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Trains, planes and coaches…a year of touring.

Tue Jun 19 2012

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Train plane and coach - OAE touring

Some number crunching from the Projects Team…

I seem to spend a large amount of my time on the phone to the travel agent/on skyscanner (my new favourite website)/at Heathrow checking people in for their flight and it got me thinking, just how much travel does the orchestra actually do? Here’s a quick tally from our 2010-2011 foreign touring season (i.e. last season) that I did for all those number geeks out there like me:

Total tour journeys: 1747 – this is made up of:

1178 flights

425 train journeys

144 coach journeys

Hotel nights: 2015

Tour destinations: Toulouse, Valencia, Valladolid, Paris, Groningen, Nijmegen, Boston, New York, New York again, Halle, Luxembourg, Paris, Dublin, Salzburg, San Sebastian, Edinburgh (I know this is not actually ‘foreign’ but for the purposes of this exercise it is!), Warsaw, Eisenstadt, Warsaw again, Bucharest.

And most importantly, we need to feed the musicians, so we spent the following in subsistence:

$ 10,460
72,420 Polish zloty
45,700 Romainian leu

Think I need a holiday after all of that!

Megan Russell, Projects Manager

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