How to Book
Bookings for this tour are now closed as the tour has been completed.
For travel enquiries
799 Springvale Road
Mulgrave VIC 3170
Telephone: 1300 136 960 for calls within Australia OR +61 3 9535 3637 from overseas
Facsimile: +61 3 9561 4507
ABN 45 094 598 339
ATAS Travel Accredited Member No. A12682
How You Travel
From Australia, we recommend Qantas which has the most convenient schedules to New York from Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney and Cathay Pacific which has some excellent specials to East Coast North America valid if booked before 01 May, 2017.
Cathay Pacific do have on average 5 to 6 hours more travel time than Qantas, but offer exceptional value. You may also break your journey in Hong Kong.
The pricing for the Study Tour is based on the current best buy pricing on Qantas and Cathay Pacific as at 27 March, 2017. Prices will vary according to availability of seats and you are encouraged to book as soon as possible. Once your flight bookings have been confirmed by Impact, full payment for the airfares is required within 72 hours of booking.
Click here for a list of airline schedules and flying time.
Impact can also arrange flights to the USA on Air New Zealand, United, Delta and Virgin. Please indicate your preferred airline on the booking form
Airline Seating Requests
Seating requests will be noted, however seat requests cannot be guaranteed in economy class. Specific seating may be pre-booked for business and first class.
Hotels are listed in the itinerary and have been pre-booked at special group rates by Impact. Please see information under the HOTELS tab on the menu bar. We have added links to the hotel websites for your information only should you want further information on the hotel or get information on any specific type of room or suite you may wish to request. All these requests must be directed to Impact who will make the special requests on your behalf. Please do not book your room directly with the hotel as no credit is able to be provided off the travel package if you book hotels directly.
Please ensure that you are in possession of a current passport with more than seven (7) months validity beyond your intended return date to Australia. If you do not have a current passport, please apply well in advance of your departure date.
All eligible international travelers including Australia passport holders who wish to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program must apply for authorisation and can do so on the official US Government website. The fee is US$14 per individual application. If you are travelling on a passport other than Australian, please check the US Government website if you require a visa.
The Australian Government issues regular travel advice warnings for overseas travel. This information may be accessed by calling 1300 555 135 or visiting http://smartraveller.gov.au Impact cannot provide any advice concerning the safety of travel and at all times passengers should make their own assessment based on Australian Department of Foreign Affairs Directives.
Pre-travel preparation will help protect your health while you are away. Impact is not qualified to provide medical advice, however our health authorities recommend immunisation against Hep A & B, cholera and typhoid for all international travelers. Further advice should be sought by consulting your GP at least three (3) months prior to travel, or reading the latest health updates for international travel on the Travelvax web site www.travelvax.com.au or calling them direct on 1300 360 164.
There is a lot of walking involved with this tour, so participants need to have at least moderate fitness levels and should be able to walk unaided. Comfortable walking shoes are a must. Temperatures in New York and Chicago in late September (early autumn) should be moderate to warm, an ideal time of year to be travelling to that region.
All costs are quoted in Australian dollars and have been calculated according to exchange rates effective 20 March 2017. These costs are subject to alteration due to fluctuations in exchange rates.
Deposits and balance payments can be made by cheque or direct deposit to Impact Organisation. The preferred method of payment is by Direct Deposit, our bank account details are: Impact Organisation, BSB: 033 365, Acct: 178 080, Ref: 199+ “your surname”. Credit cards are also accepted, Visa and MasterCard incur a 1.5% surcharge, American Express incurs a 3% surcharge.
It is strongly recommended that attendees consider travel insurance and this should be taken out at the time of booking. Like all forms of insurance there are a wide variety of options available from various companies. What is suitable for one could be quite inappropriate for another. Attendees should carefully consider these options and make the selection most relevant to their circumstances.
Impact can provide travel insurance by Cover-More and SureSave at competitive rates. To obtain a quote please click on the links below:
Note: It is rare that any travel insurance will cover disinclination to travel in the event of terrorist incidents. If you cancel for this reason, you will be liable for the full published cancellation fees as outlined in the terms and conditions advised when booking.
If you have taken out your own travel insurance, please ensure it is valid for this particular journey. If in doubt, please check with your insurance provider.
Alteration of Itinerary
No change in the routing and/or itineraries is contemplated. However, the operator reserves the right to alter, amend or cancel any of the arrangements contained in this website.
Please note that travel documents will be dispatched approximately two (2) weeks prior to the group departure dates. It is important if you are departing Australia earlier than the group dates that you advise Impact of your departure date in order to receive your documents before you leave.
Terms & Conditions
Booking terms & conditions are available here. It is very important that you read these terms and conditions before completing your booking. Special note should also be made of the cancellation and amendment policies.