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Cultural & Heritage Travel for the Over 45s

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Odyssey Travel

  1. 1. <ul><li>An Odyssey is a journey with a purpose or a peregrination in search of wisdom, truth and knowledge and an </li></ul><ul><li>Ed-Venture is an educational experience. </li></ul><ul><li>Hence Odyssey </li></ul><ul><li>Ed-Ventures has been chosen to describe our programs. </li></ul>Odyssey Ed-Ventures
  2. 2. Mission Statement To be the premier not-for-profit educational travel provider through which mature adults can gain access to educational, high quality travel programs throughout Australia, New Zealand and the world.   To enhance travel experiences through learning for fun.
  3. 3. <ul><li>Australian ABN 96 091 152 715 </li></ul><ul><li>IATA # 023 4977 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Travel Agents License 2TA5109 </li></ul><ul><li>Travel Agents License 2TA32563 </li></ul><ul><li>Member of the TAANZ Bonding Scheme (NZ) </li></ul><ul><li>Member of International Air Transport Assoc (IATA) </li></ul><ul><li>Member of Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) </li></ul><ul><li>Member of Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) </li></ul><ul><li>Travel Compensation Fund </li></ul>Accreditation
  4. 4. The organisation is made up of the following member universities, colleges and partner organisations throughout Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Australia ♦ University of Wollongong, (Host Member) ♦ University of Ballarat ♦ Carss Associates ♦ Charles Darwin University ♦ Charles Sturt University (Broken Hill & Wagga Wagga) ♦ Griffith University ♦ Healthy Lifestyle Health Promotions ♦ Jane Franklin Hall, University of Tasmania ♦ La Trobe University ♦ Macquarie University ♦ Queensland University of Technology ♦ Sancta Sophia College ♦ St Johns College ♦ The Shalom Institute ♦ Trinity College ♦ University of Queensland♦ University of New England ♦ University of The Sunshine Coast ♦ Victoria University of Technology, ♦ Women's College ♦ Workers Educational Association Sydney. New Zealand ♦ Lincoln University, Canterbury, ♦ Southern Institute of Technology, Invercargill ♦ University of Waikato, Hamilton Asia & The Orient ♦ Lingnan University, Hong Kong, Renmin University, Beijing Members
  5. 5. <ul><li>All-inclusive price ensures value for money. </li></ul><ul><li>Compatible companions. </li></ul><ul><li>Buying direct means lower prices. </li></ul><ul><li>Group sizes ranging from 15 to 32 (maximum). </li></ul><ul><li>Large coaches (45-49 seater). </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple night stays. </li></ul><ul><li>Accommodation selected with participant and themed suitability in mind. </li></ul><ul><li>Travel with like-minded people. </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehensive travel insurance. </li></ul><ul><li>Not available through Travel Agents. </li></ul><ul><li>Communication direct with customer. </li></ul><ul><li>Expert Program Leaders. </li></ul><ul><li>Added-value education and travel experiences. </li></ul>Odyssey Ed-Ventures Feature
  6. 6. <ul><li>Accommodation in en-suite share twin rooms. </li></ul><ul><li>Rail travel and cruising applicable to the standard itinerary. </li></ul><ul><li>Breakfast, lunch & dinner daily or </li></ul><ul><li>Breakfast and dinner daily. </li></ul><ul><li>Services of an expert Program Leader. </li></ul><ul><li>Transport, lectures & field trips. </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehensive travel insurance. </li></ul><ul><li>All excursions & entry fees. </li></ul><ul><li>Services of local guides. </li></ul><ul><li>Gratuities and necessary tips. </li></ul><ul><li>Detailed program information booklet. </li></ul>Odyssey Ed-Ventures Include
  7. 7. No Single Supplement Limited Singles with No Single Supplement <ul><li>Limited Singles on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Selected Italian programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Selected French programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Selected British programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Norfolk Island </li></ul></ul><ul><li>No additional charge for the use of a room applies </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Optional Extras included as normal elements of the program. </li></ul><ul><li>No gratuities or tipping required. </li></ul><ul><li>Detailed Preparatory Materials. </li></ul><ul><li>All-inclusive land costs. </li></ul>No Hidden Surprises
  9. 9. The play was first performed in 1634 and is the result of a vow made by the inhabitants of the village that if God spared them from the effects of the bubonic plague then sweeping the region they would perform a passion play every ten years. The play is now performed in years ending with a zero, except 1984 which was the 350th anniversary, and involves over 2,000 performers, all residents of the village. The next Passion Play won’t be until 2020! Oberammergau Passion Plays 2010
  10. 10. Oberammergau Passion Plays 2010 <ul><li>Odyssey Programs offering </li></ul><ul><li>Oberammergau in 2010: </li></ul><ul><li>Alpine Odyssey </li></ul><ul><li>Hapsburg Cities </li></ul><ul><li>Religious Heritage of Europe </li></ul>
  11. 11. Oberammergau Passion Plays 2010 Our programs include 2 nights staying at the Hotel Arnika, a quality family-run hotel with private facilities located in Oberammergau. Many of our competitors are either offering single night stays in Oberammergau and/or guest house accommodation at locations outside the village. Tickets for the Passion Play are Category 1.
