Odyssey Capabilities


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Australia & New Zealand’s Premier University-Based Not-For-Profit Travel
Management Company

We specialise in:

University Group Travel Programs
School Group Travel Programs
Professional Development, Delegations and Special Interest Groups
Ed-Ventures for Mature Adults
Ed-Ventures for Independent Travellers

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Odyssey Capabilities

  1. 1. Australia & New Zealand’s Premier University-Based Not-For-Profit Travel Management Company Odyssey Travel
  2. 2. <ul><li>Established in 1983, Odyssey Travel is a not-for-profit organisation specialising in educational travel programs. </li></ul><ul><li>Odyssey is made up of 32 member universities and colleges located throughout Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong & mainland China. </li></ul>Background
  3. 3. Odyssey Travel is made up of the following member universities, colleges and partner organisations throughout Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Australia University of Wollongong , New South Wales (Host Member) - Campion College , New South Wales Carss Associates , Queensland - Charles Darwin University , Northern Territory - Charles Sturt University (Broken Hill), New South Wales - Charles Sturt University (Bathurst), New South Wales, - Flinders University (Adelaide), South Australia - Griffith University , Queensland - Healthy Lifestyle Health Promotions , New South Wales - Jane Franklin Hall, University of Tasmania - La Trobe University , Victoria - Macquarie University , New South Wales - Queensland University of Technology , Queensland - Sancta Sophia College, University of Sydney, New South Wales - Southern Cross University, School of Tourism and Hospitality Management , Queensland - St Johns College, University of Sydney - The Shalom Institute , New South Wales - Trinity College, University of Melbourne , Victoria - University of Ballarat , Victoria - University of Queensland , Brisbane - University of New England , New South Wales - University of The Sunshine Coast - University of Western Australia - Womens College, University of Sydney , New South Wales - Workers Educational Association Sydney, New South Wales - Workers Educational Association Illawarra, New South Wales New Zealand Auckland University of Technology , Auckland - Lincoln University , Canterbury - Southern Institute of Technology , Invercargill - University of Waikato , Hamilton Asia & The Orient Lingnan University , Hong Kong - Renmin University , Beijing, PR China Members
  4. 4. <ul><li>Australian ABN 96 091 152 715 </li></ul><ul><li>IATA # 023 4977 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Travel Agents Licence 2TA5109 </li></ul><ul><li>Travel Agents Licence 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>Accreditations
  5. 5. <ul><li>An Odyssey is a journey with a purpose or a peregrination in search of wisdom, truth and knowledge and an Ed-Venture is an educational experience. </li></ul><ul><li>Hence Odyssey Ed-Ventures has been chosen to describe our programs. </li></ul>Odyssey Ed-Ventures
  6. 6. <ul><li>We specialise in: </li></ul><ul><li>University Group Travel Programs </li></ul><ul><li>School Group Travel Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Development, Delegations and Special Interest Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Ed-Ventures for Mature Adults </li></ul><ul><li>Ed-Ventures for Independent Travellers </li></ul><ul><li>Conferences </li></ul>The Odyssey Difference
  7. 7. University Group Travel <ul><li>Odyssey Travel can assist in making arrangements for university student groups. </li></ul><ul><li>Themes of short study tours could include the following: </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Health & Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>Agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>Humanities/Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Law/Commerce </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Science </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><ul><li>For both university and high school groups we can offer campus accommodation, home or farm stays and programs can be designed to suit the needs of individual groups. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High School groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bands & Sports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cross cultural experiences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Group School visits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public performances </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Association games/tournaments. </li></ul></ul>High School Group Travel
  9. 9. Professional Development, Delegations & Special Interest <ul><li>Odyssey Travel is able to develop travel programs with a focus on special or professional interests. The programs can include visits to organisations, companies, faculties and learning centres relevant to a range of specific academic fields or professions. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of these tours include the following: </li></ul><ul><li>The Fulbright Scholars to Australia and New Zealand </li></ul><ul><li>Indian Mining Executives </li></ul><ul><li>Lingnan University (Intergenerational) </li></ul><ul><li>Santa Clara University (Exec MBA) </li></ul><ul><li>Nanyang University (Exec MBA) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Odyssey Ed-Ventures for Active Mature Adults <ul><li>Our all-inclusive programs are a mix of history and heritage, soft adventure and eco-tourism. </li></ul><ul><li>Participants experience sites and learning opportunities not available through commercial tours. </li></ul><ul><li>Features of Odyssey programs include: </li></ul><ul><li>the service of expert leaders </li></ul><ul><li>small group sizes </li></ul><ul><li>all-inclusive prices </li></ul><ul><li>flexible itineraries, providing the perfect travel option for the discerning mature traveller. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Inbound Programs from the USA <ul><li>Since 1983, Odyssey Travel has been the program provider for Road Scholar, Boston USA. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of our programs include: </li></ul><ul><li>Great Australian Train Trek </li></ul><ul><li>Gaudeamus (including Wollongong) </li></ul><ul><li>Experience Australia </li></ul><ul><li>Hidden Gems </li></ul><ul><li>Wines, Wildlife & Wilderness </li></ul><ul><li>Birding, walking & cycling programs </li></ul>
  12. 12. Conferences <ul><li>2010 Skal World Congress in Sydney </li></ul><ul><li>The International People to People Conference, Sydney </li></ul><ul><li>U3A State Network Conference, Sunshine Coast </li></ul><ul><li>U3A State Conference, Warilla </li></ul><ul><li>The ScholarShip </li></ul>