PRTODAY / NewswireToday Free press release distribution service network

Written by / Agency / Source: Orbitz, LLC

Check Ads Availability|e-mail Article


Are you the owner of this article?, Turn it PREMIUM with your LOGO instead - and make it 3rd party Ads-Free! within the next hour!

Consumer Guide for Hotels & Resorts in the Oceanic Region Released - Australia and New Zealand's Best Hotels and Resorts accommodation guidebook by HotelClub and Insight Guides are now available in bookstores today - Flairview.com
Consumer Guide for Hotels & Resorts in the Oceanic Region Released

 

NewswireToday - /newswire/ - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2006/10/31 - Australia and New Zealand's Best Hotels and Resorts accommodation guidebook by HotelClub and Insight Guides are now available in bookstores today - Flairview.com. NYSE: CD

   
 
Your Banner Ad Here instead - Showing along with ALL Articles covering Books/Publishing/Newspapers Announcements

Replace these Affiliate Programs at ANYTIME! Your banner here within the next hour. Learn How!


 

The inaugural edition of Australia and New Zealand’s Best Hotels & Resorts (including the Pacific Islands), the region’s only accommodation guidebook based on genuine consumer reviews, was launched today. The book is published by leading online accommodation specialist, HotelClub, in association with Insight Guides, renowned publisher of over 450 travel guides.

Australia and New Zealand’s Best Hotels & Resorts (including the Pacific Islands), features 300 hotels and resorts covering 8 countries, compiled from over 74,000 consumers from 170 countries worldwide. This hotel guidebook is a unique and authoritative guide on where to stay in the Oceanic region – whether for business or leisure travel.

As part of an online survey conducted throughout November 2005 – January 2006, over 74,000 consumer votes were received for 2,200 hotels across 17 countries. Of these 2,200 nominated hotels, 300 were short listed based on their scores against voting criteria# and number of votes. These 300 hotels and resorts were then independently reviewed by a member of the editorial panel who stayed at each of the hotels as a mystery guest and reviewed the hotels.

Chloe Lim, Director of Global Marketing & Publisher, HotelClub, said: “We are pleased to launch Australia and New Zealand’s Best Hotels & Resorts (including the Pacific Islands) guidebook as part of expansion of the “Best Hotel & Resort” guidebook series. With strong demand for travel in Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands, this Guidebook is a most timely introduction to both discerning and first time travellers to the region. This guidebook pays tribute to the best properties in the region and what differentiates this guidebook from others is the selection process as properties are voted by the most important panel of judges – the consumers.”

Published in association with Insight Guides, the 320-page travel guidebook includes an overview for each of the 8 countries, and each hotel is rated on eight criteria including ambience, value for money, staff attitude, family friendliness and dining options. All the entries are cross-referenced with supporting indexes to help readers select the hotel or resort that best meets their needs. Maps highlight each hotel’s location and over 1,000 full-colour photographs vividly convey their ambience.

David Gooding, Sales and Marketing Director at Insight Guides said, “We are thrilled to launch with HotelClub this major new fully illustrated publication which showcases the best hotels and resorts throughout Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific Islands. This new guide offers our readers a comprehensive selection of hand-picked boutique, family and luxury accommodation for all budget requirements. It is incredibly practical and offers great value for money as they will receive US$20.00 membership dollars when they book accommodation for their next holiday via HotelClub.”

Katia Giurtalis, Director of E-Commerce Asia Pacific of Accor said "There are 20 Accor properties featured in the book including Sofitel & Novotel hotels throughout key capital cities throughout the region. The hotels have different features that appeal to each and every traveller. It is an honour to be recognised by the travelling public. The association with HotelClub has proved extremely fruitful for our hotels and Accor is delighted to be associated with such a well respected online partner."

Australia and New Zealand’s Best Hotels & Resorts (including the Pacific Islands) contains a HotelClub Membership card which gives purchasers a USD $20 rebate from HotelClub upon registration.

Australia & New Zealand’s Best Hotels and Resorts guide can be purchased online for $34.95AUD and is available in most major bookstores from today.

