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iBIS STYLES HOBART

SIGHTS OF SOUTH AMERICA

REFURBISHMENT NEWS

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Check out Accor Hotels Select’s latest edition to the popular program.

We have selected four of our favourite MUST SEE sights and regions.

The Coffs Harbour Club property rooms have been transformed.


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CONTENTS INDEX

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Accor Vacation Club - Club Facts Accor Hotels Select Elite Accor Hotels Select Asia ibis Styles Hobart -Accor Hotels Select New General Manager of Hotel Operations Cruises - Sights of South America Cruises - South Pacific Options Cruises - Without breaking the budget Property Refurbishment - Novotel Pacific Bay Resort Member Workshops and Events Three Great Stays in WA What to do in southern WA Property Refurbishment - Turtle Beach Resort Mermaid Beach Property Refurbishment - Grand Mercure Oakridge Resort Flight Centre - Top 10 South Pacific Islands Seasonal Calendar and Booking Windows Important Contacts

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.

editor: Brett Becker - General Manager Club Operations designer: Troy Davanzo - Communications Manager Scott Rowley - Graphic Designer articles:

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

We make every effort to ensure that the content in this magazine is correct at the time of printing. However, some items outside of our control may change from time to time.


FROM THE

CEO Dear Members,

It’s hard to believe we are already halfway through 2017, but I’m sure you will be happy to read in this edition what your Accor Vacation Club team has been doing this year to improve your Membership experience. We have almost completed the Club’s property refurbishment cycle, having this year finished a total makeover of our apartments at Novotel Pacific Bay Resort in Coffs Harbour and ‘soft’ refurbishments of the Accor Vacation Club apartments at Turtle Beach Resort-Gold Coast and Oakridge Resort in Wanaka, New Zealand. Thanks to all of you who have provided us such wonderful comments on the refurbishment team’s achievements. We have already started work at The Sebel Melbourne Flinders Lane and are about to start work at Links Lady Bay in South Australia, with The Sebel Sydney Manly Beach and The Sebel Darling Harbour The Pinnacle hoped to be completed before year end. We continue to receive great feedback on the hotel review site TripAdvisor, with a number of our hotels and resorts holding the number one ranking in their categories. I am very grateful to you all for your support in providing comments and can assure you that this feedback is read daily by the teams and your positive comments make their day. Mine, too! We have also seen substantial growth in our Facebook page following, so thanks again to all of you who not only follow our site but also take the time to post comments and photos of your experiences on your travels. I am pleased to announce a new addition to the Accor Vacation Club leadership team. We have recently appointed Phil Reid as our General Manager of Hotel Operations and we have a feature article on him in this edition. Phil is an Accor veteran having spent 18 years with the group in a number of positions in Europe and South East Asia. We are very glad to have him join Accor Vacation Club and look forward to working with him to continue improving our already impressive hotel service levels. We celebrate a few major milestones this year. Our Member Event and Workshop program recorded its 10,000th guest since its inception. We have a busy program scheduled for the remainder of this year so if you haven’t already attended a workshop, watch for one coming to a venue near you. If you have already been to one, consider attending again because the Club continues to evolve in leaps and bounds and there is always something new to learn.

Another major milestone we are sure to see this year is in the success of our Accor Hotels Select program, which we envisage will soon record its 50,000th room night since the program began. It is so good to see the number and variety of new destinations being added, most recently Ibis Styles Hobart, offering a much wanted location in Tasmania. We also have seen this year, the immediate success of the Accor Hotels Select Asia and Elite tiered programs giving those with higher levels of Club Membership more opportunities to use their points. This has added more than 55 locations to our ever expanding network. Accor Vacation Club continues to grow and this year we have added further inventory to The Sebel Sydney Manly Beach to meet increasing demand for this wonderful property. We also continue to be on constant lookout for new properties to enhance your Membership experience. We hope to make an exciting announcement about a new location for the Club coming later this year. Watch this space! If you are not yet subscribed to our news update email distribution list and would like to be, please contact your friendly Member Services team to ensure you receive Club updates,including last minute availability and hotel refurbishment information. We work in a demanding industry that’s not without its challenges, and on a personal note I want to extend my grateful thanks to all our Members who provide me with such outstanding feedback and support. I do hope you enjoy this edition of your Vacations magazine and that it inspires you to take some fantastic breaks. Happy Holidays

