Five Australian islands that feel like a Pacific Island

  Dreaming of an island in the sun? These Australian islands will add fuel to your fantasies with their uncanny beauty, pristine natural assets and luxe, laidback vibes. Of course, Australia is an island nation, but with thousands of reefs, atolls and archipelagos hiding enticingly in our stunning waters, it’s also a nation of islands. If you’re fantasising about absconding to a white-sand beach, the great news is that some of the best are actually in our own backyard. Not only are they as swoon-worthy as any in the Pacific, they all come with their own style of uncommon beauty and native flora and fauna, with not a cultural show or kava ceremony in sight. Here are our top five

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Element by Westin® debuts in Australia with opening of Element Melbourne Richmond

June 24, 2019 – Last week, Element by Westin, part of Marriott International, announced the opening of Element Melbourne Richmond. Owned and developed by TRC (Aust), the hotel marks the debut of the Element brand in Australia and with it, the longer-stay brand’s signature eco-conscious ethos and commitment to helping healthy, active guests maintain a balanced lifestyle while traveling. “The launch of Element Melbourne Richmond marks a significant milestone for Marriott International, as the first of its kind in Australia,” said Mike Fulkerson, Vice President, Brand & Marketing, Asia-Pacific, Marriott International. “A recognized industry leader in the longer-stay eco space, Element Hotels promotes a balanced approach to living and travel. The debut comes as travelers are increasingly seeking out accommodation

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Six of Australia’s best winter weekends away

Whether you like it or not, winter is now well and truly upon Australia. But it isn’t all bad. Shorter days and cooler nights mean you can tuck into a pub lunch in front of a fire without regret, sip on mulled wine at a night-time festival or jet off on a cosy winter weekend away! To make booking your own wintervention that much easier, AccorHotels is rolling out a heartwarming deal that means $25 off each night and $1 breakfast. The only problem is choosing where to go so, to help you out, we’ve listed our favourite spots around the country where you can soak up all things wintery. (Oh, and if winter’s not your thing, get yourself to

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