Travel Notes

BRT: Consistency You Can Count On

In 1981, when Bob Rogers launched a company to serve the unique travel needs of music educators, he set an incredible adventure into motion. 

Over more than four decades, we’ve changed so much, evolving to meet the changing needs of educators and students, adopting new technology, fighting inflation and growing from Bob alone to a team of more than 50

But while some things have changed, much of what we do remains exactly the same. We’re proud of the consistency we offer our clients, which stems from the values and principles Bob established so many years ago. Here’s what you can expect when you work with us: 

We’ll always put our clients first.

Ask Bob what the most important factor in BRT’s success has been, and he’ll quickly reply: “That’s easy. Relationships! Numbers one through ten are relationships.”

It’s our privilege to build relationships with directors like you, learning about your program’s history, your goals, your students and your vision for your trip. Everything starts with your needs, which is why every trip is customized and no two are alike. 

We’ll always prioritize student safety. 

Student safety has been our top priority from the beginning. We’re constantly updating our safety standards and procedures with guidance from experts in the field.

That’s why we’re so proud to be recognized as a Certified Student Travel Organization.  The CSTO certification is awarded to companies who have met or exceeded the minimum of 25 safety standards established by the Center for Student Travel Safety and the Student and Youth Travel Association (SYTA). To date, only 13 student travel companies have earned this recognition.

We’ll always mind the details.

“I’m a former director myself,” says Bob, “and what we do is like rehearsing a band. There’s the same attention to detail.”

There are literally thousands of details that comprise a successful trip – and we want to make sure you don’t have to worry about any of them.

As an educator, your plate is stacked high with responsibilities. Our job is to take travel planning off your plate, so you can focus on your students and the music. 

We’ll always be proudly independent. 

Operating for over 40 years doesn’t happen by accident. We’ve been family-owned since our inception – today, the company is run by Bob’s children, Tami and Todd. We’ve always managed our business with stability as a priority, opting for steady, deliberate growth while remaining debt-free.

We don’t have shareholders or outside investors to answer to.  So we only answer to the people who really matter – our educators.

We’ll never choose profit over what’s right.

When you book a student travel experience with us, you deserve the peace of mind that your investment is protected. Our Trip Assurance Program allows travelers to book confidently, knowing that their trip costs will be refunded if future challenges arise. 

We’ll never plan an average experience for you.

Your students can’t earn “first chair” with an average effort, right? Here at BRT, a “first chair” performance is the standard we hold ourselves to.

Every tour we dream up is packed with experiences your students will remember forever. From performance venues to clinics to museums and other attractions, each customized itinerary is designed to make moments that matter – and memories that last.

We’ll always be by your side.

You know your program inside and out. We know student travel inside and out. Our partnership is where the magic happens.

We’ve designed our company so that you’ll have a dedicated travel consultant and coordinator throughout the entire process. You’ll know them by name, so if a question or challenge arises, you’ll speak to someone who’s already up to speed on your trip.

And throughout the trip itself, you’ll have a dedicated tour director with you. Our tour directors are knowledgeable about our destinations and are in constant communication with our home office, so we can handle whatever life (or weather) throws your way.

In short, we’ll start with your vision and your goals, design a customized trip for you and make the whole process as seamless as possible. That’s what Bob had in mind when he started BRT in 1981, and that’s exactly what we do today.

We’d love the opportunity to meet you and learn more about your dreams for your next trip. Reach out today and let’s start dreaming together!

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