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Group Travel A C A DEM IC S PORT LEIS U R E C OM M UNIT Y


What's inside... 04 The big stuff 05 The good stuff 06 The essentials

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Independent group travel Contiki private trips G Adventures private trips


Our It all started back in 1979 with two Aussie backpackers, a long haul jet lag and an idea. To create affordable adventures for awesome humans. Over 38 years later and we're the world's largest travel company for students, young people and teachers; with stores in over 50 countries and over 2 million travellers a year. Since then, we've launched apps, festivals, film projects, digital music platforms and pioneered charity campaigns. We've crossed borders to push boundaries, walked unfamiliar paths to find new friends, and got lost to discover the places we love. We've done all of these things, but our philosophy has never changed. We're STA Travel, and we're here to Start The Adventure. And now, it's your turn.

Ask your STA Travel Groups Travel Expert for current pricing. All programmes exclude visas. STA Travel takes no liability or responsibility for any injuries sustained while on a group tour and travel insurance is compulsory. All details are correct as at time of print (March 2018) and subject to change without notice. Full terms and conditions are available at statravel.co.nz/terms_conditions.htm. These materials may not be reproduced without the permission of STA Travel.

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World Class Dance Tours Educating Adventures Haka Educational Tours

20 Sports & Academic Alliance 21 Sporting partners & testimonials 22 Haka Sports Tours


WHY STA TRAVEL

Big STUFF THE

The world according to STA Travel. Here's why you should book your school, sports or group trip with us. Here’s how we see it. If you're going to book a trip, you should book it with travellers. Our Travel Experts are worldly-wise, well-travelled and can pack a 60 litre backpack in a minute flat.

We've been trusted by travellers since 1979. We work with the world's leading airlines, touring partners and ground handlers to create experiences that are real, responsible and authentic.

We operate a comprehensive customer safety policy, only working with operators who meet local, national and our strict company standards.

We're a one-stop shop for all your group travel needs. Make things easier for yourself by having all your bookings in once place, where everything is easier to manage.

Get value for money. As well as working with trusted suppliers on the ground, our unique airline partnerships ensure exclusive low airfares and group prices.

Excellent customer service comes as standard, and our low cost options show our desire to make travel as accessible to as many students as possible.

Group Flight FAQs WHAT IS A GROUP BOOKING?

Generally, it requires a minimum of 10 adults (12+ years). Group accommodation can require a minimum of 10 rooms. HOW MUCH WILL A DEPOSIT BE?

Approx. $100-$300 per person, generally due within 14 days of booking confirmation. Full payment is typically required 60 days prior to departure. WHEN WILL I I RECEIVE MY QUOTE?

Up to three business days from your request. 4

WHAT ARE THE PAYMENT OPTIONS?

Payment must be made as one lump sum, not per passenger. Quotes are based on electronic direct deposit payment. Payments made by credit card will incur a non-cash administration fee. ARE DATE CHANGES PERMITTED?

Yes, subject to availability. Fees may apply. CAN INDIVIDUALS TRAVEL AT DIFFERENT TIMES?

Group deviations may be permitted. Please advise us at time of enquiry. Terms & conditions apply.


WHY STA TRAVEL

Good STUFF THE

We believe in giving back. We're not perfect, but here's a bit about what we've been doing to help.

MAKING A STAND

MAKING A STAND

On Animal Welfare

On Teen Cancer

We are committed to safeguarding the wellbeing of animals across all of our operations, and to changing the attitudes of others within the tourism industry. To this end, we've implemented a pioneering animal welfare policy. WHAT WE ARE DOING

So far we have withdrawn almost 3,000 of our suppliers' tours and activities because they have compromised our stance on animal welfare. These have included Pamplona's Running of the Bulls, Tiger Temple in Thailand and a ban on elephant and ostrich riding. WHAT YOU CAN DO

At STA Travel, we help millions of young travellers explore the world each year. Yet for thousands of young people, their worlds are turned upside down by cancer. STA TRAVEL ON A MISSION

No young person should face cancer alone. That's why we've joined forces with teen cancer charities in the UK, USA, Australia, Austria, Germany, Singapore, Switzerland and New Zealand on a global campaign to raise awareness and vital funds. Our mission is to raise USD $1 million by 2020, and your trip can help us do that. IT TAKES TWO

We're asking our travellers to use their influence to help change perceptions, and in doing so, to help change the lives of animals around the world. If you come across any instances of animal neglect or cruelty on your trip, please report them to your Group Travel Expert.

