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Hightide Holidays has negotiated excellent rates with more than 1000 resort properties throughout Australia and New Zealand.
To access the great deals, a customer needs one of our Accommodation and Travel VIP Vouchers, which can be purchased individually as a Holiday Voucher, or as part of a Hightide Holidays VIP Membership.
Most of the deals we have negotiated are for a 3 night stay. The rates shown are for the apartment and up to its stated bedding capacity. Enquiry through our customer Helpline where our reservations team will check the Hightide Holidays allotment and availability. The voucher enables a booking to be made. Payment to the resort is usually in two parts: at the time of booking (deposit) and the balance, together with the surrendered voucher, at check-in.
To access any of the fabulous Hightide Holidays deals, you will generally need one of our Accommodation and Travel VIP Vouchers. These can be purchased from one of our holiday consultants, from a Helpline consultant or on-line.
Holiday Voucher is for a single holiday deal, usually 3 days in duration. The Voucher will be posted to you after purchase, although a resort booking requires only the Voucher Number. The Voucher is to be surrendered to the resort at check-in to ensure the deal rates. A specific Voucher will be printed for a particular resort, showing the full terms and conditions of the offer, the booking fee and balance to be paid to the resort and the expiry date of the offer.
Holiday Membership is suited to regular holiday takers. It comprises the Membership and booklet and a quantity of numbered, non-specific Vouchers at various values, depending on the Membership chosen. Each Voucher is for a single holiday deal, usually 3 days in duration. The Membership Pack will be posted to you after purchase, although a resort booking requires only the Voucher Number. The Voucher is to be surrendered to the resort at check-in to ensure the deal rates. Each Voucher is valid for a period of 12 months.
There are 5 simple steps:
1. Choose a Resort from our website at www.hightide.com.au or your Members Guide (if you are a Member)
2. Check allotment / availability by calling the Hightide Helpline on 1300 769 765 or emailing email@example.com
3. Secure a reservation by quoting your Voucher number and confirm your rate, deposit and final payment details.
4. Prepare for your break. Get excited and remember to pack your Voucher so it can be redeemed at check-in.
5. Leave a Review. Tell Hightide Holidays, tell the resort and tell other holiday makers about your experience.
Each Voucher, generally, can be used for a 3 night stay, as stated on our website. Many resorts will allow multiple bookings, using vouchers back-to-back.
Longer stays can sometimes be accommodated, say 10 days or 2 weeks. Enquire of the resort or contact the Hightide Holidays Helpline.
Offers shown on this site or various Hightide Holidays publications are valid to the date listed in the individual listing. New rates are published each March/April and listed on the website. Most resorts will accept forward bookings past the valid date at the current VIP rate until their new rates are published.
For the most up-to-date rates and Specials check www.hightide.com.au or call the Helpline on 1300 769 765. Reservations at resorts are always subject to room allocation and availability. This means that while some resorts may have rooms vacant and available for dates you require, they may not be available at our specially negotiated promotional price. Many resorts set aside an allotment for Hightide Holidays and are not able to accept more bookings once the allotment has been filled.
Remember, as with all resorts, accommodation is subject to availability. Plan your holiday and book well in advance to ensure your preferences.
Some resorts will accept Vouchers for School Holiday periods. Check with helpline on 1300 769 765.
Vouchers are fully transferable and make an excellent gift to family or friends or as customer or employee rewards. Additional gift wallets can be provided on request. Vouchers are non-refundable if lost or unused.
Holiday Vouchers generally have a printed expiry (usually 12 months from purchase). If the Voucher has expired or been lost, an administration charge of $10 needs to be included.
Accommodation and Travel VIP Vouchers (not resort specific, and included as part of the membership) remain valid until used. If lost or damaged, contact Helpline to arrange for them to be re-issued. This is a free service during the currency of your Membership. A charge of $10 per Voucher will apply for replacement outside of Membership.
Call our Member Helpline for help with your next holiday. Let us know your Voucher or Member number and when, where and how many are wanting to go. Our team of reservation experts will find the best deals available. Contact the Helpline on: 1300 769 765
The Helpline is a free service to Premium Members.
At least once per month we publish and email our newsletter, VIP eNews to all registered members. It contains the latest Specials, helpful reviews and links and feature activities. Members can tailor their profile to just receive information in their VIP eNews that suits them no point in us telling a family of 6 people about a Studio apartment special!
When you purchase a Hightide Holiday Vouchers or membership, you can pay by credit card (all major cards accepted) or by cheque or money order. When you pay Hightide Holidays by quoting your credit card number over the telephone, we are flattered by your trust and conscious of our security responsibility to you. Once the card has been processed, we delete the number to prevent further access. We do however retain the first 6 and last 3 numbers (our bank advises us that this method is both unique and secure it is virtually impossible to guess the missing 7 digits) to prevent errors or fraud. When you pay by credit card over our website, the payment is actually made directly with our bank via their fully secure link. Your credit card details are not provided to Hightide Holidays.
