News & Updates

This is the place we share tour news and our favourite travel tips. Insights into the countries we take students to explore and advice for teachers planning their next travel adventure can be found here. Usually, these are the sorts of things that inspired us to start travelling in the first place.

International Tourist Tax - Japan

Monday, 2 July 2018

Effective from Monday, 7th January 2019, passengers travelling out of Japan will pay a 1,000 yen departure tax to expand and enhance the country’s tourist infrastructure. Travellers meeting certain conditions, such as “children under the age of 2” and “those leaving Japan on or after January 7, 2019, using an air ticket issued before January 7, 2019,” are exempt.


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IMPORTANT SECURITY UPDATE - International Travellers

Monday, 25 June 2018

From June 30 2018, passengers departing from Australian international airports must presented all powders separately for inspection at the international security checkpoint. This includes everything from cosmetics – such as powdered foundation, blush and other similar items – through to baby formula, ground or powdered coffee, sugar, spices and more.

Further restrictions apply to ‘inorganic powders’, which the Australian Government defines as “a powder not consisting of, or derived from, living matter”, like salt, sand, talcum powder, powdered deodorant, foot powder, detergents and cleaning products. These products will need to be carried in a container no larger than 350 millilitres or 350 grams.


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G.E.T are proud sponsors of Story Dogs - help improve children’s literacy skills!

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Story Dogs is a growing not-for-profit organisation who provide individual reading sessions to school students with the aid of a sponsored dog. Nationally, Story Dogs is growing at 45% and should deliver around 72,000 reading sessions and reach more than 2,000 children each week. 

G.E.T Educational Tours have been proud sponsors of Story Dogs since 2016 and after seeing the wonderful work and improvement they have had on children literacy skills, encourage more people and organisations to become a sponsor or donate to this worthy charity.


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EXCLUSIVE TEACHER OFFER!

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Book your 2019 tour and receive your complimentary Global SIM card

G.E.T Educational Tours is pleased to announce an exclusive Global SIM card offer for teachers who book and deposit 2019 International tours by 21-09-2018*.

Valued at $189 you will receive:

  •  UP TO 3GB DATA PACK - DESTINATION SPECIFIC (Value $105)
  •  $50 CREDIT (For phone calls etc.)
  • 30 DAY WIFI PASS (Value $15)
  • Global SIM Card (Value $19)

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Want to know more about PACER?

Thursday, 3 May 2018

The Parliament and Civics Education Rebate (PACER) provides financial assistance for students in Years 4 -12 across Australia to travel to Canberra on a civics and citizenship excursion. Students will get to experience democracy in action when they visit Parliament House and learn about our nations heroes at The Australian War Memorial and gain a greater understanding about our nation’s history and democracy whilst visiting Old Parliament House. Find out more about PACER and read their frequently asked questions.


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Greetings from the JLTAV Conference

Friday, 27 April 2018

On the 20th – 21st April, our dedicated Victorian account managers, Emmily Goodman and Leanne Schiavello, attended the Japanese Language Teachers Association of Victoria conference in Melbourne. They had a great time speaking to Japanese teachers and show casing our range of Japanese language tours. Don’t forget to book your Japan tour early for 2019 bookings as the Rugby World Cup is being held in Japan 2019 and availability during September school holidays will be limited. We also have a limited number of airline seats available from Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney - Ask us for more information!


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Founder of Kenya’s iconic ‘elephant orphanage’ dies aged 83

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

G.E.T Educational Tours are proud members of the Magellan Travel group, a collective of 140 of Australia’s most experienced and professional travel company.

We support important foundations as a result of our Magellan Travel group membership, one of which is ‘The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust’ in Kenya. This trust has played a key role in ensuring the survival of the many orphaned elephants in Kenya for more than 25 years.

It is with sadness today that we learned of the passing of Dame Daphne Sheldrick through breast cancer at the age of 83. If you would like to learn more about Dame Daphne Sheldrick and the great work that this charity does for orphaned elephant, we have a link below from the BBC which you may find interesting.


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Japan in Melbourne - JAPAN MATSURI Festival

Thursday, 12 April 2018

DATE & TIME: Sunday 15th April 2018 12:00 - 16:00 PM 

FREE Entrance

Your family and friends can enjoy:

  • Performances
  • Tea ceremony experience and workshops
  • Craft markets, discounted text books shop and more!
  • Trial Japanese lessons 
  • Story time experience in Japanese, kids craft room

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Ancient Roman Pantheon to start charging entry fee

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Visitors to Rome will soon need to pay a small entry fee to enter the Pantheon, one of the Italian capital’s oldest monuments. It will be the first church in Rome to charge tourists fees and used to maintain the running costs of the monument. The charge is proposed to be no more than a few euros and due to start in May 2018.


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Great seeing you at the VATI Congress

Monday, 26 March 2018

Thank you to all the teachers who visited our stand at the VATI Congress last Friday 23rd March at the Catholic Leadership Centre in Melbourne. We had a great time presenting our new and exclusive Italian international joint school project program and congratulations to Rosa, the winner of our coffee beans and percolator giveaway!


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