When the government suggested that schools should look for efficiency savings by being more active in comparing prices for products and services, they forgot one thing. A simple thing, but still something quite fundamental.
Suppliers give discounts for two reasons. One is to get a one-off sale, and one is to help develop a long-term relationship with the school.
As I am sure you know, it is the latter – the long-term relationship – that most suppliers of substance look for, and that is certainly the case for us. Of course, we never demand a school only uses ourselves, but what we do offer are loyalty discounts to schools that make us their preferred supplier of their study trips.
We arrange over 800 school visits per year for nearly 30,000 young adults – not as package deals but as trips built around each school’s needs and wants.
We are passionate about what we do and are committed to providing your students with an unforgettable experience that will live long in their memories.
By giving StudyTrips the option of quoting for each school visit, and thus making us a preferred supplier, we offer generous rebates based on annual spend, concessions, and loyalty discounts.
We can also help with event sponsorship (such as for end of year exhibitions), with the development of your inclusion policy (sponsoring free places for those who deserve but don’t have money to travel), employer talks, and work experience.
We can also arrange school visits to discuss the tour and parent evening presentations.
Additionally, you’ll receive expert advice from a trained and experienced dedicated Account Manager and help to complete LEA risk assessment documentation.
Our tailor-made tour programmes maximise travel budgets and are based on stringent quality control procedures, robust duty of care policy, including 24/7 help, and local representatives to offer on-the-spot assistance plus full financial protection through our ABTA and ATOL bonding.
What I would like to do, with your permission, is to arrange for my colleague Kate Erskine to come to your school and talk with you about the trips you are considering and how we can help develop them.
I do hope you’ll want to meet Kate and discuss future study trips, our safety record, and the sort of discounts and refunds that can be obtained by schools that make us their preferred supplier.
To arrange a visit, or if you have any questions, please do email me at ABarnett@studytrips.co.uk or call me on 0845 026 4661.