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How-To Tips for Group Travel

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The task of planning group travel can quickly become overwhelming. Having to consider budget, your group’s preferences, the length of the trip, and more, there’s always the thought in the back of your mind that you must have missed something.

The following article helps to quell that doubt with a nice list outlining some of the essentials that must be taken into account when organising group travel:

“Yep, done!” – Icing the Cake on Group Travel

It’s well worth a read if you find yourself in the position of tour organiser or coordinator. Even if you’re a solo traveller or are responsible for organising the next trip for the family and friends, there are some excellent takeaways outline in the article.

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An Interesting Look at Chinese Vacationers in QLD, Australia

The following infographic showcases an interesting look at some of the statistics sourced from recent research by Tourism Australia. Focusing on holidayers from China coming into Queensland, Australia, it’s a useful resource for travel organisers and coordinators alike, and a good look into the trends of the Chinese travel market into Australia.

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Source [view full infographic and article here]: http://studytoursbrisbane.com.au/2016/09/22/travel-stat-snapshot-from-china-to-queensland/

Some of the interesting statistics that the article looks at is:

  • How many Chinese visitors are visiting Queensland for vacation purposes?
  • How do they travel?
  • What is the traveller demographic like for this particular group?

The infographic is sourced from Study Tours Brisbane who specialise in coordinating group study tours of Brisbane and the South East Queensland region. Head over to the Study Tours Brisbane site for more information and insightful knowledge such as that in the linked infographic, which you may find of great use if you are organising travel for study or holiday groups yourself.

Custom Made Tours when Visiting Brisbane

The city of Brisbane is a wonderful place to visit, with so much to see and do for all types of people. We understand that visiting a foreign place can be overwhelming, if not for the sheer fact that there’s not enough time to fit in everything on your wishlist. That’s why we have the Immersion Programme. Our aim is to listen to your specific requirements and work within your budget to create a tailor made tour that’ll exceed your expectations.

Whether you’re visiting on business or are travelling with a school group, from 20 – 100 people, for half a day to weeks at a time – no matter what you want, we’ll ensure your stay in Brisbane is truly unique. Just let us know what you want to happen, and we’ll make it happen!

For more information on these study tours, please visit the following website:

www.studytoursbrisbane.com.au

Also, you can view the video below for a complete overview of what our study tour program is all about:

 

A Message From Carter’s Cause – Helping Babies Born with Heart Defects

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For any interested in donating to the cause, please peruse the following from Carter’s Cause, an organisation whose mission is to help babies born with heart defects:

“Carter was only here for a short-time, but left a legacy that others may aspire to. Born with congenital heart defects, he fought for each of the 30 days we were blessed to share with him. His legacy lives on with Carter’s Cause Inc. a not for profit organisation raising much needed funds for HeartKids Queensland.

To ensure we can continue to help the 8 babies born each day with a heart defect we need
your help. We are seeking generous prize donations; an item, experience or service that can be auctioned in our silent auction to be held during our Business Luncheon on October 14th. All profits raised on the day will go directly to providing services to children and helping families of children with CHD. We are seeking a wide variety of prizes and your contribution is very valuable to us.

HeartKids Queensland is a not for profit organisation dedicated to improving the lives of
children affected by heart disease. One in every 100 babies will be born with a heart defect for which there is no cure. Since 1984, HeartKids has been offering support, encouragement and hope to the families of Queensland children with heart disease. They raise awareness and fund vital research into the causes of this chronic disease.

Should you be able to generously donate an item to help us raise much needed funds for
HeartKids Queensland, please contact Sharon Curl at president@carterscause.org.au or phone 0417 197 849. If you would like to know more about Carters Cause Inc., please visit our website www.carterscause.org.au Your contribution will be recognised during the event and through social media. Thank you in advance for your support of this wonderful cause and I look forward to hearing from you.”

Flyers with full details and more information can be downloaded here:

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Donation Flyer – Carters Cause

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School Educational Tours

…Sporting, Music Faculty, Orienteering…

Allow us to provide for you a perfect safe environment to truly experience living in Brisbane.

A family owned business, Comfort Inn & Suites Robertson Gardens – Opposite Griffith University at Nathan – will help tailor your Educational Tour to match your every wish. Feel like a local enjoying our large open playing field, swimming pool ,BBQs, 1/2 basketball court  and back yard feel.

Fully Self-Contained Apartments, as well as Deluxe Hotel Rooms, we have the perfect facilities in the right location for student multiple share options, or single occupancy, as while participating in events in Brisbane or touring the South East Corner of Queensland. Allow us to help suggest tour options, sight-seeing locations, and meal options to suit many nationalities and dietary needs. We have the experience to help this be your most successful trip yet.

