Planning Student Travel In A Time Crunch
The decorations are packed away and the holiday bills are arriving by bulk mail. Happy New Year! If you are an educator, you know exactly what the new year brings a crush of responsibilities and deadlines! The school year is now moving in fast forward, and covering curriculum, completing extra-curricular activities and wading through the multitude of tasks on your desk can be incredibly overwhelming!
If you travel with students, it’s also time to wrap up (or begin!) plans for the all-important student trip. If you are a seasoned veteran of student travel, you know that deposits have already been taken and it is now time to collect remaining payments, confirm dates with transportation and accommodations providers and work on rooming lists.
If you are new to planning student travel or if the new year has caught you off guard, relax! There is an abundance of travel resources available to make the entire process easier. A great starting point is Kaleidoscope Adventures (KA), a leading student tour operator for more than 25 years. KA’s founder and CEO is a former teacher, so the company understands your challenges and time constraints like no other. The team at Kaleidoscope Adventures is accessible, competent and incredibly knowledgeable. They have the inside scoop on the very best student destinations and will work with you to create an itinerary that meets your curricular goals and budget needs. Planning your student trip with KA is so easy and convenient- especially when time is not on your side!
Another valuable resource is the Student Youth Travel Association (SYTA), an organization that exists to promote and support the student and youth travel market. You’ll find tips for choosing great travel partners, planning, safety, and more on the SYTA website. It’s a comprehensive source for all things student travel.
Finally, you can always tap into online magazines like Teach & Travel or Student Travel Planning Guide. These publications highlight engaging student trips, tips and hacks for travel and safety protocol.
If the new year has taken you by surprise, you can breathe a bit easier when pulling together your student trip. These sites will help you streamline and save time and money. Unfortunately, though, you are on your own with those holiday bills!