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A sustainable and ethical Easter away

March 17, 2020 Hotel Deals No Comments Email Email

More and more Aussie travellers are interested in sustainable travel, with a 103% increase in interest for more eco-friendly trips in 2020 and one in ten flights booked through Skyscanner in 2019 being eco-friendly. The ‘sustainable tourist’ is someone who wants to make a positive environmental impact when travelling and prefers to travel to destinations that are ethically responsible and self-sufficient.

  • Ethically-conscious Cocktails for two:
    Experience an unforgettable romantic getaway in the stunning Hunter Valley. With a glass of locally sourced wine on your private balcony, you and your partner can take in the picturesque countryside of the Brokenback Ranges in style at voco Kirkton Park. Searching for the perfect gift to complete the weekend? Book your partner in for a cocktail master class, where you’ll be able to create your very own cocktails using locally-crafted spirits and botanicals. Discover more about your favourite drinks, and sample choice ingredients, such as the sustainably sourced honey from voco Kirkton Park’s very own beehives, used throughout their restaurants and bars. Follow up with a personal guided tour of the vegetable garden, where you will learn about voco’s sustainable growing and sourcing practices. You may also get the chance to pick your own dinner ingredients and enjoy fresh, seasonal produce straight from the paddock to your plate!

  • Sun, Sand and Sustainability:
    Searching for the perfect beach escape? voco Gold Coast has access to the best beaches, surf, and food. Relax and unwind by the pool, enjoy a fresh seafood dinner for two at Clifford’s Grill & Lounge and follow with a glass of locally sourced wine at the bar. Finish the evening off with a romantic stroll along Surfers Paradise Beach and take in the breathtaking sunset. Enjoy a guilt-free stay, knowing that voco is committed to sustainable practices such as smart down bedding made from 100 per cent recycled plastics, and renewable, plant-based and cruelty-free bathroom amenities. The voco Gold Coast rooftop is home to 300,000 bees and there is a resident beekeeper who looks after them. voco’s chefs then use the honey in our signature honey and lavender welcome shortbread biscuits, at the breakfast buffet and in Social House’s cocktail menu.

A family friendly extravaganza
For parents, planning a holiday break for your family can quickly become an exhaustive and expensive undertaking, with one in three Australians inviting, or thinking about inviting, a family member on holidays to look after the kids. Take away the hassle and book-in to a Holiday Inn, where kids can stay and eat for free!

  • Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders: Planning a last-minute escape and wondering what to do for Easter in Melbourne? Enjoy the ultimate Glamp-Inn experience with your family. Your room will be transformed into your very own tree-house, complete with family-friendly games, pillows and blankets. Looking for an extra-special twist on the Easter egg hunt? Fill your private tee-pee with hidden chocolates for a hunt that is sure to keep the kids entertained for hours.
  • Holiday Inn Potts Point Sydney:  Enjoy a stay in one of Sydney’s oldest neighbourhoods, a relaxed and quiet space on the edge of the city centre. Be sure to check out the Sydney Royal Easter Show during your stay and soak up the incredible atmosphere with amazing agricultural displays, world-class entertainment, and stunning fireworks. Relax in the evening, and take advantage of Holiday Inn’s Kids Stay and Eat Free program, with kids under 12 dining for free in the Sirocco Restaurant.

  • Holiday Inn Perth:  Relax with the family in the heart of Perth’s CBD and enjoy the Very Important Kids (VIK) Program, where kids get a free wristband that provides exclusive discounts to some of Peth City’s best family attractions. The pass gives kids access to savings on local experiences and free meals at local restaurant Ivy and Jack. Keep the kids entertained and enjoy everything Perth City has to offer, without breaking the bank.

Embrace escapism with these sanctuaries
Regardless of the seascape you choose, there’s an endless supply of activities to keep everyone in the family entertained:

  • Following an extensive multi-million-dollar makeover, InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort is the place to be with its Planet Trekkers Kids’ Club program providing indoor and outdoor adventures, from a torch safari to a golf buggy tour, and indoor games within the air-conditioned Garden Lounge. The program includes a carer for three-hours, and light refreshments. It’s the perfect activity for kids aged 4-12! The resort’s restaurants offer menus focused on nutritious and tasty meals designed specially for little travellers. And if you’re in need of a break there’s an adult only area by the Lagoon Beach!
  • Hike a mountain or traverse through shallow waters to feel the sand on your feet at InterContinental Hayman Island Resort, where an infinite number of bucket-list moments are available all with families or couples in mind. Designed as a relaxing haven for families, the Family Lagoon Suite offers a luxurious retreat with rare connection to the unspoiled surrounds, on the tranquil eastern side of the resort. Comprising of a king suite and twin bedroom, with a private balcony presenting views across the lily lagoon and gardens, or Hayman Beach and Coral Sea.

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