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When staying at Robertson Gardens, you are entitled to:

  • Free Wi-Fi  throughout the property.
  • 24 hour reception & security.
  • Extensive coach parking.
  • No credit card surcharges.
  • Group meals to suit your budget.
  • Take-a-way packed lunches.
  • BBQs to cook your own.
  • Grocery room delivery.
  • Deluxe motel rooms at 30sqm.
  • Fully self-contained apartments at 50.5sqm.
  • Extensive buffet breakfasts.
  • Assistance with itineraries and transfers.
  • Native bush walking tracks.
  • Daily complimentary ice.
  • 2km to major shopping & Sunnybank.
  • We accept Visa, Master Card, American Express & Union Pay.

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Feel free to tell us what you would like to experience on your next tour. It would be our pleasure to provide you with ideas and a quote or click here to book your accommodation now.

 

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KOOZA Cirque Du Soleil is Coming to Brisbane

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This year the world renowned Cirque Du Soleil group will be in Brisbane performing their KOOZA show. Seamlessly blending acrobatic theatrics, lighting and sound, it’s bound to be one heck of an experience.

The Kooza show is Cirque Du Soleil’s return to their origins. It combines acrobatic performance and the art of clowning, while exploring fear, identity, recognition and power. The Innocent’s journey brings him into contact with comic characters from an electrifying world full of surprises, thrills, audacity and total involvement.

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With acts including hoop manipulation, double highwire, and the wheel of death, Cirque Du Soleil’s KOOZA show is the epitome of a thrilling  traditional circus experience.

Shows are running from Nov 24 to Dec 28. It’s still a few months away, but tickets will surely sell like hot cakes, so get in early and enjoy the show! Tickets can be purchased from their website here.

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Southbank QPAC

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At Robertson Gardens, we’re lucky enough to be only half an hour from the awesome sights, sounds and entertainment available at South Bank. If you’re staying with us from overseas or interstate, or just haven’t been in the city in a while, it’s always worth checking out what’s on at South Bank.

QPAC (Queensland Performing Arts Centre) constantly has an array of spectacular shows and events running. At the moment (running from June 1st – June 9th), the Little Shop of Horrors show is on at QPAC. Here’s an excerpt describing the show:

“Little Shop of Horrors comes to you from the producers and award-winning creative team behind the 2014 production of Sweet Charity, and joining forces with them will be the master puppet-makers Erth to create an exciting new Audrey II for the 21st century. 

Little Shop of Horrors will star Brent Hill, Esther Hannaford, Tyler Coppin, Scott Johnson, Angelique Cassimatis, Josie Lane and Chloe Zuel. The score combines 1960s rock and roll with soul and includes the songs Feed Me, Suddenly Seymourand Somewhere That’s Green.

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More information about the show, as well as what else is on in and around South Bank, can be found here.

If you’re after affordable hotel/motel accommodation that’s only a short trip to the Brisbane CBD and South Bank, check out what we have on offer.

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Mt Gravatt Farmers Markets

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Not sure what to do this weekend? Why not check out the Mt Gravatt Markets! Rain, Hail or Shine – Sunday Farmers Markets at Mt Gravatt are where it’s at. If you’re staying in one of our hotel/motel rooms or one of the villas/apartments, the Mount Gravatt Markets is located just 10 minutes from us at Robertson Gardens, at the Mt Gravatt Showgrounds. It’s the perfect Sunday day-out with family or friends.

“Specializing in fruit and vegetables, second hand goods and flea market stalls, the colourful Mt Gravatt Markets (situated in the Mt Gravatt Showgrounds) offers an overwhelming selection of produce:  Bric-a-brac, flowers, honey, pet accessories, plants and quality second hand merchandise all at affordable prices.”

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At the Mt Gravatt Farmers Markets you can pick up some superb fresh produce at excellent prices, and it’s on every single Sunday, so keep it on your radar when you’re sitting at home on the weekend with nothing to do! More details can be found here, and if you’re after Mt Gravatt accommodation, check out what we have on offer here.

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Win a Canadian Rockies Adventure!

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If you’re not yet a Choice Privileges member, how’s this for some incentive:

You can win a Canadian Rockies Adventure valued at up to $17,000 just by joining Choice Privileges. Next time you come and visit, just ask our friendly reception staff and they’ll sort it all out for you!

The campaign is running until November, so you have plenty of time to sign up, but the sooner you do the sooner you’ll be able to take advantage of all the regular benefits a Choice Privilege member receives. You’ll rack up points whenever staying with a Choice property, which can be redeemed for free nights at luxury Choice hotels around the globe, in-hotel benefits, and airline rewards. It’s really a win-win, all you have to do is sign up!

Become a Choice Privileges member by following the link below and clicking “Join”:

http://www.choicehotels.com.au/en/choice-privileges