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2017 and Beyond – Four of the latest trends in student travel

April 20, 2017 by Bob Rogers Travel

In celebrating our 35th anniversary, we’ve spent as much time looking back as we have looking forward. Anticipating our clients’ evolving needs and staying one step ahead of how our industry is changing are just some of the reasons we’ve grown the way we have. To provide the best, most current guidance for our clients, our team of travel experts monitors travel trends and works closely with the Student & Youth Travel Association. As you’re dreaming and planning for your first (or next) student travel experience, take advantage of our research and trend forecasts:

New-to-you destinations

While some …

The BRT Legacy: Making moments that matter for 35 years

April 6, 2017 by Bob Rogers Travel

In November of 2016 we officially marked our 35th year of being in business. And while that month was special and celebrated, we’ve gifted ourselves this whole year to commemorate our journey, reflect on how we’ve changed and dream of what’s to come.

A Small Start

We love our humble beginning because the heart behind BRT hasn’t changed one bit in our 35 years. Bob Rogers, a veteran high school band director, saw the magic that educators and musicians bring to student travel planning. They know how deeply impactful and life-changing travel is for students – both in the …

Itinerary Building: Behind the scenes at BRT

March 23, 2017 by Lisa Kennedy   |  Tags: ,

You may have heard us say that there are no “off the shelf tours” here at BRT – but what does that mean? Today we’re giving you a look into how we create each and every itinerary from the ground up.

It starts with a conversation

We lay the foundation for your itinerary from the first conversations we have with you. One unconventional way we learn more about your travel goals is by asking this question that gets to heart of the matter – “What are your first thoughts when you think of (your destination)?” Those answers (along with your …

Five things to do (and five things NOT to do) on your student tour

March 9, 2017 by Bob Rogers Travel

Thirty-five years of traveling with students has taught us more about what to do and what NOT to do than any guidebook ever could. We’ve navigated through just about every possible student scenario and kept careful track of what works and what doesn’t – whether we’re planning in the office or on the road with our tour groups. Want the inside scoop on our best tips for traveling with students? Of course you do!

DO THIS!

Count the kids! The simplest tip is the best. And taking a headcount before you leave any location is one of the best …

The travel factor: How traveling affects students

February 23, 2017 by Bob Rogers Travel

“Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.” – Mark Twain

As educators, most of us would definitively agree that student travel benefits everyone – the student traveler, parents and teachers. We quote Mark Twain and Thoreau and Saint Augustine. We talk about how travel changes lives and opens minds, improves participation in the classroom and ultimately builds strong programs. And we know all of this to be true, because as a team, we’ve served as both educators and travel planners for over 35 …