Travel Notes

Cheers to 40 Years!

May 5, 2022

Time 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!

We’ve seen eyes light up and lives changed

Whether it’s the bright lights of Broadway, the Pacific Ocean, the Parisian skyline, Main Street USA, an Alpine sunset or simply the first time a student has left their hometown, travel changes a person. We’ve had the privilege to watch hundreds of students step into their own as they explore the world around them – you can see their horizons expanding with every new itinerary stop. Some of these students will be inspired to pursue music, theatre or dance professionally after experiencing stunning live performances. Others will be driven to see even more of the world, having tasted travel for the first time. We’re so grateful for four decades of the front-row-seat views we’ve had for these beautiful moments – and can’t wait for decades more!

We’ve learned that planning is everything

So often we work with a client who has experienced a travel mishap. Perhaps it was a DIY student trip or an off-the-shelf travel experience that didn’t meet the mark. In forty years, we’ve learned that planning really is everything and that no amount of cost cutting or streamlining makes up for a poorly planned travel experience. We’re honored to partner with our clients, listening to (and REMEMBERING!) their unique needs and travel wish lists; then we get to work crafting customized itineraries and experiences for each one. When it comes to details, we leave nothing to chance, that way our clients can enjoy the experience as much as their students do.

We’ve seen things change … and stay the same

Forty years of evolving haircuts and laughable fashion choices later, we’ve seen a lot of changes. Especially when it comes to how student travel is coordinated. We’ve gone from all paper to digital to real-time connectivity and today, our clients can see every travel detail right on their phones. We’ve worked to stay one step ahead when it comes to technology that serves our clients. But one thing that hasn’t changed is our commitment to impeccable service. Every choice we make is in service of our clients’ needs, because they deserve seamless travel that allows them to focus on their students.

We’ve learned that relationships are the best part of travel

Which brings us to what we consider the best part of travel – relationships! We’re honored to work with so many long-lasting clients who trust us with their student travelers again and again. These relationships inspire us to learn, grow and evolve to exceed their changing needs. The relationships formed and strengthened on tour are just as important to us. Our travel experiences set the stage for students to make memories with their friends that will truly last a lifetime. And we love helping make every inside joke, iconic selfie and late-night bus giggle a reality.

We’re amazed that forty years has flown by so fast. What will the next forty bring? Well, that’s kind of up to you! Where are you dreaming of traveling with your students? Wherever that may be, we just can’t wait to take you there.

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