Craig Wood Chief Executive Officer Accor Vacation Club CEO@accorvacationclub.com.au vacations edition two • 2017

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VIP loyalty treatment WITH ACCORHOTELS

As a Première Plus Member, you are entitled to receive VIP loyalty benefits every time you stay at over 200 AccorHotels* across Australia, New Zealand and the Islands of Tahiti. , New Zealand and French Polynesia. PRIORITY WELCOME CHECK-IN

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*These additional benefits are only applicable when you book directly via the AccorHotels.com website or another AccorHotels brand website, via the AccorHotels app, through our reservation call centres or direct with our hotels. These benefits are not applicable in all ibis Budget hotels and at Novotel Coffs Harbour Pacific Bay Resort, Grand Mercure Apartments The Vintage, Hunter Valley and Swissôtel Sydney. ^Complimentary WiFi is limited to 512kbs. **Late check-out is subject to availability on arrival and may be available up until 2pm.


over 3,800 room nights Accor Hotels Select Accor Hotels Select ASIA

over 130 cruises booked to the value of $1 million

Accor Hotels Select ELITE

Favourite Destinations Australian Cruises, South Pacific & European River Cruises

CLUB FACTS

WHAT’S HAPPENED SO FAR IN 2017 EVENTS

WORKSHOPS and EVENTS So far this year, we have held the highly successful and informative Member Workshops at:

WORKSHOPS

• M Gallery The Playford Adelaide SA • The Sebel Launceston Launceston TAS

• Pullman Melbourne On The Park Melbourne VIC • Novotel Canberra Canberra ACT • Novotel Twin Waters Sunshine Coast QLD

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The following Club propertie

Novotel Pacific Bay Resort

Turtle Beach Resort

Grand Mercure Oakridge Resort


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Call your friendly Member Services team to find out more or to make a booking.


ACCOR HOTELS SELECT

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Asia AUS 1300 76 14 14 (press Option 2) NZ 0800 76 14 14 (press Option 2)


ibis Styles Hobart

Opening July 2017 We are excited to announce the addition of ibis Styles Hobart to the Accor Hotels Select program. In the Member Survey conducted last year, 54% of respondants said they wanted locations in Tasmania. ibis Styles Hobart is the newest property in the vibrant Hobart CBD, adjacent to The Commonwealth Government Centre. The hotel comprises 11 floors of 296 rooms, a fitness centre, swimming pool, basement parking and restaurant featuring Asian street food concept. This playfully designed hotel is centrally located and just a short walk from the famous Salamanca market.

173-177 Macquarie St 7000 - HOBART


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Meet the new General Manager Hotel Operations

Phil Reid Resort Services

Where were you employed prior to joining the Accor Vacation Club family? I was working for Accor Hotels in Bali and had the opportunity of working closely with the Accor Vacation Club team during my tenure there. I was so overwhelmed with curiosity at what I saw that when the chance to transition over to the Accor Vacation Club Family

until I became F&B Director at the same property whilst being seconded to some of the newer properties (around Spain) at the time to establish brand standards and F&B concepts. I was so fortunate to be in Spain at the time as this was the beginning of the food revolution which has since seen Spain as the Mecca of good food and wine around the world.

presented itself I jumped at it.

From here on I took a few different roles

How long have you been working for Accor overall?

before deciding to move to SE Asia to see

I began my career with Accor in 2000. I

property and gained a wealth of knowledge

was working as a translator and teacher in

working in a high demand market and of

Madrid and saw a hotel and dropped my

course with a completely different culture.

