Ownership change and terms update

Travelbug has recently been sold to Travel Booking Services 2016 LP (“TBS”). The TBS team includes the founders of the hugely successful Torpedo7 and 1-day e-commerce businesses.

What does this mean for me?

We’re updating our Travelbug terms and conditions and Privacy policy on 5 December to refer to TBS, but these will remain the same in all other aspects.

As part of the sale of Travelbug, the information Trade Me holds in relation to Travelbug memberships will be provided to TBS, who need this information to ensure our accommodation and activity providers can fulfil any future bookings, initiate any chargebacks, and continue to provide customer service and business as usual. This information may include members’ names, email, address, and saved financial details. If you don’t want to have your details passed on, please let us know by 7 December 2016.

If you’re subscribed to marketing emails from Travelbug, the TBS team will be in touch after 7 December 2016, just in time for summer! If you don’t want to receive these, you can unsubscribe.

We launched Travelbug in 2007, and have had nine years of providing Travelbug travellers with a great service. We’re looking forward to TBS using their considerable experience in e-commerce to grow Travelbug, and we wish them (and you!) all the best.

Sign up to our weekly deals and monthly newsletter and you’ll go in the draw to win $500 Travelbug credit!

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Terms and Conditions:
This promotion is run by Trade Me Limited. To enter, you must opt in to receive Travelbug’s newsletters between 12:00am NZST 21 September and 11:59pm NZST 11 October 2015. You must be 18 years of age or over, and resident in New Zealand to be eligible to win. Employees of Trade Me may not enter. The winner will receive a unique code to access $NZ500 Travelbug credit for booking accommodation in New Zealand only. To redeem, the unique code must be entered at the point of purchase on the Travelbug website. The credit amount will be deducted from the total to pay, but can be used across multiple transactions if the credit amount exceeds the total to pay. The credit is valid for 12 months from the date of issue, after which any remaining credit is forfeit. The credit cannot be redeemed for cash and is not transferrable. The winner will be drawn at random and will be notified by email before 16 October 2015. If the winner does not respond to the email within 5 days, Trade Me will select another winner. Trade Me reserves the right to cancel or vary the promotion at any time without notice. Trade Me’s decisions in relation to the promotion are final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

Indulgent holiday or something out of the ordinary?

Ever thought about staying in a jailhouse or teepee? Now’s your chance!


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Hi travellers,
In the mood for an indulgent weekend away? Ever wondered what it would be like to spend the night in a teepee or an old jailhouse? Whatever accommodation you’re into, you’ll find it on Travelbug.
This month you’ve got the chance to win two tickets to Waiheke Island’s EcoZip Adventures! Read on to find out how to win and start exploring hotels, motels and more for your next mini-break.

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Two EcoZip Adventures tickets to be won! 

Be in to win two tickets to EcoZip Adventures on Waiheke Island, valued at $238. See the sights from three giant, state-of-the-art flying fox ziplines and an eco-immersive forest walk. Suitable for nature lovers of all ages.

To enter, email us the name of the Waiheke Island listing you’ll find further down in this newsletter.

Enter to win EcoZip tickets




Time to indulge…








Chatterley Manor Peppers Bluewater Resort Hereweka Garden Retreat
Christchurch Lake Tekapo Dunedin
From $220 From $110 From $280









Chic Vacation Homes The Dome The Martinborough Hotel
Waiheke Island Napier Martinborough
From $129 From $300 From $150




Jailhouse? Caravan? Wagon? Take your pick!








Jailhouse Accommodation Wacky Stays Warwick House
Christchurch Kaikoura Nelson
From $33 From $199 From $139









Classic Caravan Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort The Woolshed
Martinborough Taupo Cambridge
From $80 From $85 From $165




Five upcoming events around the country

1 Christchurch Arts Festival

27 Aug–20 Sep, Christchurch

2 New Zealand Fashion Week

28–30 Aug, Auckland

3 Gay Ski Week QT

29 Aug–5 Sep, Queenstown

4 The Food Show

4–6 Sep, Wellington

5 A Midsummer Night’s Dream

10 Sep, Rotorua



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Wherever you end up travelling to over the next month, take it easy and we’ll be back in touch soon with more inspiring getaway ideas.

Cheers,

Daniel & the Travelbug team

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