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Paris Orientation
November 26 – December 1, 2013
On-tour information
Elaine R. Bolyard (ebolyard@verizon.net)

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Split Flight
 What

is this?

Your group can be split and placed on different
flights.
 Departure times may vary.
 Airl...
Consolidation


What is it?
Small groups are placed together to fill the bus.
 Groups can come from different areas in U...
Day of departure
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Transportation to airport
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Set time for meeting at the airport.
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2 ½ - 3 hours prior to...
Passports and Tickets
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Keeping passport and valuables safe!
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Boarding passes
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Neck pouch placed unde...
Check-in counter
 What

will you need?

valid and signed passport
 another form of identification with a photo I.D.
 lu...
Seating arrangements


Check-in as a group


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Traveling friends and family can approach
ticket counter together.
Polit...
Ready, Set, Go!
Saying goodbye to family and friends

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 Security check
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Have boarding pass and passport ...
Flight to destination
 Drink

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plenty of fluids

Water and juices
Avoid caffeinated beverages

 Electronics


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Sle...
Day 2 – Arrival Day!
Baggage Claim




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Go as a group
Retrieve luggage
Use restroom before leaving area
Watch yo...
Day 2 –Arrival Day
 Meeting

the tour director

After passing through passport control
and customs
 Look for person hold...
Day 2 – Arrival Day
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At the hotel
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Room assignments
•

make list before leaving home

Rooms may not be ready
 Holding...
Day 2 – Arrival Day
 Walking

tour of the city

Time to freshen up vs. starting walking tour
 Depends upon schedule
 Dr...
Culture shock!
 Set
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Personal space
Security and safety

Dress code


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Have frequent meetings to discuss t...
During the tour
 Typical

day

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Wake up call to each room



Knock on doors/call rooms
Down for breakfast – “head” che...
During the tour

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What is included
 Two

meals a day

Continental breakfast
• Rolls, coffee, tea, tap water, juice
• Other items may also b...
What is NOT included
 Beverages
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
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Sodas (rather expensive)
Wine and beer
Coffee and tea at dinner

 Spending

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
...
Tipping
 Collect

tip money several weeks prior to
departure.
Ask for tip to be paid in cash and give a receipt.
 Tip mo...
Communication


Tour director


TD will e-mail you



Ask questions.
List concerns, if there are any.
Have an open line...
Responsibilities and discipline


Keeping track of students




Curfew




Count, count, count!

Set reasonable time
...
Responsibilities and discipline


Infraction of rules
Decide in advance what the consequences will be.
 Talk to the guil...
Alcohol Policy


Permission form to all students under 21
Parent(s) and student must sign form.
 Make a list of those wh...
Rooming arrangements
 Students


3 or 4 to a room

 Adults


1 or 2 to a room

 Visiting

each other’s room



No st...
Phone calls
 Call

cell phone carrier

Can you get an international plan?
 What is the cost?


 Will


a phone card w...
Emergencies
 Illness

or accident

Encourage parents to get EF’s recommended insurance
prior to the trip!
 Notify tour d...
Surprises to students





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

Many people overseas can speak English.
The elevators are likely to be smaller or
ther...
Surprises to students


Having to leave keys at the hotel desk before going
out.



Air-conditioning is less common abro...
Educational content
 Tour
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


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director plays a major role
Hands-on activities about cathedral architecture
Quiz ...
Rewards for teachers
Global rewards





Teacher conventions throughout the year
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•



Travel
•

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Personally used po...
Follow up


Send a “thank-you” to participants
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

Post-trip get-together
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Enclose invitation to get-to...
Thoughts & Observations


You are offering students a life-changing
experience.

