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  1. 1. TTTTRAVELRAVELRAVELRAVEL UNRAVELUNRAVELUNRAVELUNRAVELFor Private Circulation to Educational Institutions only May 2013INDIANS – THE NEW GLOBE TROTTERSMany countries including Bulgaria, Israel, Portugal, Fiji,Argentina, Seychelles, Monaco, Trinidad and Tobago, Ethopia,Philippines have stepped up their efforts to encourage Indiansto travel to their respective countries. Their new love for India isdue to the fact that India has a middle class of 300 millionincluding 1.6 million families having more than US $ 1,00,000income per annum. Hence the increasing purchasing power ofthe Indian middle class along with their willingness to spend ontravel. Also their statistics reveal that India is one of the fastestgrowing outbound (people who travel abroad) market in theworld.The Indian economy has fared far better than most of thedeveloping countries. Indian International travel has been growing with over 12 per cent average annual growth over thelast six or seven years. World Tourism Organization has predicted that India will account for 50 million outbound touristsby 2020. The spending capacity of the Indian outbound market is expected to cross US $ 28 million by 2020.A study by PATA reveals that an average Indian traveler spends more than US$ 1,645.00 per trip of whichapproximately 45 per cent is spent on air travel and hotel stay while the rest is spent on shopping, food, sight-seeing,entertainment and communication. All these factors put together see Indians as the new globetrotters and India as amoney-making destination by these countries.EUROPE – THE FAVOURITE DESTINATION of Student Groups in IndiaEurope is soon becoming a favourite hub of student groups fromIndia. Since the last five years student travel to countries in Europehas been on the rise. Earlier Europe was a destination for StudentExchange Programmes but today Parents from all strata of Societyare coming forward to ensure that their child gets the best of bothworlds. Since destinations like Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore,Thailand have become weekend family holiday destinations henceEurope is a much sought after destination. Educational Institutionthat offer International tours to their students every year also preferEurope as an education and fun destination. However eachinstitution has a purpose to visit each new country in Europe. ArtMuseums, Architectural Buildings, Natural Beauty, HistoricalMonuments, Walking tours in the Second World war zones, Visitsto the Houses of writers, musicians or artists, Airbus factory or daycruises to quaint historical islands that evoke memories of the past.International travel to Europe is in itself an Institution that has no syllabus, no curriculum, no examination, nomarks .... yet can get the attention of the child. A student travels within Europe to expand his own interests. He getsto know their Management institutions, undergraduate programmes, lifestyles, high standards of hygiene, timemanagement, local food, underground metros, theatre, fashion and job opportunities. He learns by observation,questions, and collects material. He comes back to India richer, wiser and with a lot of ideas that he wants toimplement. TRAVEL UNRAVEL in its future endeavours will highlight destinations in Europe for student travel and puthim on his path to become a global traveler.
