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Features and benefits of timeshare you might not have considered

We’re excited to share the latest article about Accor Vacation Club, which recently appeared on AccorHotels travel inspiration blog – The Magazine.

The article outlines some of the travel options and ideas available to Accor Vacation Club Members, beyond its core network of 24 hotel, courtesy of its partnership with operators like AccorHotels.

The article reports that,

 

 “Accor Vacation Club Members can enjoy access to a broader range of city hotels and premium resort properties as part of the Club’s ‘Select’ programs, in partnership with AccorHotels. All Accor Vacation Club Premiere Plus members have access to the Hotels Select Program, which opens up hotel options in popular destinations in Australia and New Zealand, beyond the flagship 24 properties. Hobart, Auckland and Adelaide anyone? How about Fraser Island, Darwin or the Barossa Valley? Depending on the level of membership, some Members can also extend their destination and hotel options to stay with Accor Vacation Club across Asia too, staying in style at one of Accor Vacation Club’s carefully curated hotels and resorts in China, Indonesia, The Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore.”

 

If you’d like to see more, you can check out the entire article here.

To plan your next holiday escape visit www.accorvacationclub.com.au

 

 

The information in this article is not personal financial advice and has been prepared without taking into account the objectives, financial situation or needs of any particular person.  Before making a decision to purchase or upgrade a membership in the Accor Vacation Club, you should consider the PDS dated 1 January 2017, issued by A.P.V.C. Ltd AFSL 245515 and available at www.accorvacationclub.com.au or by contacting A.P.V.C. Ltd on 1800 70 81 90. All hotel and cruise bookings are subject to availability.

 

Legends Hotel Surfers Paradise

Hi just had to let you know  we are currently staying in a studio apartment at Legends Surfers. We had a few days off and decided to check what was available recently and decided a studio apartment would fit in with our needs for a couple of days.It is absolutely amazing. We can see they have been recently  renovated.We appreciated extra touches like toaster and cockery and cutlery. The bathroom while small is beautiful -appreciate walk in shower and rain showerhead. The apartment does get afternoon sun  as it faces mountains not the beach but we just turned aircon on to cool down as it is still warm here. Everytime we stay at a vacation club property it makes us more aware of the great decision we made in joining. Thanks for the great work in making the apartments a home away from home. Oh and we appreciate usb oulets for charging phones and tablets.

Only things that would make it better would be a microwave and hangers for the wardrobe and perhaps a dustpan to go with the broom.

 

Terri and Michael Morrison – Accor Vacation Club Members

Janine and Paul 50th Anniversary

Highlights  of  Our  50th  Wedding  Anniversary  Celebration

It took nearly a year of preparation. As soon as the booking period of 12 months opened up, the arrangements were made in May 2016 to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary with our whole Australian family. This included 2 daughters and their offspring: 3 granddaughters and 5 grandsons, ranging in age from 26 years to 7 years. Also, this had to cover the question of geography: our oldest daughter lives in Queensland (Caboolture) while the youngest lives close to our home at the NSW Central Coast (San Remo).

So, the choice was made to spend a week in May 2017 at the Turtle Beach Resort at Mermaid Beach and then have a celebration dinner at the Mercure Resort at Palm Meadows on the actual day of our wedding (Saturday 20th May).

It turned out to be a celebration indeed. First of all, the 3 apartments booked at the Turtle Beach resort turned out to be just right. Sleeping accommodation was catered for by the 2 two-bedroom apartments for our daughters and a one-bedroom apartment for my wife and myself. Although the entertainment at the resort was highly appreciated by our youngest grandson (the 7 year old), especially the Splash Zone, the main attraction for the more adult family members was The Deck with enough choice in drinks and food to satisfy the most hungry (and thirsty).

It took a little while to get used to the maze of stairwells, paths and car parking, because all the rooms were spread out between stairwells 2, 5 and 12, until it was found that the easiest and quickest way from one room to another was via the car park.

The week flew by amidst visits to shopping centres (Robina, Harbour Town, Pacific Fair, Surfers Paradise and so on) and an entertaining trip to Tamborine Mountain. As luck would have it, there was only one day of rain (and then only in the morning) while the remaining days made the Gold Coast live up to its reputation of sunshine and mild weather.

Then of course the highlight of the week: dinner at the Mercure Resort. The choice of food was excellent and catered for the tastes of everyone (including the 7 year old – hurray!). Even the drinks were greatly appreciated as per Australian tradition.

