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Part of one of Australia’s leading online accommodation booking hubs,’s Escape Lounge is a unique one-stop-shop for travellers wanting to build and book a customised holiday, and features lively, fresh editorial content designed to inspire Australian travel lovers from all walks of life.

Jessica ByrnesComplementing the 150,000+ hotels bookable on the website,’s Escape Lounge allows users to investigate and book in-destination experiences such as holiday packages, tours, activities, and services including car hire and babysitting. This system provides customers with the ability to create a seamless itinerary and book all components of their getaway in one place.

The Escape Lounge was originally founded by entrepreneurs Jessica Byrnes and Jarrod Bryce as a stand-alone website in September 2013. Jessica and Jarrod had noticed the proliferation of lifestyle and travel related booking and discount sites and saw an opportunity to develop a new online platform to cater to travel lovers in Australia.

After meeting with a range of tourism bodies and trade representatives, they identified the need for a fully-integrated holiday booking platform that offered auxiliary products including in-destination experiences – from dining options to tours and activities – and services like babysitting.

Following a successful launch and impressive initial growth, the site drew the interest of ASX listed Disruptive Investment Group Limited (ASX: DVI) and owner of

Disruptive Investment Group Limited, via its wholly-owned subsidiary, has agreed to acquire a 50 per cent stake in Escape Lounge Pty Ltd (owner of, which has now been integrated and relaunched as’s Escape Lounge with Jessica Byrnes leading the marketing and business development team.

Membership to is free and all users have access to’s Escape Lounge. For more information visit

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