Presentation on theme: "EF Educational Tours Discover the world with EF. EF Educational Tours Why take an educational tour? Experience new cultures and explore famous sights."— Presentation transcript:
EF Educational Tours Why take an educational tour? Experience new cultures and explore famous sights firsthand Bring classroom lessons to life Improve your grades and enhance college applications and resumes Gain independence and confidence Have fun with your friends and make new ones
EF Educational Tours Best value: EF guarantees the lowest prices on every tour without sacrificing safety, quality or comfort Best support: EF has over 40 years of experience and supports you with our helpful Customer Service Department Cutting-edge innovations: EF keeps you connected to your destinations and other travelers with EF TourCasts™ through Apple’s iTunes Accreditation: EF offers the opportunity to earn school credit Why travel with EF?
EF Educational Tours Safety is EF’s top priority Hundreds of EF offices in more than 50 countries 24-hour emergency on-call service Bilingual professionally trained EF Tour Director accompanies your group 24 hours a day EF TourLink™ allows family and friends to follow along online with daily updates and photos EF’s Peace of Mind program allows you to change your tour and/or departure date should your school board not allow you to travel for safety reasons EF’s North American Headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts
EF Educational Tours 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 (insert date range here) »Similar tour options (insert tour options here)
EF Educational Tours Where are we going? Itinerary Day 1 Fly to Costa Rica Day 2 San José Arenal region Day 3 Arenal region Day 4 Monteverde Day 5 Monteverde Day 6 Carara Central Pacific Coast Day 7 Manuel Antonio National Park Day 8 Sarchi San José 1-DAY TOUR EXTENSION Day 9 San José Day 10 Depart for home Program fee includes: Airfare: Round-trip flights Transportation: Comfortable motorcoach Accommodations: 8 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms (9 with extension) Meals: 3 meals daily (Days 2-8 and Day 9 on extension), dinner on arrival day and breakfast on departure day Tour director: Full-time EF Tour Director Sightseeing: Comprehensive sightseeing to natural attractions Optional excursions: Horseback riding Folklore Evening
EF Educational Tours How much does it cost? Tour information Group Leader: Jennifer Adams Tour Number:: 591525 Tour name: Costa Rica: A Touch of the Tropics Departure Date: Tuesday, Jul 12, 2011 Return Date: Thursday, Jul 21, 2011 Number of Days: 10 Departure Gateway: Grand Rapids Price quote Enrollment Fee $95 Program Fee * $1,415 Current Departure Fees** $367 Peace of Mind Program Free 1 Day Extension $175 Costa Rican Folklore Evening $45 Monthly Total For Students $233 $2,097 For Adults $277$2,492 Tour items not included All-Inclusive Insurance Plan $135 Horseback riding-Monteverde (pre-book only) $50
EF Educational Tours What does the Program Fee Include? Round-trip airfare Superior tourist-class hotel accommodations All motorcoach and flight transfers Breakfast and dinner daily Full-time bilingual EF Tour Director Sightseeing tours led by licensed local guides Entrance fees to included special attractions
EF Educational Tours What does the Program Fee NOT include? Beverages and lunches (unless specified) Optional excursions Departure fees Customary gratuities for your tour director, local guides and bus driver »$6 per person/per day- Tour Director »$3 per person/per day-Bus driver Personal spending money Optional insurance Passport/visa fees
EF Educational Tours Passport and Visas Valid passports are required for all travelers Check with the State Department for current processing time, visit the website: http://www.travel.state.gov Some destinations may require travel visas Non-U.S. citizens may require special visas or other travel documents Passport name changes must be submitted to EF no later than 110 days prior to departure
EF Educational Tours All-Inclusive Insurance $125 All-Inclusive Insurance Plan includes: »Medical and Accident »Baggage and Property »Tour Cancellation and Interruption »24-hour access to an English speaking representative For more information, call EF’s Customer Service Department at 1-800-665-5364
EF Educational Tours How do I enroll? Online: eftours.com/student Phone: 1-800-665-5364 Fax: 1-800-318-3732 Mail: EF Educational Tours One Education Street Cambridge, MA 02141 Tour number: Enrollment deadline: (Final: 110 days prior to departure)
EF Educational Tours Payment Schedule $95 Enrollment Fee All travelers automatically enrolled in AutoPay, EF’s monthly payment plan Free to enroll No late fees, No hassle 24-hour access to account and payment information online Tour balance deadline up to 35 days prior to departure Manageable payments – the sooner you enroll, the smaller your payments! AutoPay Standard Plan Alternative Payment Plan $95 Enrollment Fee $150 »Due 30 days after enrollment »Plus any unpaid insurance »$35 Non-refundable Late Fee $300 »Due August 30, 2009 »Plus any unpaid insurance »$40 Non-refundable Late Fee Tour Balance (all charges excluding Departure Fees) »Due 110 days prior to departure »$95 Non-refundable Late Fee Remaining Balance (including Departure Fees) »Due 50 days prior to departure
EF Educational Tours eftours.com/student Visit our student website to: »Learn more about your destination »Watch Life on Tour™, EF’s reality travel series »Read Following the Equator, EF’s own travel blog »Test your Traveler IQ »Download free EF TourCasts™ through Apple’s iTunes »Get tips on preparing for your EF tour and much more! Log into “My Tours” to »Take note of important dates and information about your tour »Make online payments or sign up for Autopay »Personalize your tour with optional excursions, insurance and phone cards
EF Educational Tours Life on Tour™ Life on Tour ™, EF’s reality web series, introduces students to international travel through the adventures of six high school students on a 10-day trip to Europe Generate excitement amongst your students through a medium designed for them Watch all 10 episodes at eftours.com/lifeontour Visit eftours.com/facebook to learn how you could be cast for season 2 !
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