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.

The world is our classroom…Sovereign Hill with Daniela

Thursday, 20 June 2024

Senior Operations Specialist, Daniela Pervan, recently enjoyed all there is on offer at Sovereign Hill, Ballarat. Read on for all her adventures.

Call G.E.T Educational Tours if you would like us to put together an amazing trip to Sovereign Hill for your school.

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The Importance of Travel Insurance

Friday, 14 June 2024

Travel insurance is an important component of traveling. G.E.T Educational Tours strongly recommends that all school groups traveling domestically or internationally be covered.

Schools can opt to use their own insurance or choose the G.E.T recommended travel insurance group travel policy provided by Go Insurance.

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UPDATE: Australian artist awarded at La Biennale di Venezia

Friday, 10 May 2024

In April we reported on the 2024 La Biennale di Venezia and the showcasing of Australian First Nations artist, Archie Moore. We are thrilled to let you know that Archie was awarded the prestigious Golden Lion for Best National Participation at this year's event! Congratulations Archie.

Kieran and Mari travel to Japan for The Hope Tourism Hamadori Inbound Project Guided Tour

Friday, 26 April 2024

G.E.T's Japan travel specialists Kieran and Mari recently travelled to Japan to take part in The Hope Tourism Hamadori Inbound Project Guided Tour.

In March 2011 the disastrous Great East Japan Earthquake hit the Hamadori area of Fukushima Prefecture, creating a massive earthquake, huge tsunami and a nuclear explosion. This special tour followed the fast paced effort of decontaminating the area and infrastructure development. Click on the button to read Kieran's tour report.

Call G.E.T to speak with Kieran or Mari about adding this fascinating region to your next Japan tour!

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Venice Access Fee

Friday, 5 April 2024

The Municipality of Venice has introduced an Access Fee to be paid by occasional visitors on certain dates in April, May, June and July in 2024 and costs EUR 5 per day per person. This is said to have been introduced to reduce the high volume of tourists on the island during the day leaving behind lots of waste.

An exemption can be arranged for secondary school students on an educational trip.

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​La Biennale di Venezia, 20 April to 24 November 2024

Friday, 5 April 2024

One of the most prestigious cultural events in the world, La Biennale di Venezia, has been running in Venice for the past 130 years, covering Art, Architecture, Cinema, Dance, Music, Theatre, and Historical Archives. For the last 25 years La Biennale has included an Australian national pavilion. This year's Australian pavilion will showcase a First Nations artist for only the second time, Archie Moore (click here to learn more about Archie Moore and his exhibit at this year's event).

The event also includes Biennale Educational promoting learning activities with a strong commitment to all audiences - universities, young children and students from all school levels. You may wish to include a visit to a future Biennale with your school group!

Find out more about La Biennale di Venezia 2024  

The world is our classroom…Singapore with Nat

Thursday, 4 April 2024

Operations Specialist, Nat Weerachaiwat, travelled to Singapore recently with her young family. Read about all the wonders of her exciting experience. It sounds amazing and should definitely be on the radar for your school's next STEM tour!

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The world is our classroom…Nat’s Canberra Ambassador Trip

Tuesday, 2 April 2024

Operations Specialist, Nat Weerachaiwat, recently took part in the Canberra Ambassador Trip. Nat travelled to Canberra with fellow Operations Specialist, Lisa (you can find Lisa's report in the News section of the website).

Read Nat's report on her Canberra Ambassador Trip experience.

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Bali Tourist Tax

Thursday, 21 March 2024

The Bali Provincial Government has introduced a Tourist Tax for international visitors entering Bali to help with the negative impacts of tourism on the island. The Tax is AUD$15 per person. 

The world is our classroom…Lisa’s Canberra Ambassador Trip

Friday, 15 March 2024

Throughout the year we send staff on a Canberra  Ambassador Trip to find out first-hand what it feels like to tour with G.E.T.  A lot of work happens behind-the-scenes to make memorable tours for our school groups - our Canberra Ambassador Trip allows staff to experience the coach ride, stay in the same accommodation, eat the same meals and take part in the educational experiences that they booked for the school they are travelling with.

Read Lisa's report on her recent trip to Canberra.

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