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March 14, 2014 OTA News No Comments Email Email

Australians in search of their next adventure are being inspired by fresh and fun travel features and enticed to book all their holiday essentials in one spot following the launch of’s Escape Lounge.

Part of one of Australia’s leading online accommodation booking destinations,’s Escape Lounge features exclusive stories and quirky ideas for all types of travellers alongside a unique, fully integrated booking platform spanning accommodation, in-destination experiences such as tours and activities, and services including car hire and babysitting.

Jessica Byrnes, Head of Marketing and Business Development for and founder of Escape Lounge, said the site is set to revolutionise the way Australians search for and book incredible travel experiences.

“Australians are prolific travellers and are constantly seeking information on where to go and what to do on their next great escape. We are also increasingly time-poor, so people are looking for convenience and customised options when it comes to trip-planning,” she said.

“Check-in’s Escape Lounge has been designed as the ultimate one-stop-shop for people wanting to get away. will also now allow users to put down just a 15 per cent deposit on selected accommodation offerings to guarantee their booking, with the balance able to be paid on arrival.

“While there are many booking sites out there, there isn’t a lot of fresh content or the capacity to schedule activities as part of your trip. We have a fantastic editorial team committed to providing high quality and invigorating stories and have made the site easy by dividing content by state and travel type which means finding ideas for your next adventure is simpler than ever,” she said.

“We have also given users the ability to create an itinerary for their ‘best day ever’ and are working with a range of amazing tourism bodies, accommodation and service providers to ensure that customers of have access to the best information and offerings around the nation.”

Whether you want to relax, eat and drink well, embark on adventures, experience the great outdoors, rev up the romance or have family fun, we offer all the travel inspiration you need and the ability to book your whole trip through one portal.”

Byrnes said the winning combination of strong tourism and travel trade partnerships, curated editorial content and powerful technology make’s Escape Lounge one of a kind.

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