My name is Yohann, one of the tour managers for International Cyclists and I will be standing in for Tim who cannot be with us tonight.
We are a licensed inbound/outbound travel agency.Webrand our hiking adventures under Hikari International Travel and our biking adventures as International Cyclists to Asia. Some of you may have picked up our brochure at the front and you will note we have some fun Hong Kong and S.China tours for families on offer. If you didn’t get a brochure it is not critical – none of the school trip information we are presenting tonight are in them.Do note this powerpoint presentation will be available on the dragonnet for you to refer to later.
Say: I will be sharing the 8 trip offerings in the order of this animation and in the order of the handout you have received.Note for the student presentation you should start with this slide and end with 71 presently. (it will be a greater number after you add a bit more on Niko) #71 is the last slide of the Ark Orphanage trip presently.
Yohann, you need to add some slides here/pictures, text etc to sell this trip.
Point to the samples… Remind them to get their order in as soon as they know their child is on a bike trip. Emphasize orders only accepted by email following the instructions of the site link provided – all orders will be confirmed by reply email. (I bring extra helmets for the first day ride anticipating some will forget to order) Double check with Paul that announcement day is Sep 8.
No need to read this, just put it up and announce which room you will be in for further questions. You can come back for the helmets and other things after the APA folks are finished with 8th grade.
School Trip Presentation 2012
International Cyclists to Asia www.mountainbikingasia.com<br />
International Cyclists to Asia was conceived in the fall of 1984 when<br />Tim Obendorf and a small band of adventures cycled from Hong Kong<br />to Shanghai. Since then we have specialized with bike tours around<br />Asia catering to individuals, families or schools.<br />
Operating under Hikari International Travel Ltd, License Number 352813<br />Our current destination list is Tibet, Mongolia, Sabah, New Zealand, <br />South, West and North China with departures year round. Hong Kong <br />Day tours from November through April.<br />Schools we have been privileged to serve:<br />HKIS<br />Australian Int’l<br />Phoenix Int’l<br />Canadian Int’l<br />Beijing Int’l<br />Chinese International<br />HKBUAS<br />ICS<br />QSI<br />
Tour Managers and Local<br />Guides<br /><ul><li>Tour Managers are from the USA, France, Brazil and Hong Kong
Experienced and great with kids. Service Oriented – Safety Oriented
Liaise with our local guides with feedback on food and lodging
Local guides are bilingual English speakers and serve as our local</li></ul> specialists. Their focus is on sharing cultural insight, dealing with <br /> food and lodging issues.<br />
<ul><li>We maintain our own fleet of bikes in a variety of sizes.
Vehicles used are inspected regularly and for bike trips there are always</li></ul> two serving as support vehicles front and back.<br /><ul><li> Medical facilities have been identified in all locations of tours
Nurses are on each trip. HK based doctor on Call.
Peanut oil or nuts, MSG and seafood have been requested to be off</li></ul> all menus.<br />
<ul><li> All riding or hiking is in single file with our own staff and teachers </li></ul>surrounding and in the middle of the group. <br /><ul><li> We offer training sessions in Hong Kong to improve riding and hiking</li></ul> skills<br /><ul><li> All roads are researched and selected for low traffic and good surface.</li></li></ul><li>We Value<br />Cultural Understanding/Language Learning<br />Service<br />Education<br />Physical challenge<br />Team Work “It’s not about me”<br />
…but friendships are strengthened and all come home with a sense of accomplishment<br />
The Big Picture – Hong Kong and Greater China<br />Hangzhou/Huangshan<br />Jiuzhaigou ARK orphanage<br />GuizhouHiking and Service<br />Cycling and Service Yunnan<br />S.ChinaZhaoqing<br />S.ChinaEnping<br />Hong KongNikoCamp!<br />Hainan Island<br />
Cycling on the coast toward GuangHai and completing our loop through<br />Taishan back to Kaiping.<br />
Trip 4 S. China Biking Zhaoqing<br />Zhaoqing<br />Biking West Guangdong<br />
S. China Biking West<br />By chartered bus to Zhaoqing<br />By Train returning to Hong Kong<br />*This trip allows for voluntary cycling distance sponsorship benefitting Go2Serve Foundation and their project in S.China. Funds raised will go toward their poverty alleviation program amongst the Yao Minority. Let’s CYCLE FOR CASH!<br />
Huangshan Hiking<br />Flying roundtrip to Hangzhou<br />By bus to Huangshan and back to Hangzhou<br />
Making our way toward the mountain we will have one night in the ancient village of Hong Cun, famous as the site of filming Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.<br />
This is a great trip for those who like to hike and explore.<br />
Taking the Gondola up the mountain will save us 6.5k of uphill hike!<br />
We will have two days exploring Huangshan, hiking on top. <br />
Two of our overnights will be on the mountaintop Xi Hai Hotel<br />
Some fun with orienteering and using GPS to treasure hunt!<br />
Trip 6 Guizhou Hiking Service<br />Guizhou Cycling or Hiking and Service<br />
Guizhou Hiking Service<br />Flying Roundtrip into Guiyang, the capital of Guizhou<br />A 2.5 hour trip each way from Guiyang Airport to the city of Kaili on each end.<br />Working with Zigen Foundation we will have opportunity to help Miao minority children in very practical ways.<br />
The town of Lijiang is a world heritage site. It is home to the Naxi<br />minority people. We will have opportunity to visit their villages and <br />have a school exchange. There will be opportunity to benefit children<br />giving them opportunity to attend kindergarten.<br />
Cycling under the Shadow of Jade Dragon Mountain<br />
We will enjoy the fantastic outdoor performance of Lijiang Impression<br />
Cycling around LashiLake and visiting a Tibetan Monastary<br />
Order of presentations<br />Niko Camp Hong Kong! Oct 15-19(Fr-Tu)<br />Hainan Island Biking Oct 18-22<br />S.China Biking Enping Oct 18-22<br />S. China Biking West Zhaoqing Oct 18-22<br />HuangshanHiking Oct 18-22<br />GuizhouHiking Oct 18-22<br />N. Yunnan Biking Oct 18-22<br />Ark Orphanage N.Sichuan<br />Oct 15-19(Fr-Tu)<br />
Concerning Students who wish to <br />bring their own bikes. ICTA will<br />not be responsible for shipping to <br />departure point, assembly, packing<br />etc. Participants must provide their<br />own box, pack it and pay any related<br />charges by the transport companies <br />involved.<br />
Helmets can be sized and ordered off our website with email acceptance only. Cash only payment at time of delivery HK$200 each. (Helmets from bike shops range between $300-1500) <br />http://www.mountainbikingasia.com/Tours/helmets.htm<br />Delivery on the first peak riding day of Sept 17. Please place your order immediately after your bike trip confirmation! (Sep 8) Colors are limited. First come first served. Again, ordering window is Sep 8-16.<br />A<br />B<br />C<br />D<br />
Please take some time to read our Terms and Conditions for Tours<br />www.mountainbikingasia.com<br />Please note that obtaining a China visa is the responsibility of the participants and can be more complicated with the upcoming Asian Games. Please apply early therefore.<br />
The philosophy of our tours has always been one of wanting to learn from the Chinese and other Asian cultures, providing an opportunity to appreciate their culture, history and lifestyles. Our hope is that you will enjoy a fun-filled rewarding experience, gaining new insight into the Asian peoples and the great nations they represent.<br /> Tim Obendorf - Director <br />
International Cyclists to Asia www.mountainbikingasia.com<br />