The STAR ratings are supplied by the property and are attributed by a third party AAA Tourism. Details of how these ratings are determined are available at AAATourism. Some resorts provide indicative self-rating to assist comparison. Where there is no rating, the property is either yet to be rated or has chosen not to be rated. Hightide Holidays cannot take responsibility for accuracy of ratings provided.
What kind of personal information Hightide Holidays collects and how it is collected
Hightide Holidays collects personal information from a variety of sources, including from members of the public by way of telephone directories, direct marketing, referrals, trade shows and public promotions, advertising, mailing lists, subscribers and contractors and business partners. In general, the personal information Hightide Holidays collects includes (but is not limited to) name, address, contact details, gender, occupation, limited financial information including credit card information, family size and age groups, holidaying preferences and frequency. Personal information you provide: We store the personal information you provide to our consultants or that you enter on our website or on questionnaires (at trade shows or shopping centre competitions) or give to Hightide Holidays in other ways. We obtain most personal information through our direct marketing and membership process. You may provide information when you request or acquire product or service from Hightide Holidays or its related companies, provide a product or service to Hightide Holidays, complete a survey or questionnaire, enter a competition, participate in forums or when you communicate with Hightide Holidays by email, telephone or in writing. Indirect collection: Hightide Holidays endeavours to collect personal information about an individual only from that individual. Limited information (generally limited to name and contact detail) is obtained from telephone directories and referrals from existing or prospective customers. Resort partners may provide limited information back to Hightide Holidays regarding clients who have booked and stayed. This information may include name and contact details, details of where and when a customer stayed at the resort and other details related to the stay at the resort.
How Hightide Holidays uses the information collected about you
Hightide Holidays may use information it collects from you for the primary purpose for which it is collected and for such other secondary purposes that are related to the primary purpose of collection. Hightide Holidays generally uses personal information to:
Hightide Holidays may disclose personal information to other companies in the Hightide Holidays group, which may only use it as set out above. Hightide Holidays may also provide your information to:
How Hightide Holidays treats sensitive information
"Sensitive Information" means information relating to a person's racial or ethnic origin, membership of political bodies, religion, membership of a trade union or professional or trade association, sexual preferences, criminal record or health. Hightide Holidays may use and disclose Sensitive Information only for the purpose for which it was provided or a directly related secondary purpose or as allowed by law unless you have agreed otherwise. Such Sensitive Information is generally not required by Hightide Holidays and as such is unlikely to be sought or collected.
Management and security of sensitive information
Hightide Holidays has appointed its Director to oversee this policy and a Privacy Officer to be responsible for the Hightide Holidays management of personal information in accordance with this policy and the Commonwealth Privacy Act. Hightide Holidays protects the personal information Hightide Holidays holds from misuse, loss, unauthorized access, modification or disclosure by various means including firewalls, password access, secure servers and encryption of credit card transactions and partial deletion of credit card number for longer term access.
Updating personal information
Hightide Holidays endeavours to ensure that the personal information it holds is accurate, complete and up to date. You can update your personal information via the 'Update your details' section on our website. You will be required to provide specific check information, to access such information. Otherwise, please contact Hightide Holidays on firstname.lastname@example.org Where personal information is no longer required by Hightide Holidays, it will be destroyed or de-identified.
Seeking access to personal information Hightide Holidays holds about you
You have the right to seek access to the personal information held about you and to advise Hightide Holidays of any inaccuracy. There are some exceptions to this right set out in the Privacy Act. If you make an access request, Hightide Holidays will ask you to verify your identity and specify what information you require. Hightide Holidays may charge a fee to cover the costs of meeting your request.
How to contact Hightide Holidays:
If you have enquiries or wish to provide feedback about this policy, please email email@example.com
To make an access request, please write to the Privacy Officer at PO Box 3419
Australia Fair QLD 4215
or fax (07) 5531 1350.
Hightide Holidays takes great care in training our Holiday Consultants to ensure they describe the products and services of Hightide Holidays correctly and honestly. It is extremely important to us that we present this information to you correctly and allow you to make your own decisions. Hightide Holidays makes every effort to ensure that all details in our publications and website are correct at time of preparation. However, Hightide Holidays and its partner resorts reserve the right to alter them at any time without notification. Where the goods are faulty, wrongly described or do not do what they are supposed to, you may apply for a refund. Hightide Holidays is not obliged to give refunds for a change of mind. A $30 administration fee may also apply should a refund be granted for reasons other than those listed above.
