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Vote for Your Favorite Hotel and Win a Great Holiday


Following its unprecedented success in 2006, leading online accommodation provider, HotelClub is calling for entries to find Oceania’s Best Hotels and Resorts. Vote for your Favourite Hotel in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands to Win.

Sydney, Australia, May 21, 2007 --(PR.com)-- Following its unprecedented success in 2006, leading online accommodation provider, HotelClub (http://www.hotelclub.com/hotel.reservations/) is calling for entries to find Oceania’s Best Hotels and Resorts. Travellers and the general public are invited to nominate their favourite three hotels or resorts throughout Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands from today until 15 June 2007.

To vote for your favourite hotel log on to: www.HotelClub.com/besthotels. You can win a dream holiday package or one of the 100s of prizes available by nominating your favourite hotels (up to 3 hotels can be nominated per entry)!

Some of the amazing prizes you stand to win include:

Major prizes*
• 1st Prize: A ‘Gold’ Holiday Package valued up to $20,000AUD including:
o International economy class return airfares for 2 adults to any destination
o Hotel stays to the value of $10,000 AUD,
o Domestic economy return airfares for 2 Adults and,
o 14 days car hire.

• 2nd Prize: A ‘Silver’ Holiday Package valued up to $5,000AUD including:
o Hotel stays to the value of $3,000 AUD,
o Domestic economy return airfares for 2 Adults,
o 7 days car hire.

• 3rd: A ‘Bronze’ Holiday Package valued at $1,250AUD including:
o Hotel stays to the value of $500AUD,
o Domestic economy return airfares for 2 Adults,
o 3 days car hire

Weekly prizes to be awarded throughout the promotion include*
• Virgin Blue Flights - 8 x 2 economy class flights to any non-stop domestic destination
• Budget Car Hire – 50 x One Day Budget Car Hire Vouchers and 50 x Upgrade Vouchers
• Classic DVDs - 40 sets of 5 DVDs from Village Roadshow
• RosesOnly Flower Vouchers - 500 $15AUD off
• Menulog.com.au Restaurant Vouchers – 27 Menulog vouchers valued between $100 - $500AUD
• Menulog.com.au - 25 x 2,000 Points
• Travel Guidebooks – 100 guidebooks from Insight Guides

Nomination is unrestricted (using free text components) and can be for unique properties (including hidden gems and family owned & operated hotels) through your select cheap hotels to five star luxury hotels – anything you like – therefore it truly is the consumers’ choice! Hotels are scored out of 10 in the following criteria (with 10 equalling the best): ambience, family friendliness, rooms, restaurant facilities, cleanliness, business facilities, location, leisure facilities, staff attitude and value for money. Vote now on www.HotelClub.com/besthotels.

As a consumer driven website with up to 5.5 million unique users visiting monthly, HotelClub recognises the importance of the voice of the consumer. In an effort to recognise this voice, HotelClub developed the Best Hotels (and Resorts) Series featuring budget and cheap hotels to luxury resorts. With over 3.5 Million ratings and reviews published on discount hotels listed on HotelClub.com, this unique survey is a great tool for consumers to voice their opinions and vote for their favourite hotels. The Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands Best Hotels and Resorts survey is the sixth survey of its kind, following on from three highly successful Asian surveys, one Oceanic survey, and one & survey, each receiving over 50,000 votes.

Results from The Australia and New Zealand (including the Pacific Islands) survey will be used as a basis to select and acknowledge the best hotels and resorts in the region, as part of HotelClub’s Best Hotels (and Resorts) Guidebook series. Hotels will be recognised at a gala award ceremony on 30 August 2007, in Sydney.

“Consumers, hoteliers and resort owners all benefit from this unique survey. Consumers have the opportunity to win great prizes and are provided with a vehicle to vote on their favourite hotels and share their hotel experience with others. Hoteliers and resorts owners benefit in gaining genuine insights from their consumers.” said Katherine Birch, Country Manager Australia & New Zealand, HotelClub. “This survey allows HotelClub to find out which hotels are the best and helps identify any new and upcoming hotels, so we can continue to deliver on our promise of being the online accommodation specialist website.”

Australia & New Zealand’s Best Hotels and Resorts (including the Pacific Islands) is proudly brought to you by HotelClub, in conjunction with Getaway and ninemsn; in association with Harvey World Travel, Budget Car Hire, Austero Network, Virgin Blue, Village Roadshow, RosesOnly, Insight Guides, Menulog.com.au, Dymocks, and Australian Traveller.

With HotelClub you can choose from more than 25,000 discount hotels worldwide, with savings of up to 60% off published hotel rates. Access over 3.5 million unbiased ratings and reviews from previous guests and get rewarded for every booking made by earning Member Dollars for future stays.

