Taking away the stress of booking an overseas school trip

Organising a school trip can be a little stressful, but now there is a way around the problem.

The thought of having to put together another overseas school trip for students can be a less than thrilling prospect, what with all those time-consuming arrangements to sort out, in particularly organising the booking of the coach, the ferry crossings, the coach again, and possibly train journeys in between.

But now there is an alternative – one which reduces the travelling time and avoids these numerous inter-connecting parts of the journey.

And that is to fly to your chosen destination.

You may be surprised to find that the cost of the flights can be less expensive than travel by conventional methods as bulk buying by the school can push down airline prices.

And this is where GTC Travel Group can help. One of our travel advisors will process everything from your initial enquiry through to the production of tickets, making this a smooth and stress free transaction.

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 that your journey meets your needs.

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

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@gtctravelgroup.com with the details of your requirements.

You can also go to our website for more information. 

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Expedition Mapping for Schools

A massive amount of hard work and dedication goes into school expeditions generally and into achieving a DofE award in particular. Everybody in the team needs to know that they can rely completely on all their equipment.

The OS map is just one small, but nevertheless crucial, part of this. Plastic-coated mapping has not been around that long, relatively speaking, but nobody these days would think of sending a student out with anything less. Unluckily, the fact that the map now appears to be ‘indestructible’ means that it is often treated with rather less respect than it actually deserves.

This is why, ten or more years ago, we at Outstanding Map Distributors came up with the Outstanding All-Weather Map. With our own in-house wide format encapsulation facilities, we decided it was time to create our own brand using plastic which would be tough enough to resist everything our own teenaged children could throw at it. The result was the OAWM – an OS map coated in tough polyester which would withstand being used as a groundsheet and a group umbrella and still come up smiling. We packed it in a useful transparent sleeve printed with compass and scale rules and sent it out with smiles on our faces….

The next problem was to make sure that the maps didn’t get lost…..

Here again we realised we could help by fixing a sticker to the cover of the map before it went through the encapsulation machine. The text can be anything you want: the School’s name, logo and contact details or the student’s name and telephone number are both very popular. You send us the stickers and we do the rest. If you print the stickers yourselves we won’t even charge you!

In short, OAWM is a great choice for your School’s mapping needs. Phone or email us today for more details.

Outstanding Map Distributors Ltd. Trevarrick Mill, Trevarrick Road, St Austell., Cornwall, PL25 5JN
email: sales@outstandingmd.co.uk Tel: 01726 69442 Fax: 01726 69455