April 15th, 2002

MEDIA RELEASE

Mum’s the word.…

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and now is the perfect time to devise a plan for spoiling mum with a special weekend getaway.

Weekend retreats, especially B&B packages, are extremely popular, with more Australians taking shorter and fewer holidays than in the past.

ozshortstay.com.au director Chris Pecks says: "Traditional Mother's Day gifts, such as chocolates and flowers, do just fine, but do not deliver what mums really need most - a break. 

“Figures and anecdotal evidence from the Bureau of Statistics reveals more Australians are turning their backs on the traditional four-week summer holidays, preferring trips of a week to 10 days.”

"As well, people are travelling more to domestic locations than overseas." 

A practical, perfect Mother’s Day gift that is in accord with changing attitudes to holidays is the B&B.  "People have become so wrapped up in their everyday commitments that they are often unable to spend the quality time they need with their significant others," Mr. Peck says.

"Increasingly, families are using Mother’s Day as a time to escape together, and are finding B&Bs to be the perfect hiding places."

ozshortstay.com.au is one of Australia's best way to book.  It is quick and easy to use with a simple, clear and consistent layout covering all of Australia.  No matter what sort of weekend escape you are searching for - whether it be a lighthouse on the cape, a rural retreat, a nunnery in the city or a beach house overlooking pristine white sands – you will find it all here.  Visitors can make reservations online, e-mail innkeepers, locate B&Bs and guesthouses using a map, and post questions and comments about services.

ozshortstay.com.au also offers a huge range of mid-week specials to suit every taste and budget.  The site is attracting record numbers and is already one of the most visited accommodation sites in the nation.

It is worth getting in quick for Mother’s Day because B&Bs are likely to be snapped up on that weekend."


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