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ST JOSEPHS COLLEGE USA TOUR 2014


St Joseph's MTT ITINERARY June 10, 2014

ST JOSEPHS COLLEGE USA TOUR 2014 JUNE 20 – JULY 2, 2014

FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 2014 SYDNEY / LOS ANGELES / NEW YORK Wear Tour Shirt, SJC Tracksuit Top and Jeans for flight 8:30am Arrive at Sydney International airport and assemble at the Delta Check– in Counter and check your bags to LAX. 11:05am

Depart Sydney/Los Angeles DL016

7:58am Aircraft change in Los Angeles: Note: you clear customs in LA AND RECHECK YOUR BAGS AT THE TRANSFER DESK.


You will find the transfer desk to the right of the door once you leave customs. 9:10am Depart Los Angeles/New York (JFK) DL016 5:48pm Arrive New York (JFK) and transfer to hotel in Manhattan. Dinner in Times Square after check-in check ON YOUR OWN ACCOMMODATION: MILLENNIUM HOTELTIMES SQUARE 145 W. 44th St. New York, NY 10036 212-768-4400 Students, twin share, separate double beds, 1 student in single adjoining room, cannot have a rollaway in room. Staff in single rooms Tour Lanyard distributed to boys with Tour Staff phone numbers


SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 2014

Wear CASUAL CLOTHES and Tour Lanyard. PACK SMART CASUALS and SJC Cap in backpack for dinner and Broadway Show 7:00am

Walk to Breakfast provided at Dave and Buster’s (scrambled eggs, danish, bagels, mini muffins, applewood smoked bacon, sausage, country fried potatoes, orange juice, coffee) Dave and Buster’s 234 W 42nd St #3, New York, NY 10036

7:30am

Board bus for Workshops String Quartet to Carroll Studios – arrive at 8:30, warm up for ½ hr, clinician arrives at 9:00am for 2 hour workshop. First stop, 8:15am 4 students: Carroll Rehearsal Studios, Studio 1 625 W. 55th St., 6th Floor New York, NY Second Stop, 8:45am 15 students: to The Collective School of Music 541 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY Third Stop, 18 students, 3 chaperones to Central Park This group may also opt for a driving tour, down to Soho, etc.

9:00-11:00am Workshops: String Quartet with NY Phil musician (quartet to warm up 8:30-9:00, clinician shows up at 9:00am for 2 hour workshop) Jazz Vocal/rhythm/bass with Collective Improv level 1 – Fernando Hernandez, clinician


Improv level 2 – Gary Pickard Vocal Master Class – Susan Didrichsen 9:00-11:00 18 students, 3 chaperones to Central Park, possible city tour Guide accompanies this group 10:45am

18 students, 3 chaperones board bus; bus goes to Carroll to pick up students

11:10am

String quartet board bus, bus goes to Collective to pick up remaining students

11:30am

Collective students board bus then all head to Lower Manhattan for lunch, followed by a walking tour (picture with Wall Street Bull can be done on walking tour) and 9/11 Memorial.

12:00pm

Lunch cashback provided, many restaurants in Lower Manhattan to eat from, your guide will direct you. Recommended: Katz’s Deli http://katzsdelicatessen.com/

1:30pm

Reserved 9/11 entrance time

3:00pm

Board bus for Carnegie Hall,

ALL Boys to change into good smart casual clothes on bus for Dinner and Broadway Show Carnegie Hall 881 7th Ave New York, NY 3:30pm

Carnegie Hall Tour, 1 hour tour

4:45pm

Board bus for Playwright Tavern (4 min drive) Playwright Tavern 202 W. 49th St.

5:00pm

Dinner at Playwright Tavern, bus off duty

6:30pm

Walk to Nederlander theatre for NEWSIES (9 min walk)


Walking directions 1. Head southeast on W 49th St toward 7th Ave 92 ft 2. Turn right onto 7th Ave 0.4 mi 3. Turn right onto W 41st St

7:15pm

Nederlander Theatre 208 W 41st St Arrive Theatre, check in

8:00pm

Curtain – NEWSIES

TBD

Walk back to Millennium Hotel

Walking directions 1. Head southeast on W 41st St toward 7th Ave 2. Turn left onto 7th Ave 3. Turn right onto W 44th St

