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2020 Makita Tour – New York & New Orleans

2020 MAKITA INCENTIVE TOUR

New York & New Orleans

Welcome to the 2020 Makita Incentive Tour held in the breathtaking locations of New Orleans and New York City, USA! Nestled between Lake Pontchartrain and the Gulf of Mexico, locals of “The Big Easy” will pull out all the stops to show you a good time. And it’s way more than just a demonstration of Southern hospitality– “laisser les bon temps rouler,” or “let the good times roll” is the city’s unofficial motto.

And then there’s the city that never sleeps…..The Big Apple! Epicenter of the arts. Sporting metropolis. Architectural darling. Dining and shopping capital. Trendsetter. New York City wears many crowns, and spreads an irresistible feast for all. You can describe this place in many ways but one word will do us…WOW!!

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Flights

Return Economy Class airfares

3 September – Sydney ⇒ Dallas ⇒ New Orleans

6 September – New Orleans ⇒ New York City

10 September – New York City ⇒ Sydney

Business Class available – costs apply

2020 Makita Tour – New York & New Orleans
Accommodation

Q & C Hotel Bar | New Orleans

3 nights – 3rd-6th September

The Knickerbocker | New York

4 nights – 6th-10th September

Room upgrades available – costs apply

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Tour Inclusions

Welcome dinner – New Orleans

NFL game in New Orleans or New York

Sprint Racing or Bayou Fishing or Day Spa

US Open Tennis – Quater Final Session

Madison Square Garden – All Access Tour

Farewell dinner – New York

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Optional Extras*

Behind the Scenes Jazz Tour

NYC Graffiti Tour & Workshop

NBC Studio Tour in New York

Statue of Liberty / Ellis Island Tour

* = extra costs apply

WHAT YOU GET

Flights

Return Economy Class airfares

3 September – Sydney ⇒ New Orleans

6 September – New Orleans ⇒ New York

10 September – New York City ⇒ Sydney

Business Class available – costs apply

Accommodation

Q & C Hotel Bar | New Orleans

3 nights – 3rd-6th September

The Knickerbocker | New York

4 nights – 6th-10th September

Room upgrades available – costs apply

Tour Inclusions

Welcome dinner – New Orleans

NFL game in New Orleans or New York

Sprint Racing or Bayou Fishing or Day Spa

Madison Square Garden – All Access Tour

Farewell dinner – New York

Optional Extras*

Behind the Scenes Jazz Tour

NYC Graffiti Tour & Workshop

NBC Studio Tour in New York

Statue of Liberty / Ellis Island Tour

* = extra costs apply

YOUR ACCOMMODATION

Comfortable yet sophisticated, the perfect launchpad for a New Orleans escapade


An elegant oasis amid Broadway’s brightest lights, Times Square’s first luxury hotel

344 Camp St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA ♦ 3rd-6th September 2020

6 Times Square, New York, NY 10036, USA ♦ 6th-10th September 2020

Comfortable yet sophisticated, the perfect launchpad for a New Orleans escapade

344 Camp St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
(3rd-6th September 2020)


An elegant oasis amid Broadway’s brightest lights, Times Square’s first luxury hotel

6 Times Square, New York, NY 10036, USA
(6th-10th September 2020)

TOUR ACTIVITIES

Check out your included activities below, courtesy of Makita!

New Orleans Welcome Dinner - Superdome Turf Party
Louisiana’s most recognizable landmark – home to the New Orleans Saints, seven Super Bowls, five Final Fours, and three BCS National Championships, your guests will enjoy an evening on the floor of this iconic venue that most only ever get to see on TV! A spectacular backdrop needs minimal décor, the view alone will leave your guests in awe. Guests will have the option to enjoy Punt, Pass and Kick activities right on the famous field! A unique opportunity, guests are sure to talk about this event for years to come.

Date/Time : Thurs 3rd Sept @ 6pm Duration: 3 hours

NFL - New Orleans Saints @ Mercedes Benz Stadium
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The New Orleans Saints are one of the NFL’s premier teams. Consistently at or near the top in every important statistical category, the Saints play their games at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. With a devoted following, a sold out stadium and classic rivalries make them a very attractive team to watch. A Saints game is an wonderful way to experience American style football. A huge stadium , it is closed to the elements so fans can relax in air conditioned comfort. Guests can craft exciting on field experiences involving players, ex-players, cheerleaders and team management.

Date/Time : Fri 4th Sept @ 6pm Duration: 4 hours

Xtreme Racing or Bayous Fishing Charter or Spa Retreat

An afternoon at leisure, who doesn’t love one of those! We all like to spend them in different ways and this one will be no different with the choice of three very unique activities. For the thrill seekers, try a fast-paced 4-lap Sprint Xperience on a 0.6-mile autocross course that tests your skills behind the wheel of some of the world’s finest exotic cars. More laid back individuals can traverse the famous bays and bayous of New Orleans on a fishing charter or if relaxations is your think, live it up at the delightful Ritz-Carlton Spa Retreat!