We're asking our travellers to add just $2 to their booking. 100% of this donation will go towards helping provide the support services, specialist facilities and outreach programmes needed to ensure young people with cancer continue to receive the expert care they need.

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Essentials THE

All the important stuff, and even some boring stuff, that your trip can't survive without.

ORGANISING TIPS Choose a suitable destination that meets your objectives. Need inspiration? Check out grouptravel.statravel.co.nz Call us for your tailor made quote Seek relevant approval from your Principal/Head of Department C  omplete pre-departure essentials (e.g. risk assessments, letters to students, info evenings and pre-departure checklist)

Promote your trip within your school or group. Visit our Teacher Zone: statravel.co.nz/teacher-zone.htm Send letters to parents to sign and agree to the trip and conditions Collect students' deposits. Advise if numbers have changed Speak to your dedicated Group Travel Expert to finalise your travel Receive our final pack detailing useful information for your trip

Travel Insurance Travelling with a school group, sports team or leisure group can be a lot of fun, but it also has its challenges. We can provide travel insurance for any group booking, so keep it simple and make sure you are all covered by the same travel insurance provider. Only 1 excess for whole group if same event 2 free of charge dependents for each adult Plus save 10% on all group policies! HEADING TO A SPORTS TOURNAMENT? Cover for sporting events can be tricky sometimes, so ask us about the sports travel insurance options we can offer you and your team. ASK US FOR YOUR TRAVEL INSURANCE QUOTE

This insurance is issued and managed by AGA Assistance Australia Pty Ltd ABN 52 097 227 177 (Incorporated in Australia) trading as Allianz Global Assistance and is underwritten by Allianz Australia Insurance Limited ABN 15 000 122 850 (Incorporated in Australia) trading as Allianz New Zealand. STA Travel (NZ) Limited Company No. 296025 arranges this insurance as agent of Allianz Global Assistance. You should consider the Policy Wording before making any decisions about this product.

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I have to say that this year’s Europe Tour was our best yet, all the more so because of the way in which we overcame last-minute difficulties with Istanbul. It seemed almost impossible that you might be able to re-route a group of 30 just 10 days before departure, but against the odds you managed to do so without having to cut into our 3 week itinerary at all. I’m glad we chose STA Travel and would be delighted to work with them again when we plan our next tour. David Parr, Head of E-Learning, Kings College


Global Travel ID Cards SAVE MONEY AROUND THE WORLD Full-time student, under 31 or teacher? Pick up an ISIC, IYTC or ITIC card for exclusive STA Travel prices and 150,000 discounts at home and abroad (including 1000s in New Zealand and Australia). ISIC is the number one global discount card and the only internationally recognised student ID, held by more than millions of students worldwide. A bargain at only $30.

The Cards INTERNATIONAL STUDENT IDENTITY CARD (full-time students) You'll need: Proof of age (driver's license, passport, birth certificate, 18+ card)

INTERNATIONAL YOUTH TRAVEL CARD (anyone 30 years or younger)

SAVE MONEY AT HOME

You'll need: Proof of age (same as ISIC above)

Get 1000s of discounts in Australia and New Zealand, including restaurants, cafés, attractions, activities, travel and more.

INTERNATIONAL TEACHER IDENTITY CARD

Wherever you are in Australia or New Zealand, there's bound to be a discount near you. Get 20% off at many restaurants, cafés and takeaway outlets (up to $25 total value).

ASK US FOR EXCLUSIVE GROUP ISIC RATES!

(full-time teachers) You'll need: Proof of age (same as ISIC above) Proof of full-time teaching status All ISIC/IYTC/ITIC cards are valid for 12 months from date of issue. Discounts are subject to change at any time without notice. For a full list of cardholder discounts please see the local and global ISIC websites, www.isicccard.co.nz / www.isic.org.

