Presentation on theme: "Eftours.com 1. 2 Why take an educational tour? Newfound confidence and independence Improve your grades and enhance college applications Enhanced career."— Presentation transcript:
2 Why take an educational tour? Newfound confidence and independence Improve your grades and enhance college applications Enhanced career prospects Experience new cultures and explore famous sights Have fun with your friends and make new ones
eftours.com 3 EF is #1 in educational travel o EF has the lowest price guaranteed. More teachers choose EF than any other educational travel organization and 97% of students recommend the tours. o The itineraries are educational, featuring experiential learning and visits to the best sites. EF is also accredited, so students can earn high school credit. o A 24-hour EF Tour Director stays with our group around the clock on tour, providing insight about our destination as well as great tips. o With 45 years of experience and a worldwide presence, we are traveling with the safest and most reputable travel organization.
eftours.com 4 EF is committed to your safety o EF has hundreds of offices in more than 50 countries. o 24-hour emergency on-call service so you can reach EF day or night while your child is on tour. o Bilingual professionally trained EF Tour Director accompanies our group 24 hours a day. o EF s Peace of Mind program, allows us to change our tour and/or departure date up to 35 days prior to departure.
eftours.com 5 How does group travel work? What is group travel? >Groups with similar tour preferences and departure dates are combined to share a motorcoach Why does EF combine groups? >Makes tours equally affordable for groups of 6 or 40 >Low prices means more students can see the world >Allows students to meet other travelers from around the country How does EF combine groups? >Flexible date range >Similar tour options
eftours.com 6 Where are we going?
eftours.com 7 What does the Program Fee include? Airfare Hotel accommodations Transportation Breakfast and dinner daily Full-time EF Tour Director Guided sightseeing tours Entrance fees to select attractions
eftours.com 8 What does the Program Fee NOT include? Beverages and lunches (unless specified) Optional excursions Departure fees Tips for your tour director ($6 per day), bus driver ($3 per day) and local guides Spending money Insurance Passport/visa fees (if applicable)
eftours.com 9 How much does it cost?
eftours.com 10 EFs monthly payment plan Automatic deduction from your checking account (or charged to your credit/debit card) each month No late fees Final payment deadline up to 25 days prior to departure For example: Its February, and John is going on an EF tour to Italy and Greece the following July. The total tour cost is $2,864. Therefore, Johns monthly payments are only $179. TOTAL COST ÷ NO. OF MONTHS ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– = MONTHLY PAYMENTS TO BE DEDUCTED $2,864 ÷ 16 = $179
eftours.com 11 All-inclusive Insurance $145 All-Inclusive Insurance Plan includes: >Tour Cancellation and Interruption >Medical and Accident >Baggage and Property >Flight Delay Insurance >24-hour access to an English speaking representative For more information visit eftours.com/insurance or call EFs Customer Service Department at
eftours.com 12 Passports and Visas Valid passports are required for all travelers Passports may take up to fourteen weeks to process Some destinations may require travel visas Non-U.S. citizens may require special visas or other travel documents All travelers are responsible for securing necessary documentation
eftours.com 13 How do I enroll? Online: Or Phone: Fax: Mail: EF Educational Tours One Education Street Cambridge, MA Tour number: Enrollment deadline: March 7 th, 2012 for $ off!
eftours.com 14 eftours.com/student Visit EFs student website to: Watch videos that highlight what youll do and see on tour. Learn about where youll travel with Lonely Planet Destination Guides. Read Following the Equator, EFs travel blog Get tips on everything from packing to obtaining a passport. Connect with other travelers on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr and more
eftours.com 15 eftours.com/parent Visit EFs parent website to: Learn more about how EF will make your childs tour educational and safe. Get important travel tips on what you need to know before the tour. Find information about how to fundraise for the tour. Get answers to parents most commonly asked questions. Connect with EF on Facebook, Twitter and more.
eftours.com 16 Personalized website for travelers Log-in to: Make online payments Purchase insurance and phone cards Enroll on optional excursions See messages and alerts from EF and your group leader View flight and hotel information
eftours.com 17 Destination videos and photos Watch videos that highlight where you will go on tour: EF Destination Videos!
eftours.com 18 Online reviews from travelers Login to: Thkaa;flh Ha;lgh;hf;la Ahg;laskhf;lahf; Lakhflanfl;anfvla Alfbna;ljnbf;an;a Read what other parents, students and teachers say about their EF tour experience. Visit Curtain Time in London!
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