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About Banora International Group (BIG)

Formed in 1996, Banora International Group continues to be a leading inbound travel company providing a comprehensive service for anyone wishing to study, travel ,or work in Australia.

BIG is recognized internationally for developing innovative tailor-made itineraries and academic programs that are offered both virtually and in-country that incorporate Australia’s magnificent world heritage regions, culture as well as educational and exciting activities.

Recent Testimonials

John Power
Power Japan Tours

I have known Janine Bowmaker (CEO of BIG) since 2003 when I first started sending students from Japan to the Gold Coast area.

On my return to Australia, I continued to bring students from Japan and looked for a competent homestay supplier. I found to my surprise that Janine had married and moved to the Cairns area. I quickly contacted her and was grateful to have her assistance again.

My business has grown from 1 program in Cairns to 3 (average of 70 students per year) with another possible program beginning in November 2019. This is partly a testament to the wonderful homestay families Banora provides. I am always certain of the quality of the families and have never been concerned about getting a list of families in a timely manner.

It is extremely difficult to find families that can accommodate student wishes and medical problems such as allergies to pets, however Banora always comes through (in particular Junko-san). I would strongly recommend them to agents and to any overseas family looking to have a safe and enjoyable educational program in Australia.

Joyce Lester
Director of International Education
Trinity Anglican College

I have been in the position of Director of International Education at Trinity Anglican School for ten years.

During this time, I have worked closely with Janine Bowmaker, Director of Banora International Group. I recommend her services to provide educational experiences for international students from around the world as she has proven to be consistent and dependable over these past years.

Janine has always been professional and organised with the programs we have put together and supportive of the education process. She is both reliable and flexible and always has the customer at heart. Janine has always added a personal touch and genuinely cares for the students and experiences provided to all international visitors.

I have developed a trusting, positive and long-lasting relationship with Janine over the last ten years and I would be happy to recommend her or her business to any client.

Mei Teh
Managing Partner
ustralia and Beyond Holidays

We have worked with Banora International Group since 2014, previously with Tour East and since the inception of Australia and Beyond Holidays.

They have an incredible school network and jointly manage the majority of our student groups. They also have quality assured host families for those groups that chose to stay in homestay.

In our industry, it is important to work with partners we can trust, who understand timelines, can manage pressure and that the client is number one.

I feel confident working with Janine and her team and highly recommend their services to any schools or agencies looking to work in the International Education market.

Who are our clients

Banora International Group provides exceptional, specialised services to a broad range of clientele worldwide. Our expert team and diverse range of products allows us to provide tailor-made programs and itineraries for Solo Travellers, Primary and Secondary School Groups, Higher Education Groups, Professional and Technical Visits, Group Travel of all ages. The proof of our quality service is showcased with more than 60% of our business being from repeat clientele.  

Our Partners and Affiliates