Australian Destinations

BASED ON AUSTRALIAN TOURISM

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Client types:

· Family

· Retirees

Select a client type from the list above and create an itinerary that would be suitable for your clients.

Your clients have requested that you assist them in planning a

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-day adventure in either Western Australia or the Northern Territory.

Please consider the best time of year to travel to this region, transportation available, destinations visited, distances travelled, sightseeing and attractions available. Outline at least four (

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) destinations and then recommend two (2) attractions/sites that can be visited at each destination.

Detail this in a day-by-day itinerary (see itinerary format example below). Tailor your options and selections to suit the needs of your clients (according to client type selected).

Sources of information that you can use to research this assignment could be brochures, the Internet, maps, travel shows and documentaries, or your own travel experiences.

NOTE:

Do not include accommodation in the itinerary (only the overnight location for each day). The focus of this assignment is on considering appropriate options for the client type you’ve chosen by recommending a well-structured itinerary with suitable destinations and attractions/sites. See over for itinerary example.

Client type:

Retirees

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Itinerary (destination visited; transportation used; sightseeing/attractions)

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24 Sep

Arrive Perth.

Tour Perth’s shopping and business districts and take in views from Kings Park. Enjoy dinner in one of the many cafes or restaurants offering a superb range of cuisines to suit any taste.

Overnight: Perth.

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25 Sep

Full day sightseeing tour by coach of Perth city and surrounds. Visit Kings Park, Swan River, Perth Cultural Centre, Burswood Resort & Casino and Fremantle.

Overnight: Perth. 3

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Sep

Perth to Geraldton.

Travel by coach. Explore Nambung NP and the ancient Pinnacles, before travelling on to Geraldton.

Overnight: Geraldton.


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Question 2: Extended Response 15 marks

Client types:

· Young Singles

· Honeymooners

Select a client type from the list above and create an itinerary that would be suitable for your clients.

Your clients have requested that you assist them in planning a 10-day holiday in either Victoria or South Australia.

Please consider the best time of year to travel to this region, transportation available, destinations visited, distances travelled, sightseeing and attractions available. Outline at least four (4) destinations and then recommend two (2) attractions/sites that can be visited at each destination.
Detail this in a day-by-day itinerary (see itinerary format example below). Tailor your options and selections to suit the needs of your clients (according to client type selected).
Sources of information that you can use to research this assignment could be brochures, the Internet, maps, travel shows and documentaries, or your own travel experiences.

NOTE:

Do not include accommodation in the itinerary (only the overnight location for each day). The focus of this assignment is on considering appropriate options for the client type you’ve chosen by recommending a well-structured itinerary with suitable destinations and attractions/sites. See over for itinerary example.

Client type:

Day

Date

Itinerary (destination visited; transportation used; sightseeing/attractions)

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Honeymooners

09 Oct

Arrive Melbourne.

Wander the streets and laneways of Melbourne’s CBD to discover an ever-changing city with extraordinary surprises to be found. Indulge in your passion for shopping or sampling fine foods and wines.

Overnight: Melbourne.

10 Oct

Full day sightseeing tour by coach of Melbourne city. Visit Flinders Station, Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Rod Laver Arena, the lively suburb of St. Kilda, Melbourne Museum, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Royal Botanic Gardens.

Dine at one of the city’s trendy restaurants, then enjoy some nightlife at the numerous clubs, bars or live music venues that the city has to offer.

Overnight: Melbourne.

11 Oct

Melbourne to Yarra Valley.

Hire a car and take a leisurely drive to the Yarra Valley. Check into your hotel and start to explore this diverse region with choices from natural wonders to fun-filled activities to sites of historical interest, such as the Healesville Sanctuary, markets, studios and galleries, walks with spectacular views, or simply relax at one of the health or day spas.

Overnight: Yarra Valley.

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Part D: Short Answer Response (10 marks)

Question 1

Briefly describe each of the following climate types and provide an Australian region/city/town as an example in your answers:

(4 marks)

a. Equatorial

b. Mid-latitude (Temperate)

c. Continental

d. Sub-tropical

Question 2

a) Briefly explain the difference between a ‘region’ and a ‘destination’. (1 mark).

b) Briefly discuss the terms ‘formal’ research and ‘informal’ research. Describe an example for each type of research that you would undertake to remain up-to-date about a destination. (1 mark).

Question 3

As an inbound tour operator with international clientele travelling to New South Wales, Queensland, North Territory and South Australia in the ‘high season’ (during months of December, January and February), you have been delegated to research and review relevant information on visitor health and safety requirements in Australia. Use the following websites to assist your research.

(4 marks)

· Tourism Australia website:

http://www.tourism.australia.com

· Queensland Holiday and National Visitor Safety website:

http://www.queenslandholidays.com.au/fms/documents/visitor_safety_handbook

Note: Where other resources have been used, provide acknowledgement and all details for the teacher’s reference.

Using the tables overleaf, write at least four (4) types of health and safety risks that visitors should be made aware of in the states/territories mentioned and what visitors can do to avoid any problems.

Guidelines include but are not limited to the following examples:

· Health risks such as marine bites and stings and dangerous animals known to inhabit the states/territories.

· Weather threats or disasters: extreme weather conditions and natural disasters such as cyclones, rain, storms, floods, bushfires and intense heat.

· In cases such as acts of terrorism, political, civil or other types of unrest that present possible threats and/or actual incidents that could interfere with tourism.

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© New South Wales, Department of Education and Training 2011, Version 1, September 2011

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