Bookings made with a Hightide Holidays Partner (Resort or Cruise) their individual deposit and cancellation policies apply and should be confirmed at time of booking. For bookings made through the Holiday Helpline the following payment and cancellation policy applies:
At time of booking a non refundable booking deposit is required. The balance is due to be paid to Hightide Holidays 14 days prior to arrival. If you cancel your booking between day of booking and within 7 days of arrival, you will receive a full refund except for the deposit, if you cancel 7 days prior to arrival and within 48 hours prior to arrival and the balance has been paid, half of your balance will be refunded. If you cancel within 48 hours of arrival - no refund will be received.
We do not wish to make contact with individuals or companies that are not interested in receiving information or entertaining the possibility of obtaining great value holiday accommodation or similar services through Hightide Holidays.
If you are a customer of Hightide Holidays or have been contacted by us over the past several years, it is likely that some limited contact details are stored in our database.
If you wish to be placed on the Hightide Holidays "do not contact" list, please email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org and request to not be contacted by Hightide Holidays.
Please note, this will not place you on the National Do Not Call Registry.
Hightide Holidays and the Do Not Call Register
Hightide Holidays has complied with the DNC legislation from its inception and with the direct marketing industry standard in its current and former ADMA specific forms prior to that.
Less than 10% of Hightide Holidays business arises from cold-calling activity with the remainder coming from our 110,000+ existing Membership base and referrals.
Existing Members are deemed to have an existing business relationship and thus are exempt from the legislation for 12 months or for a short period after using a specific voucher/offer. It is a stated benefit and feature of the Membership package that they will be contacted for customer service purposes to assist them with their membership during this period.
Those Members who have passed this period without activity and have registered on the DNCR are only contacted if they have supplied express consent which is recorded on their Membership record.
Our consultants are well trained professionals and have been trained in the relevant aspects of legislation and standards in our industry. Breaches of these laws or standards, or of the ethical standards of the company is grounds for summary dismissal.
All new Hightide Holidays Members are contacted approximately 2 weeks after their purchase by a customer service representative whose sole purpose is to ensure that they fully understand the Hightide Holidays system, benefits, terms and conditions.
In today's hectic world, it is hard to get away for the holiday breaks that we all need. That is why Hightide Holidays focuses on short 'Getaway' breaks at fantastic Resorts which provide great holiday experiences; whether you stay 3 days, or enjoy a longer holiday with family or friends. We work closely with accommodation Resorts from the Northern Territory to Tasmania, Western Australia to New Zealand to provide our members with excellent value-for-money holidays.
We are able to offer these exceptional deals because we sell in high volume, introduce new customers and participate in our Resort's spare 'off-peak' and limited-peak capacity. In most cases, we can help you save hundreds of dollars.
Select from over 1,000 great Resorts and holiday apartments in favourite locations, generally a short drive from capital cities. Recently, we went Global, offering our members access to up to 56,000 holiday properties throughout the world.
"Hightide Holidays" is part of the LeisureCom Group Pty Ltd, Australian business and has been associated with promotions in the holiday accommodation market for more than 5 years. Hightide Holidays is seen as the industry leader in our field.
We are recognized by our customers as friendly, helpful and honest. More than 50% of our new customers come from referrals from existing customers!
We are widely respected by the resorts we work with and new resorts chase us to become part of our program. Hightide Holidays continues to work towards being even better.
They say a change is as good as a holiday....
Over the past five years, the Hightide Holidays has helped people all over Australia find great value holiday breaks. With a membership of over 100,000 members, the Fantastic Holiday Experience people have been dedicated to delivering real value and excellent service.
Current customers continue to receive the personal service and value which has allowed this growing family business to become the best in the industry. All Memberships and promotions will continue under the Hightide Holidays brand only with more options.
We hope you like our new look. We do. We hope you like our new and enhanced website.
They say a change is as good as a holiday... No wonder we feel so great!
Hightide Holidays specializes in only holiday accommodation. Over the past fiveyears, we have explored Australia and New Zealand and negotiated extremely attractive accommodation deals. We've visited and know virtually every resort we work with. We encourage our customers to leave their review after their holiday. Most last-minute and travel websites feature hotel suites. Very few people want a hotel suite when they holiday. That’s why most of the properties we list are Fully Self-Contained. That generally means they have a kitchen with crockery and cutlery, a full laundry, separate bedroom(s) and parking space. Our rates are excellent! Generally 25-35% less than anywhere else. In many cases, up to 60% less than the resorts regular rate. Check other websites to compare. Most travel sites confuse the comparison by quoting a per person rate. Our rate is for the apartment and up to its stated people capacity (PAX). Our rates are generally available for up to 12 months you can make a booking well in advance. Some restrictions will apply, but they are spelled out. Occassionally, particularly in a very quiet period, a resort may offer a last minute rate below the Hightide Holidays rate. This is rare and only for a very limited period. Across the board, we're confident that we beat everyone.
How does Hightide Holidays offer such great deals?