Oceania’s Best Hotels – the customers’ choice! Pre-Sale Launched!

September 13, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Leading online accommodation specialist, HotelClub (www.HotelClub.net/hotel.reservations/) had launched the inaugural edition of the Australia and New Zealand’s Best Hotels & Resorts (including the Pacific Islands). The accommodation guidebook is based on customers’ genuine opinions of hotels and resorts throughout the Oceania region, and features 300 hotels from 8 countries.

The Guidebook is available for pre-sale via www.hotelclub.net/anzguidebook from today for $24.95 AUD – A saving of $10! With every Guidebook purchased, readers will receive an immediate benefit of a HotelClub Membership Card with $28 AUD Member Dollars to use towards their desired hotel from the Guidebook or any other of the 21,000 hotels offered by HotelClub.

From over 74,000 consumers votes for over 2,200 hotels, Australia & New Zealand’s Best Hotels & Resorts (including the Pacific Islands), showcases the 300 Best Hotels as voted by consumers worldwide. From islands resorts to city hotels and regional gems, the Guidebook delivers a unique & independent read for those in search of a great hotel for business or pleasure. Each hotel’s listing comes with a price guide and is rated for ambience, cleanliness, facilities, family friendliness, location, restaurants, staff attitude and value for money. All hotels are grouped alphabetically by destination with easy reference indexes that help you locate the hotel that best meets consumers’ needs.

Australia and New Zealand’s Best Hotels & Resorts (including the Pacific Islands) is the culmination of twelve months research by HotelClub. As part of an online survey last year, over 74,000 nominations were received from customers in 170 countries for 2,200 hotels and resorts. The editors and independent hotel inspectors collated comments and scores to select the most popular choices, and a team of expert travel writers subsequently researched and compiled the entries. Australia and New Zealand’s Best Hotels & Resorts (including the Pacific Islands) is the third Guidebook produced in the series, following on from two highly successful editions of Asia’s Best Hotels & Resorts.

Chloe Lim, Director of Global Marketing & Publisher, HotelClub, said: “This is the first publication to cover accommodation choices throughout the Oceania region and reflects true consumer choice! To find an outstanding hotel can be challenging sometimes. The best source of information comes from someone who has actually been there - tried the beds, sampled the food and been served by the staff. This inaugural guide is just that, and it features everything from famous and iconic properties such as Hayman Island to some stylish boutique hotels like the Kirketon in Sydney to the island resorts of the Pacific Islands such as Matamanoa Fiji.”

Published in association with Insight Guides, the 320-page guide 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.

Australia & New Zealand’s Best Hotels and Resorts guide can be purchased online at www.hotelclub.net/anzguidebook for AUD $24.95 (pre-sale until 1 October 2006) or will be available in most major bookstores from 15 October 2006.

HotelClub also recognised the Top 3 hotels in each State of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands in a gala Award ceremony in May 2006. These hotels were awarded ‘Winner’ status by the consumers who voted for them.

About HotelClub
HotelClub (www.HotelClub.net) is a global accommodation specialist website offering hotel bookings for up to 12 months in advance. It offers users the choice of over 21,000 hotels – at savings of up to 60% – in 108 countries and 2,500 cities worldwide. HotelClub is available in ten languages – Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish and Thai. HotelClub is a truly global website offering its customers access through country specific sites in 10 countries including HotelClub.net, HotelClub.com.au, HotelClub.de, HotelClub.fr, HotelClub.it, HotelClub.es and HotelClub.co.uk. HotelClub, is operated by Flairview Travel, a Travelport Inc. brand. Travelport is one of the largest and most geographically diverse travel companies, dedicated to creating the exceptional travel experiences the world demands.

About Insight Guides
Insight Guides are the world's largest collection of visual travel guides with over 450 titles available in 4 different series. Insight Guides are renowned for their photography, which sets them apart from other guidebooks in the market as they appeal equally to both dedicated tourists as well as armchair readers. Insight Guides cover the world’s leading destinations and provide both fascinating background reading and essential on-the-spot reference to all aspects of a destination. Insight Guides are distinctive because they are written by local specialists for the independent traveller; this unique local knowledge combined with in-depth treatment of history, culture and places appeals to travellers who want both a comprehensive, easy-to-use guide and an enriching travel experience.
To find out further information about our range of Insight Guides please contact Michelle Yong, Tel: (65) 6865 1624 Fax: (65) 6861 6438, www.insightguides.com

For further information, to request a review copy of the book or if you wish to talk to one of the editors please contact:
Jennifer Crooks
Public Relations Manager, HotelClub
Tel: (Direct) +61 2 8263 5153
Fax: +61 2 9264 0559
Email: Jennifer.Crooks@flairview.com