Band Travel: Band Directors Hire Experienced Tour Operators For Better Student Experience

Planning a student trip or group tour takes time and expertise.

Planning a group tour takes time, expertise and involves multiple service providers. Airlines, bus and motor coaches, attractions, accommodations, and restaurants all have different considerations. An experienced tour operator will seamlessly coordinate your group’s entire trip-making it easier for you and more impactful, memorable and fun for your students.

Tour operators are often given additional discounts from suppliers, since they buy in bulk. The can also negotiate free travel for your group’s organizer.

There is a way to make this process simpler for you. Here are 10 great reasons you should hire a tour operator for your next trip.

    1. Save Time and Energy:
      There is a lot to do when taking a group of students on a trip. By hiring a tour guide to plan your travel you can focus on more important things. Your time and energy can go to parent meetings, fundraisers, and preparing your students.
    2. Resources and Buying Power:
      Travel industry experience and relationships that allow bargaining power. Since we work with these companies often, we have developed relationships with them. Tour operators are often given special discounts and travel considerations.
    3. Insurance:
      What happens if someone gets hurt on your trip? Tour Operators carry general/professional liability insurance. This means you and your trip are covered in case of any injury or property damage due to misrepresentation.
    4. Safety Due Diligence:
      Safety is always a concern when traveling with students and groups. Tour operators insure suppliers are in compliance with federal safety standards and better business practices appropriate to the age of the group.
    5. Destination Knowledge:
      Travel guides have visited the area before. They know the lay of the land and where the best food is. By having an experienced tour operator with you, you save time trying to navigate a new city on your own. Onsite travel experience that can ensure value added trip design and packaging.
    6. Financial Ease and Cost Efficiency:
      Pre-payment, all-inclusive packaging allows budgeting with greater certainty. Since we are handling the arrangements, you only have one payment to make. We can handle budgeting and set up payment plans customized for your needs.
    7. Experienced Staff:
      We are reputable travel professionals who understand the flow of your itinerary. This means your trip is planned to ensure efficiency in travel time.
    8. Operational Structure:
      We have done this before. We have processes in place to make sure things run smoothly. From payment collection, to getting teachers, parents, and students the information they need. Our attention to detail is a guarantee.
    9. Multiple City Itineraries:
      If your trip includes more than one city, there is an added layer of complexity. Ensure smooth travel by relying on the experience and expertise of a tour operator. We can make sure your travel time is efficient, and avoid common pitfalls.
    10. Special Needs Management:
      Do you have a student or group member who needs specific accommodations? We know who to ask and what to ask for. Whether you are traveling internationally or domestically. We can make sure your needs are handled flawlessly to ensure maximum enjoyment of your trip.

For assistance with your next trip, contact Peak Performance Tours at 800-220-0165 or

Bruce L. Rickert | President
Peak Performance Tours / American Journeys International
Phone: (215) 598 8690
Fax (267) 483 8251
Skype: bruce.rickert