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IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ THE APS GUIDE TO TOURS & WORKSHOPS
DID YOU KNOW?
That not all tours and workshops are the same.
APS feels it is important that you are aware that some photo education events may not fully protect your money and photo education interests.
Still others may be operated by inexperienced individuals.
As such, APS is not endorsing the listed companies or events on this website as it is impossible for APS to monitor.
We highly recommend that you research the company or event as per the following suggested guidelines.
1. TOURS AND EXTENDED WORKSHOPS
Is the event operator licensed or working through an Australian licensed travel agent?
What does licensed mean?
An Australian Licensed Travel Agent is audited annually for its financial stability. The agency also must be a financial member of the Travel Compensation Fund in Australia. In the words of the TCF: The Travel Compensation Fund is Australia’s primary means of providing compensation to eligible travellers who suffer loss as a result of the financial collapse of a participating travel agency business. The TCF helps guard against the failure of participating travel agency businesses through financial monitoring of agency accounts.
Full details are available at - www.tcf.org.au
We suggest that you ask for the event operators Australian Travel Agents license number. (Overseas licenses will vary and are more complex for any financial recovery.)
You can then go on line and check relevant details.
Of concern to the APS, is that if something goes wrong with a particular event - you could lose your money!
2. EDUCATOR CREDENTIALS
In this modern digital era, many 'experts' have appeared. Please check the credentials of the educators and the value offered in the event package.
3. YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR ...
Photographers vary in how much they want to spend. This can be from equipment to enjoying locations to shoot. Some of the best valued photo events are with your local camera club. Other events will progressively offer different experiences and photo opportunities. Please check the event itinerary offered and that it can achieve your goals. If a large event seems cheap, then it is for a reason. Often it will be because of a lack of professional experience with the guide, or no professional photo guide at all, or by not using an Australian Licensed Travel Agent.