Travelling with children

Posted on 23 July 2019
Travelling with children

Travelling with young children is not an easy thing, especially your destination is far away from home.

 

Below are some important notes you should be aware of:

 

1. Travel insurance

Accidents and unexpected incidents can happen to anyone and the additional expenses could be very high. The Australian government will not pay your medical bills for you.

It's very essential that you should take out travel insurance for yourself and your family before heading overseas.

 

2. Luggage

  • Check restrictions on carry-on luggage before travelling. Restrictions on powders, liquids, aerosols and gels can include baby foods. There are usually exceptions for baby products, so contact your airline in advance.
  • Minimise the number of bags you will be carrying. Being overloaded with bags while taking care of your children can make you a target for thieves.
  • Be aware that child safety standards including for pools, balconies, car seats, cots and play equipment may not be as strict as they are in Australia.
  • Be aware of cultural norms and laws at your destination. Local attitudes towards breastfeeding in public and laws for disciplining children can be vastly different to those in Australia. In some countries, any form of corporal punishment (including smacking children) is illegal.

 

3. Heath and vaccination

Visit your doctor or travel clinic at least eight weeks before you depart to discuss any health issues and any destination-specific vaccination requirements for you and your family.

If your child takes medication, confirm that it is legal in the country you are going to by checking the travel advice and contacting the high commission, embassy or consulate of that country.

 

For more helpful tips and advice, please visit the Smartraveller.gov.au

 

(Source: https://smartraveller.gov.au/guide/pages/travelling-with-children.aspx#get-the-right-travel-insurance)

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New office location

Posted on 3 January 2019
New office location

It's so exciting to inform you that our head office has moved to a more spacious and convenient office location.

Our new address is level 2, 818 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill, Victoria 3128, Australia (entrance via Prospect St).

The primary phone number (1300 738 196) and email address (info@expeditionexclusive.com.au) remain unchanged.

This new office location is close to the Box Hill train station and it is also easily accessible by car and tram. Parking spots are available on Prospect St.

Your loyal business and support over the year is one of the main reasons why we have grown and this change of office is considered as another milestone in our history.

We look forward to seeing you at our new office.

 

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Travelzoo's Top 20 Deals

Posted on 12 October 2018
Travelzoo's Top 20 Deals

Once again, one of our best selling China tours is featured on Travelzoo's Top 20 Deals of the week (10 October 2018).

You can experience the Great Wall of China, Shanghai's famed shopping streets, the labyrinth of canals in Suzhou and the mirror-like waters of West Lake from only $899 per person, including return flights from Australia - a saving of up to 67% off the cost of packaging this holiday yourself.

At this low price for a very good tour, there are no excuses not to visit China.

 

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My Travel Group Market Place

Posted on 11 September 2018
My Travel Group Market Place

Expedition Exclusive is proudly to be featured on My Travel Group's Market Place.

This opportunity offers Expedition Exclusive a great chance to provide retail booking and advisory services as well as to supply wholesale travel and travel related products to My Travel Group' s affiliate members.

To visit My Travel Group' s Market Place, click here

 

Posted in: Expedition Exclusive Shandong  

Travelzoo' s member won our 13-Night Best of China Tour for two, including flights from Australia.

Posted on 7 September 2018
Travelzoo' s member won our 13-Night Best of China Tour for two, including flights from Australia.

Congratutions Glenda from Tasmania on winning a 13-Night Best of China Tour for two, including flights from Australia. 

This competition was commenced at 9:00am Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) on August 19, 2018 and concluded at 5:00pm (AEST) on August 31, 2018. The whole process was promoted and monitored by the Travelzoo team. There were some awesome entries, over 1400 in total

The prize includes:

  1.   Return international flights from Sydney or Melbourne with baggage
  2.   Nine nights of accommodation in Qingdao, Beijing, Suzhou, Hangzhou and Shanghai
  3.   A four-night Yangtze river cruise
  4.   Tours hosted by multiple English-speaking tour guides
  5.   All overseas transfers
  6.   25 meals (13 breakfasts, nine lunches, three dinners).

After reviewing all entries, our panel was impressed with Glenda's entry:

"Unique Hanging Monastery outside Datong, spectacular Yuanyang Rice Terraces, Breathtaking Dushanzi Grand Canyon, Climb the beautiful Stairway to Heaven on Tianmen Mountain, Stunning Panjin Red Beach, Hike spectacular Yellow Mountain, Incredible Harbin Ice Festival, Very interesting Reed Flute Cave. Sensational."

Glenda has redeemed her prize with Expedition Exclusive and she is going to celebrate her birthday in China thanks to this competition.

 

Posted in: Expedition Exclusive Shandong