Author Archives: Kristen

Western Wonders: We Chat with Western Australia Travel Guru Johanna Castro

When visiting Australia, most travellers are sure to make a beeline to Sydney”s iconic harbour, to the lively beach culture of the Gold Coast or to Melbourne”s trendy shopping districts. But there”s obviously more to the country that these attractions … Continue reading

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Getting in the Hot Spot with Travel Blogger and Mentor Annabel Candy

Always dreamed of running a successful blog, but not sure where to start? Blogger and savvy businesswoman Annabel Candy has got you covered. The owner and founder of the enormously popular travel site Get In the Hot Spot, Candy is … Continue reading

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Celebrating Australia Day: We’re Giving Away Stays at 10 of the Country’s Most Iconic Hotels!

HotelsCombined is proud to be a thoroughly international company that’s owned and operated here in Australia. To celebrate all the success we’ve been able to achieve in Oz over the years, we’re giving away 10 famed Australian hotel stays in … Continue reading

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The Best New Hotels of 2013 You Have to Visit

It’s been a big year for the hotel industry – from the opening of America’s first LEGOLAND resort to the introduction of the innovative “Instagram hotel,” there’s been a slew of amazing new accommodation options on offer for travellers to … Continue reading

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Getting to Know Us: Meet our Thai Marketing Manager Paul

When we say we’ve got an international team here at HotelsCombined, we’re not kidding – our staff members hail from Canada, Germany, Italy, Korea, Turkey, the Netherlands, Russia, Poland, Israel, Hungary, Greece, Taiwan, Spain, Romania, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, France, Brazil, … Continue reading

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Mapping a Unique View of the World: A Q+A with Linda of Journey Jottings

Sometimes photographs and video can fail to do a journey justice, something that Linda Fairbairn knows all too well. A revered travel blogger and map enthusiast, Linda is the proud owner of Journey Jottings – a colourful set of travel … Continue reading

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Responsible Roaming with Eco Traveller Guide Editor Linda McCormick

Going on holiday is all about feeling great, and it’s much easier to feel great when you know you’re respecting your environment and doing your bit to minimise the eco footprint you leave behind. And fortunately, there are plenty of … Continue reading

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Getting to Know Us: Meet our Indonesian Marketing Manager Debora

We’re a pretty international bunch here at HotelsCombined – with staff members hailing everywhere from Brazil to Russia, our range of cultures and backgrounds span the globe. So to get some real insight into the range of travel destinations found … Continue reading

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The Vivacious Vagabrothers: Meet the Winners of the Biggest, Baddest Bucket List

It was only a few months ago that brothers Marko and Alex Ayling (otherwise known as the Vagabrothers) received the amazing news that they had won global travel website My Destination’s Biggest, Baddest Bucket List competition – in addition to … Continue reading

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Getting Cultured: We Talk with The Culture-ist Co-Founder Maria Russo

The Culture-ist is a smart, diverse and unique new online magazine that focuses on all the most intriguing parts of culture; covering food, people, travel, art and the environment, it’s a great resource for keeping track of all the extraordinary … Continue reading

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