News & Updates

This is the place we share tour news and our favourite travel tips. Insights into the countries we take students to explore and advice for teachers planning their next travel adventure can be found here. Usually, these are the sorts of things that inspired us to start travelling in the first place.

PACER introduces new Canberra attractions

Monday, 13 July 2020

The Parliament and Civics Education Rebate (PACER) program is an Australian Government initiative that provides financial assistance to support students’ on-site learning about national democratic, historical and cultural institutions in Canberra.

PACER approved national institutions include the Parliament House, the Museum of Australian Democracy, the & National Electoral Education Centre, and the Australian War Memorial.

There are now a further two national institutions, as well as a new exhibition from the National Museum of Australia, that may be added to your school excursion.


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The Economic and Social Impact of Student Travel

Friday, 10 July 2020

Have you wondered about the overall impact of travel on students and the world around them? Research consistently backs up the importance and value of students setting out to see the world.


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Why travel credits are being offered rather than refunds and when refunds are being issued why they are taking so long to be processed?

Wednesday, 3 June 2020

There has been a lot of debate recently on why travel credits are being issued rather than refunds and when refunds are being issued why they are taking so long to be processed. 

The Council of Australian Tour Operators (CATO) represents the land supply sector of the Australian travel agencies. Their members, who include tour operators, wholesalers and destination experts, create, supply and deliver the travel products sold online and through travel agencies. 

COVID-19 has clipped all our wings and has devastated the global travel and tourism industry. With this has come certain challenges for both consumers and the industry. 


In this video CATO chair Dennis Bunnik provides the answers as to why travel credits are being offered rather than refunds and when refunds are being issued why they are taking so long to be processed. The purpose of this video is to provide greater understanding of the processes and systems behind the scenes that the industry is tackling to unravel the millions of holiday bookings (or educational tour bookings) that have had to be cancelled due to COVID.


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COVID-19 UPDATE

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

To our very valued clients,


 Our thoughts are with you and your families during these uncertain times. Each of us need to keep our families, employees, clients and communities safe.

Due to the unprecedented current Coronavirus pandemic and further State imposed lockdowns, GET staff will all be working remotely from Friday 27th March until further notice. Please be assured that this will not affect the way we service our clients.

For schools who have postponed their tours, our operations department is working hard on rebooking your dates and attractions. We ask for your patience and understanding as we navigate this process, especially with non-essential business being shut down.

For schools who have refunds pending we will have them to you as soon as it is possible. Timing depends on the refunds from our suppliers.


Please contact us on 1300 660 825 if the matter is urgent;  send us an email on contact@getours.com.au  or contact your Account Manager or operations consultant for further enquiries.

Thank you for your understanding and co-operation.

 

Regards,

Anne-Marie Mitchell

Managing Director


NEW G.E.T branding for NT coaches

Monday, 3 September 2018

G.E.T Educational Tours are pleased to partner with NT Tourism and Victorian Touring Coaches on the new 2019 ‘NT Learning Adventure’ program.

Sending more than 25 groups each year to the Northern Territory and growing, our NEW coach branding will stand out when you see us on the road. These tours are a great way for students to learn about our desert landscapes, native wildlife and the indigenous community while building team bonding skills and independence. Explore our range of Northern Territory programs available and contact us to begin organising your next tour!


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Kyoto Accommodation Tax

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Starting from 1 October 2018, the City of Kyoto will start charging an accommodation tax. This applies to guests staying at all types of accommodations located in the city of Kyoto and ranges from 200 to 1000 yen per person per night, depending on the accommodation fee. 


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Great seeing you at the Science Leaders Conference

Thursday, 2 August 2018

Thank you to all the teachers who visited our stand at the Science Leaders Conference Victoria last Friday 27th July at Quantum Victoria. We had a great time presenting our experiential STEM programs and highlighting our recent partnership with ASTA, the Australian Science Teachers Association. 

It was lovely to meet many current clients of G.E.T as well as new ones. If you have any tour requests or enquiries, please contact us and one of our dedicated account managers will assist with your enquiry.


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Experience French Language Classes at CREIPAC

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

In a stunning location in the heart of the South Pacific, CREIPAC has been offering French language lessons since 1992 and is Noumea's leading language school. CREIPAC offer group lessons in small classes for all ages and language levels and their lessons are tailored to your students’ needs. 

Watch the video about CREIPAC which students from Brighton Grammar School participated in while on a recent tour organised by G.E.T Educational Tours.


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Lilla Community Camp Site - NT tours

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

If your school is planning a tour to Central Australia, check out what it is like for students at the Lilla Community Camp Site, an aboriginal outstation community located in the Watarrka National Park.

We have a range of Northern Territory tours to choose from which can be tailored to suit your curriculum requirements and include various sites and attractions such as Uluru, Kata Tjuta National Park and Kings Canyon.


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International Tourist Tax - Japan

Monday, 2 July 2018

Effective from Monday, 7th January 2019, passengers travelling out of Japan will pay a 1,000 yen departure tax to expand and enhance the country’s tourist infrastructure. Travellers meeting certain conditions, such as “children under the age of 2” and “those leaving Japan on or after January 7, 2019, using an air ticket issued before January 7, 2019,” are exempt.


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