All our programs are either tailored to support relevant units within the new curriculum, or as specifically requested by our clients.
Our Secondary School programs have been developed for specific units of study within Geography and History. Each can however be tailored to a school’s needs. Our “Tourism” excursions involve the exploration of a popular tourist destination including visits to hotels, theme parks, transport offices and other infrastructure projects that attract tourists to an area. Alternatively, our “Tourism” incursions take the form of an interactive PPP about a chosen city. Students witness different types of tourism and the demographics they appeal to. They learn how to tailor the tourist experience for specific target markets including knowledge of tourism marketing. The programs are delivered by passionate facilitators with specialist knowledge on tourism. Students are given a unique opportunity to learn more about the city in which they live, work and go to school! The experiences can be delivered to complement the following units or modules:
Australia is a truly unique tourist destination for international travellers. However, it is easy to take for granted the awesome sights and experiences on your doorstep. On this adventure, you will learn about how a destination in Australia appeals to both domestic and international travellers. You will also explore the infrastructure required to support an influx of tourists into a city. If you are seeking a different approach to your “Tourism” study, we can design a program that is suitable for you.
Below is an example itinerary for a 1-day “Tourism” excursion. All excursion packages include the necessary work booklets and equipment.
|08:00||Tour group pick- Second Nature have a fleet of vehicles available to cater for any number of passengers (within reason). We can provide transport to and from institutions and airports|
|08:45||Arrive at Tourism Head Office for Information session 1 An employee at the tourism head office for the chosen city will deliver a presentation on the appeal, logistics and marketing of tourism in the area. They will also provide key statistics that can be later used in student assessment tasks.|
|10:00||Depart Tourism Head Office for State/National Landmark|
|10:15||Arrive at State/National Landmark for Site Inspection 1 Students will have a chance to explore the landmark and take photos. They will write a site description including facilities available for tourists, costs associated with visiting rights, what services and experiences are available, and how environmental impacts are minimised. An employee at the landmark (where applicable) will talk with the students.|
|11:00||Depart State/National Landmark for Luxury Resort|
|11:30||Arrive at Luxury Resort for Site Inspection 2 An employee for the luxury resort will take students on a guided tour of the hotel facilities including different types of rooms available. The information provided on this tour will allow students to complete their second site inspection.|
|12:00||Lunch at destination Great air-conditioned areas to take a break and watch the world go by.|
|13:00||Depart Luxury Hotel for Transport Office|
|13:15||Arrive at Transport Office for Site Inspection 3 An important feature of any tourist destination is the transport options that allow people to get there/get around. Students will conduct a depth study on one of these transport options. They should be interested in the efficiency, intuitiveness and cost of the chosen mode of transport, as well as its proximity to tourist attractions.|
|14:15||Depart Transport Office for Ecotourism Hotspot|
|14:30||Arrive at Ecotourism Hotspot for Site Inspection 4 The last site inspection will involve a guided tour of eco lodge facilities. This will be an interesting site for students to compare with the Luxury Hotel. They will notice the target market, tourist experience and modes of accommodation are very different.|
|15:00||Depart Ecotourism Hotspot, back to institution or airport|
|15:45||Arrive back at institution or airport when required|