# Voting Criteria: Consumers were asked to nominate the hotels using a free text survey. Thereafter, each consumer would rate the hotel nominated, based on the following criteria: Ambience, family friendliness, rooms, restaurant facilities, cleanliness, business facilities, location, leisure facilities, staff attitude and value for money. Each criteria was rated based on a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 equalling the best)

Australia & New Zealand’s Best Hotels & Resorts (including Pacific Islands) Guidebook Fact Sheet

Number of nominations: 74,788 votes* were received from 55,000 consumers in 170 countries (* Multiple votes were allowed)

Voting period: November 2005 – January 2006

Voting criteria (Rating 1 to 10 with 10 best):
Ambience
Value for money
Staff attitude
Cleanliness
Family friendliness
Location
Restaurants
Facilities

Total hotels nominated: 2,200 hotels in 17 countries

Entries in book: 300 in 8 countries

Number of hotels per country featured:
Australia – 195
New Zealand - 60
Pacific Islands – 45 in total
• Cook Islands - 5
• Fiji - 22
• French Polynesia - 8
• New Caledonia - 1
• Samoa - 3
• Vanuatu - 6

Number of Destinations by City:
AUS – 52 Cities
NZ – 18 Cities
Pacific Islands – 21 Destinations

Book mechanics: 320 full colour pages
Size : 223 x 150 mm
* 18 x Double Page Spreads
* 157 x Single Page layout
* 122 x ½ page spread

Number of photographs: Over 830

Hotels Featured in Double page spreads in the book:
Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort and Spa, Blue Mountains
Voyages Cradle Mountain Lodge, Cradle Mountain
Palazzo Versace, Gold Coast
Voyages Bedarra Island Resort, Great Barrier Reef
Voyages Dunk Island, Great Barrier Reef
Cable Beach Club Resort, Kimberley
Crown Towers Hotel & Casino Southbank, Melbourne
Burswood InterContinental, Perth
Hilton Sydney, Sydney
Park Hyatt Sydney, Sydney
Sails in the Desert Hotel, Uluru-Kata Tjuta
Hayman Island Resort, Whitsundays
Kauri Cliffs, Bay of Islands
Wharekauhau Lodge, Featherston, NZ
Blanket Bay Lodge, Queenstown, NZ
Peppers on the Point Lake Rotorua, Rotorua, NZ
Huka Lodge, Taupo, NZ
Shangri-Las Fijian Resort Yanuca, Coral Coast, Fiji
Vomo Island Resort, Mamanuca Islands, Fiji
Hotel Bora Bora, Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Aggie Grey’s Hotel & Bungalows, Apia, Samoa

Editors’ Picks:
Birdsville Hotel, Birdsville, QLD
Echoes Boutique Hotel & Restaurant, Blue Mountains, NSW
Peppers Bloomfield Lodge, Cape Tribulation, QLD
Desert Cave Hotel, Cooberpedy, SA
Lake House, Daylesford, VIC
Peppers Springs Retreat, Hepburn Springs, VIC
Q1 Resort & Spa, Surfers Paradise, QLD
Voyages Wrotham Park Lodge, QLD
Sanctuary Palm Cove, Palm Cove, QLD
Establishment Hotel, Sydney, NSW
Kirketon Hotel, Darlinghurst, NSW
Cape Lodge, Yallingup, WA
Mollies, St Mary’s Bay, Auckland, NZ
Stafford Villa, Birkenhead Point, Auckland, NZ
Eagles Nest, Bay of Islands, NZ
Kauri Cliffs, Matauri Bay, Northland, NZ
Charlotte Jane, Christchurch, NZ
Wharekauhau Lodge, Featherston, NZ
Carrington, Kaitaia, NZ
Nugget Point Resort Queenstown, NZ
Villa Del Lago Apartments, Queenstown, NZ
Peppers on the Point, Lake Rotorua, NZ
Treetops Lodge & Estate, Rotorua, NZ
Takaro Peace Resort, Te Anau, NZ
Boatshed, Waiheke, NZ
Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa, French Polynesia
Hotel Bora Bora, French Polynesia
LeTaha’a Private Island & Spa, NZ

Recommended Retail Price:
$34.95 AUD
$44.95 NZD
£14.99 GBP
$23.95 USD
$43.90 SGD

Note to editors/webmasters
Over 800 hi resolution photographs in the book are available for editors, if there are specific pictures you require please contact besthotels[.]HotelClub.com

 
 
Your Banner Ad Here instead - Showing along with ALL Articles covering Books/Publishing/Newspapers Announcements

Replace these Affiliate Programs at ANYTIME! Your banner here within the next hour. Learn How!