SUNDAY JUNE 22, 2014

Bus at hotel at 11:15am 7:00am Bags pulled for check out by valets, have bags ready outside of door. Bags will be stored with bellman and you will get them upon return to the hotel to get on bus after Top of the Rock. Wear Tour Lanyard, Tour Shirt, good shorts and have SJC Cap today 7:00am

Walk to Breakfast provided at Dave and Busters (scrambled scrambled eggs, danish, bagels, mini muffins, applewood smoked bacon, sausage, country fried potatoes, orange juice, coffee) Walking Directions: 1. Head northwest on W 44th St toward Broadway 328 ft 2. Turn left onto 7th Ave 0.1 mi 3. Turn right onto W 42nd St Dave and Buster’s 234 W 42nd St #3,


New York, NY 10036 8:00am 8:15am

Check out of hotel. Guide will meet you at hotel and walk to St. Patrick’s Cathedral Mass (13 min walk) St. Patrick’s Cathedral 5th Ave & Madison

9:00am

St. Patrick’s Mass

10:00am

Walk across street to visit Rockefeller Center

10:30

Top of the Rock entry – fantastic view of the New York Skyline

11:30

Walk back to hotel, get bags and board bus to visit Central Park.

12:30pm

Board bus for Yankee Stadium in the Bronx (20 min drive) Guide dismissed once board bus in Central Park for the game. Or may go to game, we have extra ticket

2:05pm

YANKEES game Baseball Baltimore Orioles Vs New York Yankees (Old Timers game before that will go til about 1:00pm)

TBD

Lunch on your own at the game

TBD

Board bus for return to city and dinner at the Garage Restaurant Garage Restaurant 99 7th Ave. South New York, NY

6:30pm

Dinner Reservation Garage Restaurant


8:30pm

Board bus for Courtyard Marriott Secaucus Meadowlands hotel, with a stop at Walmart for snacks/shopping Courtyard Marriott Secaucus Meadowlands 455 Harmon Meadow Secaucus, NJ 07094 201-617-8888

TBD

Check in Courtyard Marriott Secaucus Hotel

MONDAY JUNE 23, 2014

6:30-7:30am

Breakfast at hotel

Wear CASUAL CLOTHES and Tour Lanyard with SJC Cap today 8:00am

Board bus for Ellis island and Statue of Liberty Ferry, Battery Park Manhattan

9:00am

Reserved ferry entrance time

11:00am

Return ferry to Battery Park, Manhattan

11:30am

Board coach for Dallas BBQ (30 min drive) Dallas BBQ 27 W 72nd St, New York 10023

12:00pm

Lunch provided Dallas BBQ, package #2 chicken and rib combo, corn bread, French fries, cole slaw, dessert, soda

1:30pm

Walk to Juilliard School (9 min walk) Juilliard School 60 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY

1:45pm

Check in for tours


2:00pm

Juilliard tour 21 people

3:00pm

Juilliard tour 21 people

4:15pm

Board bus for dinner at La Mela Restaurant La Mela Restaurant 167 Mulberry St. New York, NY

5:00pm

Dinner Reservation La Mela

TBD

After dinner, walk Chinatown, Little Italy

8:00pm

Board bus for night lights tour of the city

TBD

Return to Courtyard Marriott Secaucus hotel

TUESDAY JUNE 24, 2014

7:30-8:30am

Breakfast provided at hotel

Wear CASUAL CLOTHES and Tour Lanyard today. NY Phil Group to have SMART CASUALS in backpack for Concert 9:15am

Board bus for PUSH Theatre Workshop at Carroll Studios, Studio 4 Carroll Studios 625 W. 55th St., 6th Floor New York, NY

10:30-2:00pm

PUSH theatre workshop

TBD

Lunch on your own…Carroll studios recommends Georgio’s Country Grill http://www.georgioscountrygrill.com/menu1.html close by. They have a menu you can order from and have it delivered to the Studio at a designated time.

2:45pm

Board bus for Improv Workshop at Pearl Studios, Workshop rep will meet you at entrance to building and let you know what floor your


workshop is on. Please do not arrive more than 10 minutes before your scheduled workshop time. Pearl Studios 500 8th Avenue New York, NY

3:30pm

Improv Workshop, 15 people change clothes at studio after workshop for NY Phil.

Group attending NY Phil to change clothes on bus for Concert Board bus for dinner provided at Heartland Brewery Heartland Brewery 350 5th Ave New York, NY 5:30pm

Dinner provided Heartland Brewery, bottom of Empire State Bldg

6:30pm

Board bus for Lincoln Center drop off GROUP 1 for NY PHIL Concert at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center Plaza 1.5 hour concert.

