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When browsing for the latest travel news I couldn’t help but notice a strong recurring theme popping up everywhere. It’s the GREEN theme.
With the rapid depletion of the world, it is important to keep our travels as eco-friendly as possible. Leave nothing but footprints…
But what else can we do while travelling?
After finding an extensive article on MSNBC by Sarah Schlichter, I decided to dot down the important green savers for your next holiday.
Several tips for an ecological holiday include
- Short showers
- Turning off electrical power when not in use including rooms
- Reuse your towels instead of changing them everyday
- Use your own toiletries – keeping the pre-packaged ones untouched and unnecessarily thrown out
- Make yourself familiar with hotel recycling programs including the basics such as plastics separate from paper
- Show your appreciation to the hotel if you believed they were taking practical measures to preserve the Earth
- Encourage management to think about going green if they aren’t already
While on the road…
- Off-setting your carbon consumptions such as planting a tree in each city or town you visit
- Take the train instead of plane wherever you can
- With renting cars, choose the smallest that will most comfortably suite your travels – say no to Free upgrades, they often have higher fuel consumptions
- Rent hybrids
- Public transport – it’s been repeated many times because it’s true!
- Walk, Bike, Rollerblade – stay fit, healthy and enviro-friendly
Let’s see if we can do our bit for the world on our next travels.
Also remember to check out our latest rates and specials at http://www.standbyrates.com.au for cheap, last-minute accommodation to live a little and save a lot!
Going into Standby…
Hope everybody’s had a good, hard-working week. I know that I have!
We receive so many bookings and quote request these days it seems as though everybody is really out there to have a great time which is just fantastic. We all deserve a holiday!
Since the weekend is upon us, let’s have a quick scan around Australia to see what’s happening.
Let’s start off with the Western Wonder that is Perth.
It seems that tonight Suzi Quatro is rocking her classics with the Back to The Drive Tour, performing tonight at the Burswood Theatre. If you’re in town, see if you can grab some tickets to check it out!
More of a relaxed fisherman?
Why not head up to Darwin for the Saltwater Fly Fishing Challenge? It’s an annual even from the 8-10th of September showcasing some top anglers and skills.
How about Australia’s paradisaical state of Queensland?
Rockhampton’s Keppel Bay Sailing Club is hosting their ‘Under the Light of the Silvery Moon’ 50th Anniversary where wine, cheese and a good dose of frolicking under the moon is sure to take place.
For an artistic touch to your weekend, pop over to New South Wales, Sydney where the Dobell Drawing Prize has been underway since the 24th August and shall continue through to the 4th of November. A spectacular showcase of talent ranging from sculpturists, printmaking and painting to be on display at this event. The prize is the most prestigious drawing prize to be awarded in Australia and has unmaksed hidden talents of many Australians.
A bit more adventurous? Just so happens Adelaide is hosting their Great Australian Bushwalk this Sunday the 9th of September. Features 120 free guided bushwalks where you can completely lose yourself in the Australia’s natural beauty.
Just because the Spring Carnival is on hold, it doesn’t mean that there’s nothing to do!
Now for our newest tradition at Standby Rates, our Friday Promo code.
Type in: floriade on sign up and you will receive an instant 5% discount off the listed prices!
…Going into Standby
Partnership and Distribution
Yes, this event is the one and only Floriade.
Blossoming into action, Floriade is taking place this year 15th September – 17th October as well as hosting the Australian Icons, Myths and Legends theme, so everything from vegemite, BBQs, and your token kangaroos and Ned Kellies of course.The Floriade enthusiasts would already know of the abundance of flowers and exhibitions that are on display but what about everyone else?For those who are not huge flower fans but do enjoy a great day of sights and sounds, lazing in the sun, relaxing walks or just an excuse to head out for an ice-cream, this is the place. There’s usually a program published of all the events that are held around this flower festival from scavenger hunts, musical performances, exhibitions, competitions, workshops and did I mention ice-cream?
Families generally love it - the kids get a chance to run around madly, exerting all their energies into exploring the imaginative garden designs while parents can sit back and enjoy the manicured tulip beds… and ice-cream.
So for your chance to take a peaceful stroll down the sculptured gardens, get a lesson in flower arrangements or to sit down amongst the flowers to enjoy the live entertainment while eating delicious ice-cream, go to www.standbyrates.com.au to see what Floriade packages are available for you this year at our fine selection of Hotels.
Going into Standby…
I should start small, sweet and simple.
I’m currently an employee at www.standbyrates.com.au where we specialise in last minute accommodation bookings predominantly in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji.
There are more than 2500 hotels, motels, serviced apartments, bed & breakfasts and holiday homes to choose from, so there’s bound to be something to satisfy everyone!
- Make instant reservations for the next 28 days
- Request quotes for all dates beyond 28 days (and still get your membership
- You can even submit an offer to the place you’d like to stay to negotiate
your room rate, and still get your membership discount off the negotiated rate! *Exclusive to StandbyRates.com.au
The thing that makes us up to 7.5% cheaper than all the other websites out there is our free membership program. We offer all of our customers a free membership which saves you between 2.5% and 7.5% off all bookings, making us up to 7.5% cheaper!
As your guide, I will lead you through the different activities, ideas and buzz that’s happening in the world of www.standbyrates.com I’ll try to update little videos and short snippits here and there of what’s happening round the office and where we’re up to in terms of evolving our services for everyone out there.
Let us know what you think, what you want us to improve and we’ll keep you posted on the progross of the projects you would like us to work on. For now, i’m going into “Standby” mode and will speak to you again soon!