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  • Member Introduction

    Welcome

    Welcome to Australian Escapes Holiday & Travel Club. The purpose of this page is to introduce you to the club by explaining what we do and how we hope to benefit you.

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    Established 2002, Australia's premier travel club.

    Discover the "Travel Club Advantage" of savings, experience and service for free. Enquire about any package and you receive 3 months free membership PLUS $3,000 in real travel credits to get you started.

    Australian Escapes started in 2001 as a resort marketer. Then in 2002 we started the first travel club in Australia. Australian Escapes Holiday & Travel Club now has over 100,000 happy customers and members and is continually growing. We are professional travel agents and we'll help you plan your holiday, make sure everything runs perfectly and save you up to 40% off normal retail as well. Pick from a range of destinations including Europe, Canada, NZ, Australia, USA and more.

    Industry-wholesale pricing.

    The main reason people join is to access our expert travel agency services whilst also enjoying the lowest pricing. You don't pay for expensive shop-fronts and advertising, you just pay the lowest possible price. This means you can travel more often.

    Service advantages.

    The advantages of being a member are numerous. The best way to find out what we can do for you is to talk to us about a trip you have in mind. There is absolutely no obligation.

    Example advantage: Apart from significant savings and value, we deliver exceptional service. Every member who booked travel with us in 2019 to January 2020 who also arranged our recommended travel insurance received a full refund and/or supplier credits for future travel. We handled all the preparation for their insurance claims and made the process very easy. Many non-members who booked their own overseas travel in that time lost most of their money or could not handle the process of dealing with suppliers and insurers and gave up.

    If and when something goes wrong such as a flight gets cancelled by the airline, booked accommodation is not available when you arrive or you have a travel insurance claim you can count on us to sort it out for you.

    World-wide Savings Guarantee

    Saving Guarantee

    Bring us a competitor quote and let us go to work for you.

    We guarantee to beat any competitor accommodation-only quote or travel package price or value by a minimum of 15%. Read more.

    Saving Guarantee

    World-wide savings Guarantee

    We guarantee to beat any competitor accommodation-only quote or travel package price or value by a minimum of 15% ("price-beat") as follows:

    Note: By requesting the price-beat you are under no obligation to place a booking with us or proceed with the final travel package as the case may be.

    ACCOMMODATION-ONLY

    We guarantee to provide at least 15% more total value or a price that is 15% lower than a competitor quote supplied to us for the same accommodation property, on the same conditions and with the same inclusions, provided we have access to be able to book the accommodation through our normal supplier channels. If we do not have access to that property we will offer an alternative that is of the same or higher strandard, as per our hotel rating system and that meets the stated requirements, subject to availability.

    TRAVEL & TOUR PACKAGES

    Inclusions in travel and tour packages assembled by travel agents, tour companies, wholesalers, online travel promoters will all be different in some way. Packages will vary by inclusions, validity, suppliers, component type, standard, terms and conditions etc ("package components"). We will have access to most suppliers and types of inclusions as well as alternatives.

    Our objective in a price-beat situation is to assemble a package containing similar and/or higher standard package components to that which you present to us. We guarantee to offer at least 15% more total value or a price that is 15% lower than the competitor quote. Any package components that are exclusive to specific suppliers to which we do not have access will not be included.

    Terms & Conditions

    The above and following terms and conditions apply to travel plans and accommodation quotes requested from and supplied by Travel Directions Pty. Ltd. trading as Global Escapes Travel, Australian Escapes Holiday & Travel Club (Australian Escapes) and Kiwi Escapes and are subject to change without notice. These conditions are to be read in conjunction with our standard booking conditions.

    GENERAL

    The price-beat must be requested before you place a booking with any other travel agent, online booking agent or property direct in relation to the subject accommodation or package.

    A price-beat may be requested by providing information regarding the competitor quote and your requirements to an employee of the company who performs a reservations or travel consultant role ("company contact") as follows:

    1. Information regarding an accommodation-only price-beat may be supplied by phone or email stating the name of the property and room type, where you saw the price (on what website, in what publication etc.)
    2. Information regarding a tour or travel package must be provided to us in the form of a written quotation by the competitor travel agent if applicable, or by supplying other written or photographic evidence containing full package details via email to the company contact.
    3. Your exact booking requirements including travel/booking dates, number and age of travellers and special requirements if any.

    MEMBERSHIP TO BE CURRENT

    Your membership must be Silver level or above and active/paid up at the time of requesting the price beat.

    How to start as a non-member.

    If you don't like memberships, or you are unsure, you don't have to join. You can start with our discounted resort deals and just buy a deposit voucher from only $39 to lock in a bargain. Later, when you understand why we are "the real deal", you might be more comfortable joining as a free trial member to experience even more savings. Search Resorts

    3 months' free membership to get started.

    When you submit a booking enquiry we'll automatically register you for a 3-month trial account. Or you can register any time. You are under no obligation to remain a member after the trial, although almost 85% do. Your investment to remain a member is from just $8 to $19 per month.

    What we do

    Travel expertise, personalised service and genuine value.

    We individually research and tailor the best-value holiday and travel packages for you. The advantage to you is that you receive exceptional value as well as personalised service to help you enjoy the best holiday and travel experiences possible. The real value to you is that you also pay the lowest prices.

    Travel club members

    The largest member discounts (GCash usage) are achieved on domestic and overseas travel with members often saving many thousands of dollars on a single trip. You can also potentially save hundreds of dollars off domestic accommodation packages of 3 nights or more.

    Learn how everything works...

    Getaway Cash (GCash) travel credits are our "discount currency". They are used to get you industry-wholesale pricing. Free Flights Vouchers are used on special promotional packages and most custom travel plans to discount flights. It is extremely rare that any retail travel seller can beat our prices. Feel free to challenge us with a competitor quote.

    To get a full understanding of how everything works please visit... Frequently asked questions + answers

    Who are our members?

    Travel planning

    The majority of our members are aged from 50 years because we make up the largest percentage of today's regular travellers. Our members are generally internet-savvy and they want the best value possible. Those who use our services know we deliver that in spades. They also value expert advice and we offer that as well.

    How to get pricing for a holiday...

    Either call us on 1800 669 579 or submit a booking enquiry online. We immediately assign your enquiry to the correct person for you. We will generally reply by email or SMS (text to your mobile phone) to let you know how and when your enquiry will be handled. We will usually get back to you on the same day, however if you are ready to book, subject to pricing, your enquiry gets priority.

    Reservations staff are available until 6.30pm week days (Queensland time) to assist with your enquiries.

    Online Booking Enquiry

    Where can I see a list of deals and travel packages?

    Use the Holiday Finder to view example packages. We list example tour, travel and accommodation packages to give you an idea of what we can offer. You can enquire about those or simply tell us where you would like to travel to and we'll put together the best-value package for you. Works perfectly.

    Use our expertise for professional travel planning.

    If you're planning a holiday that involves multiple components or destinations you will quickly discover that the self-serve, online environment will only give you headaches and will waste a lot of your time. Further, you might end up paying too much. We deal with travel all day, every day and we know how to ensure that you pay the lowest possible price and have a hassle-free holiday.

    Key point: As a member, you get our travel planning expertise without the big service fees charged by shop-front travel agents. Plus you only pay wholesale not retail.

    Can a friend or relative use my membership?

    Yes they can. He or she should submit a booking enquiry via the website and enter your membership number. In the message section they should simply state that they are using your membership with your permission. However, it is just as easy for them to register on a Travel Club Trial initially.