Hol­i­day train­ing re­wards

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STAYZ has launched a way for trav­ellers to pay for their hol­i­day home – through the num­ber of steps they take.

The more ac­tive you are on hol­i­day, the less ex­pen­sive the ac­com­mo­da­tion.

There is a grow­ing trend for fit­ness hol­i­days, in fact, the ma­jor­ity of Aus­tralians (87% ac­cord­ing to Stayz re­search) say it is im­por­tant to them to ex­er­cise and keep ac­tive while trav­el­ling.

Com­bin­ing Aussies’ love for travel and fit­ness, Stayz is tri­alling a new pay­ment sys­tem that con­verts steps to cur­rency and can earn guests a free hol­i­day.

“Aus­tralian trav­ellers are at the heart of our busi­ness and if they be­lieve it’s im­por­tant to keep ac­tive while on hol­i­day, then we want to help them achieve this,” Stayz’s Philippa Dur­rant said.

“Hol­i­days are all about do­ing the things you love.

“For those that love to stay ac­tive, the StayzFit ini­tia­tive is a great way for them to do this and get re­warded at the same time.

“We have hol­i­day homes with swim­ming pools, ten­nis courts, skate­board ramps, yoga stu­dios and gyms to name a few.

“We also have homes lo­cated close to beaches, na­tional parks, hik­ing trails and cy­cle trails as well as lakes.

“With over 40,000 homes to choose from, there is some­thing for ev­ery in­ter­est and fit­ness level.” How does it work?

The cost of the Stayz hol­i­day rental works on a slid­ing scale.

The StayzFit list­ings can be found at www.travel.stayz.com. au/info/StayzFit.

Guests se­cure their book­ing by pay­ing in full – the same way they would any Stayz hol­i­day rental.

Upon ar­rival at the StayzFit hol­i­day home, guests re­ceive two Fit­bit step track­ers that cal­cu­late their to­tal step count each day.

Depend­ing on the joint step target reached by the par­tic­i­pat­ing guests, the cost of the rental is dis­counted or re­funded in full.

There are only 12 prop­er­ties avail­able, two in Queens­land – one on the Gold Coast and the other at Port Dou­glas.

Fit­ness pro­fes­sional Tiffiny Hall was the first to trial StayzFit with her hus­band.

“The new StayzFit ini­tia­tive is a fan­tas­tic way to en­cour­age friends and fam­i­lies to utilise the fa­cil­i­ties in and around their Stayz home, ex­plore new des­ti­na­tions across Aus­tralia and get ac­tive to­gether,” she said.

“If, like me, you love to keep fit when you’re on hol­i­day, you can even step your way to a free stay.

“It’s im­por­tant to re­mem­ber that there are many ways to stay ac­tive and in­crease your step count.

“Whether it’s throw­ing a fris­bee on the beach, walk­ing to the shop in­stead of driv­ing, play­ing a game of ten­nis or cool­ing off in the pool, it all adds up.

“I loved my StayzFit es­cape and would en­cour­age oth­ers to give it a try over the Easter break.”

PHOTO: STAYZ

Fit­ness guru Tiffiny Hall is the StayzFit am­bas­sador.

This Gold Coast prop­erty is part of the StayzFit pro­gram, which gives vis­i­tors dis­counts for be­ing ac­tive.

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