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EXCLUSIVE STA TRAVEL STUDENT, YOUTH & TEACHER AIRFARES STA Travel has exclusive student, youth and teacher airfares, as well as access to airline group and Round the World fares. Our huge range of flight options means not only can your school travel all around the world, we promise it won't cost the earth either. FREE RAIL PASSES FOR GROUP LEADERS Travelling to Europe with more than seven people? Ask us about our free Eurail pass for your group leader. FREE BONUS HOTEL NIGHTS WORLDWIDE Stay longer with your group at many of our hostels and hotels with free bonus nights.

What we offer? Every group trip has different needs so we partner with leading group travel specialists to offer a variety of travel styles and experiences worldwide. All our partners share the same passion for learning through travel as we do, so whatever your budget, we’re confident you’ll find what you’re looking for.

Pick 'n' Mix We know there can be times when, for whatever reason, parts of your trip may have been pre-booked for you, so you may only need flights, accommodation and/or a few excursions to make your group trip more memorable. Our Pick 'n' Mix option is perfect for group leaders who are experts in a destination so please feel free just to book what you need. 8

STA Travel has exclusive airfares which you can 'layby' with just a $99 deposit per person*. This will lock in your flight price and seats, with the full balance not due until ten weeks before you travel. No loan sharks, no sneaky interest payments. *STA Travel layby flight deposit scheme is only available for group sizes of nine passengers or less and scheme subject to change.


Contiki ps i r T e r ivat P Contiki believe that life's greatest experiences are made better by the people you share them with. That's why Contiki invented group travel for young people in 1962 and they've spent the past 55 years perfecting it. With Contiki you’ll explore amazing destinations with a team who share your passion for adventure and creating memories.

Select an existing trip

Customised itineraries

Contiki has 270 itineraries throughout Europe, UK, USA, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, all packed with amazing sights, must dos and loads of culture and history. So you'll never be short on itinerary options when planning your group adventure.

One of Contiki's existing trips doesn't quite fit? They can customise an itinerary specific to you. Contiki has long standing relationships with some amazing suppliers worldwide and can secure you the best rates, ensuring an affordable and memorable adventure.

Why book your group with Contiki? LOGISTICS

Booking hotels, getting from A to B, finding the best spots for dinner in places where no one speaks English... Contiki takes care of it all! CONTIKI TEAM

Contiki has an awesome team of Trip Managers, drivers and local guides that know as much about the places you visit as the locals. THE SIGHTS

Contiki will hook you up with VIP access to some of the world's most iconic sites. Skip to the front of the line at the Eiffel Tower or be centre stage for sunrise at Angkor Wat. With 55 years in the business, they also know the lesser known gems and must dos to give your trip the wow factor.

HOW CONTIKI TRAVELS

Contiki can arrange planes, trains, boats, tuk tuks or coaches for your group, with comfort and convenience in mind. On many trips you will travel on their Contiki coach, exclusive to you and equipped with a bathroom, air con, sound system and charging on the go. STAY IN COMFORT

Comfort, location and great facilities are top of Contiki's priority list. Depending on your budget they can provide twin or triple-share options with singles for the group leaders if required.

FREE NAME CHANGES*

People's plans can change in the blink of an eye, which is why Contiki allows you to swap in and out of the group with no fees. *Please note if your itinerary includes flights, Inca Trail passes or other special elements there may be cancellation fees.

TRAVEL CLOSE TO HOME

Contiki doesn't just travel far and wide - they also have awesome options closer to home! Ask them how they can help with your arts, history or sports group trip in New Zealand or Australia.

YOUR GROUP

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s e r u t n e v G Ad ps i r T e r ivat P With over 20 years' experience, G Adventures can arrange private group tours to suit whatever your size and type. Unlike other travel companies, they can also run private departures or enhance tours to your needs.

GO OFF-THE-RACK

GO FOR A TAILORED FIT

Select any existing G Adventures departure and block it off for your group’s private use. With over 700 trips in all seven continents, there's plenty of departures to choose from!

Personalise your trip to really make it yours! Enhance any existing G Adventures itinerary by tacking on a few days, upgrading your accommodation or adding in some of their awesome day activities.

BOOKING WITH G ADVENTURES IS A SIMPLE 3 STEP PROCESS:

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Pick your trip from the hundreds on offer.

