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Newsletter #2
June 2022

ITINERARY

Our itinerary has not changed since last newsletter. To see the most current itinerary please click the link below. Please keep in mind the itinerary is subject to change.

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PASSPORTS

Please upload a clear photo of your passport ID page to your portal.

 

If your passport expires before 20/07/23, you will need to renew your passport.

If you don't have a current passport, please apply for one this week as there are lengthy delays at the moment.

We will not be able to issue your plane ticket without a passport.

SHOW TITLES

Drum roll please!!!!!

We are thrilled to announce the two show titles that will be rehearsed in New York and presented for Adjudication in Atlanta... Sister Act JR and Shrek JR.

The students have been grouped according to age

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TRAVEL GROUPS

Travelling with such a large group makes for AMAZING fun. It is unlike any other social activity you have experienced. The large group does mean that we need to split into smaller groups when travelling on buses and planes. We have created the following groups based on many factors, including the friendship group survey you completed in the previous newsletter. We have kept room groups together where possible. Creating these groups was a huge undertaking as there were many things for us to consider. While you may not be with all of your friends on the travel days, our priority has been to ensure you are always with your chaperone. Please let us know if we have not paired a student and their chaperone in the same group.

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FLIGHT SCHEDULE

You will observe that each flight schedule is slightly different. There are positives and negatives to each group schedule which we believe balance out overall. For example: some groups will have to get up ultra early for a flight but it means they get more time at the destination. Some flights have a short layover which means moving quickly through the airport, while others have a longer layover to wait for their next flight. The groups and schedules have been established with great care considering the people you identified as your friends.

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HEADSHOTS

We ask that every tour member (student/ chaperone/ sibling) upload a headshot photo via the portal. This is used in our souvenir tour handbook and helps our team learn everyone's name.

 

NB - Parents, feel free to do what Daniel does and use a photo from 10 years ago.

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DIETARY REQUIREMENTS

Please complete the 'Dietary Requirements' section for each tour members in the Documentation section of your portal. NOTE: When the airline tickets are issued, international passengers that have dietary requirements will be reminded to request their own special meals for the flights via the airlines. This will probably happen around November.

T-SHIRT SIZE

Please update your T-Shirt size in the portal.

ACCOUNTS

Your accounts have just this week been updated to include the following individual preferences:

  • If you booked a twin or triple share room (or if you have booked a bed to yourself) the additional amount has now been added to your account.

  • If you selected USA Domestic Only Package, a credit for the international flights ($1350pp) has been applied to your account.

  • If you booked a flight upgrade, this has now been added to your account.

All changes are due with your final payment.

COVID-19 TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

Here are the current requirements for all international travellers to the USA. We will keep you updated if these change throughout the year.

  • As of midnight on Sunday, June 12, 2022, international travellers will no longer need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result before entering the U.S.

  • Travellers are no longer required to have a negative COVID-19 test before travelling to Australia.

  • You are still required to wear masks on international flights to Australia.

  • You must sign a CDC attestation. Attestations need to be completed for all travellers 2 years and older prior to boarding.

  • All non-U.S. citizens must be fully vaccinated to enter the country by plane (limited exceptions apply)

  • Travellers need to show proof of full vaccination status prior to boarding. See details on accepted vaccines, as well as acceptable forms of proof of vaccination

NOTE entry requirements may change at any time without notice. Details can be found on the U.S CDC website.

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FACEBOOK GROUP

This will be used for communication before and while on tour.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/671026594241195

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NEXT PAYMENT DUE: JULY 4

The next payment of $1929 per person is due JULY 4, 2022.

All payments to be paid through the online portal. We use the secure payment gateway 'STRIPE'. You can pay with visa or mastercard debit or credit card. We provide reminders via the Facebook group when payments are coming up, but do not issue invoices. You payment history can be viewed on your portal. It is your responsibility to keep on top of payments and payment deadlines. Please ensure payments are made BEFORE each deadline. 

Subsequent payment dates:

- September 5

- October 31

If you select Triple Share, Twin Share or the Domestic Package. The costs differences will be reflected in your final payment balance. All other payments are the same amount as everyone else.