Long Term Travel Group Coordinator – Contact Russell Allsop
Future travel interests
Past travellers on Club Tours have been providing input on destinations that appeal to them for the future. If the general membership would like to make known their places of interest overseas or within Australia, call Russell on 9975 4681. No obligations in lodging comment. It would simply be added to others to see if there is common enough interest in a few viable destinations.
A recent survey of past travellers has produced a small number of possible tours of interest to people for the future, after Slovenia and Croatia in 2020 – the new destinations being both overseas and domestic. The process of researching and refining what might be possible is now under way. Timeline for any is 2021 but as we know, some trips need early reservations and adequate planning time. Any tours firmed up will be broadcast to all members after the Committee has approved. If you would like to know more, give Russell a call on 9975 4681.
Japan – November 2019
This tour has now concludrd. There is a Japan Tour Supplement to our Club’s December Newsletter and is available to members who may be interested in reading about the tour.
A range of photos are available here. Members enjoyed different options throughout the tour but the photos do not touch on all activities – they represent a small sample only.
No doubt some feedback will have trickled back from travellers along the way.
Read Japan through Anne’s eyes which briefly describes the tour events
on a daily basis from 17th to 30th November. All in all, a great experience.
This tour will be developed during 2019 and then more announced in 2019 after the Committee has received and considered a submission. No further action has been taken as other Club plans have narrowed the window to stage an outback tour.
Croatia – Slovenia plus a bit of Venice and Montenegro – September 2020 (Tony and Russell)
As you know, space is available on the Tour so talk to Russell or Tony Lovett if you think it may be possible for you. Click on this link to read a bit more about Dubrovnik – one place we stay: A bit about Dubrovnik
Our tour Group has grown a little to now be 21 for Land and 20 for Cruise legs. It looks like the cruise vessel may be full taking into account bookings from other public passengers.
We are able to offer an alternative to the Cruise leg which achieves a more in-depth look at particularly the Hvar and Korcula Islands. To cater for this possible approach, we will seek to reserve some accommodation to be able to cope with enquiries – the likely hotels on the islands look quite appealing!
Some things about Slovenia:
- There are over 10,000 caves in Slovenia – we visit probably the best known at Postajna, said to be 2 million years old.
- I understand Slovenia’s capital, Ljubljana, translates to “the Loved One”. We will spend a little time in Ljubljana.
- The first married couple to summit Everest were from Slovenia – achieved in 1990 – they married at Base Camp and then scaled to the summit – a pretty ‘cool’ honeymoon venue.
- Melanija Knavs (wife of the current POTUS) was born in Novo Mesto, and grew up in Sevnica in Slovenia. We will drive quite close to her birthplace.