CV at the reception desk. Three hours later

From there I moved on to Bali for a brand

I was working behind the bar at the Sofitel

new Mercure located in Legian and enjoyed

Madrid! Accor has always represented

the opportunity of seeing that particular

that sort of dynamism and for this reason I

hotel become a market leader within 12

continue to enjoy a full and rewarding career.

months of opening thanks to an extremely

From my beginnings in Food and Beverage

dedicated and passionate team. Having

service I worked my way through the ranks

worked in a few different countries and

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and then took a couple of GM hotel roles something new and that was exactly what I found. I started in Jakarta at a large CBD


now being a family man I decided it was time

the depth of talent we have distributed

to come home to Australia after an absence of

across the country by bringing them closer

18 years.

together. I will be present across the portfolio and will endeavour to build strong

What are you main responsibilities as the General Manager Hotel Operations?

relationships and bring us even closer to

The responsibilities are varied, however as

What do you like to do when you’re not at work?

would be expected, my primary role will be dedicated to delivering consistently high

the Members so we can plan changes in accordance to the member feedback.

quality standards to our Members across the

I am first and foremost a dedicated and

portfolio of properties. For that to happen, I

proud father and spend most, if not all,

will work very closely with the teams to make

of my free time with my amazing wife

sure every decision made always takes into

and daughter. We love to travel and to

account the benefit to member experience.

experience different cultures particularly

I will also be active in the comprehensive

through their cuisine and have had

refurbishment plan for AVC and look forward

the opportunity to integrate into a few

to bringing some of my traditional hotel skills

different cultures over the years. Other

to the table even though all our properties

than that, I’m a keen cricketer having

are already exceptionally well appointed and

competed in ICC World Cricket level

possess extraordinary teams.

tournaments in Europe which has been an amazing experience. Perhaps the most

What are your plans, hopes and goals in your new role? My objective is to make an impact on the quality of product and service that we are currently delivering whilst assisting the team

satisfying part of cricket for me has been coaching young kids throughout different destinations from young development teams to underprivileged kids in emerging areas.

to fulfil their potential by taking advantage of

“I will be present across the portfolio and will endeavour to build strong relationships and bring us even closer to the members so we can plan changes in accordance to the member feedback.”

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Four Sights of South America

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Must see South America holds many once-ina-lifetime destinations for the ultimate bucket list. We have selected four of our favourite MUST SEE sights and regions. They include the spectacular Machu Picchu, the uniquely interesting Galapagos

HERE ARE OUR TOP PICKS FIRST UP IS… MACHU PICCHU – PERU The archaeological heritage of the Inca and Aztecs are on par with any ancient civilisation, and have been recognised by UNESCO World Heritage. The cities of Lima and the capital of the Inca Empire Cusco, Sacred Valley, the mystery of the Nasca Lines, and the ultimate goal of many travellers – the lost city of the Inca’s, Machu Picchu.

Islands, the majestic Iguazú Falls and the much under-rated region of Patagonia. Although seemingly remote, these locations are easily accessible as you cruise along the coastlines of Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru and beyond. You can thoroughly experience the heart and soul of South America through her unique UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites, natural wonders and vibrant, unique cities. Now is the time to be captivated by raw beauty, untouched environments and unique cultures.

Imagine watching the sun rise, surrounded by the snow-covered peaks of the Andes Mountains, gazing out over the “Lost City of the Inca’s” – Machu Picchu. Almost 13 hectares of granite carved blocks, precisely fitted to create palaces, houses, sun-worship temples and more. Mysteriously abandoned only 100 years after construction, this unique landmark attracts over 2000 tourists each day for that once-in-a-lifetime experience. Visiting this region can easily be achieved by ship, with many cruise itineraries allowing ample time to sightsee - most staying 1-2 days in port (check your itinerary with your consultant to be sure). For example, Princess Cruises offers a 3

day overland excursion taking in Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu during their 17 day Andes & South America cruise onboard Emerald Princess in December 2017.

NEXT UP ARE… THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS – ECUADOR Sitting astride the Equator off the coast of Ecuador is the archipelago of the Galapagos Islands. As a natural haven for many uniquely diverse animals and native vegetation, this twice-listed World Heritage area is inspiration for many, not least the famous scientist Charles Darwin. A photographers paradise, each island environment ranges from volcanic rocks to cactus laden desert, carob trees, guava and passionflower through to pristine white sand beaches and sapphire blue sparkling waters. Reptiles dominate the tiny islands, from colourful land and marine iguanas, snakes, lizards and the famous, ageold giant tortoises. The sea and shores are home to vibrantly coloured crabs, “chocolate-chip” starfish, iridescent parrotfish, hammerhead sharks, whales, dolphins and sealions, too many to count. vacations edition two • 2017

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Iguazu Falls, Brazil

Discover a multitude of bird life, from Darwin’s finches to the more exotic Blue Footed Booby and red breast of the Magnificent Frigate Bird. It’s home to the world’s only equatorial penguins, as well as flocks of flamingo, grebe, ducks, falcons, hawks, ospreys and kingfishers - some of which are only found here in the Galapagos. As a great place to spot the rare and unusual, we made sure to add the Galapagos Islands to our South America MUST SEEs discover and explore destinations.