Dress Code: NO JEANS, SHORTS OR TSHIRTS. Large bags and backpacks will be kept at security. There is a fee to check bags. Cell phones and pagers must be turned off. NO PHOTOGRAPHY during concert, may take pix before and after or during intermission. Anyone seen using a device during the concert WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE. NO FOOD, CANDY or DRINKS permitted in the hall. No applause between movements, only at the end. 7:00pm

Drop off at Lincoln Center

7:15pm

Drop off GROUP 2 at Times Square for shopping

7:30pm

NY Phil Concert begins The Beethoven Piano Concertos: A Philharmonic Festival - Emperor and Triple Concerto

9:00pm

Times Square group board bus, head to Lincoln Center


9:15pm

Lincoln Center group board bus.

9:30pm

Return to hotel, Courtyard Marriott Secaucus

WEDNESDAY JUNE 25, 2014

6:30-7:30am

Breakfast provided at hotel

Wear Tour Lanyard, Tour Shirt and JEANS for flight to LA. Have SJC Cap in backpack. 8:00am

Check out of hotel

9:00am

Board bus for transfer to JFK

12:00pm

Flight departs New York (JFK)/Los Angeles DL423 Lunch on your own on the plane

3:00pm Flight arrives LAX Guide (Diana) will meet you at airport and accompany you to hotel. TBD

Board bus for Anabella Hotel, Anaheim Anabella Hotel 1030 W. Katella Avenue Anaheim, CA 92802 714-905-1050

TBD

Arrive hotel and check in


TBD

Pizza delivered to hotel included in pricing Anabella Hotel Students, twin share, 3 person room has a rollaway, each person in their own bed Staff, single rooms Bed and full American breakfast basis

THURSDAY JUNE 26, 2014 NO BUS NEEDED, Guide (Diana) to meet you in morning and walk to Disney with you. 7:30-8:30am

Breakfast provided at hotel

Wear CASUAL CLOTHES, Tour Lanyard and SJC Cap – NO SINGLETS. Must wear sports shoes and socks for HIP HOP workshop. TBD

9:30am

Walk to Disneyland/California Adventure day 1 of 2 day Park Hopper (park hours: Disneyland: 8:00am to midnight, California Adventure: 8:00am to 10:00pm) Check online Calendar for all park activities and shows, some shows listed below. https://disneyland.disney.go.com/calendar/#/default/2014/06/26 Meet your Disney Guest Talent coordinator at Flik’s Fun Fair, California Adventure Park

10:00am

DCA Bldg 907, Disney Performing Arts Workshop in Studio C

TBD

Lunch on your own in the park

1:00PM

Full Group SMS text check in time

4:00pm & 6:30pm Disney Parade, check online for parade route https://disneyland.disney.go.com/entertainment/disneyland/mickeyssoundsational-parade/


5:00pm

Full Group face to face check in time

TBD

Dinner on your own in the park

9:00pm

Full group face to face meet up

9:00pm & 10:30pm “Fantasmic” pyrotechnic show (20 mins duration) in Frontierland 9:25pm

Disneyland fireworks show

9:45pm

World of Color show in California Adventure Park Walk back to Anabella Hotel

FRIDAY JUNE 27, 2014 NO BUS NEEDED, NO GUIDE 7:30-8:30am

Breakfast provided at hotel

Wear CASUAL CLOTHES, Tour Lanyard and SJC Cap – NO SINGLETS. Must wear sports shoes and socks for workshop.

9:00am

Walk to park Disneyland/California Adventure Day 2 of 2 Day Park hopper


Lunch on your own in the park 1:00pm

Full group text check in

2:30pm

Group 1 – 18 boys, 1 chap, 1 director - Meet your Disney Coordinator at Fliks Fun Fair, California Adventure

3:00pm

GROUP 1 Workshop, Studio C, DCA Bldg 907

4:45pm

Full group face to face check in

5:00pm

Group 2 Workshop – 19 boys, 1 chap, 1 director meet at Flick’s Fun Fair, California Adventure

5:30pm

GROUP 2 Workshops, Studio C DCA Bldg 907

4:00pm & 6:30pm

Disney Parade, check online for parade route

TBD

Dinner on your own in the park

9:00pm

Full group face to face meet up

9:00pm & 10:30pm “Fantasmic” pyrotechnic show (20 mins duration) in Frontierland 9:25pm

Disneyland fireworks show

9:45pm

World of Color show in California Adventure Park Walk back to Anabella Hotel

SATURDAY JUNE 28, 2014 NO GUIDE 7:30-8:30am

Breakfast provided at hotel

Wear Tour Shirt, Tour Lanyard and have SJC Cap today


8:30am you.

