EDUCATIONAL

Touchdown Tours 30 years of experience will create for you the best of the best boutique journeys. They are unique and especially personalised for individuals or groups.

Educational

Touchdown Tours’ 27 years of experience has established us amongst the best of the best. We have an education specialist department which has seen many school groups (both public and private) provided with amazing educational experiences.

Safety is one of our top priorities, and as such we will ensure you have 24-hour contact with a Touchdown Tours representative or ground operators in your chosen destination.

Students will not only get a trip overseas but an entire life experience. We will craft unique tours customised to your school’s needs ensuring a magical and safe learning experience for your students.

Touchdown Tours 30 years of experience will create for you the best of the best boutique journeys. They are unique and especially personalised for individuals or groups.

Educational

Touchdown Tours’ 27 years of experience has established us amongst the best of the best. We have an education specialist department which has seen many school groups (both public and private) provided with amazing educational experiences.

Safety is one of our top priorities, and as such we will ensure you have 24-hour contact with a Touchdown Tours representative or ground operators in your chosen destination.

Students will not only get a trip overseas but an entire life experience. We will craft unique tours customised to your school’s needs ensuring a magical and safe learning experience for your students.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHY TOUCHDOWN TOURS?

We work closely with educators to ensure the current curriculum is implemented within each and every tour. As such, no two tours are ever the same. Our aim is to embed culture, critical thinking, questioning and reasoning within the tour, whilst at the same time, taking in local experiences in a safe and fun manner for students and teachers alike.

HOW AM I SUPPORTED AS A GROUP LEADER WHILST OVERSEAS?

Touchdown Tours provides tour-leading educators with 24/7 contact phone numbers of local staff in each country they visit. Our local teams are carefully assessed before being chosen by our Managing Director herself. Jaqui is regularly in touch with local teams in the destinations where school groups are travelling. This ensures all aspects of the tour are running smoothly, and collaborates when necessary if a solution is required.

HOW MANY STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED FOR A GROUP TO GO?

A minimum of 10 students is required to form a group departure.

WHAT METHODS DO YOU USE FOR RISK ASSESSMENT?

Our team monitor DFAT’s Smartraveller site as well as International SOS on a daily basis. As an additional, complimentary service, we register all study group participants on the DFAT website, to ensure assistance by the Australian Government will come swiftly in the case of any emergency.

A LITTLE ABOUT YOUR HISTORY?

With over 27 years’ experience and with former educators as part of our dedicated team, Touchdown Tours remains an Australian family owned and operated business. As such, we understand the importance of getting the right balance of creativity and learning within your travel experience for students.

DO I NEED TRAVEL INSURANCE?

Many people often ask “Do I really need travel insurance?” It’s something travel agents hear a lot. This specific type of insurance is not something to skimp out on, especially when you are paying large amounts for your travel. The few extra dollars could be not only money-saving but also life-saving.

There are many benefits to travel insurance. It will offer you:
· Coverage in cases of unforeseen events when travelling
· It can not only save you tens of thousands for medical emergencies but help with emergency accommodation and vehicle accidents
· Dental insurance
· Assistance with lost or stolen luggage, handbags, backpacks and other items
· Assistance when your flight has been cancelled or rescheduled – this can wreak havoc on your travel plans.

Many Aussies mistakenly believe that their Australian health insurance will cover them in other countries. This is not the case, and any trip to a doctor’s clinic or a hospital, especially the latter, can end up costing thousands, even tens of thousands.

Even within Australia, if you happen to be travelling in an area that is more remote and there is a sudden medical emergency, you may have to be airlifted out to a bigger city.

Things such as weather, strikes, or technical issues can result in people missing a connecting flight or even leaving on the one they are scheduled to be on. In such cases, the last thing people want is to be left out of pocket for something that was unavoidable and not their fault.

It is also important to mention that banks and credit card companies are now offering insurance for travel, however, this insurance is often not comprehensive travel insurance and many people find out too late, that it was not worth what they paid for it. Travel insurance companies are experts in travel and therefore have the expertise and the coverage that is necessary for people travelling overseas or domestically.

So, when travelling, whether it be domestic or overseas, travel insurance is a must and should never be overlooked. Always check the terms and conditions. Touchdown Tours only works with reputable travel insurance companies that can have you covered for every unforeseen event.

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