THEN THERE IS… IGUAZÚ FALLS – BRAZIL & ARGENTINA Iguazú Falls are located within a seemingly untouched lush, sub-tropical rainforest and national park jampacked full of interesting and unique flora and fauna. And as a haven for more than 2,000 plant species, over 350 bird species, more than 80 types of mammals and countless insects and invertebrates – we have another naturelovers dream destination. Set on the border between Argentina and Brazil, the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Iguazú Falls is certainly a sight to behold. This wonder of nature spans 2.7 kilometres with over 275 breathtaking, thundering waterfalls plunging up to 82metres headlong into rocks below. And, at nearly twice the size of Niagara Falls, and wider than Victoria Falls, the Iguazú Falls holds the record for the world’s largest waterfalls system. vacations edition two • 2017

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This whole region is easily accessed from Buenos Aires, an amazing city itself to tango through. Cruise lines such as Holland America Line, Silversea, MSC and Princess Cruises among others, all offer excursions for this bucket list adventure. Iguazú Falls is a true testament to the immense natural power of water – just one thing to remember… you will get wet!

AND FINALLY… PATAGONIA – ARGENTINA & CHILE Every traveller yearns for a re-energising and newfound love of travel, and Patagonia is just the thing to provide that inspiration. First, be welcomed into an historic Gaucho culture, with it’s fascinating music, cuisine, clothing, customs


and nomadic lifestyle. Discover the nobility and characteristics of an Argentine cattle ranching tradition that has been around since colonization by Spain and Portugal in the 16th century! Take time out to explore Patagonia’s fascinating rugged land and seascapes, starting in Argentina and Chile, sweeping south into the fragile, ice-laden southern tip of the Southern American continent. Few think of her wild, breathtaking scenery when they imagine the southern regions of South America. Yet you can explore such diverse contrasts of nature, from fjords and glaciers, to petrified forests and desert steppes, the dormant tranquility of snow-capped volcanoes and so much more - there is really no other place like it on earth. Patagonia and the remote southern tip is very popular those looking for expedition cruising and perfect for any once-in-alifetime adventure. Lindblad National Geographic Cruises, Celebrity Cruises and Scenic Cruises could all get you up close and personal with the grandeur and sheer inspiration of this intriguing region. Ultimately, South America’s history, natural beauty and culture is ripe for discovery. There are many cruises designed to maximise visits to these once‑in-a-lifetime destinations. Whether you want to cruise in complete luxury or more simply, there is an itinerary to suit everyone. It’s time to add South America to your bucket list and give Accor Vacation Club Cruises a call today.

Perito Moreno Glacier - Argentina

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Been There

of Vanuatu, New Caledonia and Fiji. Yet there is so much more to cruising, different cruiselines, larger and smaller ships, budget holidays through to luxury once-in-a-lifetime cruises, oceans versus rivers, and the number of world destinations open to you are as limitless as your imagination. So… where to next?

So, you’ve cruised to the South Pacific onboard one of the many ships now gracing Australia’s shores and you are wondering, where to now? Many Australians and New Zealanders take their first cruise to the South Pacific every year. It’s one of our most popular cruises, and many cruisers repeat the journey time and again to the lovely islands vacations edition two • 2017

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For those who prefer to stay closer to home, you could embark on a circumnavigation cruise of Australia. Or the Land of The Long White Cloud. Or both! And depending on how much time you have available, what about a shorter segment of each cruise, say Brisbane to Perth, or the south island of New Zealand? It could just be your cup of tea! Do you like getting up close and personal with the Australian outback? Then a Murray River Cruise would be the ideal way to go. A few days cruising the majestic Murray, time to take in an historic paddle-wheeler, discovering pioneering Australia while experiencing our unique Australian flora and fauna and Dreamtime culture – simply beautiful, and right in our own backyard!


