Am I CRAZY to book a trip?

Sep 16, 2021

Travel Notes

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(Spoiler alert: The answer is NO.)

Over the last nine months, we’ve talked to directors on every point of the trip-planning spectrum. Some couldn’t wait to finally get a trip on the calendar – more than 3,000 students have already traveled with us this year! Others took a longer view, booking trips in 2022 and beyond. And still others are keeping in touch, asking great questions and working with their administrations to keep their travel dreams alive. It’s been our privilege to navigate this wild season with each one of our client partners, meeting them where they are and serving them the best way we can.

One common question we get is – Am I CRAZY to book a trip right now??

We confidently answer NO. You’re absolutely not crazy. And here’s why:

  • Your investment is protected. Our BRT Trip Assurance Program protects your investment and offers the peace of mind you need. If your group must cancel your trip, we’ll go the extra mile to ensure that the highest refund possible goes back to you. We also offer additional “Cancel for Any Reason” insurance, to give you even more reason to book with confidence.
  • Your students’ safety is our top priority. We’ve always had consistently reviewed and updated student safety best practices. But nothing is more important than our travelers’ peace of mind; so we introduced BRT Cares to offer even more assurance that your students will travel clean, confidently and memorably.

    Our policies are guided by our physician-led Medical Advisory Committee and remain fluid to meet ever-changing needs of our tour groups and local jurisdictions.

  • We’re traveling. Every month, everywhere. We know the road because we’ve been on the road! For the last year, we’ve been consistently traveling so we understand how travel has changed and also how much it’s stayed the same. Destinations have largely returned to normal and are ready for your visit whenever you are.
  • Over 48,000 students and 550 groups have a BRT trip on their calendars for the coming school year. It’s true. We have travelers from 36 states planning to travel with us in our next travel season. So if you thought you’re crazy for wanting to book a trip, you’re clearly in good company! These groups understood that having a trip on the calendar could give their programs some much needed excitement along with a sense of normalcy. Many are reporting better student retention and recruitment as well. 

So perhaps the better question is – Am I crazy to WAIT to plan a trip? We’ll leave that answer up to you. But don’t wait too long – there’s still some availability for the 2022 travel season and you don’t want to miss out! You also don’t want to miss our upcoming blog posts, so sign up here and get them delivered right into your inbox. We can’t wait to share all the exciting updates we have in store for this school year. See you soon!


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