BUT THE GOOD STUFF DOESN’T STOP THERE. AFTER YOU CONFIRM YOUR BOOKING, ALL THE FOLLOWING IS YOURS! MY OWN DATE: G Adventures gives you the power and flexibility to choose the departure date that best suits your group. Dates are based on availability at time of booking.* YOUR GROUP, YOUR WAY: G Adventures will design inclusions that suit your unique needs, like meals, family activities and photo experts, whatever your group size and type.

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Make it your own. Any enhancements to add?

FREE NAME CHANGES: Somebody in your group can’t join you after all? No sweat. Swap out one group member’s name for a different name at least 60 days before your departure free of charge.* ZERO RISK: Found the perfect date? Block it off so you can arrange any details you need to without worrying your space will be snatched up by someone else.* SKILLED CEOs: Every private departure comes with an expert Chief Experience Officer (CEO),

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Tell your group the exciting news and celebrate!

who is responsible for enriching the journey, offering local insight, adding unique personal perspective and generally making each trip the best it can be. GLOBAL NETWORK: With over 20 operations offices worldwide and a host of exclusive ships, vehicles and lodges, they will deliver a complete and holistic experience from start to finish. FLEXIBLE PRICING: G Adventures can work with any budget, large or small. Just tell us how much you’ve got to work with and we’ll take it from there.

*A private group can select the tour commencement date of their choice as long as services are available and blackout periods may apply. Name changes are free of charge except where additional expenses will be occurred. Dates and services without names or deposits are subject to availability and number of inventory required. Full terms and conditions are available at gadventures.com/terms-conditions/ 10


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World Class Dance Tours (WCDT) offers fantastic dance packages to dancers aged 12 years and over. With tours in Los Angeles, New York and Orlando, students can take classes at top studios with world-class choreographers and teachers, learn about the dance industry from professional dancers and even perform at Disneyland! When they're not learning and performing, they'll also get to see famous sights and a whole host of shows, all the while gaining new skills with friends.

The Dance Experience of a lifetime!

One complimentary Studio Owner/Team Leader package per 20 dancers!

TWO WEEKS. TWO TEAMS. ONE INCREDIBLE TOUR. Choose from one of the dance tours below based on your dance group's needs. Teams and individuals can apply today at worldclassdancetours.com

LA

NEW YORK

ORLANDO

v Take classes with some of the

v Learn from the best in the biz v Visit the Lincoln Centre and

v Perform on stage at Disney v Take dance classes at the

world's best choreographers v Perform at Disney's Hollywood Studios v Enjoy dance seminars with industry experts v Explore all things LA

The Julliard School v Immerse yourself in dance

classes on Broadway v Explore Central Park, Times

Square and more

world’s top studios v Attend seminars with pro

dancers and agents v Enjoy incredible dance

workshops

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Our partners, Educating Adventures, have been helping schools, sports teams and youth groups organise customised international trips since 2006. They will work with you at every stage, from pre-departure planning to on-the-ground support.

WHY EDUCATING ADVENTURES?

TRIP PREPARATION Educating Adventures understand that students, their parents, and teachers themselves all have busy lives. To ensure the planning process for every trip runs as smoothly as possible, their experienced team have developed some handy resources to ensure that all elements of the trip preparation are efficiently managed. These include:

Educating Adventures provides bespoke educational trips. One of their key features - the reason hundreds of schools worldwide work with them - is their amazing on-tour support. Tour managers are there from arrival to departure, meaning tours operate seamlessly and teachers are fully supported throughout. They also have an outstanding customer service record, predominantly achieved through fantastic response times and comprehensive trip details.

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Teacher planning chart and letter templates Checklists and packing lists Password-protected individual trip website Other advertising collateral

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING EA School Tours provided a seamless experience that created lifelong memories they will never forget. The trip was a perfect balance of educational courses, activities and theme parks, and we have no hesitation in recommending EA to organise any school group tour. Rachael Anderson, Wellington College My son thoroughly enjoyed his experience at NASA and it has had a big impact on him both educationally and from a personal development perspective. The ability for him to now connect science and maths concepts in the classroom with 'real life' examples at NASA is fantastic. Parent, King’s College Auckland 12


Japan Ski and Culture Trips JAPAN SKI

| Hakuba and Tokyo 

Suggested time: 6-9 DAYS

School ski trips to Japan offer the perfect mix of skiing and culture. Start in the world’s largest city, Tokyo, where there'll be time for sightseeing and a trip up the Tokyo Sky Tree. Travel to Hakuba, Japan’s top snow destination, to enjoy varied and fun terrain with English-speaking instructors. Free time activities could include a Nagano temple visit or a sumo match.

