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How much spending money should students bring?

The amount of spending money students need to bring depends on the destination and length of the tour. It’s also a personal preference – meaning that if you want to buy a lot of souvenirs, then you’ll need to bring more spending money. As a general guide, we recommend spending money to purchase snacks and…

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What is the best way to carry money?

Students carrying money should be advised to keep cash in a safe place such as a money belt or wallet in a secure pocket. Where possible, it is best for travellers to carry only what they may need for the day, and secure the rest of their cash in their luggage. For international travel, you…

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Can students apply or receive frequent flyer miles for the trip?

Due to the nature of group travel and the discounted group rates we receive, not all airlines allow the use of frequent flyer programs. Additionally, travellers are not eligible to receive frequent flyer miles for their travel. To find out whether the airlines for your tour allow for frequent flyer points, please check with your coordinator…

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What will happen if we exceed our luggage allowance?

All excess luggage issues are dealt with by the airline directly. We recommend you follow all luggage restrictions provided to avoid additional costs.

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Do we need to reconfirm our reservation?

No. All bookings are confirmed prior to travel. Any exceptions will be noted on your itinerary.

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What should we pack?

We recommend one luggage bag and backpack for all students. Both items are subject to the rules of the specific airline. As part of final travel documents, all students are provided with a ‘what to pack’ list.

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Do we check in our instruments or take them on board the plane?

Whether instruments are checked in or carried on board is at the discretion of the airline and vary between airlines. The decision is based on size, weight and the capacity of the aircraft. Check your tour details for what your airline allows.

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Can we travel with our instruments?

Yes. WorldStrides have special arrangements with airlines that allow additional luggage. Your teacher or school tour organiser will be provided all the details when planning the tour.

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Can students travel with their instruments?

Yes. We have special arrangements with airlines that allow additional luggage. All details and size requirements will be collected during the booking process and provided to you in your quote letter, to facilitate a stress and worry free tour.

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What sun protection is required for the snow?

The strength of UV rays at altitude is far stronger than at sea level, and the reflective effects of snow can magnify this further. To avoid severe sunburn and snow blindness, please ensure you are always wearing a high SPF (minimum of 30+) broad spectrum sunscreen and sunglasses or goggles meeting Australian standards for UV…

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