Done That... Or, let’s really get into that cruising culture with a longer cruise, readily available from most major ports. Transpacific cruises sailing from Sydney or Brisbane across the Pacific Ocean via Tahiti, Bora Bora and Hawaii (arguably the most beautiful places on earth), all the way to San Francisco, Vancouver or LA. From there you can sail up to Alaska, around the coastline of USA and Mexico… even through the Panama Canal and up into the Caribbean Islands!

Or start cruising from the other way… we are talking west from Perth, out across the Indian Ocean visiting the stunning Maldives, exotic Asia and India, Dubai, the coastline of Africa and beyond. And that’s cruising from our own Australian shores in a nutshell.

Plus, if you are not adverse to flying first, a whole world of cruise ports are wide open to you! I’m talking the whole shebang - ocean cruising or river cruising. From the rivers in Europe’s heartland to the blue of the Mediterranean Sea to Alaska’s sparkling coastline and Asia’s majestic Mekong River. Get out your explorer hat for an indepth adventure to South America, the Galapagos Islands, or the ultimate cruising adventure – Antarctica, the last frontier – sailing in absolute luxury of course… it’s the only way to cruise!

The South Pacific is right here on our doorstop, great for a first and second cruising experience or a few relaxing days away… and yet… as we have just seen, there are so many cruising options open to you. Call Accor Vacation Club Cruises for your next cruising adventure and have a chat with a cruise consultant for their insightful (and well informed) suggestions. Happy Cruising! vacations edition two • 2017

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Contact Accor Vacation Club Cruises for all your cruise queries, if you need information or inspiration for your next cruise. AUS 1300 558 433 | NZ 0800 558 433 Cruise articles on pages 14 to 21 have been supplied by Accor Vacation Club Cruises’ third party provider and APVC Limited (or any of its related parties) does not warrant the accuracy of the information. Accor Vacation Club Cruises is a Personal Benefit available to Première Plus Members only. vacations edition two • 2017

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Enjoy your Cruise Without Breaking the Budget! A cruise has much to make it the perfect holiday experience with all of your onboard accommodation, dining, entertainment and more included. Sometimes though, those little extras and incidentals can mount up - a deluxe coffee at breakfast, a massage or two in the luxury spa, dining at a speciality restaurant, extra drinks, bingo, the casino... SO, here are some tips to help you enjoy your cruising experience to the max without breaking the budget. • Consider paying a little extra right upfront for your cruising holiday and include any airfares or incidentals, so it’s all paid beforehand. • Some cruise lines will include gratuities prior to sailing, others include them once on board. If gratuities are not included, ask what the policy is BEFORE you sail so you can budget for this. (Gratuities are there to help appreciate those who have made your holiday memorable). • Decide BEFORE you sail if a massage, facial treatment or other Spa services are an essential while on holiday. If so, include the little luxuries into your cruise budget. • Add a beverage package to your cruise to keep the costs down on incidentals. Take note - some river cruises have ALL meals, beverages and on‑shore excursions already included! • Plan your own excursions. The downside of this of course is that you MUST make sure you get back to the dock in time so you could be left behind! Sometimes its best to go with a cruise lines excursions as the best of the destination is highlighted, and if the tour is delayed, the ship will wait. • Arrive early to your embarkation city and do some extra sightseeing before your cruise. • Although its a nice to have a professional photograph taken while on board, it is an expense. Use your own camera to snap memories of a lifetime and save. • Internet onboard can sometimes be unreliable, slower and the costs may mount up. If you absolutely have to be online during your cruise holiday, use shore days to stay connected – there’s usually an onshore café or McD’s with connectivity somewhere. • If you feel the need to brave the passengers onboard laundry to wash clothes go right ahead. My personal opinion is that I am on holiday and it’s my time for a break from washing up, tidying up, laundry and cooking. The extra is well worth it - believe me. The biggest tip I can offer is to keep track of your purchases, don’t go overboard, and make sure to factor in a few little luxuries along the way after all you are on holiday! Happy sailing - Jackie H


Novotel Pacific Bay Resort Accor Vacation Club Apartments

Creating a design for the apartments at Coffs Harbour was a wonderful opportunity to showcase the grand size of these apartments and introduce luxurious furniture pieces.

luxurious finish furnishings

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coffs harbour

The addition of soft lighting effects have added that extra level of relaxation and enhanced the guest experience. Removing internal walls has opened up the living space, the majestic views can now be enjoyed throughout the apartment. New modern appliances and finishes including Belgium fabrics and diamond buttoned upholstery have been combined to create a luxurious and modern ‘home away from home’ feel.

