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Inflation Adaptations – How to Travel When Costs Rise

Travel NotesInflation Adaptations - How to Travel When Costs Rise By Tom Merrill, Travel ConsultantThe Duke was right: "Things Ain’t What They Used to Be." Though inflation has hit the student travel industry hard, we can adapt.   My first new car cost me...

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Ambassadors of Music: The Trip of a Lifetime

Travel NotesSummer is almost here, and we couldn’t be more excited! Our inaugural BRT Ambassadors of Music trips depart in just a few weeks for a life-changing international performance tour like no other. In late 2021, we announced that BRT would be relaunching...

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Seamless Student Travel: Avoiding Common Trip Pitfalls

Travel NotesAfter 40 years in student performance travel, we’ve learned a lot: about traveling with student musicians, working with school administration, keeping everyone safe on tour… you name it. With over 7,000 trips under our belts, we’ve also seen plenty of...

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Universal Orlando Resort: Three Tips for Your Trip

Travel NotesEvery year, Bob Rogers Travel takes at least 200 groups to warm, sunny Orlando, Florida, because this destination has it all – gorgeous weather, awesome performance opportunities and, of course, some of the best theme parks in the world. If you’re...

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Performing at Walt Disney World® Resort

Travel NotesOur founder, Bob Rogers, began taking students to Walt Disney World® Resort in 1971. Back then, Bob was a busy band director and hadn’t yet dreamed of starting his own travel company. Many of the first official Bob Rogers Travel trips included...

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How Travel Boosts Recruitment

Travel NotesCan you feel it? Spring is right around the corner, which means our nearly 40,000 spring break travelers are counting the days till they can hit the road and make incredible music together. But after the challenges of the pandemic, many schools are...

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Fly or Drive? How to Decide.

Travel NotesYou’re dreaming of a trip to a fantastic destination packed with performances and activities that your students will remember for the rest of their lives. But chances are, you haven’t spent much time thinking HOW you’ll get there – right? Transportation...

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Music is life-changing: Our Partnership with Music for All

Travel NotesHere at Bob Rogers, student travel is our passion, but music is our heartbeat. Our team is packed with veteran musicians, performers and music educators, each one with a unique story to share about how music has forever impacted their lives. That’s why...

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Paying for Travel Should be Simple

Travel NotesIf the idea of paying for student travel seems a little overwhelming, you’re not the only one who feels that way. We know, because questions about trip payments are absolutely the most common questions we receive – right next to safety on tour and trip...

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The personal touches that BRT provides. Your company gets to know the people they work with. I have never felt like a "number" with BRT.

Leslie Schmidt
Class Trip, 2018 DC tour
Columbia Central Junior High School


I appreciated the flexibility Bob Rogers showed us with the billing and various payments we had to make. We thought we were adding more and ended up not but you were great about giving us extra time to work out what we needed to on our end.

Loraine Wistrom
Band, 2017 Chicago tour
Plum Grove Junior High School


BRT is always on top of all details. Even when something has slipped through the cracks, changed, or something unexpected comes up, BRT is flexible enough to make the changes needed to make everything right. We have always been so well taken care of and the personal attention is what makes your company special.

Dameon Place
Band, ’18-19 Orlando tour
Pella Community High School


This was my 5th trip with Bob Rogers, and I appreciate the professionalism and also the willingness to work with me and my students to make each trip the very best it can be.

Trey Jacobs
Choir, ’18- 19 Atlanta &Tuscaloosa Tour
Nashville School of the Arts


You make the process so easy - step-by-step of what needs to be done, guidance along the way, available (and quick) to respond to questions and making me feel like me and my students are your priority.

Beth Vaughn
Choir, ’17-18 New York City tour
Bowling Green High School


The quality of service that you provided us with was second to none. The organization and communication were exceptional and we always felt we were in “the loop” on things both before and during the trip.

Bob Mecozzi
Band, ‘17-18 Orlando Tour
Amos Alonzo Stagg High School


BRT hands down has been the absolute best travel company I have worked with in my 18 years in education. My interactions with BRT have always been so much more than just traveling from one destination to another...the focus has always been on people and providing them with experiences of a lifetime.

Barry Houser
Band, ’17-18, Ireland tour
University of Illinois


From the scheduling, to planning, to overseeing, to leading, to customer service, everyone involved was courteous, prompt, and hospitable. Everyone did their jobs well and turned the trip experience into something better than we had anticipated.

David Dvorak
Band, ’17-18 Nashville Tour
Lakewood Middle School


Very Organized - even when problems develop. We've gone on enough trips with Bob Rogers to know how BRT operates - always first class, always prepared.

Joe Carl
Band, ’17 Los Angeles Tour
Sumner High School


The whole BRT team was extremely attentive, accommodating and reliable. Every detail was attended to and my stress level the entire trip was at an all-time low.

Joel Vanderheyden
Band, ’17-18 New Orleans Tour
Jefferson College

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