1. Confidence in your tour operator:
Schools need to be confident in the quality of their tour operators. Every year STUDYTRIPS is audited by independent experts to ensure compliance to every section in our code of practice. This assurance covers every part of your tour.
2. Confidence that your school tour will be properly arranged:
STUDYTRIPS follow current good practice when they organise your tour. This is specified in our safety management will be audited. This was developed by the STF with expert health and safety guidance.
3. Confidence in fair business practice:
Everybody wants the reassurance that their suppliers follow good practice and all deposits paid are safe and secure. Tour companies are only admitted to the STF if they are members of approved schemes offering that protection, are fully licensed for all types of tours and all clients
enjoy the considerable protection of UK consumer travel law (something that will not exist if you organise tours yourself). When you book your tour with STUDYTRIPS you are financially protected.
4. Confidence in your travel and accommodation partners:
You can rest assured, safe in the knowledge that STUDYTRIPS accommodation and travel partners meet our stringent health and safety standards and have a proactive, positive approach to customer care.
5. Confidence in advice and 24/7 support:
When surveyed last year, teachers told us that 24/7 on-tour support was major consideration when organising tours. In addition to the pre-tour audits and assessments of all suppliers undertaken, STUDYTRIPS offers 24/7 contacts and have a pre-prepared major incident procedure ready to implement.
Founded in 2003 and a not for profit organisation, the School Travel Forum’s Assured Member scheme won widespread recognition and support for the way it simplified and provided essential reassurance for leaders looking to organise school trips. With the subsequent launch of the LOtC Quality Badge, our standards were adopted as the benchmark for all companies operating Study, Sports and Cultural Tours for that award.