HIGHLIGHTS v Develop skiing and snowboarding skills v Learn about traditional Japanese culture and customs v Explore Tokyo and get in plenty of sightseeing

JAPAN CULTURE

| Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka 

Suggested time: 6-9 DAYS

Gain an insight to the incredible history and culture of Japan. From the bright lights of ultra-modern Tokyo to the temples, shrines and gardens in old Kyoto, this multi-destination trip will have something for everyone. Highlights include a bike tour of Kyoto, kayaking down the Tama River and an optional trip to Disneyland!

HIGHLIGHTS v See Okutama's temples while kayaking the Tama River v Learn about the culture of Japan's capital, Tokyo v Visit the temples and gardens of Kyoto

Free

TEACHER PREVIEW OPPORTUNITIES

Experience the highlights of your proposed school trip Educating Adventures provide teachers who are in the process of planning a school tour to NASA Orlando, or a skiing trip to Japan, a free teacher preview service. A teacher preview tour is a great way to sample your school trip location and the services of this specialist school travel provider.

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STEM Featured Trips DISCOVER THE HOME OF NASA – USA

| Kennedy Space Center and Orlando

Suggested time: 7-10 DAYS

At the Kennedy Space Center groups have the opportunity to learn about NASA and the past, present and future of space exploration, including our potential future on Mars!

Educating Adventures offers teachers and students access to exclusive curriculum-focused educational programmes. Take part in the stimulating and interactive workshops lasting from 1-5 days. And no visit to Orlando would be complete without a visit to the theme parks and an adrenalin-fuelled airboat ride across the Florida Everglades.

KING’S COLLEGE CASE STUDY STEVE KIESANOWSKI, Head of Mathematics, King’s College Auckland Trip: 11-day Orlando STEM trip with 5-day Rockets Camp, November 2017 Highlights: We really enjoyed the camp experience, particularly with Alex's (camp educator) ability to teach and relate to students. Also the Atlantis exhibition at NASA was excellent, as was i-fly. The boys loved the basketball game! How was the planning process? Great! Our Operations Manager Emma was really helpful and accommodating to last minute tweaks and changes we needed to make.

SPACE & ROCKETS - USA

| Huntsville Space Camp

Educating Adventures school tours facilitate inspiring educational programmes at the US Space and Rocket Center’s facility in Huntsville, Alabama. Students will visit the official visitor complex for NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, which plays a crucial role in propulsion, engineering, science, space operations, and project and programme management for NASA. Space Camp is a five-day, hands on, interactive programme that will inspire and motivate school students. 14

Suggested time: 7-10 DAYS


SILICON VALLEY – STEM TRIP

| San Francisco and Seattle

Suggested time: 7-10 DAYS

There are endless options for engaging students in STEM opportunities in America’s technology hub. Discover the home of Google, Facebook, Apple and the worldwide giants of the web. Students will engage in workshops and hands-on activities throughout San Francisco and Seattle. This is the place to discover not only digital entrepreneurship, but also the technology and science behind the world’s most prominent emerging industry.

NGAI TAHU CASE STUDY BRETT LEE, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Language Advisor on Mau ki te Ako Trip: 10-day San Francisco and Silicon Valley Technology and Innovation trip, October 2017 Highlights: The technology workshop and cycling over the Golden Gate Bridge. Our rep was fantastic and we loved having the opportunity to participate in cultural performances throughout the city. How was the planning process? Great communication and really helpful in turning around our trip in such a short timeframe.

SPACE CENTRE UNIVERSITY

| Houston

Suggested time: 7-10 DAYS

Based at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Space Centre U is a challenging five-day program which promotes teamwork, communication, problem solving and engineering solutions to space related situations. Students leave with improved critical thinking, creativity and drive.

