Holiday training rewards
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.”
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.