Professional travel planning and reservations services and expertise combined with lowest holiday accommodation and travel prices.
What we offer you is access to travel expertise without the high price-tag. That service, combined with genuinely discounted holidays and travel both in Australia and overseas, means your holidays will be more affordable and the real value to you is you can get away more often.
Australian Escapes was started by John Greenbury in 2001 in Brisbane. The first resort we promoted was Rydges Oasis Resort at Caloundra on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. The Gold Coast office was opened in 2002 and in 2005 Australian Escapes Marketing business was sold to Accomcorp Pty Ltd with Darren Gilbert as managing director. John Greenbury remained as a shareholder and business development manager.
Australian Escapes didn’t invent the holiday club concept or discount package marketing for resorts but we did a lot to professionalize the resort marketing industry and we introduced some marketing concepts that became standard practice. We started the first non-time-share holiday club in Australia in 2002 to provide members with access to a wider range of discounted resort options.
In 2014 Accomcorp Pty Ltd commenced operations as a full-service travel agency offering members access to significant discounts off domestic and international travel of all types.
Australian Escapes challenges online and shop-front travel agent pricing by offering members the same or better service with travel package prices that are 10% to 40% lower. Members are often amazed and even shocked at the price differences. But don't be suspicious, it's simply because we don't have the big retail overheads to support.
If you like to shop around online and book your own accommodation that's OK, most of the time you will get reasonable pricing. However when you are planning Australian or overseas travel then know this: non-members paying full retail prices; members pay wholesale, saving sometimes thousands of dollars.
Call today to make a booking or enquire about joining and discover how you can save hundreds or even thousands of dollars on your first getaway.
Travel Directions Pty. Ltd. now operates Global Escapes Travel and the new Australian Escapes Holiday & Travel Club following the closure of Accomcorp Pty Ltd in March/April 2016. The managing director is John Greenbury. John was the original founder of Australian Escapes in 2001 and invented, authored and developed every aspect of the Australian Escapes holiday membership.