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2015 Student Travel Planning Guide

August 31, 2014

Planning the Great Adventure By: Randy Mink – Managing Editor Traveling with more than 700 students on a train from London to Paris this past spring, I was impressed how the whole movement went off without a hitch. Thanks to the staffs of [...]

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 [...]

America’s Best Attractions: Top Picks in Four Categories

August 14, 2014

A water park or living history museum seems like a natural part of a student group trip. So does a safari park or an iconic shrine that reminds students of their country’s roots and its moral fiber. Such attraction categories represent just a few [...]

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, [...]

Best of the Best in Student Group Travel

August 28, 2013

To help teachers looking for ways to spice up their student domestic trips, the editors and writers of Student Travel Planning Guide have compiled lists of top attractions in various categories, from factory tours to shopping malls. We’re not [...]

Tour Operators and You

August 28, 2013

Some companies specialize in educational travel; a few arrange performance-group trips only. They plan every detail, from flights and meals to hotel rooming lists and late-night pizza parties. Finding a Good Student Tour Operator It’s simple to [...]

How to Capitalize on the Post-Trip Excitement

August 28, 2013

After-the-trip activities can include: Creating an online web page of tour pictures and participant comments, linked to the school website School bulletin boards featuring trip pictures A school-wide assembly focused on the tour Articles [...]

Global Trends in Foreign Language Demand and Proficiency

August 14, 2013

This desire has resulted in a total of 2 million language travel students in the world today, a figure expected to increase to 2.5 million by 2020. The language learning market is changing at rapid pace due to the globalization of the economy and [...]

11 Tips for Tapping into Fundraising Success

August 14, 2013

Here are 11 top tips that’ll ensure you rock your fundraising efforts and quickly get to where you want to go: 1. Be an Early Bird Everyone is guilty of procrastination at some point or another, but when it comes to fundraising, leaving things to [...]

Hotel Booking How To’s

August 14, 2013

Anyone who’s ever been involved in organizing a student trip knows that these adventures don’t just happen—they take hours and hours of planning. Keeping up with all the details can be overwhelming. Since hotels make up a disproportionately [...]

Student Travel Security

August 14, 2013

The student travel sector has grown exponentially over the past decade, with millions of middle school and high school students traveling to hundreds of destinations in the United States and throughout the world. The focus on security has [...]
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