  12. 12. <ul><li>Odyssey Travel is proud to offer intergenerational programs. </li></ul><ul><li>Participants can join in a learning ed-venture with their grandchildren and other young relatives or friends. </li></ul><ul><li>This type of program provides an opportunity for participants to experience Odyssey's &quot;travel and learn for fun&quot; philosophy with the younger generation, from 7 - 15 years old. </li></ul>Introducing Intergenerational Programs
  13. 13. <ul><li>Broken Hill Grand Ed-Venture </li></ul><ul><li>The Great Dinosaur Hunt </li></ul><ul><li>Summer in the Snowies </li></ul><ul><li>Hong Kong Grand Ed-Venture </li></ul>Intergenerational Programs in 2010
  14. 14. British Isles <ul><ul><li>Britain’s Landmarks & Treasures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Roving Heritage Ireland </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scotland: Highlands & Islands </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gardens of Ireland *NEW* </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gardens of Britain *NEW* </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><ul><li>Provincial France </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hidden France </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Roaming Rural France </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>La Vraie France </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>French Ed-Venture *NEW* </li></ul></ul>France Limited Singles with No Single Supplement
  16. 16. <ul><ul><li>Hidden Southern Italy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bella Italia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Roaming Heritage Italy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Villages of Italy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Italian Ed-Venture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn Italian in Perugia </li></ul></ul>Italy Limited Singles with No Single Supplement
  17. 17. <ul><ul><li>Grecian Odyssey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Turkey: Cradle of Civilisations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Iberian Odyssey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Moroccan Ed-Venture </li></ul></ul>Europe
  18. 18. <ul><ul><li>Adriatic Odyssey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Caucasian Odyssey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Islands of the Western Mediterranean </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emergence of the Baltic States </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Music & Art of the Hapsburg </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Music Festivals of Europe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A Winter’s Tale of Three Cities *NEW* </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slavonic Ed-Venture *NEW* </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scandinavian Odyssey *NEW* </li></ul></ul>Multi Country Europe
  19. 19. <ul><ul><li>Southern African Wildlife Adventure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Namibia Experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ancient Egypt - Western Desert Oases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Egypt: Ramesses The Great </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jordan & Syria </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Northern African Odyssey *NEW* </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Persian Heritage *NEW* </li></ul></ul>Africa & The Middle East
  20. 20. <ul><ul><li>China Odyssey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hidden China </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ed-Venture to Borneo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Southern Oriental Isles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vietnam & Cambodia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mongolian & Russian Ed-Venture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Epic Mongolian Overland Ed-Venture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An Ed-Venture on the Silk Road </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Archaeology in Central Asia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bali Holiday Sketching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>China Tapestry *NEW* </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>India & Nepal *NEW* </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Japanese Ed-Venture *NEW* </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thai Odyssey *NEW* </li></ul></ul>Asia & The Orient
  21. 21. <ul><ul><li>South American Odyssey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Boston, Washington & New York *NEW* </li></ul></ul>The Americas
  22. 22. <ul><ul><li>Europe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Asia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Antarctic & Sub Antarctic Islands </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Americas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Australia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New Zealand </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The South Pacific </li></ul></ul>Cruises
  23. 23. <ul><ul><li>Australia’s Tropical NW Ed-Venture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ed-Venture to Lord Howe Island </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Norfolk Island </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opera Extravaganza in Sydney & Melbourne </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flinders Island Ed-Venture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>La Festa d’Italia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spring in Canberra *NEW* </li></ul></ul>Australia
  24. 24. <ul><ul><li>Akaroa Idyll </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exploring the Catlins </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Southern Alps Splendour *NEW* </li></ul></ul>New Zealand
  25. 25. <ul><li>Canning Stock Route </li></ul><ul><li>Ultimate Outback </li></ul><ul><li>Top End Explorer </li></ul><ul><li>Red Centre Eco Tour </li></ul><ul><li>The Great Australian Outback Cattle Drive </li></ul><ul><li>Across the Gulf Adventure </li></ul><ul><li>Cape York Adventure </li></ul><ul><li>Mountains to Coast </li></ul><ul><li>Tasmania: The Wild Side </li></ul><ul><li>WA Wildflowers </li></ul><ul><li>Kimberley Discoverer </li></ul><ul><li>Cape York Frontier </li></ul><ul><li>Gulf Savannah Wanderer </li></ul><ul><li>New Zealand Nature Journey Self Drive </li></ul>Local Approved Operators Aus & NZ
  26. 26. <ul><li>Later & Mediaeval Latin </li></ul><ul><li>The Mediaeval Manuscript </li></ul><ul><li>Making a Nation *NEW* </li></ul><ul><li>The Crusades *NEW* </li></ul><ul><li>The Convict Trail *NEW* </li></ul><ul><li>Pugin’s Unique Tasmanian Gothic Heritage *NEW* </li></ul>Odyssey Schools Jane Franklin Hall Tasmania
  27. 27. <ul><li>Botanic Art </li></ul><ul><li>Memoir Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Travel Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Island Writers’ Lab </li></ul><ul><li>Singing in Paradise </li></ul><ul><li>Gospel Singing </li></ul><ul><li>Portrait Painting </li></ul>Odyssey Schools Daku Resort Fiji
  28. 28. <ul><li>Holiday Sketching in Bali </li></ul><ul><li>Kimberley Holiday Sketching </li></ul>Odyssey Schools
  29. 29. Odyssey Schools The French Impressionist Painters 15 Nights / 16 Days in France Featuring Paris, Seine Valley, Normandy, Provence & Cote D'Azur with special emphasis on the 2010 Nomandie Impressionniste Festival
  30. 30. <ul><li>Archaeology in Central Asia </li></ul><ul><li>Cape York Turtle Rescue </li></ul><ul><li>Threatened Fauna of the Cobberas </li></ul><ul><li>Wonder of Wildlife: Haunted Stream </li></ul>Research Programs