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WIN a fantastic Aussie holiday

We can finally start to dream of exotic destinations, intriguing cultures and life-changing experiences.

Thanks to our friends at Virgin Australia and Crowne Plaza, we have a fabulous trip to give away. 


The winner will receive 2 x return Economy Class airfare anywhere on the Virgin Australia domestic network from winner’s closest port and (one standard room + breakfast for two) x 5 nights at any one of the Crowne Plaza estates listed: Melbourne, Sydney Darling Harbour, Hunter Valley, Adelaide, Hobart.



We’ve hidden FIVE icons throughout the pages of this issue, related to airlines and hotels. You’re looking for a captain, airplane, bed, knife and fork and luggage. All you have to do is find all five, head to our website and tell us which pages they are on. 


All correct entries will go into a prize draw for two return economy class tickets with Virgin Australia to anywhere on their domestic network from the winner’s closest port. 


The winner will also get five nights in a standard room with breakfast for two included at a Crowne Plaza estate in either Melbourne, Sydney Darling Harbour, Hunter Valley, Adelaide or Hobart. 



As the country emerges out of lockdown, Virgin Australia’s award-winning cabin crew is ready to welcome passengers back on board and is proud to be supporting this year’s Traveltalk competition. 


Virgin Australia is an airline that knows how to bring joy to flying, offering customers great value fares to destinations across Australia and the world, all while providing the famous Virgin Flair and world-class service.



As the borders re-open, Australians will be able to reconnect with their loved ones and experience the joy of flying again. Since September, the airline has launched 12 new domestic services, making it even easier for the tens of thousands of passengers to travel this summer.


Thanks to an expanding network and ongoing promotions, Virgin Australia is helping to provide a much-needed boost to local tourism in areas hardest hit by the pandemic. It’s also helping more Virgin Australia team members return to the skies.


Virgin Australia is also ramping up the frequency on many of its services this busy holiday period to ensure more Australians get to enjoy a well-deserved break this summer. 


The airline will also resume international services this month, with the airline scheduled to fly to Fiji, followed by Bali and New Zealand from early next year. 



Virgin Australia is giving customers the confidence to make a booking now thanks to its Flexible Flying policy. 


Customers can change the date of travel without incurring any fees for travel on domestic flights to April 30, 2022, and international flights to December 31, 2022.


In order to thank vaccinated Australians, Virgin Australia is running a national COVID-19 vaccination competition, VA-X & Win, which is offering one fully vaccinated Velocity member the chance to become an overnight Points millionaire. 


There are other great prizes such as return Business Class flights and Lounge memberships. Entries for fully vaccinated Australians close on December 31, 2021, and can be made at


Virgin Australia is also rewarding Velocity members for their loyalty. From now until March 31, 2022, all Velocity Frequent Flyer members will receive up to 100 per cent bonus Status Credits when they fly on eligible bookings. 

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Crowne Plaza Hotels have entered a new era with the opening of a number contemporary design-led hotels and transformation of a few favourites.



Crowne Plaza Hobart offers inspired dining and innovative spaces to blend work and play. 


The 235-room hotel offers a distinct sense of place with stunning harbour or Mount Wellington views from each room and includes Hobart’s first Club Lounge that allows guests to cosy up with complimentary evening canapés and beverages. 


The hotel’s proximity to cultural landmarks is sure to attract those seeking Hobart’s new undercurrent of creative edge and intrigue. 


A stunning new edition to Adelaide’s skyline is Crowne Plaza Adelaide. This design-led hotel features 329 guest rooms including 20 suites, a show stopping rooftop heated infinity pool with city views and a 24-hour fully-equipped gym with the latest in Technogym equipment. 


Guests will revel in two food and beverage venues on level 10, including Adelaide’s highest restaurant, Koomo, and Luna 10, Adelaide’s hottest poolside cocktail bar.


Crowne Plaza Adelaide is brilliantly located in the city’s East End, home of the premier dining scene.


Also opening in 2020, Crowne Plaza Sydney Darling Harbour offers guests a truly inviting sanctuary away from home. It is located on the corner of Bathurst and Sussex Street and features 152 guestrooms which showcase the very best in contemporary design.  


Relax and unwind in the rooftop heated infinity pool with city views, a 24-hour fitness centre with state-of-the-art equipment and three food and beverage venues.  


Just three minutes walk to Darling Harbour, five minutes to Pitt Street Mall and under 10 minutes to Barangaroo, the hotel is undoubtedly one of the most connected hotels in the city.


For three decades, the iconic Crowne Plaza Melbourne has played a definitive role in Melbourne’s rich cultural history. An extensive transformation in 2020 was undertaken right across the hotel.  



The ‘New Modern’ interiors sit proudly within the architectural façade that is innately recognised along the Yarra River and will continue to celebrate its unrivalled views of Melbourne’s sprawling city skyline. 


The transformation showcases a suite of brand new guest facilities including a re-imagined rooftop pool with designer cabanas, along with a 24-hour wellness centre filled with natural light overlooking the Atrium complete with state-of-the-art TechnoGym fitness equipment.


Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley resort is situated in Lovedale and occupies an ideal location in one of Australia’s most celebrated wine regions. 


Featuring scenic backdrops, a full-service spa, 18-hole golf course, resort swimming pool and waterpark, the resort offers a range of accommodation options including suites and villas, ideal for families and groups of friends travelling together.


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