HIGHLIGHTS v Go behind the scenes at NASA Johnson Space Center and see real astronauts in training! v Participate in underwater 'astronaut training' in the world’s largest underwater training facility

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Performing Arts, Visual Arts and Music

USA PERFORMING ARTS EXPERIENCE

| New York City

With its broad musical history, NYC is the perfect place for students of music to extend their knowledge. Take part in speciality workshops run by Broadway performers, see a performance with the New York Philharmonic followed by a Q&A with one of their musicians and take a tour of Carnegie Hall or the Juilliard School. Performances at some of New York’s iconic venues can be arranged, as can visits to famous landmarks and Broadway shows.

USA MUSIC AND ART TRIPS

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Enjoy specialised creative workshops See a Broadway show in New York Take a tour of Carnegie Hall or Juilliard Performance by the Royal Philharmonic Meet with performers from Broadway Visit the Statue of Liberty and more

| Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago & San Francisco Suggested time: 12-20 DAYS

Travel across the US exploring vibrant and unique outlets for arts and music, taking your pick from great cities like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, D.C. and San Francisco. Immerse students in world-renowned museums, galleries and shows. See iconic art museums from the Met to the Art Institute of Chicago and attend theatrical performances on famous stages from Broadway to Chicago. 16

Suggested time: 7-12 DAYS

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Explore a range of galleries and museums See some of America's best art Visit iconic attractions throughout Meet with a range of musicians and artists Enjoy specialist workshops


l a n o i t a c Haka Edu Tours Haka Educational Tours is a part of the award-winning Haka Tourism Group. In 2017 Haka Tourism Group was awarded the industry’s highest accolade, the Supreme Tourism Award at the New Zealand Tourism Awards. The company markets and operates tours throughout New Zealand and beyond, and owns a network of upmarket lodges and hotels.

Best tour company I have ever used to arrange my school tour. Thank you for making my life as a teacher so much easier and my students had an unforgettable experience at Space Camp. Group Leader, Mount Albert Grammar School

Haka Educational Tours provides bespoke tours and camps for students from primary through to university level, offering unique experiences with a first class service approach. If you are looking to inspire your students through an immersive learning experience, whether it’s a subjectbased trip or school sports tour, then Haka Educational Tours is the solution for all of your school travel needs.

NEW ZEALAND

NZ GEOGRAPHY |

South Island NZ

Get out of the classroom and into the real world for a hands-on experience that will inspire future generations of geologists, environmentalists and scientists. New Zealand’s varied topography is a geographical dream. This tour will cover the South Island's geology and ecology from glacial landforms of the Southern Alps to marine conservation in Abel Tasman National Park. Students will learn about this dynamic island through their own eyes.

TRAVEL & TOURISM |

North and/or South Island NZ

Tourism is one of New Zealand’s most important industries, contributing significantly to the economy. This tour will unfold how New Zealand has become the ‘clean, green’ adventure playground, as we show you the top tourist attractions that include adventure, nature and culture. You’ll hear from the experts who have shaped this industry, experience thrilling adventure activities, and be inspired to pursue a career in tourism. VISIT GROUPTRAVEL.STATRAVEL.CO.NZ | CALL 09 303 9574 TO BOOK TODAY 17


INTERNATIONAL

STEM & GEOGRAPHY

PEARL HARBOUR AVIATION ACADEMY |

STEM CAMP – USA |

Hawaii - Oahu

US Space & Rocket Center, Huntsville

In this three-day camp, students will learn about aviation pioneers and explore the science and technology of flight. STEM concepts are at the forefront as students take part in hands-on activities in aeronautics, engineering, robotics and rocketry. And to make this an even cooler experience, accommodation is aboard the historic USS Missouri!

A seven-day camp where students can choose one of four options; Advanced Space Academy, Robotics Camp, Aviation Challenge or Cyber Camp. Static displays and unique settings provide great areas for classroom instruction while hands-on training, high fidelity simulations and enthusiastic counsellors ignite the singular sizzle of STEM Camp.