Board bus for Olvera Street DRIVER GUIDE will narrate the area for

9:30am

Olvera Street – El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument (subject to availability) Do a walking tour of Olvera St District and its 27 historic buildings on site. This is a very famous part of LA with remnants of three cultures – the immigrant Italians, Chinese and Mexicans.The unique Olvera Street area is only a few blocks from the Disney Concert Hall, Symphony Hall and the Opera and minutes from LA Live and the Grammy Museum. Olvera Street is located across Alameda Street from Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles, next to New Chinatown, which was once Little Italy, so there are remnants of all three cultures at El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument. While most visitors focus on the Mexican Marketplace, there are 27 historic buildings on the site, some of which are open to the public, so it is worth exploring a little further.

10:45am

Take time to shop here: This is a real Mexican Marketplace with all sorts of fascinating things. At low cost Prices. Ukuleles 9 Bucks! Bus will also stop at Disney Concert Hall for photo of outside the Hall. Board bus for Hollywood drop off and Universal Studios, Full day Universal Studios.


En route to Universal: Drop off 5 boys and director to vocal workshop with Kathleen Riggs in Hollywood (20 min drive) Riggs Studio 460 South Las Palmas Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90020 11:30-1:30pm

Vocal clinic

1:30pm

Bus returns to LA to pick up vocal students at 1:30 and bring them to Universal

TBD

Lunch on your own in the park, many dining options, check website http://www.universalstudioshollywood.com/theme-parks/dining/ Dinner on your own, Universal CityWalk, many dining options, check website http://www.citywalkhollywood.com/dining.html Board bus for return to Anabella Hotel

TBD TBD

SUNDAY JUNE 29, 2014 8:00am

Breakfast provided at hotel

Wear PLAY CLOTHES, Tour Lanyard and have SJC Cap. Pack BOARD SHORTS and BEACH TOWEL! – You won’t be allowed back on the bus with WET clothes!!! 9:00am

Guide to meet you at hotel. Board bus for Santa Monica and Venice Beaches

12:30pm 2:00pm

Lunch provided at Bubba Gumps on Santa Monica Pier Step on Guide will meet you at the pier for driving tour. Board bus for guided tour including drive thru Beverly Hills, and down famous Sunset Strip. Walking tour of Hollywood, see Kodak Theatre (home of the Oscars) stop at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, Hollywood Walk of Fame Dinner on your own. Many choices on Hollywood Boulevard. http://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=hollywood+blvd+restaurants&fi nd_loc=Los+Angeles%2C+CA#attrs=RestaurantsPriceRange2.1,Resta urantsPriceRange2.2

TBD

TBD

Return to Anabella Hotel


MONDAY JUNE 30, 2014 LOS ANGELES / SYDNEY Wear Tour Shirt, Tour Lanyard and have SJC Cap today. JEANS in Backpack to change into for Flight home to SYDNEY 7:30-8:30am

Breakfast provided at hotel

Check out of hotel 9:00am

Guide will meet you at hotel and stay with you til you get to airport. Board bus for Grammy Museum The Grammy® museum Visit the he GRAMMY Museum® explores and celebrates the enduring legacies of all forms of music; the creative process; the art and technology of the recording process; and the history of the GRAMMY® Awards, the premier recognition of recorded music accomplishment. The GRAMMY Museum® is an exciting and interactive celebration of the power of music occupying a vibrant new space in downtown Los Angeles. Four floors of cutting edge exhibits, interactive experiences and films provide a one one-of-a-kind visitor experience — engaging, educational, celebratory and inspirational. There are interesting and thought-provoking provoking educational and public programs featuring films, lectures and performances.