Date/Time : Sat 5th Sept @ 10am Duration: 90 mins

Madison Square Garden - All Access Tour

Think you’ve seen all there is to see at The World’s Most Famous Arena®? Discover so much more on the All Access Tour™. Visit exclusive, behind-the-scenes parts of The Garden and hear its history from an expert tour guide who knows every iconic story and legendary moment. Guests encounter exciting stops and state-of-the-art virtual reality technology that offers a realistic feel of being at one of The Garden’s world-class events. Plus, there’s always a surprise! Will you see the hardwood or the ice? A stage being built? A rehearsal? Take the tour to find out!

Date/Time : Mon 7th Sept @ 10am Duration: 1 hour

Flushing Meadows - US Open Tennis

It’s one of world sports’ most famous arenas in the world’s most famous city. Every year Flushing Meadows plays host to the ATP Tour’s final Grand Slam event, the US Open. And it’s centrepiece, the imposing Arthur Ashe Stadium is currently the world’s largest tennis stadium boasting a capacity of 23, 771. As luck would have it, our tour rolls through the Big Apple just in time to take in some quarter final action, and witness some of the finest players to walk the earth, strut their stuff. What an ace way to spend a day in New York!

Date/Time : Tues 8th Sept @ 11am Duration: 8 hours

New York Farewell Dinner - Liberty Warehouse

The Liberty Warehouse venue is unique in a few ways: it is an elegantly converted warehouse facing off with the Statue of Liberty just a few hundred meters across the bay. To get there, guests will have the option of boarding water taxis to transfer them to and from a site in lower Manhattan (or as an option to travel over the Brooklyn Bridge via coaches). The location also has a wonderful outdoor patio that can be used throughout the event to enhance the sense of Lower New York Harbour.

Date/Time : Wed 9th Sept @ 7pm Duration: 3 hours

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

Customise your experience with a range of tours, events and unique experiences.

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Behind the Scenes Jazz Tour

Few cities rival New Orleans’ nightlife thanks to its thrilling music scene. From authentic dixieland to big brass and every other jazz style in between, live music options are endless in the city that gave birth to the coolest genre in music. Hear about the origins and culture of jazz before making your way to the 19th century neighborhood that boasts the best music and bars in town. We’ll visit a few of our favorite local clubs, enjoy a beer and discover the talents of some of the city’s best local musicians. There’s nothing quite like a night out in ‘The Big Easy’ and you’ll see it through the eyes of the most knowledgeable jazz aficionado!

$140.00 per person

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NYC Graffiti Tour & Workshop

Ready to get down and dirty with graffiti? Enjoy a hands-on lesson which will teach you about this controversial art form. Graffiti and street art have become increasingly popular and appreciated by the public. Simple scrawls have evolved into detailed mural compositions – learn more about this exploding artistic phenomenon! A respected New York City street artist will immerse you in this underground world. They will begin the graffiti workshop with a brief overview and basics, then introduce you to essential painting techniques and theories. This includes tags (small), throw-ups (medium) and pieces (large). Then get ready to participate hands-on!

$195.00 per person

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NBC Studio Tour in New York

Enjoy behind-the-scenes access to the studios where your favorite shows are made, like Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers and more. An NBC Page will serve as your host and 30 Rock expert, guiding you through the historic halls of the building. You’ll learn about the entire TV production process, from scriptwriting and producing to the ways TV content reaches your home. You’ll then experience it all firsthand as you and fellow Tour guests produce your own show in our Tour Studio. You’ll even get to keep your video after The Tour – you can download it right from your email!

$180.00 per person

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Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island Tour

Visit two of America’s most notable visitor experiences – the Statue of Liberty National Monument on Liberty Island and the Ellis Island National Immigration Museum with round trip ferry transportation. Includes ground, pedestal or crown access to the Statue of Liberty National Monument, admission to the Ellis Island National Immigration Museum featuring the Wall of Honor. We also include round trip boat tour transportation in New York Harbor. It’s one of the world’s most recognisable landmarks and she looks even more amazing up close than you could possibly imagine. Experience Lady Liberty in all her glory.

$25.00 per person

Behind the Scenes Jazz Tour
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Behind the Scenes Jazz Tour

Few cities rival New Orleans’ nightlife thanks to its thrilling music scene. From authentic dixieland to big brass and every other jazz style in between, live music options are endless in the city that gave birth to the coolest genre in music. Hear about the origins and culture of jazz before making your way to the 19th century neighborhood that boasts the best music and bars in town. We’ll visit a few of our favorite local clubs, enjoy a beer and discover the talents of some of the city’s best local musicians. There’s nothing quite like a night out in ‘The Big Easy’ and you’ll see it through the eyes of the most knowledgeable jazz aficionado!