So, that was the week that was. The heaps of photo’s that were taken will remain in the family as a great memory of our 50th wedding anniversary, I’m sure.

Janine and Paul Wuyts – Members of the Accor Premiere Vacation Club since 2004.

Sharon Page – Antarctica Flight Experience

Everything was seamless, with Accor Vacation Club

I am Sharon and my sister is Denise. We both took advantage of the wonderful Antarctica Package arranged by APVC/Accor in early February 2017. I am a dialysis patient restricted in my travel by my treatments. Can you imagine my joy when we received the information about this trip? It actually fitted in with my schedule.

Everything was seamless. The package included two nights stay in the beautiful, new Pullman Sydney Airport Hotel along with first night dinner and Antarctic Information Sessions from scientists and others. We were picked up early in the morning to catch our fantastic, exclusive, QANTAS 747 for out flight. During the early part of the flight we were given even more information from the specialists. Then, as we reached the massive, free floating, ice burgs the spectacle began. First embedded ice burgs in free floating sea ice. Then we were over the coast of Antarctica with relatively small glaciers spilling into the sea. We spent the next 4-5 hours flying over parts of this massive continent completely covered in snow except for a few cliff faces and major mountain peaks. We sure needed our sunglasses to see it at its best. It was sparkling.

There were also massive glaciers. Goodness knows how many kilometres wide these were. They lay as huge white “flatlands” between what appeared to be only tiny peaks but were actually huge mountains.

Photographs can only give an impression. Go on this journey yourself. It was great value. We got picked up at the airport in the evening and taken back to our hotel where we enjoyed an included, full breakfast the next morning and late checkout. Also I would like to add that the Accor guests paid only slightly more for our full package than the one day airfare as told to me by a non Accor passenger.  The weather was amazing for the whole trip.

Regards

Sharon Page

 

Lyn & Terry Trevascus – Antarctica Flight Experience

Antarctica, a Once in a Lifetime Adventure with Accor Vacation Club

Good afternoon Dominic,

Well what an absolutely fabulous time my husband and I had last Sunday flying to the bottom of the world!

Where to start, I guess at the beginning is a good place to start! Pre-dinner drinks was a chance to meet and chat with other fellow Accor Vacation Club members, followed by a lovely three course dinner with guest speakers enlightening us on our journey to the Antarctic the next day.

After rising bright and early the next morning for a continental breakfast we boarded our buses to take us to the Domestic Terminal at Mascot where we checked in at 7.30am and started boarding our Qantas 747 for our bucket list adventure. Everyone was quite excited as we all settled into our allocated seats and away we went approx 8.15am.

We were well fed and watered with plenty of attention from the flight staff as we headed south to Antarctica, after about 4 hours of flying we sighted our 1st iceberg, which brought an excited buzz around the plane, so with cameras at the ready the passengers were merrily clicking away. Mind you the iceberg looked like a piece of ice in a big glass of water from 10,000 feet, but I’m guessing if we could see it at 10,000 feet it must have been plenty big enough at sea level.

To see Antarctica from the air gives you a glimpse of the land and the only colours you see is the blue of the ocean and the white of the snow and occasionally some brown peaking out from the mountains where the snow has not settled. We had a brilliant day weather wise, sunshine with a few puffs of light cloud, however, the cloud was only every now and then and didn’t take away any photo opportunities. It was hard to believe the weather outside was -30 degrees or so being so sunny. We crissed crossed over Mason and Casey bases and the pilot was able to radio the manager at Casey station and broadcast over the plane intercom asking what he did at the station and how was the weather etc. That was a bit surreal to listen too.

After approx. 4 hours of zig zagging over the landscape we were starting to head back to Australia, landing back in Sydney around 9.30pm, after traveling 10,915kms round trip and 13 hours of flying time, very tired but happy, where the coaches were waiting to take us back to the lovely Pullman Hotel and an extremely comfortable bed. The next morning we had a chance to catch up with some of our fellow Accor travelers have a bit of a chit chat about the day before, before it was time to say (sadly) goodbye and head back home and to reality.

What a trip, would I recommend this to anyone, most certainly.  Accor Vacation Club you should do these sort of trips more often, we loved every minute of it and felt it was good value.

Bucket list travelers,

Lyn & Terry Trevascus