Marriott Is Giving Away Hotel Stays in Australia, NZ, Fiji and New Caledonia to Fully Vaxxed Aussies
If you've had both COVID-19 jabs, you can go in the running to win a one-night stay at 28 Marriott Bonvoy hotels and resorts.
September 08, 2021
We could all use a holiday right about now. That's proven true for the past 18 months or so, and the urge to head off on a getaway is only rising. Exactly when Australians will be able to travel between every state without navigating strict border restrictions isn't yet known, and neither is when the vaccine rate will hit 80-percent nationwide, allowing international travel again — but, in preparation for both of those things happening, the Marriott hotel chain is running a giveaway that'll get you away from home for almost a whole month.
The first catch: obviously, you won't be travelling until that's permitted again. The second caveat: this competition is only open to folks who've had both COVID-19 jabs. It's Marriott's way of helping encouraging vaccination, given that so much about Australia's plan to move forward during the pandemic — and to open up the travel and hospitality industries again — is based how many people have been fully vaxxed.
If you've rolled up your sleeves twice already — or when you do — you can enter Marriott's 'Ultimate Marriott Bonvoy Package' contest to score one night's free accommodation at each of the 28 participating Marriott Bonvoy Hotels and Resorts sites in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and New Caledonia. Yes, winning this will get you zipping beyond our own shores. And, in terms of bunking down, you'll be staying at spots under a range of different Marriott brands.
That includes The Ritz Carlton, W Hotels and JW Marriott — and the Sheraton, Marriott and Westin hotels, too. Also covered: some Courtyard by Marriott and Four Points spots; Signature boutique properties such as AC Hotels and Aloft; and Australia's first Luxury Collection property, The Tasman, which is set to open in Hobart this December.
Five winners will be selected, with each able to use their prize once borders reopen. To go in the running, you need to head to the competition website, fill in your details and explain what travelling means to you in 25 words — and also upload a pdf of your vaccine certificate, which'll then be destroyed on Marriott's end once the company has verified that you're fully vaccinated. You'll need to be a member of Marriott Bonvoy as well, but you can sign up for free while you're on the site.
Unsurprisingly, this is a one-entry-per-person deal, and you'll be able to travel — subject to border and travel restrictions — between January 1, 2022–June 1, 2023. It does only cover accommodation, too, so getting there and anything you spend while you're away is on your own dime.
And if you're wondering when you can start getting serious about packing your bags, winners will be notified by December 6, 2021.
For more information about Marriott's 'Ultimate Marriott Bonvoy Package' competition, or to enter, head to the hotel chain's website.