Achievements

Key Milestones and Actions

 2002-2003     2004     2005     2006    2007     2008-Present     Honor Rolls

 

2002 – 2003

  • Approved for a Travel agency licence.
  • Appointed Official Tour Supplier to Basketball New South Wales.
  • Conducted first combined group outbound tour.
  • Conducted first association team outbound tour.
  • Conducted NSW NITCP Tour.
  • Strengthened alliances with overseas operators.
  • Appointed sub-agent for Basketball Travellers.
  • Conducted first professional team tours to Australia.
  • Inbound USA team played against the Boomers.

2004

  • Developed travel department.
  • Entered private school market.
  • Received testimonial letter from USA Basketball.
  • Strengthened alliances with overseas operators.
  • Appointed Official Tour Supplier for Country Basketball Victoria.
  • Conducted Queensland NITCP tour.
  • Combined team tours spread into Queensland.

2005

  • Approved by AusTrade for Export Marketing Development Grant.
  • Appointed Official Tour Supplier for Basketball Queensland.
  • Conducted AIS Men's tour to USA.
  • Conducted first Division One College inbound tour - Wagner College from New York.
  • Word of mouth spreads to WA - Perry Lakes Hawks.
  • 7 teams for USA tours from Victoria.

2006

  • Massive increase on outbound numbers (39 teams).
  • Secured 8 new private schools for USA tours.
  • Conducted tour for the high profile Big Ten Conference (All Star Team) into Australia.
  • Re-introduced China as a great tour destination - Brisbane Grammar completes excellent tour.
  • Conducted first swimming and Water Polo Tour for St Aloysius College in Sydney.
  • Further approved by AusTrade for Export Marketing Development Grant.
  • Attendance at Coaches Expo at NCAA Final Four in Indianapolis.

2007

  • Continued as the Market Leader for basketball tours to the USA with 32 teams playing the USA High Schools.
  • Gaining significant repeat business - Canberra Grammar, Frankston Blues, Whittlesea Pacers, Scotch College, Haileybury College - testament to our professional service.
  • Conducted largest profile inbound tour to date - Washington State University
  • Completed inbound masters tennis tour from the USA to NZ and Australia (competing and attending the Australian Open).
  • Selected as the tour provider for National Teams - School Sport Australia and Deaf Basketball Australia.
  • Selected by state elite teams (NITCP) to conduct tours - South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania.
  • Completed fourth successful tennis tour from the USA to Australia and New Zealand.
  • Appointed full time staff member in the USA - excellent addition to the Horizons team. 

2008 - Present Day

  • First USA High School inbound cultural tour- Bear Creek High School
  • Return business from ASD Tennis Travellers
  • Steady development of outbound tour portfolio
  • Continued relationship with elite state programs- NSW, Country Victoria, and Northern Territory NITCP
  • Appointment of Hannah Everett as Travel Manager and Marty Hanson Tour Co-ordinator
  • Establishment of Horizon Sporting Events Travel Scene
  • Continued development into other sports

HSE Honor Roll

Players from HSE Tours who have progressed to USA

Players from HSE Tours who have progressed to National level