A new year brings new opportunities to provide your students with the enriching experience of educational student tours and travel. With so many educational tour companies out there, you may feel overwhelmed when deciding which company will offer the best trip for your students, even amid the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
To make your life easier, here is a comprehensive checklist to consider while you are planning a tour or trip for your students so you know exactly what to look for when choosing a student tour company.
The uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic over the past two years has forced many tour companies to suddenly cancel trips due to safety concerns and travel restrictions. Additionally, you may need to cancel suddenly if you or your students have tested positive for COVID-19 prior to the trip. Make sure the student tour company that you decide to book with has a reliable COVID-19 insurance plan in place that guarantees a refund if you need to cancel your trip.
Local, Knowledgeable Tour Guides
Choosing a tour company who partners with local tour guides who know the areas and attractions you are touring like the back of their hand can make all the difference. When you are researching tour companies, check to make sure there will be experienced staff on-site during the tour who knowthe area and are always available should you need to make a last-minute decision or change.
Partnerships with Companies Who Follow COVID-19 Safety Protocols
In addition to having their own COVID-19 safety protocols in place,responsible tour companies will partner with hotels and motor coach companies who are implementing enhanced cleaning and safety protocols. When exploring your tour company options, look for a company with clearly outlined COVID protocols and reliable partners.
Affordable, Competitive Pricing
The cost of booking a trip with a student travel company is an important deciding factor. Look for a company that is transparent about their pricing and provides a comprehensive quote for the trip that includes lodging, food, security and transportation. A reliable company with affordable priceswill stand out among the rest.
Quality Google Reviews
When you are choosing an educational tour company, looking at each company’s Google Reviews can tell you a lot about their customer service and overall experience. Be on the lookout for companies who have taken down their Google Reviews, this may be a bad sign that they received many negative reviews within the past few years. Choose a tour company with positive Google Reviews displayed proudly.
Son Tours Checks All the Boxes
With a 95% client retention rate, an A+ Better Business Bureau rating, and glowing Google Reviews from our valued customers–Son Tours stands out among the rest as a leader in educational student travel. Our team of experts checks all the boxes when it comes to providing the best educational experience for you and your students. We offer customizable itineraries, easy rebooking and competitive, affordable pricing that take the stress out of planning a student trip.
Your students’ safety has always been our top priority. At Son Tours, we partner with trustworthy hotel and transportation companies who are implementing enhanced cleaning and safety protocols. We also understand that during the pandemic some things are out of your control, so our company offers an industry-leading COVID Protection Plan (CPP). The CPP allows participants to receive a 100% refund of their tour price if they need to cancel due to COVID-19.
Contact Son Tours to book your student educational tour today!