How to Make It Happen

Major Factors Why More Schools Don’t Travel

August 19, 2016

In fact, 6 of 10 school trip participants indicate that participation in a school trip increased their desire to travel more while 55% said it gave them more intellectual curiosity. And in today’s society where it seems we’re more divided than [...]

Find Adventure Tourism for Every Taste in Australia

April 9, 2015

So you’ve got a group looking to create the ultimate adventure that gets their pulses pounding, but still keeps them within a stone’s throw of civilization? That’s a tough nut to crack. The areas of the world where true adventure awaits are [...]

9 Essential Student Cruise Planning Tips

January 8, 2015

When it comes to creating a student cruise group, here are a few tips to keep in mind: Under the Homeland Security Act, passports are a requirement for any travel outside the United States, so it’s critical to make sure your student group members [...]

Teaching Responsible Tourism to Students

August 14, 2014

The world is vast yet small. Over the last 50 years a continual stream of exotic and once unreachable destinations have come within the traveler’s grasp, but not always with the best of results. Over-trafficking and loose regulations of pristine [...]

Tech Tools: Toward a Paperless Travel Experience

August 14, 2014

The days of lugging around bulky files full of itineraries, backup records, emergency contact information and the like for your group while on tour are long since over. Today’s group leader has a varied arsenal of tech tools at her disposal to [...]

I Love a Parade

August 14, 2014

Cheering crowds. Colorful floats and balloons. Heart-pumping music and entertainment. There’s nothing quite like a parade, especially if you’re performing in one. For marching bands and performance groups, parades are a culmination of practice, [...]

Study Abroad Opportunities for High School Students

August 14, 2014

In a globalized society, the ability to speak a foreign language is becoming more than a hobby or a line at the bottom of a resume. There is no doubt that the demand for bilingual employees has been steadily rising over the past decade. Some [...]

70 Hacks for Student Travel Planning

August 14, 2014

Anyone who’s ever organized a trip for their students know these adventures don’t just happen—they take hours of careful planning and a team of competent individuals ready, willing and able to assist. Whether it’s choosing a hotel, [...]

Advice for Teachers Planning a Student Trip

April 9, 2014

What needs to happen 30 days prior? The date is circled on the calendar and it’s coming up quickly. What seemed like forever when you reserved space is not breathing down your neck. Or so it seems. Thirty days prior to departure shouldn’t be a [...]

Timeline for Planning a Student Trip – 3 Months Prior

April 8, 2014

Having booked their student group trip months ago, many teachers view the time period between 90 days and departure as dead time. Hardly. While a surge of reservations have come in early, there are still many kids and parents on the fence. Continue [...]

New App Captures and Shares Your Group’s Memories

March 4, 2014

David Martinson, president and CEO of PhotoVision Inc., comes from a long line of photographers, starting with his grandfather, who took slides. Nowadays, of course, pictures are taken in a totally different way. “Today, people take 500 pictures [...]

Tips for School Trip Planning – Six to Nine Months Prior

February 7, 2014

You’ve made the decision to sponsor a trip for your students and the initial work has been done. You have your destination, dates, price and early promotional material in place. You should also have a few early sign-ups by this point. Like a game [...]

How to Establish a Student Trip Planning Timeline

December 30, 2013

As a teacher, parent or school administrator, when planning a student group trip it’s important to know what needs to happen when. From an outsider’s perspective it may seem that these trips come together in a relatively short period of time, [...]
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