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Commerce Stage 5 - Travel

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Travel Year 10 Commerce Stage 5
Travel
There's a big wide world out there. Get out an explore it

Whether you backpacking or staying at expensive hotels it's important that you

Plan your trip
Save enough money for your trip
Ensure you have all the necessary documentation

On completion of this unit you should know how to plan for a trip and how to solve any problems that you encounter when travelling
Planning a trip
There are 4 main options available for travellers whilst travelling
Road
Rail
Air
Sea
Make yourself familiar with the laws and entry requirements of the country(ies) you are visiting.
Laws that we take for granted here in Australia are often very different overseas
Learn some simple words and phrases of the places you will visit. Some apps can assist here (e.g. Google translate)
Travel destinations
There are many different information sources available to help you source a destination and plan a trip.

In groups of 4-5 come up with a list of travel information sources.

One person from your group should write these on the whiteboard.
ORGANISING TRAVEL
There are two main options available when organising travel
1) organise your own trip or
2) use a travel agent

Organising an Itinerary
An
Itinerary
is a travel plan.

It should contain information such as
1) where you intend to stay
2) your transport details
3) where yo are staying & how long you are staying
4) What you plan on seeing and
5) Other things you would like to do.

This information is strongly influenced by the following factors: location, price, security, availability, reliability, comfort, services and features.
Factors influencing your choice of travel
Personal Factors
The political situation in the countries that will be visited
How much you can afford to spend
How long you have got for your holiday

KEY TERMS
Agent:

A person or organisational that conducts business on behalf of another
Budget:
A list of income and likelt expenditures
Code of ethics:
A set of values & principles
Departure Tax:
A tax that must be paid when leaving a country
Foreign exchange rate (FOREX)
: The ratio of 1 currency to another. It tells someone how much a unit of currency is worth in terms of another
Itinerary
: A travel plan
Passport
: An official document granting permission to travel between countries
Vienna Convention
: International convention that sets standards for people who have been arrested outside their own country
Visa
: A stamp placed in a passport for the country you intend to visit. It states the length of time you are allowed to stay in the country you are visiting

Sources of travel information
Travel books. e.g. Lonely Planet. Frommers
Websites e.g. tripadvisor.com, booking.com, lonely planet, DFAT
Airline and hotel websites
Travel Agents (both shopfronts and online {e.g. flightcentre.com.au, webjet.com}
Other tourists
Government tourist websites
TV shows e.g. Getaway, TLC
Internet
When traveling make sure you take the following into account
Your finances
The weather
Government Travel advice http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/
Special Events and public/religious holidays
Local customs {e.g. dress standards, alcohol consumption}
The type of holiday you are seeking {e.g. beach, ski, sightseeing, camping etc}
Browse the "Smart Traveller" Australian Government website and share some of the information you find on this site

The Value of the Tourism industry
Tourism in Australia employs more than 536,000 people (that's 536 Bosco's)
Queensland is the largest employer in the Tourism sector in Australia
Tourism is worth approx' $74 billion to the Australian economy
International visitors to Australia spend $22.4 billion

Complete the questions 1 to 6 on page 263 of your textbook "
New Concepts in Commerce
"
Class activity
Factors such as finances, age, gender, religion, culture and location of family and friends can influence an individual's choice of travel destination. Special events such as sporting competitions or concerts can also be a factor.
Personal Factors
If travelling overseas, seek advice from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Website
www.smartraveller.gov.au


They issue travel advices on various risks to travellers, including political instability or terrorism threats, in a particular country.

It is generally more reliable than any other source that is available to the general public.
Political situation
Affect
choice of travel destination
accommodation standard and
activities undertaken

Some people take out a loan to pay for a holiday. Others save for their holiday and avoid having to pay large amounts of interest on a loan.

Prepare a
budget
before you go.
Financial factors
Plan a trip to New Zealand using the Trip Planning worksheet provided by your teacher.
Class Activity
The world's busiest international airport is Heathrow in London. It handles over 67 million passengers each year. Of these, 56 million are international travellers.

The world's busiest train station, in terms of daily passenger throughput, is Shinjuku Station in Tokyo, Japan. On average, it is used by more than 3.5 million people each day.

The world's largest airliner is the Airbus A380, which can carry up to 853 passengers and has a top speed of 945 km/hr.
Complete questions 1-3 on page 267 of your textbook "
New Concepts in Commerce"
Classroom activity
A
agent
is a person or organisation that arranges travel plans, on behalf of another.

Advantages
dealing with qualified staff
access to cheaper holiday packages than those available to the general public
organising travel insurance at a reduced premium.

Disadvantages
costs are higher, as they take a commission on the fees charged.
In the past, some agents have also gone into liquidation
Travel Agents
Advantages:
Usually cheaper
Dealing direct with the supplier
Not tied to particular airlines or travel operators
Disadvantages
Time consuming
Not usually familiar with the documentation required
Unable to access special "industry" deals
Organising your own travel
TRAVEL CHECKLIST
If you deal with a Travel Agent make sure they are a member of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA).
CODE OF ETHICS
Watch the video and read the information on the following websites

http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/travel/general-travel/airline-travel/airline-website-booking-traps.aspx

http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-advice/the-worlds-worst-travel-scams/story-e6frfqfr-1226928812296

Then in groups of 4 come up with a list of things that you should be careful of when you are traveling or booking a holiday. Post your findings on the Travel Tips Google doc on "Google drive"
Class activity
Considerations when planning a trip
1) Ensure your passport is in order
2) Obtain the necessary Visas
3) Pay any
departure tax
4) Ensure you visit your doctor to obtain the necessary medications/injections (e.g. malaria, cholera)


Things to remember
Review the following website created by "Australian Customs & Border protection"
http://www.customs.gov.au/site/page4224.asp


In groups of 4/5 write a list of some things that you need to consider when departing and returning to Australia. Be sure to include items that are restricted in amount or volume and/or illegal items
Class activity
When arriving back in Australia you need to have the following
A completed incoming passenger card
a valid passport
do not have any prohibited goods

The Australian Customs & Border Protection Service & the Australian Quarantine Service is responsible for;
1) preventing prohibited imports and exports from entering & leaving Australia and
2) maintaining border protection.

These laws are designed to
1) ensure people migrate to Australia using the proper channels and
2) prevent illegal drugs and exotic diseases from entering the country.

Returning to Australia
SOLVING TRAVEL PROBLEMS
DOCUMENTATION
You have $6, 000 to spend. Choose a country that you would like to visit. Prepare a "Powerpoint" (or similar) presentation (that includes an itinerary) {no longer than 3 minutes} on your destination for the rest of the class. Upload presentations to the Google Drive
Individual activity
Required to go overseas and return to Australia
Only issued to Australian citizens
Valid for 10 years (child 5 yrs)
Application forms available online & from Post Office
Takes 10 working days to obtain one (busy times longer)
Visa
is a stamp in your passport that grants you permission to enter a country. Must be obtained prior to leaving Australia. Allows you to travel in that country for a set number of days
LOST OR STOLEN PASSPORTS

Valuable items. Keep them in a safe place (e.g. hotel safe)
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