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Association of British Orchestras + boomerang carnets UK

Friday, February 17, 2023

NOW is the time to plan for the spring tour season.

Boomerang carnets® UK sponsored the Association of British Orchestras (ABO) annual conference this year in Leeds, February 1-3.  The ABO annual conference is a major event of the year drawing over 350 delegates from orchestras both within the U.K. and abroad.  As both an ABO member and sponsor, Boomerang was honored to sponsor the lanyards worn by attendees.     

A warm welcome and thanks to Judith Webster, newly appointed Chief Executive, and the talented team at ABO for a great conference and for all the support throughout our years of partnership.  

Cultural exchange is essential to the life of any orchestra. 

Boomerang strives to serve orchestras and musicians by providing the kind of service and value they have come to expect with their ATA Carnet when planning an international tour.  Throughout our 36 years in business, orchestras and musicians have come to rely on our expertise.  Our customer service is available 24/7 to guide you through any questions you may have.  Our Strategic Partner Network, cultivated over our many years in business, is a “Boomerang Benefit” that will support your planning needs and tour.

Curt Wilson, Managing Director of boomerang carnets UK shares an exclusive offer to ABO members planning an international tour and are in the process of looking to secure an ATA Carnet. 

Be ready for the spring tour season. We will beat your best quote and go 20% under them.”

The ATA Carnet is an internationally accepted customs document for temporarily exported merchandise or goods.  It allows cross border movement of those goods import-duty and -tax free into 87+ carnet countries and territories for up to a year.  The ATA Carnet is known as the Merchandise Passport for boomerang freight® and ideal for professional equipment, goods, or commercial samples moving in and out of countries. ATA Carnets make international orchestra tours affordable and secure.

Boomerang’s Tradition Supporting Orchestras.

In 2002, we worked with the League of American Orchestras (LOAO) to initiate the Carnets “Play the World” ATA Carnet program for orchestras and musicians touring internationally.  The program minimizes the major financial obstacle individual musicians previously encountered when pursuing itineraries outside their orchestra’s schedule when on tour and still support the U.S. orchestras as they travel the world on tour.

In 2010, we began offering Grants to cover registration costs to the LOAO’s Midwinter Managers Meeting, as well as to the League’s National Conference.  Thirty-seven grants have been awarded totaling over $20,000.  A limited number of Carnets "Play the World" Grants are also awarded each year to a select group of Association of British Orchestras (ABO) members.  Have you heard about the Carnets Play the World Grants?  For more information and to Download the 2023 application, click HERE

If you would like to know more about ATA Carnets for your business, organization, orchestra, small musical group, or for yourself, call us.  Boomerang’s Carnet Specialists can answer any questions you may have.  We are here to assist you 24/7, just call the Carnet Helpline® 1-800-ATA-2900 |1-800-282-2900 or email us.  Also, if you want to ship by cargo, Boomerang has freight forwarder partners who can deliver your carnet to you, as well as handle your freight.  Ask about our Boomerang Freight Solutions® when you call or email us.  

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