GIRLS IN STEAM | Global 

EMERGING TECH - JAPAN |

Inspire, empower and motivate girls to engage in and pursue Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Maths (STEAM) education and careers. Expose your students to a whole new realm of learning and encourage them to dream big and become the leaders of the future. This experience can be tailored to a subject area and will include workshops, talks and programmes led by inspiring female STEAM leaders.

Japan is a mecca for technology and science, making this the perfect destination for a practical and immersive tech tour. Explore the design, production and delivery of innovative tech products, and experience unique culture and cuisine. This tour will really inspire those students with ambitions to work in computer science with an abundance of educational programmes, workshops and company visits.

EARTH SCIENCE HAWAI'I |

GALÁPAGOS – A LIVING LABORATORY |

Hawaii - Oahu 

Ecuador 

Hawaii has 11 of the world’s 13 climate zones, making it a great destination for geography and Earth sciences trips. Explore Volcanoes National Park and visit local plantations to learn about their produce. On top of discussions on natural energy, sustainability and methods of nature preservation, students will also learn about Polynesian culture.

There’s no better laboratory for conservation and biology field studies than the Galápagos Islands! Come face to face with giant tortoises and snorkel through UNESCO-protected waters while tracing the theory of evolution. For the ultimate cultural immersion, stay with host families and opt to take part in community volunteering and conservation projects.

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INTERNATIONAL

HISTORY, CULTURE, LANGUAGES & PERFORMING ARTS LANGUAGES AND CULTURE

| Global 

Complete immersion in a country’s culture can take language learning to the next level. Haka Educational Tours' language tours provide opportunity for daily conversation with native speakers and authentic cultural experiences, all while living with a local family in a homestay experience. This is all combined with team-building activities and practical language workshops.

HIGHLIGHTS v Complete cultural and linguistic immersion v Exciting activities and homestay experiences v Includes Japan, China, Spain, Costa Rica & France

HISTORY & CLASSICS

| Europe  Bring the past to life and allow students to develop their own understanding by exploring landmarks such as the Colosseum, Auschwitz, Pompeii and Gallipoli. Students will come face to face with history and gain a deeper perspective on how ancient civilisations and past events have shaped our current world, learning through interactive and practical experiences.

HIGHLIGHTS v Visit some of the world's most influencial sites v Allow students to develop their own understanding v Interactive, hands-on activities

PERFORMING ARTS

| Sydney, Australia 

Offer your arts students an unforgettable experience to practise and refine skills in a world-class location. Students will spend seven days exploring Sydney's top attractions while attending a two-day musical theatre workshop. This is a great affordable option and we can tailor the itinerary to a particular area of performing arts to suit your requirements.

All I have to say is the trip was a really fantastic experience, I LOVED it! Group Leader, British School Colombo

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SPORTS &

Academic Alliance STA Travel sports & academic alliance rewards program Whether it's supporting a team or travelling the world, at STA Travel we understand how important it is to bring people together. So we developed a programme to reward your hard work, loyalty and all those early morning weekend matches! STA Travel Sports & Academic Alliance is a grassroots sponsorship programme, that is free for your club or school to join. The rules are simple; the more people be it your school, club, friends or family who book with our Sports & Academic team, the higher the value of travel credit awarded to your club or school. As members of STA Travel Sports & Academic Alliance, your club or school could be awarded thousands in travel credit to be used however you please - for future travel, recognition awards or raffle prizes for fundraising. 20

Travel accounts Opening a travel account couldn't be simpler (and it will make you very popular with your accounts department). This account can be used for anything you book with us, from day trips, travel insurance and flights right through to escorted tours.

Presentations & workshops At STA Travel we pride ourselves on our knowledge of the world, different cultures and the importance of travelling safely. We are pleased to offer free talks and workshops covering any area of travel and group tour styles and we can even bring along our world class partners to share their knowledge and experience too. To enquire about any of our services, please email groups.nz@statravel.com


SPORTING PARTNERS &

Testimonials

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING... We thoroughly enjoy working with STA Travel. They are friendly, fast, efficient and fun to deal with. We have been utilising STA Travel for the past five years for our international group travel requirements and appreciate their 'can do' attitude towards all our requests. We LOVE STA Travel.

