Student Travel Planning Advice

A Call to Serve

October 10, 2017

What is Voluntourism? A relatively new word, voluntourism is gaining momentum as part of the student travel experience. Volunteer experiences connect students to the larger world. Rather than just visiting historical and touristy sites, through [...]

Recipe for a Top 10 Student Destination

August 9, 2017

Destinations across the world take pride in being named a Top 10 Destination for student groups. But what does that really mean and how does a destination earn the distinction? What common elements do these top places share? How hard is it for a [...]

STEM Tours Encourage Future Leaders

June 16, 2017

According to the National Student Clearinghouse, degrees in STEM fields have incrementally increased between 2004 and 2014 among men and women. Thanks to the recent implementation of national STEM programs, summer camps and efforts by schools across [...]

Best Practices in Choosing Hotels for Student Groups

June 12, 2017

Group leaders often feel angst when making choices about group travel. One of the major decisions is choosing a hotel for their student group.   Staying within budget and thoughts of safety combined with a good night’s sleep may leave group [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]
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