Grammy Museum 800 W Olympic Blvd A245 Los Angeles, CA 90015 10:00am 11:30am

Reserved entrance time. Explore all forms of music and the history of the award. Includes exhibit photos, programs & interactive displays Visit LA Live/Staples Center area, same vicinity as Grammy Museum L.A. LIVE is the sports and entertainment district that surrounds STAPLES Center and Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE. The campus features sports and music venues, night clubs, restaurants, a bowling alley, museum and movie theaters. L.A. LIVE is the premier destination for live entertainment in Downtown Los Angeles. Lunch on your own. http://www.lalive.com/eat

2:30pm

Board coaches for Citadel Outlets shopping. Over 100 name brand stores. (20 min drive) Bus will drop you off at bus drop off area; you will be met by a greeter and given VIP savings card with additional offers and a shopping bag. Guide, please call 323/888/1724 when 15 mins away. Citadel Outlets 100 Citadel Drive #480, Los Angeles, CA 90040 http://www.citadeloutlets.com/


5:30pm

Board coach for airport, with a stop for dinner at famous in and out Burger on your own enroute to airport. (20-40 min drive depending on traffic) In and Out Burger 9149 S Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

ALL Boys continuing the journey with their parents, COLLECT PASSPORT from Ms Johnson

CHANGE INTO JEANS with tour shirt for FLIGHT home.

8:00pm

Evening Check in at LAX Terminal 5

10:17pm

Depart Los Angeles / Sydney DL417

TUESDAY, 1 JULY 2014 LOS ANGELES / SYDNEY

Overnight in flight – cross International Dateline lose a day

WEDNESDAY, 2 JULY 2014

ARRIVE SYDNEY 6:20am

Arrive Sydney, clear immigration and customs and make your

own way home. TOUR ENDS

THERE ARE NO CHANGES MADE TO ITINERARY WHILE ON TOUR


INCLUDED IN YOUR TOUR 1. Return Group Airfares and ticketed taxes. 2.

Round trip bus transportation including driver's expenses throughout.

3.

2 nights hotel/double occupancy Times Square, Manhattan

4.

3 nights hotel/double occupancy Secaucus New Jersey

5.

5 nights hotel/double occupancy Anaheim

6.

Breakfast each morning

7.

3 lunches provided

8.

5 dinners provided

9.

Carnegie Hall Tour

10.

Top of the Rock in New York

11.

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour

12.

Juilliard Tour

13.

9/11 Memorial & Lower Manhattan

14.

Broadway Improv Workshop

15.

Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

16.

Visit to Central Park

17.

Chinatown, Little Italy walk and shop

18.

Night light tour of New York City

19.

Baseball game at Yankee Stadium

20.

2 day Disney Resort Park Hopper and 2 workshops

21.

Grammy Museum Tour

22.

LA Live

23.

Full Day Universal Studios

24.

Citadel Outlets

25.

Local guides as needed

26.

Financial Security as described in our $2,000,000 Professional Liability Policy


27.

Baggage: Touring style large travelling bag on wheels: They are to be used as your only personal luggage bag, (tends to weigh laden 11 to 15

kilos which is important to ease the weight restrictions when the weight of your musical instruments is included). Your personal baggage allowance is 23 Kilos. All baggage will be aggregated to maximise the fairest assessment possible. Lower airfares demand excess baggage must be paid for if in excess. Advice on instrument transport, hire, loan etc is available. A Schedule of instruments must be tendered to Group Events 60 days before departure so we can maximise assistance and save the excess baggage cost. 28.

Small souvenir back-pack: These are to be used as cabin baggage and as a day bag. (Cabin Baggage limits‌ 7 kilos). A jacket can also be carried.

29.

All applicable taxes


EXCLUSIONS 1. All travel documentation including visas (ESTA), (passports minimum 6 months Validity from return date) etc. 2. Personal travel insurance, however for travel with Group Events – Adequate Travel insurance is mandatory. Travel Insurance – Toursafe School Groups Travel Insurance Brochure Group Events sell Travel Insurance from QBE Insurance (Australia) Limited. The premium covering travel to USA is $104 per student and $131 per adult per person for a time away of up to 13 days. This policy has a $200 excess. We must receive one payment pertaining to all completed applications. This payment must be to Group Events Pty Ltd in one cheque or paid by direct bank deposit. Specified Items eg. Musical Instruments - Item limits apply. Some home and contents insurers may already cover instruments domestically and or overseas – policy holders must check their individual policy to see if additional cover per below is needed. Instruments with current value of $500 or less are automatically covered under QBE’s policy. (To establish value for the purposes of this policy a copy of receipt if purchased in previous year or music store valuation letter must be provided with your application should you wish to QBE insure an item valued over the $500 limit). For instruments valued over $500 consider either paying the 4% of the total value to QBE covering just the short time away or look at an annual worldwide policy (includes Australia): http://www.marsh.com.au/individuals/musical_equipment/index.php - you may find Marsh’s cost and benefits in their cover more suitable for your annual needs. Existing Medical Conditions - Please read page 7 to 8 of the brochure to see if you need to complete a medical appraisal form – your group organiser will be able to supply medical appraisal forms on request from GROUP EVENTS. As we do not provide advice based on consideration of your personal needs, objectives or financial situation, you should carefully consider any information


