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Trip Planning For Choirs. 2011 ICDA Conference Butler University Presented by Greg Moore. Trip Planning For Choirs. Welcome! Let’s “Talk Travel…”. Trip Planning For Choirs. About Your Presenter: 26-Year Veteran of Performance Group Travel - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Trip Planning For Choirs

Trip Planning For Choirs2011 ICDA ConferenceButler UniversityPresented by Greg Moore


Lets Talk Travel

Trip Planning For ChoirsTrip Planning For ChoirsAbout Your Presenter:

26-Year Veteran of Performance Group TravelPlanned Tours & Accompanied Groups to Various Domestic & International DestinationsTraveled to all 50 United States, all 10 Canadian Provinces, and nearly 30 CountriesParticipated in Various Bands & Performance Groups throughout High School & CollegeReside in Fishers, Indiana with wife, Kelly, and four children all students of music education

Trip Planning For ChoirsAbout Your Presenter:

Graduate of Indiana University with B.A. in Germanic StudiesPresident of Student & Youth Travel Association (SYTA) 2002 2003Senior Sales Manager for MusicAmerica and the WorldPass Travel Group

Why Travel with your Choir?Give them the Opportunity to Perform their Craft in front of a New/Different AudienceTravel will Broaden their HorizonsExperience New Cultures Domestic or InternationalBreak down Barriers Eliminate StereotypesAllows for Greater Bonding within Group

Is it a lot of Work to Plan a Trip?Getting Organized and obtaining the proper assistance will certainly help, but it is rewarding!Trip Planning For ChoirsWhat To Consider:

PerformanceWhat do you as the director need to get from it?What do the students need to get?DestinationTime of YearApproved Time Off from School?Spring Break vs. Fall Break vs. A Three-Day Weekend vs. Budget $$$Determine what is realistic know what the groups limitations are

Trip Planning For ChoirsPerformance

Formal or Informal?Festival or Non-Festival?Competitive or Non-Competitive?Single or Multiple?Performance can also determine DestinationTrip Planning For ChoirsPerformance InformalTrip Planning For Choirs

Performance Formal

Concert HallsCarnegie HallLincoln CenterKennedy Center

Churches & CathedralsWashington National CathedralSt. John the Divine New York

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Performance FestivalsTrip Planning For Choirs

Performanceand then theres Disney!

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Destination Domestic

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Destination International

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Searching for a Tour OperatorBut wait, do I really need one???

Yes, unless you have unlimited hours of free timeWill save you TimeCan even save you MoneyBut I thought they are more expensive!Can provide Liability Coverage & Insurance OptionsExperts in the FieldYou dont allow just any teacher to teach choir, why would you allow just anyone to plan your travel? Trip Planning For ChoirsSearching for a Tour OperatorHow Do I Find One??

Call a Colleague or FriendWho do they travel with and why?

Student & Youth Travel Association (SYTA)The Voice Of Student & Youth Travelwww.syta.comSYTA is to the Student Tour Operator what MENC & ACDA are to the Choir DirectorTrip Planning For Choirs

Searching for a Tour Operator

Call Me

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Whats Next?

Youve Determined your Desired BudgetYouve selected a Destination and/or Performance VenueYouve Determined which Group of Students the trip is forYouve selected a Tour Operator

Time To Get Organized!

Trip Planning For ChoirsGetting Organized:

Request Your Tour ProposalBe Specific: State the anticipated number of tour participants, number of director packages required, number and type of meals, etc.

Special Services Needed?Private Security Guard(s) @ HotelIndividual Payment ProgramOptional Travel Insurance Plan(s)

Trip Planning For ChoirsGetting Organized:

Getting Administrative ApprovalConsider an In-House Trip CoordinatorFundraising???Determine a Deposit Due Date & Payment ScheduleReview Cancellation Policy and Non-Refundability IssuesSet a Meeting with Tour Operator and Trip CoordinatorSet a Meeting with Tour Operator, Parents & Students (also arrange a mandatory pre-trip meeting with all tour participants, chaperones, parents, & staff approx 1 2 weeks prior to departure)Communicate! ...with Students, Parents, Tour OperatorTrip Planning For ChoirsQuestions?

? ? ?Thank You! Performance Group Travel is Rewarding

Thanks to ICDA

Trip Planning For ChoirsGreg Moore Contact Info

Greg Moore, Senior Sales Manager800.553.4723 x 147317.432.6636

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