Stylish rooms designed with the coastal climate in mind.

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member

workshops and events Melbourne Member Event

Pullman Melbourne On The Park Melbourne was the location for the April Member Event and what a night it was.

On April 22nd we were back in Melbourne for our Members Workshop and Evening Event. It was wonderful to see some familiar faces and also so many Members that had not been to a workshop before including some who are brand new to the Club. Both workshop sessions were well attended. Tailoring the sessions into membership levels was something we started this year after gaining feedback from Members attending previous workshops. The Q&A sessions at the end of each workshop continue to be well attended with members learning from each others important questions.

Can’t make it to a workshop?

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Just remember, you can always call your Member Services Team who can 24assist with any questions you have regarding how to use your Membership.


UP E L C DA OU HE TE N G C K We were privileged to have special guests join us, Chris and team from D E Accor Plus, David and team from Accor Vacation Club Cruises and all IN PA OU FO G T the way from Singapore, Kurt Hughto, Director of Club Services for Interval RM E F International who was celebrating 30 years of services with Interval. Each AT O R guest presented during the workshop and joined us during the Q&A.

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As the photographs show, the Evening Event was a great success and so much fun. We even had Members who could not attend the workshop fly back from Sydney, pop in, and say hello! We will continue to evolve the workshops based on the important feedback we gather from Members. After all, the sole purpose of these workshops is to ensure Members are fully abreast of all the latest news, variety of programs, and how to maximise their memberships. To find out where we will be next keep an eye on the Members e-Lounge and email invitations coming through. See you all soon!

see below for the

2017 WORKSHOP CALENDAR February Adelaide Workshop March

Launceston Workshop

April

Melbourne Event

May

Canberra Event

June

Twin Waters Event

July

Christchurch & Auckland Workshops

August

Sydney Workshop

Oct

Perth Workshop

Nov

Brisbane Workshop

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o t e c a l P A in southern WA

3 great stays in WA! W

ith Winter on our doorstep the cooler days have arrived. It’s time to start looking for places to use your points, so why not consider the Southern region of Western Australia. The region has a wide variety of places to see and explore, perfect for this time of year. With a mixture of colonial history, natural landscapes and tourist attractions, there is an experience awaiting just around the corner. Your Club has a choice of 3 wonderful properties that can serve as your home base for all your exploring.

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Grand Mercure Basildene Manor

The old world charm and contemporary elegance of the Grand Mercure Basildene Manor, offers quiet and discrete stays ideal for couples. Set amongst 14 manicured acres within the award winning Margaret River wine region.

The Sebel Busselton

Another is The Sebel Busselton, perfect for the family with accommodating child friendly facilities. The property is nestled on the beautiful Geographe Bay in the seaside town of Busselton. Enjoy a relaxing walk along the prestine beaches while taking in the magnificent sunsets.

Margaret

River

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Swan Valley Northam Joondalup

Rottnest Island

Perth Fremantle

Garden Island

Mandurah

Bunbury

Busselton Yellingup Basildene Manor

The Sebel Swan Valley The Vines

Finally for those wishing for more of a ‘tree change’ there is The Sebel Swan Valley The Vines. Surrounded by the Swan Valley’s rich bushland, beautiful vineyards and national parks, the property is ideally situated and within close proximity to Perth. While staying you can also access two of the finest golf courses in the area.

Basildene Manor Margaret River

With a choice of stays that will accommodate all your expectations, southern WA offers a unique, relaxing get away for two or the whole family.

Val l e y

Balingup

Margaret River

B u sse lton

Margaret River

Bridgetown

Nannup

Manjimup Augusta

Pemberton Yeagarup Northcliffe

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. . . o D o T What

in southern WA

BELOW ARE SOME OF OUR PICKS, WHEN CHOOSING WHAT TO DO ON YOUR WA GETAWAY... Busselton Jetty Considered one of the longest wooden jettys in the world it stretches nearly 2 kms out into the shallow waters of Geographe Bay from the town of Busselton. The long jetty was required to transport the cut timber to the awaiting ships that had restricted access into the bay. Today, the jetty attracts visitors from around the world who take in the uninterrupted views of the bay. Discover what lies below in the Underwater Observatory. If walking is to much, take a ride on the Jetty Train. Everything you would need for the day can be bought or hired at the Interpretive Centre including souvenirs, or book a Guided Walk Tour to learn about the rich history of the jetty and its surrounds.

