Meet Jan and Tom


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Meet Jan and Tom

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What's coming up?

In this activity, you’ll meet Jan and Tom and find out where they’re going, and how the internet helps them on their way.

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Who are they and where are they going?

Jan and Tom are a couple who have been planning a big trip from Melbourne to Western Australia. Since this is a pretty big trip, they want to make the most of their time away and do as much as they can in the time they have. Let’s find out how the internet helps them with that.

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Both Jan and Tom want to visit Perth

Both partners want to check out Perth, but neither enjoys driving long distances, so it makes sense to fly directly there from Melbourne. Plus, because Perth is the capital city, there are more flights, more hotels, and more options for them to choose from.

Jan wants to go on a cultural tour

Jan is very interested in Australia’s First Nations and wants to incorporate cultural tours into her trip. These are activities that are organised and operated by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and community groups, with the aim of increasing knowledge about Country. Jan has heard about the website, which lists available tours and activities.

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Tom loves historic railway journeys

Tom has a keen interest in railway history and enjoys travelling on historic steam trains or taking day trips by rail that have historic significance. He’s heard about the Bunbury railway in WA, and wants to spend a day aboard the train.

Jan enjoys staying in Bed & Breakfasts

Jan really enjoys staying in B&Bs or historic cottages, usually only one or two nights in each. But Tom finds the whole process of calling owners and making bookings exhausting.

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It's a complicated trip

Flights to Perth, accommodation and things to do in Perth, a cultural tour, an historic railway trip, and a few nights in different cottages or B&Bs - it’s a complicated trip alright!

Luckily for Jan and Tom, they know they can use the internet (with a little help from a good travel agent) to make it all happen.

Well done!

This is the end of the Meet Jan and Tom activity. You’ve seen where Jan and Tom want to go and what they want to do on their trip.

Now it’s time to see how they use the internet, in the How Jan and Tom get inspired for their trip activity.

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