What is the simplest way to impress students and parents when you arrange the next overseas trip?

Think study trips, and the chances are you probably think of endless days (and nights) on coaches and ferries.

Yes, the school party will get there, but hardly in comfort, and much of the time allocated to the visit will be taken up in travelling.

But there is a way around this, and these days a growing number of schools choose to travel by air, rather than coach and ferry.

Not only does this ensure that the school party arrives much more rapidly and without all the discomfort of the coach and ferry trip, but the decision to go by air also impresses students and parents. Suddenly the whole event is seen as thoroughly up-market.

Indeed, given that it is normally possible to fly from an airport near to the school to an airport close to the final destination, such arrangements can add up to three more days spent in the desired destination rather than on the road and at sea.

Additionally the school has the option of choosing the hotel that is right for you and your students, rather than one selected by the tour operator.

At German Travel Centre we understand that each group is unique, and we know the importance of finding out the exact needs of your individual group.

Better still, our reservation technology enables us to give you the most up-to-date travel options, all the time. We book and issue our own tickets enabling us to keep full control of your booking and ensure your journey meets your needs.

Furthermore, we are ABTA and ATOL holders you can be assured that you and your students are fully protected should the airline fail (as recommended by the Health and Safety Executive for schools).

Because we have so many locations to and from which we can fly, the best way to explore the possibilities is to either call one of our specialist group reservation advisors on 020 8429 2900 or email us at groups@germantravelcentre.co.uk with the details of your requirements.

You can also go to our website – www.germantravelcentre.co.uk/info/school-groups for more information.

Either way we’ll come back to you with our suggestions and prices. You’ll be surprised how much time can be saved and how low group air fares can be.