Forest Adventures South West Offers adrenaline and fun filled courses and flying foxes among the majestic trees of the legendary tuart forest in the beautiful South West of WA. Combining world class European standards for safety and design with the South West’s supreme environment, Forest Adventures South West is one of the best of its kind with many unique activities in Australia. Located on more than 8 acres, Forest Adventures offers 65 activities set high among the trees catering for all skills, fitness and daring levels.

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Cellar d’Or Winery Tours

For the lovers of wine and located in Busselton, we have the tour for you: • Affordable boutique winery tours in the south west wine region. • Wine tours from Busselton, Margaret River, Dunsborough and Yallingup. • Pick up and drop off to your accommodation (conditons apply). • Pre-booked wine tastings at 5 award winning Margaret River wineries. • Delicious platter lunch and beer tasting at a unique micro brewery. • Top quality chocolate sampling. • Quality cheese and local produce tasting at a renowned venue. • Visit the ever popular Vasse Virgin Natural Olive Oil Factory. • Interesting and informative commentary by a friendly and experienced tour guide.


Margaret River Scenic Nature, Food and Wine Tour Travel to iconic and boutique wineries and some of the most picturesque locations discovering stunning panoramas. Visit 2-3 wineries plus free tastings at chocolate, coffee, olive, jam and nougat factories and other attractions depending on time. For scenery and photography, this is the tour for you. Learn about the landscapes, history and unique wildflowers that make the Margaret River Wine Region so unique.

Margaret River Canoe Tour Including Lunch Enjoy a fun-packed outdoor adventure on a half-day canoe tour on the Margaret River. Start from Prevelly Beach and soak in the views off Surfers Point. After receiving paddling instructions, head into the gorgeous river valley as you learn about native wildlife, the Aboriginal people of the area and local history from your informative guide. Stop for a gourmet lunch that includes wild foods such as native Australian meats, then enjoy a swim and explore the caves before returning to your starting point by canoe.

Whale-Watching Tour from Augusta or Perth

Pinnacles and Swan Valley Day Trip from Perth Combine natural wonders, fine wine and adrenaline-fuelled activities into a full day of entertainment on this non-stop tour from Perth. Your jam-packed itinerary kicks off with a visit to the Caversham Wildlife Park, where you can hand-feed a kangaroo or pet a koala. After a scenic drive through the Swan Valley wine region, stop for a delicious wine-fuelled lunch and enjoy wine tasting at a vineyard. After lunch, wind your way through the Nambung National Park to see the striking Pinnacles, then zip down the Lancelin sand dunes on a sandboard.

Rottnest Island Rottnest Island is Western Australia’s very own island getaway, featuring a casual atmosphere, picturesque scenery and some of the world’s finest beaches and bays. The island is located just 19 kilometres off the coast of Fremantle and with its Mediterranean-style climate and indigenous flora and fauna, the island provides the backdrop to a special holiday experience.

Enjoy a 2-hour whale-watching cruise on a comfortable vessel with a naturalist guide. Depart from Augusta or Perth and set out on the waters of Geographe Bay in search of humpback whales and southern right whales, in addition to seals, dolphins, and seabirds. Along the way your guide will provide commentary about the whales and their migration along the coast of Western Australia. Your spacious boat is equipped with an underwater camera and hydrophone. Upgrade to the VIP Captain’s Lounge for exclusive seating, and complimentary snacks and drinks during your tour.

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Turtle Beach Resort ACCOR VACATION CLUB APARTMENTS

This property provided many sources of inspiration from the location right opposite the beach on the sunny Gold Coast, to the fun filled activities available to the guests in the number of new waterpark facilities in the center of the grounds.

