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IHG ‘Set Your Sights’ promotion (Jan 2015 – April 2015)

Earn at least 50,000 bonus IHG Rewards points, which is good for at least one reward night at any IHG property worldwide. For September to December 2014 we’ve had Into the Nights, an IHG Rewards Club promotion which is largely similar to the Crack The Case and Big Win promotions that IHG has run previously. Through Into the Nights every member could earn at least two free nights at any IHG property in the world. For 2015 IHG are offering Set Your Sights as its promotion for stays from 1 January to 30 April, 2015, with every member to be…


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TripAdvisor travel promotion – Spend $150 (through their portal), get $50 back on AmEx

American Express in Australia are running a handy little promotion: Connect your American Express Card with TripAdvisor & save this offer to your Card to receive a $50 statement credit, when you spend $150 on pre-paid hotels, car hire or experiences at americanexpress.com.au/travel by 31 January 2015. This offer applies to Australian issued cards, including AmEx cards issued by the big four banks: NAB, Westpac, ANZ and CBA. It does not apply to David Jones Cards, Corporate Cards or Small Business Cards affiliated with a wholesale partner. The American Express travel portal doesn’t necessarily have the best rates, but the…


InterContinental Sydney Double Bay – first look

The hotel at 33 Cross St, Double Bay, Sydney had been sitting empty and in disrepair for some time. It was announced last year that it would be extensively renovated and open as an InterContinental in early 2014. Early 2014 came and went. Finally in November 2014, the hotel opened for guests. Despite the brand name, it is a small hotel at 140 rooms (contrast 509 rooms at the InterContinental in downtown Sydney). Construction adjacent to the property hasn’t yet finished. The arcade below the property still noticeably under construction and now houses Sak√©, a ‘contemporary Japanese restaurant’. The hotel…


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