  2. 2. TRAVEL UNRAVELARE YOUR STUDENTS SAFE TO TRAVELWith your current Tour OperatorWhen students have to travel on an educational tour, in India or to anyinternational destination, parents repose a lot of faith on the School andthe teachers travelling with the students. They seldom know the peopleor the agency that actually plans the day to day programme & the timeto time itinerary. The teachers play their role as Guardians in theabsence of Parents but once at the destination they give charge to theTour Operator as he knows the destination, his vendors and the runningof the Program. Since a lot of responsibility rests on his shoulders it isimportant to know your Tour Operator well.Let’s start with his experience, his qualifications, his team and his office.It’s important to know his workplace, many educational operators workfrom their homes, they are a one man show, most of the dealings are incash and therefore the tour operator has neither a Pan Card nor a bankaccount nor is he paying income tax or Government service tax. He isalso not registered or is a member with any Travel body like the IndianAssociation of Tour Operators (IATO) or the Travel Agents Associationof India (TAAI) or the Adventure Tour Operators Association of India(ATOAI)The lowest quotation is not the best proposition. This could be very dangerous as many Tour Operatorsin order to get the business would cut corners, sacrifice on safety standards & default on Insurancepayments.In the absence of an All India Educational Tour Operators Association there are no rules that govern the Educational TourOperators, since they do not need a license to operate, many inexperienced transporters; caterers and Sports personnel to make aquick buck have entered the field in the guise of Tour Operators.Their understanding of the destination is limited, they are not in a position to give their inputs or impart knowledge to the students,they lack the student friendly approach to handle students or maintain discipline and many are not aware of the Security norms thatgovern student tours.Put your Tour Operator to test... it is important to spend a little time and know him, his company, his pastrecords, his team, his workplace and his financial statements, it could help you make a wise choice thatyou will not regret in times to come.This is a major cause of worry as he has no legal identity, back up team, sound financial reserves for unforeseen emergencies. Ifyour tour operator fits into any of the above categories, and should your students encounter any major accident or injury it could putthe School in a spot and open to be sued by the parents on the grounds for negligence.The best way to know your tour operator is to tell him to design an itinerary of a destination that you know well, in your presence. Afew Schools take a written test of a new tour operator whose services they wish to hire. Another way to know your tour operator wellis to send a School employee who is not known to the Tour Operator to his office and check out his team, his financial records andhis working environment. Most Schools do not go into detail to check the background of the Tour Operator, it is all secondary, theirprimary concern is the tour cost and how to further bring it down.Parents do not mind paying a little more to a Tour Operator who provides a high quality service, adheresto safety standards and is reliable & dependable.This could prove very dangerous as many Tour Operators in order to get the business would cut corners and sacrifice on safetystandards and default on the Insurance payments. The lowest quotation is not the best proposition; it could prove to be lethal ordangerous if things go wrong. Parents do not mind paying a little more to a Tour Operator who provides a high quality service,adheres to safety standards and is reliable & dependable.Put your Tour Operator to test,. it is important to spend a little time and know him, his company, his past records, his team, hisworkplace and his financial statements, it could help you make a wise choice that you will not regret in times to come.
  3. 3. TRAVEL UNRAVELThere are seven major processes that the shoe has to go through before it is finallyready for sale. The steps are: Designing, Cutting, Closing, Lasting, Pasting, Finishingand Packing.Designing: This stage is a pre-decided stage and is notvisible in the day to day work as decisions of designingare done in consultation with the owners, a product isdesigned, numbered and the metal models of the shape andsize of the shoe is made and given to the cutting department.Cutting: The cutting department executes its role in cutting the leather as per thedesign of the shoe. All the pieces after cutting are assembled and forwarded to thenext department – Closing department.Closing: The role of the Closing department is to join the parts by stitching thevarious parts together; this department gives an outer shape to the Shoe. This shape iscalled the Upper.Lasting: A last is a model of the shoe made insynthetic plastic, made in the designing stage. TheUpper is rested on the Last