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The phone's not dead when it comes to booking your next holiday

A landmark agreement between the ACCC and major online accommodation booking sites such as Booking.com and Expedia means our Destinations properties will soon be able to offer a better deal than the price promoted online.

A landmark agreement between the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and major online accommodation booking sites such as Booking.com and Expedia means our Destinations properties will soon be able to offer a better deal than the price promoted online.

Previous restrictions prevented accommodation providers from offering a lower price than what was advertised online. With these changes, guests will be able to contact our Destinations properties – Cradle Mountain Hotel, Freycinet Lodge and Strahan Village – directly, either by picking up the phone or via email, to ask for a cheaper price than the one they see online.

While the changes will make it easier for us to give you a better deal, the restrictions also mean we cannot advertise cheaper prices online – to get a cheaper price you will need to directly contact us by phone or email.

Sarah McCully, General Manager of Star Ratings Australia, says that these changes are another way for guests to get the best deal.

"Picking up the phone to book accommodation has become a lost art. With these new changes we hope guests take advantage of the opportunity to call properties directly to get the best deal. The 'star rated' experience should start from the moment you book, and by picking up the phone and speaking to a friendly member of the team at the outset, guests can ensure the accommodation they expect is going to be the accommodation they get," she said.

All our Destinations properties listed on www.starratings.com.au have been independently rated on more than 200 criteria. These criteria evaluate the cleanliness, quality and conditions of guest facilities and ensure that when you book you will get the accommodation that you expect.

And of course, RACT members can receive further discounts on Destinations accommodation, making your holiday even more affordable.

For more information on our properties visit: http://www.ract.com.au/tasmanian-destinations

Cradle Mountain Hotel (03) 6492 1404

Freycinet Lodge (03) 6256 7222

Strahan Village (03) 6471 4200​​