* For prize details and terms and conditions of the survey, log on to www.HotelClub.com/besthotels

About HotelClub
HotelClub (http://www.hotelclub.com/hotel.reservations/) is a global accommodation specialist website offering hotel bookings for up to 12 months in advance. It offers users the choice of over 25,000 hotels – at savings of up to 60% – in 120 countries and 4,500 cities worldwide. HotelClub is available in twelve languages – Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish and HotelClub is a truly global website offering its customers access through country specific sites in 10 countries including HotelClub.com, HotelClub.com.au, HotelClub.de, HotelClub.fr, HotelClub.it, HotelClub.es and HotelClub.co.uk. HotelClub, is operated by Flairview Travel, a Travelport brand. Travelport is one of the largest and most geographically diverse travel companies, dedicated to creating the exceptional travel experiences the world demands.

About Their Survey Partners

About Getaway
Getaway is Australia's longest running and most popular TV travel show with around 1.5 million viewers every week. It screens on the Nine Network every Thursday night at 7.30pm.

About ninemsn
Australia's number-one interactive media company has the largest online audience in Australia, with over 8 million people visiting each month (as at Jan 2007), representing over 75 percent reach to all Australian Internet users. Formed in 1997, ninemsn is a 50:50 joint venture between the Microsoft Corporation and PBL Media.

About Harvey World Travel
At Harvey World Travel, they know that their knowledge and experience guarantees you’ll discover more on your holidays. Every year their consultants make thousands of trips around the world to road test destinations: they inspect resorts, tourist attractions, restaurants and local transportation and experience the little things that will make a big difference to your holiday. They can tell you what you won’t find in a travel brochure. They can offer you the best value and service to make your holiday the trip of a lifetime. And, they care so much about your holiday experience they’ll plan it as if it’s their own. After all, they are The Travel Professionals.

About Austero
Austereo is one of Australia's most progressive and exciting entertainment based media companies. Reaching over 4.3 million Australian's weekly via their two national radio networks, Austereo delivers a combination of traditional and new media. It is the Number 1 Network for reaching the under 50’s market with a skew to the 18-39’s and 25-54’s with both the Today and Triple M networks respectively.

About Budget
Budget has a wide range of the latest model vehicles, cars, 4WD’s, minibuses as well as one of Australia’s largest fleet of trucks and commercial vehicles. With over 240 locations Australia wide and every car covered by their 24 hour Roadside Assistance, Budget drives your dollar further.

About Virgin Blue
Since its launch in 2000, Virgin Blue has evolved from a start-up entrepreneurial business to become Australia’s leading major airline for service, on-time performance and value for money. With more than 30 per cent of the domestic market and a modern fleet of 53 Next Generation Boeing 737-700 and 800 series aircraft, the multi-award winning Virgin Blue Airlines operates over 2100 flights a week to 22 Australian cities and centres. Virgin Blue's sister airlines, international carriers Pacific Blue and Polynesian Blue, operate services to eight Pacific Island destinations including New Zealand, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu and the Cook Islands. For Virgin Blue bookings log on to www.virginblue.com.au or call 13 6789.

About Menulog.com.au
Menulog.com.au is Australia’s largest restaurant guide and booking service. Users can search from over 15,000 listings across Australia and view detailed dining information including menus, critic reviews, user ratings and exclusive special offers. Menulog.com.au is a free website that offers visitors the ability to make a booking online at any restaurant at any time

About Village Roadshow
Roadshow Entertainment is Australia’s leading DVD distributor, and in 2007 will release HAPPY FEET, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES AND OCEAN’S 13 ON DVD. IN addition, Roadshow Entertainment has exclusive distribution rights for the ABC & BBC, as well as some of the best children’s franchises in the market including THE WIGGLES and HI-5.

About RosesOnly
Roses Only is renowned for its beautiful flowers presented and delivered with Lindt chocolates, rose oil and pot pourri in the signature Roses Only box. Select from the finest roses, oriental lilies, tulips and other seasonal varieties. Roses Only is the perfect gift, whether it's for mothers day, a special birthday, your anniversary, or just an "I love you" gift.

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 their range of Insight Guides log on to www.insightguides.com

About Dymocks
Dymocks, Australia's largest and most progressive book seller boasts an exceptional range of travel books at its 70 stores nation wide or from its state of the art , user-friendly, on line store. Whether you’re looking for books or travel guides about a specific destination, or simply a great read for the holidays, Dymocks' knowledgeable staff can find what your looking for!

To locate your nearest store or browse Dymocks on-line visit www.dymocks.com.au.

About Australian Traveller
Australian Traveller is the best selling travel magazine in Australia. Written by Australians, for Australians travelling in Australia the magazine is packed with reviews you can trust, spectacular journeys you can actually do PLUS the best photography published in the country.

About NRMA Travel
Since its establishment in 1923, the NRMA Travel has come a long way. Today, they offer a wide range of exclusive domestic and international holiday packages; organise discounted theme park tickets & shows and hire car or campervan, or take you on existing caravan safari trails around Australia. Plus their online Travel Planner continues with their tradition of providing touring information with turn by turn drive directions, access to STAR rated properties Australia wide and thing to see and do along the way.

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Contact Information
HotelClub
Jennifer Crooks
+61 2 8263 5106
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http://www.hotelclub.net/hotel.reservations/

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