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March 30, 2017 OTA News No Comments Email Email

In a world-first, Australia’s leading holiday rental site, Stayz® has launched an innovative way for travellers to pay for their holiday home; through the steps they take. It’s simple, the more active they are, the cheaper their holiday.

There is a growing trend for fitness holidays, in fact, the majority of Australians (87 per cent) say it is important to them to exercise and keep active while travelling. Combining Aussie’s love for travel and fitness, Stayz is trialing a new payment system that converts steps to currency and can earn guests a free holiday.

Stayz spokesperson, Philippa Durrant, commented, “Australian travellers are at the heart of our business and if they believe it’s important to keep active while on holiday, then we want to help them achieve this.

“Holidays are all about doing the things you love. For those that love to stay active, the StayzFit initiative is a great way for them to do this and get rewarded at the same time. We have holiday homes with swimming pools, tennis courts, skateboard ramps, yoga studios and gyms to name a few. We also have homes located close to beaches, national parks, hiking trails and cycle trails as well as lakes. With over 40,000 homes to choose from, there is something for every interest and fitness level.” 

How does it work?

  • The cost of the Stayz holiday rental works on a sliding scale.
  • The StayzFit listings can be found at http://travel.stayz.com.au/info/StayzFit
  • Guests secure their booking by paying in full – in the same way they would any Stayz holiday rental.
  • Upon arrival at the StayzFit holiday home, guests receive two step trackers that calculate their total step count each day.
  • Depending on the joint step target reached by the participating guests, the cost of the rental is discounted or refunded in full.
Step count required for two guests staying one-night, two-days
COMBINED TOTAL STEPS ACHIEVED DISCOUNT RECEIVED
30,000 10%
50,000 20%
60,000 30%
70,000 40%
80,000 50%
90,000 60%
100,000 80%
120,000 100%

Fitness professional, Tiffiny Hall, was the first person in Australia to trial StayzFit with her husband. Tiffiny commented, “The new StayzFit initiative is a fantastic way to encourage friends and families to utilise the facilities in and around their Stayz home, explore new destinations across Australia and get active together. If, like me, you love to keep fit when you’re on holiday, you can even step your way to a free stay! 

“It’s important to remember that there are many ways to stay active and increase your step count. Whether it’s throwing a frisbee on the beach, walking to the shop instead of driving, playing a game of tennis or cooling off in the pool, it all adds up. I loved my StayzFit escape and would encourage others to give it a try over the Easter break.”

The StayzFit listings go live on Tuesday 28th March and are available to travellers looking to book an escape during 10 – 24 April, 2017. Find out more at: http://travel.stayz.com.au/info/StayzFit or check out #StayzFit.

 Source: ‘Stayz Holiday Study’, Galaxy Research, 20 March 2017

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