G.E.T Educational Tours Joins WorldStrides in Australia

GlobeNewswire December 14, 2022

WorldStrides expands its well-established presence in Australia with addition of Australian-owned and operated G.E.T 

Global leader in educational travel and experiential learning┬ácontinues to strengthen and deepen its position in Australia with addition of G.E.T, the country’s longest established educational tour company, as travel rebounds

MELBOURNE, Australia and NEW YORK, Dec. 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WorldStrides, the global leader in┬áeducational travel and experiential learning,┬átoday announced that┬áG.E.T Educational Tours┬áÔÇô┬áAustralia’s┬álongest established┬áeducational travel company ÔÇô will join WorldStrides┬áin Australia.┬áWith the addition of G.E.T, WorldStrides further expands its global footprint, strong presence, and expertise in Australia, as domestic and international educational travel rebounds.

G.E.T will gain access to WorldStrides’┬áglobal operations network and industry-leading health & safety resources, while continuing to operate under the same brand, retaining┬áall┬áemployees, and maintaining its rich history as Australia’s first and longest operating educational┬átour provider.┬áFounded in┬á1960,┬áG.E.T is led by Managing Director┬áAnne-Marie Mitchell,┬áwho has been with the company for┬á45┬áyears and┬áwill remain on board.

ÔÇ£I have admired G.E.T as a leading provider of educational tours in Australia.┬áWe are thrilled to welcome G.E.T to the WorldStrides family,ÔÇØ said Dan Kellerd, General Manager, WorldStrides. ÔÇ£G.E.T’s programming┬áis┬áexceptional. We see great opportunities to grow together ÔÇô building on WorldStrides’┬áglobal operations presence, and G.E.T’s┬ácomplementary expertise in the region┬áÔÇô to create even more life-changing moments and enriching experiences for students and teachers┬áalike.ÔÇØ

“Since our humble beginnings as an outdoor educational camp for students, G.E.T has evolved into an Australian leader in educational travel within the country and overseas,ÔÇØ said Anne-Marie Mitchell. ÔÇ£Our vision is for every student and teacher to grow by safely exploring the world and experiencing all its diversity. WorldStrides is the┬ácompany┬áto help us do that.ÔÇØ

WorldStrides is well-established as the market leader in Australia and currently offers a wide range of domestic and international educational student travel programs.

ÔÇ£We are delighted to add G.E.T to the WorldStrides family,ÔÇØ said Bob Gogel, President and CEO, WorldStrides. ÔÇ£As we expand our Australian footprint, we also see growing demand for travel to the region from K-12 to college students for experiential learning and travel across our portfolio of programs, including the FIFA World Cup in 2023. The addition of G.E.T will further this momentum as educational travel rebounds.ÔÇØ

About WorldStrides

WorldStrides┬áis the global leader in educational travel and experiential learning. The company was founded in 1967 to provide middle school travel programs to Washington, D.C., and has grown to provide a wide range of programs for more than 550,000 students annually to over 100 countries around the world. WorldStrides offers experiential learning programs in educational travel, performing arts, language immersion, career exploration, service-learning, study abroad, and sports. Each of these experiences helps students to see beyond the classroom and to see the world ÔÇô and themselves ÔÇô in new ways.

About G.E.T Educational Tours

G.E.T Educational Tours┬áis Australia’s┬álongest established┬áeducational tour provider, having┬áoperated┬ásince 1960.┬áThe company sends┬áover 12,000 students away each year within Australia and overseas for life-changing and enriching experiences.┬áTheir dedicated┬áteam┬áis┬ápassionate about educational travel and providing a friendly, professional service.┬áG.E.T’s┬ávision is for every student and teacher to grow by safely exploring the world and experiencing all its diversity.

Media Contacts:
Dan Kellerd
+61 3 8325 0022

Mary Callas

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