ABCs of Choosing a Student Tour Operator

Knowing the ABCs of choosing and working with a tour operator will ensure a successful pre-tour, on-tour and post-tour experience for your student group

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If you’re overseeing your school’s extracurricular travel programs, or directly involved in the planning and implementation of school-sponsored trips, undoubtedly you’ve been solicited by tour operators wanting to handle your business.

Generally speaking, the more complex the trip, the better off you are in working with a tour operator. One-day jaunt to the local theme park? This is something you can likely handle on your own. Seven-day visit to London and France? Best to trust a reliable student tour operator.

But how do you find and select a tour operator that’s right for you? This decision shouldn’t be based on who has the shiniest website or slickest presentation. Or heaven forbid, the brother-in-law of one of the parents.

If you’re facing this decision, this whitepaper will rescue you. Know Your ABCs When Choosing a Tour Operator is a handy resource that will help you properly vet and develop a strong working relationship with a tour company.

Author Lisa S. Curtin has over two decades of experience on the frontlines of one of the world’s largest student tour operators. Having worked with thousands of school groups, nobody’s more qualified in helping guide smart purchase decisions and ensuring a smooth sailing.

This whitepaper is available as a free download. It’s loaded with critical tips and tactics for teachers, principals, PTA moms and school administrators on selecting the right tour company and properly managing the entire experience for your students and parents.

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Topics include:

  • Budgeting principles
  • Cancellation policies
  • Handling emergencies
  • Flight cancellations
  • Hotel protocol
  • Travel insurance
  • Chartering motorcoaches
  • Tips for working with parents
  • Restaurants
  • Developing itineraries
  • Safety and security

Plus over a dozen more! This guide also includes a host of resources that will aid your student travel experience.

If you’re involved in shaping your school’s travel policy, it’s important to know the ins and outs of working with tour operators. Download and read the free guide today and you’ll be better prepared for your next journey!