$140.00 per person

NYC Graffiti Tour & Workshop
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NYC Graffiti Tour & Workshop

Ready to get down and dirty with graffiti? Enjoy a hands-on lesson which will teach you about this controversial art form. Graffiti and street art have become increasingly popular and appreciated by the public. Simple scrawls have evolved into detailed mural compositions – learn more about this exploding artistic phenomenon! A respected New York City street artist will immerse you in this underground world. They will begin the graffiti workshop with a brief overview and basics, then introduce you to essential painting techniques and theories. This includes tags (small), throw-ups (medium) and pieces (large). Then get ready to participate hands-on!

$195.00 per person

NBC Studio Tour
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NBC Studio Tour in New York

Enjoy behind-the-scenes access to the studios where your favorite shows are made, like Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers and more. An NBC Page will serve as your host and 30 Rock expert, guiding you through the historic halls of the building. You’ll learn about the entire TV production process, from scriptwriting and producing to the ways TV content reaches your home. You’ll then experience it all firsthand as you and fellow Tour guests produce your own show in our Tour Studio. You’ll even get to keep your video after The Tour – you can download it right from your email!

$180.00 per person

Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island
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Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island Tour

Visit two of America’s most notable visitor experiences – the Statue of Liberty National Monument on Liberty Island and the Ellis Island National Immigration Museum with round trip ferry transportation. Includes ground, pedestal or crown access to the Statue of Liberty National Monument, admission to the Ellis Island National Immigration Museum featuring the Wall of Honor. We also include round trip boat tour transportation in New York Harbor. It’s one of the world’s most recognisable landmarks and she looks even more amazing up close than you could possibly imagine. Experience Lady Liberty in all her glory.

$25.00 per person

ITINERARY

Times are indicative only. Final itinerary will be advised at a later date

Day 1 - Thursday 3rd September
12.35pm Depart Sydney for New Orleans via Dallas
17.00pm Arrive into New Orleans and transfer to Q&C Hotel Bar
19.00pm Welcome dinner at Superdome Turf Party
22:00pm Dinner concludes and transfer back to hotel
Day 2 - Friday 4th September
6.00-9.00am Breakfast available at the hotel
9.00am-4.00pm Full day at leisure
Optional activities as arranged at time of booking
4.30pm Transfer to Mercedes-Benz Superdome
6.00pm New Orleans Saints vs TBA
10.00pm Transfer back to hotel
Day 3 - Saturday 5th September

 

6.00-9.00am Breakfast available at the hotel
9.30am Transfer to your chosen leisure activity
10.00am Selected leisure activity begins
11.30am Transfer back to hotel
Remainder of afternoon at leisure
Day 4 - Sunday 6th September
6.00-8.00am Breakfast available at the hotel
8.30am Transfer to airport for flight to New York
10.30am Depart New Orleans for New York City
14.40pm Transfer from JFK Airport to The Knickerbocker
Evening at leisure
Day 5 - Monday 7th September
6.00-9.00am Breakfast available at hotel
9.30am Depart hotel for short walk to Madison Square Garden
Madison Square Garden All Access Tour
11.00am Tour concludes and remainder of day/evening at leisure
Optional activities as arranged at time of booking
Day 6 - Tuesday 8th September
6.00-9.00am Breakfast available at the hotel
10.00am Transfer to Flushing Meadows, Queens
11.00am 2020 US Open Tennis – Quarter Finals Day Session
7.00pm Transfer back to hotel at conclusion of day session. Evening at leisure.
Day 7 - Wednesday 9th September
6.00-9.00am Breakfast available at the hotel
9.00am-5.00pm Full day at leisure
Optional activities as arranged at time of booking
6.00pm Transfer to Liberty Warehouse
New York Farewell Dinner
10.00pm Transfer back to hotel
Day 8 - Thursday 10th September
6.00-9.00am Breakfast available at the hotel
Remainder of morning/early afternoon at leisure
14.30pm Transfer to JFK Airport for departure
18.10pm Depart New York for Sydney

IMPORTANT BITS

Because you can never be too prepared

** AMENDMENTS & EXTENSIONS **

Travelling to the United States is, for some, a once in a lifetime opportunity. Therefore, if you wish to extend your trip and experience more of what America has to offer you’re more than welcome to do so.

All you have to do is register your basic details for the event and add your requests and requirements in the appropriate sections within the booking process. We’ll contact you to make the necessary arrangements. If you’re unsure about anything you can also email leanne@tasa.com.au or call (08) 9381 9555.

** ESTA **

All eligible international travellers who wish to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program must apply for authorization. Travellers may apply for authorisation via the US Customer and Border Protection website. This visa costs US$14 and requires a valid passports, contact information and if applicable, your most recent employment information. Please visit the website for further information and remember, travel to the United States of America will not be permitted for any passenger failing to obtain proper travel authorisation (ESTA)

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