 

Written by / Agency / Source: Orbitz, LLC

 
 

Availability: All Regions (Including Int'l)

 

Traffic Booster: [/] Quick Newswire Today Visibility Checker

 

Distribution / Indexing: [+]

 
 
# # #
 
 
  Your Banner Ad showing on ALL
Books/Publishing/Newspapers articles,
CATCH Visitors via Your Competitors Announcements!


Consumer Guide for Hotels & Resorts in the Oceanic Region Released

Company website links NOT available to basic submissions
It is OK to republish and/or LINK any newswire for any legitimate media purpose as long as you name Newswire Today and LINK as the source.
 
  Is this your article?
Activate ALL web links and social stream by Upgrading to Press Release PREMIUM Plan Now!

|
Publisher Contact: Jennifer Crooks - Flairview.com 
+61(2) 8263 5153 Jennifer.Crooks[.]flairview.com
 
Newswire Today - PRZOOM / PRTODAY disclaims any content contained in this article. If you need/wish to contact the company who published the current release, you will need to contact them - NOT us. Issuers of articles are solely responsible for the accuracy of their content. Our complete disclaimer appears here.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Issuance, publication or distribution of this press release in certain jurisdictions could be subject to restrictions. The recipient of this press release is responsible for using this press release and the information herein in accordance with the applicable rules and regulations in the particular jurisdiction. This press release does not constitute an offer or an offering to acquire or subscribe for any Orbitz, LLC securities in any jurisdiction including any other companies listed or named in this release.

Books/Publishing/Newspapers via RSSAdd NewswireToday - PRZOOM Headline News to FeedBurner
Find who RetweetFollow @NewswireTODAY



Are you the owner of this article?, Turn it PREMIUM with your LOGO instead - and make it 3rd party Ads-Free! within the next hour!


Read Latest Articles From Orbitz, LLC / Company Profile


Read Books/Publishing/Newspapers Most Recent Related Newswires:

Dusk Comics Flagship Comic Takes New Form
Hearst Agrees to Acquire CAMP Systems International, Inc. - A Leading Aviation Software-as-a-Service Company
Wiley Celebrates the 2016 Nobel Prize Laureates
Book Recounts A Year of Backpacking World Travel by An American and An Aussie Lady
Debut Author Joins the Trending, Most Unreliable Narrators List for Young Readers
American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine Selects Wiley to Publish the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine
S&P Global Platts to Launch Fujairah Oil Products Price Assessments
Ranku Acquired by Wiley
S&P Global Platts Launches Formal Consultation on Shift to Asia ULSD Benchmarks
Pixel Hall Press Celebrates the 2nd birthday of 'Traveling Left of Center & Other Stories'
Independent Author from Cape Town, Richard Gradner Launches His Second Novel - Unicorn in Cape Town
Wiley Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Atypon
American Geophysical Union Partners with Wiley to Take on New Geohealth Initiative
Wiley to Publish Molecular Oncology Bringing together All Four Journals from the Federation of European Biochemical Societies At FEBS Press
S&P Global Platts Acquires PIRA Energy Group

Boost Your Social Network
& Crowdfunding Campaigns


LIFETIME SOCIAL MEDIA WALL
NewswireToday Celebrates 10 Years in Business


PREMIUM Members


Visit  JobsWare.com

Visit  Triggr & Bloom





 
  ©2016 Newswire Today — Limelon Advertising, Co.
Home | About | Advertise/Pricing | Contact | Investors | Privacy/TOS | Sitemap | FRANCAIS
newswire, PR free press releases distribution service magazines engine news alert newsroom press room breaking news public relations articles company news alerts newswiredistribution ezine bizentrepreneur biznewstoday digital business report market search pr firms agencies reports distri-bution today investor relation successful internet entrepreneurs newswire distribution prtoday.com freenewswiredistribution asianewstoday bizwiretoday USA pr UK today - NOT affiliated with PRNewswire as we declined their partnership offer in 2013
 
PRTODAY & NewswireTODAY are NOT affiliated with USA TODAY (usatoday.com)