Welcome to TIDD and the world of Industry Discounts...
The original paper version of the Travel Industry Discount Directory (TIDD) first appeared back in 1998 when I was a Qantas Duty Manager at Cairns Airport. I was often asked by Qantas staff arriving in Cairns for their holidays if I knew of any hotels that gave an industry discount. This first paper version listed about 20 hotels in Cairns, however It wasn't long before I was getting requests for other destinations and so followed the Gold Coast, Sydney and Melbourne. The internet was still in its early days and in February 1999 I created a basic website replicating the pamphlet. Move ahead 20 years and TIDD is still going strong with listings for thousands of hotels worldwide. After 28 years service I retired from QF in 2013, but I still love to travel and I enjoy running TIDD just as much as I did back in 1999.
Today's version of TIDD allows you to easily browse hotel travel industry rates by destination, compare the various hotel industry rates and then make a booking, either by making an industry rate booking direct using special pre-loaded TIDD codes in the hotel's own reservation booking engine, or with some of the smaller hotels by emailing the hotel direct using the TIDD booking form.
As a TIDD member you have access to the following:
- Over 7,000+ hotels with industry discounts worldwide, including over 600 in Australia
- DEPARTURE LOUNGE - over 130 Peppers, Mantra and Breakfree hotels in Australia at highly reduced (distressed inventory) rates
- TRAVEL INSURANCE DISCOUNTS - massive 40% discount on QBE Travel Insurance overseas policies (Australian residents only)
- TIDD EXPERIENCES - tours and attractions worldwide (search using geo-location technology)
- CAR HIRE - up to 20% discount
- Weekly Newsletter with latest deals
- Daily Facebook specials
Please note that the TIDD website is purely an information service. All contact information for the relevant hotel is supplied. All bookings are made direct with the hotel using the hotel's direct link booking engine, or the "Book/Enquire Now" link within each listing - see disclaimer.
If I can be of any assistance at anytime please do not hesitate to contact me.
M: 0408 136 222