Travel Notes

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Cheers to 40 Years!

Travel NotesTime flies when you’re having fun! Here at BRT, we’re celebrating 40 years of amazing student travel experiences and looking back on all that we’ve seen and learned along the way. And trust us, after 7,000 trips with 600,000 students, we’ve seen it all!...

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Who needs a travel planner?

Travel NotesEvery year, we meet student groups who swear they’ll never travel again. Their stories are almost always the same: There were just too many logistics. We spent more than the trip was worth. Our plans changed and we lost so much money. Planning this trip...

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Big City Dreams: Our Top Five Destinations for Performers

Travel NotesStudents across the country are hitting the road this spring, bound for awesome destinations with amazing performance venues and selfie-worthy attractions. But where should YOU go with your student performers? Today, we’re shining the spotlight on five...

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Build in 2022: Six ways travel can help your program grow

Travel NotesHappy New Year, travelers! We couldn’t be more excited about everything we’ve got planned for 2022 (and beyond!); but more importantly, we can’t wait to see how travel will impact students, directors and programs across the country this year.  We have...

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Worry-free travel = three-fold protection

Travel NotesAfter months of putting travel dreams on hold, we’re thrilled to be back on the road with students once again. Directors from all over the country have a performance tour waiting on the calendar; they’re confidently planning with us, dreaming up new...

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Bob Rogers Travel Launches Ambassadors of Music Program

Travel NotesLegacy travel experience takes nominated music students to destinations across Europe   NAPERVILLE, IL – Bob Rogers Travel, a performance and education group travel provider, announces the launch of Ambassadors of Music, a fifteen-day music...

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Navigating travel requirements – it’s easier than you think

Travel NotesWelcome back to the blog, travelers! Today we’re talking about travel requirements – a hot topic among directors, parents and well, pretty much everyone these days. Our team has been traveling consistently this year, so we’ve had a front row seat to the...

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Broadway is BACK!

Travel NotesThe long season of empty stages is finally over – Broadway has reopened to the world and we couldn’t be more excited! September marked the triumphant return of the world’s most incredible shows, bringing joy back to New York City’s Theatre District and...

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Am I CRAZY to book a trip?

Travel Notes(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...

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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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