and fixed on it so asto give the desired shape and size to the shoe.Once the Upper gets the desired shape, it is thenforwarded to the next department – Pasting.Pasting: In this process, the Upper with the Last is pasted with the Sole at thebottom. Here the industrial adhesive glue is applied to both. The Upper and Soleis first put in a heating machine (approx: 100 degree centigrade) for a few secondsand pressure is applied to ensue the sticking of the sole to the upper.Finishing: Once the sticking is complete the Last is removed, the shoe is sent forpolishing and the insole is fitted. The Shoe then moves to Quality control. It passesthrough strict check and then moves to the Packing Department.Packing: Once the shoe is passed by the QualityControl Department, it is sent for packaging anddistribution. The shoes here are packed in theboxes as per the designs, sizes, product names etcand are sent for distribution at the various distributors at differentplaces for sale.VISIT TO THE A SHOE FACTORY IN PICTURES
  4. 4. TRAVEL UNRAVELITALY: THE ROMAN HOLIDAY TOUR07 Nights and 08 Days TourIn its journey to find the ideal International Destination for studentsto visit, learn and enjoy during the Diwali break, Travel UnravelUnravels CODE GLOBAL’S Italy tour – The Roman holiday. Italyis, a country offering visitors a vast heritage of art, architecture,history and epicurean wonders. Stroll through ancient cities andyou will become part of Italys history.With 44 sites, Italy has moreUNESCO World Heritage sites than any other country on earth. Itscities of art, Rome, Venice and Florence, have been attractingvisitors for centuries.Venice is a dream that shines on the waters. . This unique urbanmasterpiece has canals instead of streets, boats instead of buses,and ornate bridges instead of subways. A trip to Venice providesan unforgettable glimpse of life played out on watery avenues.Florence is considered to be the Renaissance capital of the world.You can find miles of vineyards, rolling hills and mountaintopcastles. If in Florence also visit nearby Pisa and experience thewalk all the way to the Leaning Tower.No other city other than Rome had been the attention centre of theworld.. The most impressive features in Rome are the Trevifountain, the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon, the Coliseum and theRoman Forum. Make sure to stroll through the Vatican City with avisit to St. Peters Cathedral and the Vatican Museum. Puttingtogether such magnificent cities & taking off to a holiday in Italy iswhat dreams are made of.MAHARASHTRA UNLIMITEDShivaji’s Historic Tour03 Nights & 04 Days tour by AC Coach.This historic tour is a journey into Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s life. Thisshort four day tour covers a major part of his life and highlights hisachievements as an able ruler. The tour begins right on the footsteps ofthe tiger’s lair and capital – the Raigad Fort. At Raigad visit Shivaji’sMuseum that focuses on Shivaji’s life and times. Also visit the Queen’schambers (in ruins now) Takmak Tok or punishment point, its hugemarket place the Public Darbar and see Shivaji’s replica throne, the Jagdishwar Mandir and his own Samadhi. The best part of thetour is that you get to stay at all cooler locales. We drive to Mahabaleshwar and halt there for the night. Next morning, we head forPratapgad Fort, visiting this fort brings back memories of the meeting that took place between Afzal Khan and Shivaji Maharajleading to the death of Afzal Khan. The fort also houses Khan’s tomb as well as the famous Bhavani temple. There is also a Shivajistatue on the higher plains of the fort.The tourist now drive to Panhala and take a night halt in one of Maharashtra’s best kept secret hill-station Panhala. We visit thePanhalgad Fort the next day. The fort brings alive the Battle of Pavankhind and the daring escape by Shivaji Maharaj fooling SiddhiJauhar and his men. Embark on a tour to Teen Darwaza, Ambarkhana, Andar Bavdi and, Sajja Kothi and many other fortificationsin the fort. We also visit the Chatrapati Sahu Maharaj Museum in Kolhapur and then drive to Pune. Next morning we visit theSinhagad Fort. The fort though now in ruins reminds us the innovative way Shivaji Maharaj’s General Tanaji Malusare on giantlizards scaled the mighty walls and entered the fort and brought it under Maratha control, in the battle Tanaji lost his life. Shivajirightly said – The fort is won but the lion is dead. The fort houses a memorial to Tanaji as well as the tomb of Rajaram, (Shivajisyounger son) the military stables and a Kali goddess temple along with a Lord Hanuman statue. The tour achieves its aim in anutshell of educating the tourist of Shivaji Maharaj’s life through Fort and Museum visits and firsthand knowledge, the bestway perhaps to learn history.TRAVEL UNRAVELTRAVEL UNRAVELTRAVEL UNRAVELTRAVEL UNRAVELis the official newsletter of Creative Outdoor Development Education Pvt. Ltd.Frainy Villa, 10 Henry Road, Colaba, Mumbai – 400 001.Tel: (022) 61559771-75; Fax: (022) 61559701; Email:; Website: www.codeindia.comCODE GLOBAL