member Education

msreservations@accorvacationclub.com.au info@accorvacationclub.com.au workshops@accorvacationclub.com.au

Facsimile AUS Facsimile International

1300 76 17 17 +61 7 5595 3281

- Press option 0 - Press option 1 - Press option 2  - Press option 3 - Press option 4

Accor Vacation Club Cruises Monday to Friday 7:30am to 6:00pm AEST excluding National Public Holidays Saturday 7:30am to 2:00pm AEST excluding National Public Holidays www.accorvacationclubcruises.com.au TOLL FREE Telephone AUS 1300 558 433 Telephone NZ 0800 558 433 Accor Vacation Club Billings Billings Facsimile AUS Billings Facsimile International Member Billings

1300 76 13 43 +61 7 5595 3282 billing@accorvacationclub.com.au

APVC Finance APVC Finance AUS APVC Finance NZ APVC Finance International

1800 446 513 0800 222 675 +61 7 5501 7310

Amore Referral Program Telephone AUS Telephone NZ Email

1800 80 32 70 0800 001 707 referrals@accorvacationclub.com.au

A-Gift Telephone AUS 1800 267 950 Telephone NZ 0800 222 670 Email agift@accorvacationclub.com.au Membership Upgrades Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm, excluding National Public Holidays Telephone AUS 1800 00 71 18 Telephone NZ 0800 00 71 89 Facsimile +61 7 5501 7351 Email upgrades@accorvacationclub.com.au Accor Vacation Club Travel by Flight Centre Telephone AUS Telephone NZ International Email

Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.00pm (AEST) By appointment only Saturdays 8.30am to 5.00pm (AEST) By appointment only C/Escape Travel Macarthur Central, Shop LG2, 255 Queen Street, Brisbane QLD 4000 1800 70 80 90 0800 451 997 +61 7 3181 8900 travel@accorvacationclub.com.au

Interval International Monday to Friday 8.30am to 6.30pm (AEST) Saturdays 8.30am to 5.00pm (AEST) Telephone AUS 0011 800 4683 7825 Telephone NZ 00 800 4683 7825 Facsimile AUS 1800 265 592 Facsimile NZ 0800 880 342  Email anzmemberservices@intervalintl.com Europcar Telephone AUS 1300 65 95 45 (Quote 47674691) Telephone NZ 0800 80 01 15 (Quote 47674691) Telephone International +61 3 9330 6160 Email reservations@europcar.com.au AccorHotels Accor Reservation Services AUS 1300 88 08 86 Accor Reservation Services NZ 0800 44 44 22 www.Accorhotels.com AccorPlus Telephone AUS 1300 36 36 37 Telephone NZ 0800 44 09 82 www.accorplus.com Le Club Accorhotels Telephone AUS +61 2 8023 8787 http://www.accorhotels.com/gb/leclub

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Vacations 2015 edition 1  

The latest edition of Vacations Magazine - Edition 1 2015

Vacations 2015 edition 1  

The latest edition of Vacations Magazine - Edition 1 2015

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