To quote Mark Twain:
“Travel is fatal to...
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  1. 1. 1
  2. 2. Paris Orientation November 26 – December 1, 2013 On-tour information Elaine R. Bolyard (ebolyard@verizon.net) 2
  3. 3. Split Flight  What is this? Your group can be split and placed on different flights.  Departure times may vary.  Airlines may be different.  Tour directors handle this well.   Things   3 to consider Reaction of parents and travelers Get assistance from your tour consultant if there are concerned parents.
  4. 4. Consolidation  What is it? Small groups are placed together to fill the bus.  Groups can come from different areas in U.S.  Groups normally meet on Day 2 – Arrival Day.   Try to contact the other group leader(s)prior to departure.  4 Be considerate and flexible.
  5. 5. Day of departure  Transportation to airport     Set time for meeting at the airport.   2 ½ - 3 hours prior to departure Where to meet  5 Carpooling Caravan Limo or van Near the ticket counter
  6. 6. Passports and Tickets  Keeping passport and valuables safe!      Boarding passes    6 Neck pouch placed under clothing Make copies of passports prior to departure. Make sure that your passports are valid for 6 months or more upon returning to US. Keep copies in a folder. Check-in as a group. E-tickets Guardian of the boarding passes
  7. 7. Check-in counter  What will you need? valid and signed passport  another form of identification with a photo I.D.  luggage – one carry-on and one to be checked in  check required size and weight PRIOR to arriving  Did you pack your own bags?  list of contents (2 copies & a photo of luggage)  luggage tags  7
  8. 8. Seating arrangements  Check-in as a group   Traveling friends and family can approach ticket counter together. Politely ask if there is a way you can be seated together.  When on the plane   8 Go to your assigned seat first. Check with fellow travelers in your group to change.
  9. 9. Ready, Set, Go! Saying goodbye to family and friends   Security check       9 Have boarding pass and passport in hand. Place items in plastic bin. Remove belts, shoes, jewelry, glasses, wallets. Liquids – place in a quart bag- 3oz. maximum each Retrieve belongings from conveyor belt. Everyone is to wait in a designated spot after going through security.
  10. 10. Flight to destination  Drink   plenty of fluids Water and juices Avoid caffeinated beverages  Electronics   Sleep   10 Can be used only during designated times Encourage your travelers to sleep. Keep aisle open for flight attendants Z-Z-Z
  11. 11. Day 2 – Arrival Day! Baggage Claim       Go as a group Retrieve luggage Use restroom before leaving area Watch your belongings! Lost or damaged luggage – have photos and copy of luggage contents Passport control    11 Be polite! Have passport and boarding pass in hand.
  12. 12. Day 2 –Arrival Day  Meeting the tour director After passing through passport control and customs  Look for person holding EF sign.  Let tour director know of any issues with baggage  Bus driver will be waiting  Large baggage in storage area and carry-on cases on the bus  Help with luggage  12
  13. 13. Day 2 – Arrival Day  At the hotel  Room assignments • make list before leaving home Rooms may not be ready  Holding room available  Keys – leave them at desk when going out  Get hotel’s business card with address.  Photograph the exterior of the hotel.  Elevators – smaller in most cases  13
  14. 14. Day 2 – Arrival Day  Walking tour of the city Time to freshen up vs. starting walking tour  Depends upon schedule  Dress accordingly and wear COMFORTABLE shoes.  Positive attitude is a MUST!  14
  15. 15. Culture shock!  Set     Personal space Security and safety Dress code  15 Have frequent meetings to discuss trip Adult and student travelers are encouraged to attend. Public transportation   expectations prior to departure Check with tour director the night before
  16. 16. During the tour  Typical day  Wake up call to each room  Knock on doors/call rooms Down for breakfast – “head” check Get items for traveling for the day or check out of hotel Morning tour or morning travel to next destination Lunch (on your own)     16
  17. 17. During the tour 17
  18. 18. What is included  Two meals a day Continental breakfast • Rolls, coffee, tea, tap water, juice • Other items may also be included  Dinner • Soup/salad • Pasta or meat • Vegetables • Dessert • Tap water  18
  19. 19. What is NOT included  Beverages    Sodas (rather expensive) Wine and beer Coffee and tea at dinner  Spending    19 (other than tap water) money Plan on at least $30-$50 per day Souvenirs Paying to use public restrooms
  20. 20. Tipping  Collect tip money several weeks prior to departure. Ask for tip to be paid in cash and give a receipt.  Tip money may be divided among responsible adults and given out as needed.  Tip can be given to tour director at beginning, throughout or at the end of the trip.  Tour director: $6 per day per person bus driver: $3 per day per person local tour guide: $1-$2 per day per person  20
  21. 21. Communication  Tour director  TD will e-mail you  Ask questions. List concerns, if there are any. Have an open line of communication while on tour.    21 prior to departure Give TD a couple of days to get the “feel” of your group.
  22. 22. Responsibilities and discipline  Keeping track of students   Curfew   Count, count, count! Set reasonable time Bed check Check every night  Knock on door. “Who is it?”  22
  23. 23. Responsibilities and discipline  Infraction of rules Decide in advance what the consequences will be.  Talk to the guilty individual(s).  Call parents to discuss the issue.  Should student(s) be sent home?  Tour director is just that, not the disciplinarian.  VS. 23
  24. 24. Alcohol Policy  Permission form to all students under 21 Parent(s) and student must sign form.  Make a list of those who may/may not taste wine or beer with a meal or at a tasting.  No hard liquor is to be consumed by students.  Make them aware of the consequences, if policy is not followed.  24
  25. 25. Rooming arrangements  Students  3 or 4 to a room  Adults  1 or 2 to a room  Visiting each other’s room  No student of the opposite sex is allowed to visit hotel room.  Meet in the lobby or perhaps a designated game room. 25
  26. 26. Phone calls  Call cell phone carrier Can you get an international plan?  What is the cost?   Will  a phone card work? Depends upon the company  Calls from hotel Are costly  Bill MUST be paid prior to checking out  26
  27. 27. Emergencies  Illness or accident Encourage parents to get EF’s recommended insurance prior to the trip!  Notify tour director immediately.  Tour director and group leader(s) assess gravity of illness or injury  Call doctor or take to the emergency room.  Call parent(s). 27
  28. 28. Surprises to students       Many people overseas can speak English. The elevators are likely to be smaller or there may not be an elevator. Toilets flush differently in almost every hotel. Showers and drains work differently than what we are used to. Water pressure can be lower. What is a BIDET? 28
  29. 29. Surprises to students  Having to leave keys at the hotel desk before going out.  Air-conditioning is less common abroad.  Pickpockets  Having to pay for condiments in McDonald’s  No FREE refills. 29
  30. 30. Educational content  Tour     30 director plays a major role Hands-on activities about cathedral architecture Quiz game toward the end of the tour – prize for winner There is a lesson about the area we are in. Learn “pleasantries” of the country or countries that you are visiting.
  31. 31. Rewards for teachers Global rewards   Teacher conventions throughout the year • •  Travel •  Personally used points to travel to Mexico, Italy, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico Merchandise • 31 A great value for your rewards points! Recruit during quadruple & triple point enrollment! Check on-line for merchandise rewards.
  32. 32. Follow up  Send a “thank-you” to participants   Post-trip get-together       32 Enclose invitation to get-together Discuss during meetings prior to departure Set up a date and time Select venue Menu Share photos Talk about future trips
  33. 33. Thoughts & Observations  You are offering students a life-changing experience. To quote Mark Twain: “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” 33
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