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Exclusive Travel Benefits

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Look for the "Exclusive Travel Benefits" symbol on advertised travel packages. Your membership level determines what extra travel benefits you receive. Please read the inclusion information as well as the terms and conditions below.

How big a difference does it make when you experience little touches of luxury on your holidays, such as free room upgrades or champagne on arrival? You now have access to exclusive member benefits every time you travel.

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Your Exclusive Travel Club Bonuses

These extra benefits are exclusive to Australian Escapes Holiday & Travel Club and are over and above the standard inclusions in your membership. See the membership plans here. You receive up to 40% travel discounts using your Getaway Cash travel credits and Free Flights Vouchers (in most plans), as well as other values, PLUS you may receive these extra travel benefits applicable to Gold to Diamond levels.

Free bonuses for each membership plan

Travel Club Bonuses Diamond Ruby Platinum Gold
Travel Mastercard $400 $300 $200  
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Mastercard Pre-paid Travel Card

Loaded with real cash to spend on hotel services whilst overseas on any trip where you see the “Exclusive Travel Benefits” symbol. Travel Mastercard is a multi-currency prepaid card that’s accepted wherever Mastercard is, worldwide. Easily swipe or tap in-store, use online and withdraw money from most ATMs.

Airport Lounge Access

An airport lounge provides a peaceful environment where you can relax before you fly. Here you can enjoy a quiet drink and light refreshments, read a book or newspapers, or simply watch TV. This adds a touch of luxury to the start or end of your holiday. Free access is even better.

Extra Legroom Seating

When travelling overseas on a long flight it can be very hard to get comfortable, especially if you are tall. Extra legroom seating can be a saviour. Generally, this will be exit row seating in economy and will be booked in advance on request. Be sure to let us know as soon as possible if extra legroom is required.

Travel Footrests

There's nothing worse when travelling on a long flight than not being able to lift your feet and get comfortable. Say "hello" to ultimate travel comfort for your legs and feet. We'll include two these at no charge for your first overseas trip. You can thank us when you return.

Private Airport Transfers

The main benefits of a private airport transfer to you hotel are: The driver meets you in the airport arrivals hall and will assist with luggage; you don’t have to wait in a queue for a taxi; and it is pre-arranged so there’s nothing required except to call prior to confirm. On departure, the driver will be at your hotel waiting when it’s time to leave. This provides you with the most stress-free arrival and departure experience possible. Your free private airport transfers, where available, will be arranged by us when we confirm final departure and arrival times.

Lonely Planet Guides

Lonely Planet is renowned for its first-hand approach, up-to-date maps and commitment to providing the best information for travelers. Lonely Planet authors are experienced, insightful travel experts. They personally research the places they write about, both in the first and in subsequent editions, and provide essential travel details along with a wealth of insider information and first-hand tips. Lonely Planet guides for the main destinations in your travel plans will included at no charge.

Hotel Standard Upgrades

Free hotel standard upgrades apply to packages where, for example: the base package is Bronze, you can often get a Silver accommodation standard upgrade; silver upgrades to gold etc. These hotel upgrades can include room-type upgrades as well, adding to your travel experience.

Hotel Breakfasts

Many travelers hope that breakfast is included for each night of hotel stays when travelling, but often learn on arrival that it is not the case. Breakfasts cost money and not all hotels will include them for free. However, we preference hotels where we can get breakfasts included at no extra charge for you wherever possible.

Champagne on Arrival

One of the finer things in life is enjoying a glass of sparkling wine or chocolates on arrival at your hotel. You can enjoy either sparkling wine or chocolates on any holiday of three nights or more. It will be a surprise and you might discover that you get this treat at more than one hotel on a longer trip.

Terms & Conditions

The following terms and conditions apply to the Exclusive Travel Benefits ("Benefits") described above and are subject to change without notice. Refer to your membership level for the maximum entitlements.

The Benefits may be issued during the term of your membership up to the limit specified in connection with qualifying travel packages booked during the current membership period. Benefits apply to the current membership period and unused benefits do not roll-over to the next membership renewal period. Benefits apply to your membership and may be shared with others travelling with you.

TRAVEL MASTERCARD

Travel Mastercards are for use on hotel services such as restaurant meals and spa services, or other specified services or inclusions applicable to a travel package advertised. The card is sent along with final travel documents. Passport ID will be required to enable us to activate the card for you. It may be reloaded with your own funds.

AIRPORT LOUNGE ACCESS

Lounge passes are per-person, so for two people travelling you will use two passes each time. Free airport lounge access is subject to availability. Applicable to comprehensive international travel only. If you require additional lounge passes, they can be included in your travel plan and you will pay the lowest member price.

EXTRA LEGROOM SEATING

Free extra legroom seating applies to economy class domestic and international travel and is subject to availability. Travelers must also meet the airline’s exit row seating requirements.

PRIVATE AIRPORT TRANSFERS

Free private airport transfers are supplied in most major centres throughout the world. We will include details in your travel plans of where free private airport transfers can be included.

HOTEL STANDARD UPGRADES

Free upgrades are subject to availability. If available these upgrades will be shown in your travel plans.

HOTEL BREAKFASTS

Free hotel breakfasts are subject to availability. Some hotels, resorts and apartment properties selected for advertised packages and custom travel plans do not offer breakfast. We will advise this in any travel plans we prepare for you.

CHAMPAGNE ON ARRIVAL

Applies to holidays of three nights or more. You can choose between local sparkling wine or locally-sourced chocolates to the value of $30 AUD. Unless otherwise requested, sparkling wine will be supplied. On longer trips involving multiple hotel stays we may, at our discretion, supply this value more than once.

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