6 Resolutions to get More from Your Performance Tour
New Year’s resolutions have always helped guide me and my family toward making positive changes in the year ahead. As you look toward your next tour, I invite you to make a performance travel resolution. From trying something new to improving group fundraising, these six performance travel resolutions can help you get the most out of your next tour.
Find New Experiences in a Place You Have Already Been
Resolve to experience something new on your next tour. Whether it be a new restaurant, attraction, or performance venue, your group’s favorite destination likely has much you and your students have yet to discover. A new year also brings brand new experiences and attractions to the most popular performance travel destinations and Disney Parks, meaning there is almost always something new to experience.
Visit a New Destination
Resolve to visit someplace new with your group. From New York to Los Angeles and many stops in between, each city celebrates their own unique history, culture, and music that will both expand students’ knowledge and encourage them to think in new ways. (If you are ready to discover a new destination, we have the ideas to help get you started.)
Resolve to plan a performance tour abroad. Thanks to a steady increase in the number of international flights, international travel is becoming more accessible. Furthermore, the strength of the U.S. Dollar helps your money go further after you arrive. Performing in a European cathedral, and gaining new perspectives on music from clinicians abroad, are experiences that students will carry with them for a lifetime. If you’re ready, these past internationally focused blog posts are an excellent place to take the first step.
Travel during a Different Time of the Year
Resolve to change the time of year that you travel. Holidays can make your performance tour even more memorable, be it a patriotic Fourth of July trip, or a performance during Holiday Parades or Bowl Games. Additionally, traveling outside of the busy months of March and April can mean less crowds and a much better chance of getting in to your preferred attractions, clinics, and performances.
Become More Tech Savvy
Resolve to add technology to your tour. In this highly connected age, leveraging the functionality of mobile apps is a way you can ensure your tour stays organized. Additionally, students already have – and love – their devices, making adoption within your group easy. Here are some of best apps to use before tour, during tour, and while abroad.
Become a Fundraising Champion
Resolve to make this your best year for fundraising. Fundraising has become a key component of many successful tours, and helps make travel accessible to those who may otherwise be unable to afford it. If fundraising hasn’t been a top priority in the past, resolve to take the first step towards increasing your efforts this year. Our guide will take you through ways to both maximize and track your efforts.
I hope you will join me in making a resolution for the New Year, and if you need any help or guidance I’m always here to help. All of us at BRT wish you a happy and successful new year.
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