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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 25, No. 3. 1962.

Student Travel

Student Travel

The Second Asian Regional Co-operation Seminar examined the progress in the implementation of such recommendations of the First Asian Regional Co-operation Seminar as the publication of an Asian Travel Handbook and National Travel Handbooks for various countries in Asia. The Seminar examined the results of an investigation carried out by Nuaus Australia of travel, hotel and insurance facilities in the area.

The Seminar was pleased to note that Ncusi India has produced its first regular Student Guide to Delhi. Information compiled in the Guide followed the questionnaire drawn up at the First Asian Regional Co-operation Seminar and was in accordance with resolution 103 of the 9th Isc. The Seminar was also pleased to note a statement from Nuaus Australia that compilation of the information for the Asian Travel Handbook will be completed by the beginning of January 1962. The Handbook will provide information on facilities and concessions available to students wishing to travel to various countries of Asia. The following countries are to be included in the Handbook: Philippines, Indonesia, Malaya, Singapore, India, Pakis tan, Ceylon, Korea, Israel, Australia and New Zealand.

The Nuaus delegation reported that as soon as all the data for the Handbook has been compiled the material for the Handbook will be sent to Cosec for printing.

Ncusi gave a progress report on the work done to produce national travel handbooks for various countries in Asia. The Seminar re commended that these travel hand books should be prepared in accordance with resolution 103 of the 9th Isc and urged those National Unions which are compiling information for their travel handbooks to complete the compilation as soon as possible and to send the completed material to Ncusi India for publication.

In order to provide a basis for the increase and improvement of student travel activities in Asia, the Seminar recommended to National Unions that they undertake such schemes as regional and national work camps, regional study tours, cultural events and bilateral exchanges of students. The Seminar also recommended that existing National Unions and National Study Travel Bureaux establish and improve on facilities for rendering services to students coming from abroad. Such facilities may include information about cheap hotels and student hostels, recommendations for restaurants and places of entertainment, typical itineraries, experiences, student guides, hospitality committees, etc. The Seminar recommended that the International Student Identity Card be used as a means of identification for foreign students to obtain concessions available to local students.