Salient. The Newspaper of Victoria University College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 19, No. 3. March 24, 1955
To ensure the success of this year's charter. NZUSA has decided to allocate each college a particular number of seats. The quotas are 12 seats for each of the major colleges, four for Mac, and one for Lincoln. In the event of any college receiving applications in excess of the quota these will be recorded in chronological order and preference will be given to these applicants should a quota applicant withdraw from the charter.
Cooks will endeavour to make suitable travel arrangements for any applicant unplaced on the chartered aircraft. If numbers on both sides of the Tasman are sufficient, they will endeavour to charter a second aircraft.
Thos. Cook and Son have a reputation for being extremely efficient at this type of work and their attitude so far has been a most helpful and co-operative one. Apart from the initial contract, they will collect all fares and issue tickets; issue the necessary tax and customs clearance application, publicity and luggage tags; handle insurance for travellers, issue travellers' cheques and incidentals; if desired make bookings for internal travel to place of departure; and arrange travel in Australia if desired.
NZUSA reserves the right to nominate point of departure and in all matters has the final say.
No contract has yet been signed with Cooks, all plans are subject to their obtaining a charter from Teal. If Teal cannot supply an aircraft they will endeavour to secure a charter in Australia from Quantas. Such a charter would require the authority of the New Zealand Government. If no charter were obtained, parties travelling in groups of 100 or more receive a 10 per cent discount (there is another 10 per cent discount on fares in operation for tourist flights).
Sea Travel: Similar arrangements regarding sea travel have been made. NZUSA will issue application forms and notify Cooks of applicants and their requested sailing dates.
Application forms should be available shortly after Easter at the latest: VUC students wishing to take advantage of this very cheap and speedy exchange, whether for a working holiday or merely to see Australia, should contact the local Travel and Exchange Officer, Miss Beverley Watkins, c/- the executive room.