Bright colours and fun accent pieces have been used to enhance the experience of staying at such a family friendly location, and the accessories have been selected to inspire guests to take advantage of the world famous beaches. The name of the property “Turtle Beach” also allowed for us to introduce a local award winning photographer who specialises in sea life images, through the art that has been printed on metallic paper. This effect allows the image to showcase the true and natural beauty of our local Queensland sea life while co ordinating to the fun and vibrant colours incorporated into the family friendly apartments.

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Oakridge Resort

ACCOR VACATION CLUB APARTMENTS Nestled into the outskirts of a quaint little village named Wanaka is the fabulous Oakridge Resort. The soft refurbishment of the Club rooms was inspired by the rustic natural beauty that surrounded this slightly remote location on the stunning South Island of New Zealand. stone provided the colour palette. Highly textured fabrics, wall papers, rugs and artifacts were specified to establish ambiance and authenticity which in turn invokes an emotional attachment to the comfortable Resort fit out. “On trend” black metal frames were combined with vintage, solid timber in furnishings. Also included were trimmed throw rugs, that are irresistible on a cold winters night by the fireplace. It just feels like home! When embarking upon this refurbishment, staying true to the original architects intent by complementing and enhancing the design opposed to fighting it was favoured. There were some great external architectural details, particularly around the pool and public areas which caught our attention. The concept theme developed for the new interiors was then driven by those architectural details along with the immediate landscape’s flora and fauna. The general look and feel is contemporary by design and yet slightly eclectic with a touch of old school familiarity. Lake Wanaka, the warmth of the yellow sun, the blue skies, the snow-capped mountains and the Otago Schist

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01 01Fiji Fiji&&Palau Palau If you If you love love ... Beqa ... Beqa Lagoon Lagoon

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07 French Polynesia & Niue If you love ... Papeete Crowned with majestic peaks and covered with dense rainforest, waterfalls and lagoons, it is easy to see why Papeete’s nickname ‘The Island of Love’ originated.

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One of the most popular resorts in Fiji, this family-friendly resort is situated just 30km off Fiji’s main island. Part of the Mamanuca group of islands, there are ample activities for kids to keep them entertained.

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Seasonal Calendar Group A Properties Group

A

HIGH Start - End

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 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

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

The Links Lady Bay 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 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

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

01 Feb - 15 Mar

Première Points Chart GROUP A Première Points: Studio Rooms

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420

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216

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360

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516

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860

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Group B Properties

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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 Sydney Manly Beach Sydney, NSW

01 Jan - 04 May 16 Jun - 27 Jul 25 Aug - 31 Dec

26 May - 15 Jun 11 Aug- 24 Aug

05 May - 25 May 28 Jul - 10 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 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

Première Points Chart GROUP B Première Points : Studio Rooms

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300

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520

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180

180

180

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216

216

216

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GROUP B Première Points : 1 Bedroom Deluxe Rooms

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660

660

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1,100

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420

420

420

420

700

700

420

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480

480

480

480

800

800

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252

252

252

252

420

420

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300

300

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500

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GROUP B Première Points : 2 Bedroom Apartment

GROUP B Première Points : 2 Bedroom Deluxe Rooms

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840

840

840

1,400

1,400

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960

960

960

960

1,600

1,600

960

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5,000

600

600

600

600

1,000

1,000

600

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720

720

720

720

1,200

1,200

720

Value

3,000

360

360

360

360

600

600

360

Value

3,500

420

420

420

420

700

700

420

GROUP B Première Points : 3 Bedroom Apartment Season

Weekly

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thurs

Fri

Sat

Sun

High

9,000

1,080

1,080

1,080

1,080

1,800

1,800

1,080

Mid

6,500

780

780

780

780

1,300

1,300

780

Value

4,300

516

516

516

516

860

860

516

*Seasonal Calendar as at 1 July 2016

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

TIP

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

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!


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 3293 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 accorvacationclub@flightcentre.com

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 Accor Hotels Accor Reservation Services AUS 1300 88 08 86 Accor Reservation Services NZ 0800 44 44 22 www.Accorhotels.com Accor Plus 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 vacations edition two • 2017

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Vacations magazine – 2017 edition 2  

Our Vacations Magazine keeps Members up to date with what’s happening within Accor Vacation Club.

Vacations magazine – 2017 edition 2  

Our Vacations Magazine keeps Members up to date with what’s happening within Accor Vacation Club.

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