we give you in respect of QBE Travel Insurance, before deciding whether to purchase it. 3. 4. 5.

Spending money for sundries including snacks, phone calls, souvenirs etc. Excess baggage charges – An instrument list is required at time of booking to gain assistance with excess baggage. Hire of music instruments to be quoted separately when actual requirements known.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS GENERAL BOOKING PROCEDURES, TERMS AND CONDITIONS (As at 21 April 2010) B1. CHANGES TO ITINERARY We reserve the right to alter or change any component of an itinerary if in the opinion of Group Events Pty Ltd the service provided is deemed unsuitable. This may occur due to weather conditions, sub-standard quality, operational reasons or any other reason beyond our control. Any cost incurred will always be at the expense of the Client/Group(s). Amendments to an itinerary requested by the Client/Group(s) are usually made at no charge, however, should the amendments are excessive, and we reserve the right to charge a service fee in line with the costs incurred. Non group bookings or splits from groups. In all cases, GROUP EVENTS reserves the right to apply Service Fees (PER PERSON) in addition to any fees imposed by the various travel operators and service providers. B2. DEPOSITS & TOUR COST A minimum non-refundable deposit of AUD200.00 per person will be required to secure air seats and various tour components. Group Events Pty Ltd reserve the right to retain a portion of your deposit to cover applicable administration, communication and any tour deposits which are incurred whilst making your arrangements. Our suppliers have varying refund policies and our ability to refund deposits will reflect these policies. Costs include Applicable GST, Government Levies, Fees, Taxes and Charges current at time of costing. Such costs are subject to change, with or without notice and at all times are the Client/Group(s) responsibility. B3. PAYMENTS 1) CURRENCY: All Group tour quotations are offered with discounts and concessions not always obvious but included in our calculations to provide a competitive best value price for the tour. The price quoted is for direct deposit, cash, bank cheque, cleared cheque, paid by the Client/Group(s) in the currency indicated at the base of your invoice. 2) CREDIT CARDS: MasterCard & Visa are accepted to assist individual Client/Group(s) members with an easy and controlled payment method. In (1) above there are no built in credit card charges so that direct payment clients can have the benefit of "Best Price." With card users it is necessary for us to recover card company transaction fees. This is charged at 2% and will be varied should the card company's fees vary. 3) ALL PAYMENTS should be made payable to Group Events Pty Limited. If sending funds by direct deposit we require documentation sent to us detailing the amount sent and exchange rate at time of transaction and the invoice being paid. Our account details are on the bottom of our invoices to assist you. 4) Unless otherwise stated, FINAL PAYMENT is required no later than 65 days prior to travel. An invoice will be forwarded requesting this payment. CANCELLATIONS (Please consider timely purchase of adequate Travel Insurance to cover any unforeseen insurable events) A. Should a tour be cancelled prior to 65 days before travel, deposits may be refunded less the amounts to cover administration, booking fees etc. This may be reduced or increased dependant on actual expenses created. Some deposits are non-refundable. B. From 65 days prior to travel, the deposit and any non-refundable prepaid inclusions and other actual expenses created will be charged. C. Within 30 days of travel, charges levied by airlines, hotels, transport operators plus $200 per person will be charged and the remainder refunded, less actual expenses created. D. Within 21 days of travel, 100% of the tour price will be charged. E. After air tickets have been issued any cancellation fees levied by the airline will be in addition to the above.


