Salient. The Newspaper of Victoria University College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 19, No. 3. March 24, 1955
Victoria University College has been allocated twelve seats on an air charter scheme sponsored jointly by NZUSA and NUAUS. Announcing this last week, the NZUSA Travel and Exchange Officer, Mr. P. S. Standard, stated that Thos. Cook and Sons, Ltd., Travel Agents, have been appointed official NZUSA travel agents. The firm will be responsible for chartering an aircraft to take students to Australia in December and bring them home in January. No appreciable increase on last year's estimate of approximately £NZ33-34 for the return fare was anticipated this year.
Briefly the details of the scheme are as follows:—
Air Charter: On the return flights the aircraft will carry a similar number of Australian students. No dates have been fixed for departures as this will have to coincide with the moat suitable dates for both our own students and the Australians. NZUSA will charge a registration fee of £1 with each application; applications will close with NZUSA on June 30 or an earlier date to be notified.
On closing date, NZUSA will supply Thos. Cooks with the names and addresses of all applicants. Cooks will contact applicants through their local offices and arrange for the collection of fares, documentation and issue of tickets. From discussion with Cooks, it appears that fares would have to be paid approximately two months before departure but this is not final.