Q: What equipment should I take?
A: Most delegates take a digital camera and a couple of lenses in a suitable bag taken as hand baggage. If you need to take anything else like for example a tripod this must go as 'hold' baggage.
Q: How do I get to the hotel from the overseas airport?
A: A coach transfer is included in your booking - you will be met by a Thomas Cook representative and directed to your transfer coach.
Q: What currency will I need?
A: The Euro is the currency used in Fuerteventura.
Q: Should I tip?
A: If you feel the service is good for example in a restaurant, then 10% is normal.
Q: Do I need a Visa?
A: UK citizens do not need a Visa.
Q: Do I need vaccinations?
A: None are required unless you are travelling from an infected area.
Q: Can I pre-book flight seats or extra leg room?
A: Yes but this has to be done direct with Thomas Cook on 08448 550515 - you will need your booking reference which can be found on your invoice.
Q: Is a flight meal included?
A: Yes. If you have any special dietary requests, we need to know.
Q: What is my luggage allowance?
A: 5 kilos for hand baggage - one item per passenger and 20 kilos for hold luggage.
Q: Do I need travel and medical insurance?
A: You certainly do - low cost insurance can be obtained on-line.
Q: When do I get my travel tickets?
A: Normally 10-14 days prior to travel.
Q: What is the dress code for the Gala Event?
A: This is entirely up to you, however most people like to dress up for such an event but it is not essential.
Q: What time is my flight?
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In January 1986, George and Glenys Dawber went on their usual annual family holiday - normally taken in January since they are busy social photographers. This particular year they chose to visit Tenerife where they met no less than eight photographers, all familiar to them, and all wanting to talk about photography - during their holiday week. It was clear to George and Glenys that when photographers are together, all they discuss is photography! This led to a new idea: a more formalised combination of holiday, socialising, discussion and learning about photography.
Early image from Photo Training Overseas - January 1988 in Tunisia
The first overseas course held in Tunisia in 1986 was under the sole sponsorship of Fuji Film (UK) Ltd and equipment sourcing and transportation was in the capable hands of Peter Rogers. The popular and successful Fuji Professional School of Photography was George's brainchild and was officially launched to the photographic press during this first-ever event, which was attended by approximately 80 people. For the next five years Fuji continued to be the sole sponsors of what was principally a social photography course. In 1989 it was again held in Tunisia followed by Cyprus in 1990. Even the intervention of the Gulf War in 1991 could not stop the march of this successful overseas event. The Foreign Office banned British flights in or out of Cyprus literally 2 days before the group were due to fly out. However, organisers George & Glenys Dawber quickly and dramatically arranged for the group to switch to Tenerife in less than 48 hours!