F. Once the tour has commenced, no refunds will be given, including any unused portion of the tour. B4. AIRLINE RESPONSIBILITY Any airline featured in Group Events Pty Ltd brochures or media are carriers with whom this company regularly deals. By permitting their names to be depicted in such publications, those carriers do not represent themselves as having any legal relationship with the Client/Group. The services of any IATA or NON-IATA airlines may be used at the discretion of Group Events Pty Ltd. Client/Group/s is warned to consider terms & conditions relating to passenger rights and customer service if choosing “low cost” over “full service” airlines. B5. OUR RESPONSIBILITY We always do our best to make sure your arrangements are satisfactory. The standard of accommodation and other services are based on various factors, which are generally accepted as indicative of a certain class; however, we do not guarantee the standard, class or fitness for purpose of that accommodation or service. Group Events Pty Ltd does not accept any liability of whatever nature for the acts, omissions or default, whether negligent or otherwise, of any service providers in connection with your tour pursuant to a contract between them and yourselves (which may be evidenced in writing by the issue of a ticket, voucher, coupon or the like) and over whom we have no direct or exclusive control. We do not accept liability in contract or tort (actionable wrong) for any injury, damage, loss, delay, additional expenses or inconvenience caused directly or indirectly by any events not limited to, war, civil disturbance, fire, floods, acts of God, acts of Government or any other authorities, accident to or failure of machinery or equipment or industrial action. Law of Contract: The contract is governed in all respects by the law of the State of New South Wales and any legal action arising under the contract shall be litigated only in the appropriate Court having jurisdiction in respect thereof in New South Wales or similar Tribunals in other States or Territories fixed by the place of the making of this contract.

B6. YOUR RESPONSIBILITY In these Terms and Conditions and in related documents and invoices the words “Client” or "Group(s)" will mean the principal organiser (school, club or other body) of all persons travelling as one body including students, parents, teachers, supporters and trainers or other organisers who travel with that principal organiser. Where any person (infant or adult) travelling with the Client/Group(s) is injured (psychologically or physically) after leaving his abode for the purpose of the subject travel and before returning to his abode is injured or killed or his property is damaged or the Client/Group(s) property is damaged or such person causes damage to a third party or a third party's property then and as to each such event the Client/Group will indemnify Group Events Pty Ltd for and against all liability to such person or any such third parties. The Client/Group(s) also releases Group Events for all liability to the Client/Group(s) for damages to such persons or third parties or their property arising from such events and agrees that Group Events Pty Ltd can plead this agreement as a complete defense to any action or cross action by the Client/Group(s) against Group Events Pty Ltd. B7. BILLETS, HOSTING, SPORTING EXCHANGES, MUSIC EXCHANGES, EVENTS AND FAVOURS Client/Group(s) often ask to be hosted by a school. This is not a problem in most areas except internationally renowned tourist resort towns. To be hosted, Client/Group(s) must have something to exchange, sport, music, etc. are the common ones. No exchange, no hosting is the rule.


Should there be a breakdown in arrangements for hosting, causing a cost for all alternative arrangements, this will always be at the expense of the Client/Group(s), for whatever reason Arrangements with non commercial organisations are to be seen as favours which are not charged and therefore become the responsibility of the Client/Group(s). Once billets/hosts/exchanges/matches/concert venues and favours are arranged, addresses will be provided so you may work direct with the organisation to provide such favour. Good communication will save you cost and embarrassment. Group Events Pty Ltd can make most arrangements for you. Arrangements made for sporting exchanges are made on the basis of providing a contact with a like organisation, either internationally or domestically, to compete with the Client/Group(s) in your required sporting discipline/exchange. Arrangements made for music Client/Group(s) are made on the basis of providing a contact with a like organisation, either internationally or domestically, to perform with or to host the Client/Group(s) for a musical exchange. This company does not imply that it is in anyway the controller of such exchange. Its sole responsibility is to introduce you to a potential host as a favour. B8. BEHAVIOUR OF MEMBER/S OF THE TOUR In the event of a Client/Group or associate within the Client/Group, behaving in a manner judged by management of this company and its tourism product providers involved at the time, to be unacceptable behaviour, be it through damage, obscenity, harassment, theft, excessive noise, vulgarity, bad language and activities unacceptable and against public decency, Group Events Pty Ltd reserve the right to remove such person/persons from the tour. Should a Client/Group or individual activity be totally of unacceptable standard the company may cancel the tour No refunds will be paid and the Client/Group or associate involved will be required to make good any property damage or costs involved to rectify the situation. Travel Agents acting for the Client/Group will be equally bound by this condition. Group Events Pty Ltd 8 Correa Court, Voyager Point, NSW 2172, Australia Travel Agents Licence 2TA4495 ABN 95 075 309 116



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