The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2014-08-01T05:34:46Z Islander Resort Hotel Welcomes the Start of Gold Coast Light Rail Operations 2014-08-01T05:34:46Z islander-resort-welcomes-the-start-of-gold-coast-light-rail-operations [Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Australia 30 July, 2014] The Gold Coast Light Rail system, or G:link, operates fourteen trams between 16 stations through the 13 kilometre route, with the end-to-end journey from the Gold Coast University Hospital to Broadbeach taking approximately 37 minutes. “It's very exciting to have the 'G:' up and running along the Coast,” says Joanne Browne of Islander Resort Hotel. “It is a great thing for the Gold Coast with the locals embracing it instantly, but it's the tourists in particular, who are finding it so simple to get around, and with two stations within walking distance of the Islander, our guests couldn't be happier.” The G:link is now running the 14 trams at a frequency of every 15 minutes from 5 to 7 am, 7:30 minutes from 7 am to 7 pm and 15 minutes from 7 pm to midnight on weekdays (no service midnight to 5 am). Trams arrive every 15 minutes 5 to 7 am, 10 minutes from 7 am to 7 pm, 15 minutes 7pm to midnight and 30 minutes midnight to 5 am on the weekends. Fares are calculated by the zones you travel, and you can learn more at Translink. However, if you are looking for an economical way to travel during your holiday at a Surfers Paradise resort, like the Islander, then consider purchasing the Go Explore card, which allows you to ride an unlimited amount of times on bus or tram for the whole day ($15/adults, $7.50/children). Find out more at translink.com.au/goexplore. If you are looking for cheap Surfers Paradise accommodation that puts you in the heart of the famous Gold Coast location and close to public transportation, then look no further than the Islander Resort. The hotel is located along Surfers Paradise Boulevard, near Beach Road. It is conveniently one block from Cavill Avenue where one of the light rail stations is positioned. About Islander Resort Hotel Islander Resort Hotel, located in the heart of Queensland’s Gold Coast, is a three-star rated hotel that offers affordable accommodation rates and packages for individuals, families and group travellers. We have dorms, apartments and discounted hotel rooms to fit every budget. We are proud to be a 100% Australian owned and operated and have been operating under the same management since 1992. For more information, visit Islander Resort Hotel. Islander Resort Hotel Offers Accommodation Discount For QT Fashion Week 2014-05-27T22:14:01Z islander-resort-hotel-offers-accommodation-discount-for-qt-fashion-week Looking for Gold Coast budget accommodation for the upcoming QT Fashion Week? Stop searching and book your stay now at the Islander Resort Hotel. The hotel is offering a 'from $99' rate on hotel rooms for guests attending QT Fashion Week, which runs 30 May to 1 June. In order to obtain the rate, guests need to use the promotional code EVENT14 on the booking site.  This three-day fashion awards event features several fun ways to see the latest trends. 30 May: "Up and Coming Swimwear Design" is an outdoor evening runway event. After the runway, the models will turn into human statues as guests enjoy a cocktail party. Tickets are $74.70 (includes booking fee). 31 May: "Up and Coming Designer Show and High Tea" has a runway show and champagne and tea. Guests can view the creations up close afterwards in the Grand Ballroom. Tickets are $64.40 (includes booking fee). (BEST DEAL!) 1 June: "QT Fashion Day Out" gives ticket holders (only $18 at door, $15.30 early bird) the chance to shop designers' sample, sale and new collections all while enjoying complimentary blow dry bars, manicures and pedicures and makeup. Check out Fashion Week for more information. With the discount rate from the Islander, guests can opt to stay at this Gold Coast budget accommodation for several days around the QT Fashion Week events to soak up the fun of a Gold Coast holiday.  For booking accommodation for this event at the Islander Resort Hotel, visit the website and book direct. About Islander Resort HotelIslander Resort Hotel, located in the heart of Queensland's Gold Coast, is a 3-star rated hotel that offers affordable accommodation rates and packages for individuals, families and group travellers. We have dorms, apartments and discounted hotel rooms to fit every budget. We are proud to be a 100% Australian owned and operated and have been operating under the same management since 1992. For more information, visit Islander Resort Hotel.