Need help planning your next sports team trip? Playing sports in different countries can bring new ideas to training and allows teams to measure their ability against the rest of the world. Our aim is to make sport team travel easy, safe and most of all fun. We can assist with any form of sports travel for athletes, officials and supporters, by tailor making a school or club tour to suit your needs. OUR EXPERIENCE IN SPORTS

We are the proud official travel provider for the following national sporting organisations fulfilling all the travel requirements for their teams.

Kim Davey, Founder/Director, World Class Dance Tours

STA Travel have been professional and supportive in their partnership with International Taekwon-Do. Their knowledge and experience has been invaluable. They understand our needs and have gone the extra mile to get the best arrangements in place for us. The team are always available and friendly. They are a partner in every sense. Mike Thompson, CEO, International Taekwon-Do

For our group travel arrangements to Sydney in August I found dealing with STA Travel to be very professional. They responded to emails quickly, provided us with appropriate travel options, and dealt with last-minute changes with patience and efficiency. I would recommend them to other sporting groups. Mike Sheridan, Team Manager, New Zealand Ultimate

The accommodating nature of STA Travel has been invaluable in transitioning ourselves from the adopted role of travel agent. Strong industry knowledge and expertise was sought to best service our members, but ensuring a personal touch. STA Travel provide this, and above all, are constantly seeking ways to enhance the experience for all of those involved. Andy Adams, Operations Manager, Gymnastics New Zealand

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s t r o p S Haka Tours

RUGBY

CRICKET

NETBALL

Unsurprisingly for New Zealand, this is one of our most popular sport touring options. And thanks to rugby's growing popularity overseas, there are several destinations that now cater to a variety of touring requirements. Haka Educational Tours can facilitate global sports tours, from historically-strong rugby buffs South Africa and England to the emerging stars of the USA and Canada.

As a renowned touring sport, Haka can organise tours to numerous cricketing nations. Each location will offer a totally different experience, from the challenging dusty pitches of Sri Lanka to the UK’s world-class ovals and even a budget-friendly option across the ditch. A cricket tour can be tailored to suit every team’s requirements and budget. The options are endless.

Netball remains to be one of New Zealand’s most popular women's sport, and a tour will help players develop tactical skills through on and off-court experiences. Australia is a great option for trans-Tasman rivalry and the UK or South Africa are ideal for pre-season training tours. If you have another location in mind entirely, Haka Educational Tours can craft an itinerary around your team's unique requirements.

DESTINATIONS

DESTINATIONS

DESTINATIONS

v Australia v Sri Lanka v India v Caribbean

v Australia v UK v South Africa v Argentina & Chile

v Australia v South Pacific v Canada v Japan v UK

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v USA incl. Hawaii v South Africa v Argentina & Chile


Our partners, Haka Educational Tours, offer tailor made sports tours combine games against evenly matched local teams, high performance coaching clinics, watching local matches and seeing the sights, as well as the possibility of billeting and kit coordination. All locations provide an amazing example of culture and adventure that will unite your team on and off the field. Haka Educational Tours have developed a range of tour options in various destinations that can be completely tailored to meet your team's ability level or budget, so please enquire with us today to discuss an option that best fits your team.

BASKETBALL

SOCCER

MULTI-SPORT

Basketball is one of the world’s most popular sports, which means your team has huge opportunities to test themselves on tour. The USA is by far the leading destination, and Haka Educational Tours include NBA coaching clinics for progressive teams as well as unforgettable off-court experiences. The UK and Australia also offer great touring options for aspiring teams.

As the most recognised sport in the world, soccer offers ample choice for any touring team. For those looking for a cultural experience, South America should definitely be on your list. The UK is also an iconic location and teams can visit and participate in Premier League club training clinics for a high performance workshop. As with all other tours, itineraries can be built around your team’s needs.

Combining sport teams is a great way to increase numbers, making the trip more affordable and achievable. Haka Educational Tours can work multiple teams across a range of disciplines to create an unforgettable experience, catering to all budgets and requirements. They’ll source a location, create an itinerary based on your team’s touring requirements and deliver a seamless and stress-free tour!

DESTINATIONS

DESTINATIONS

v Australia v USA v Argentina v UK & Europe

v Australia v Brazil v USA v UK & Europe

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