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Happy National Teacher Appreciation Week!
This week, we want to celebrate all of YOU! The Fantastic Teachers and Educators of the World!

In honor of your special week, we are giving away two deep tissue muscle massagers!

To enter into our giveaway, we ask that you visit our blog here and tell us your favorite book you have read in the past year. This can be a book shared with your class, family, book club or read on your own time. Feel free to share more than more than one if you have multiple favorite books!

Two lucky winners will randomly be selected on Monday May 9th and notified via email of their winnings.

We wish you all the best and hope you all enjoy your week about YOU!

” A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite imagination and instill a love of learning”
~Brad Henry


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New York City has so much to offer any school group looking for an amazing educational experience. For theater and drama students though, there is no substitute for visiting the Great White Way. Seeing your first Broadway show is a seminal moment in any young, aspiring actor’s life. The ground-breaking performances, imaginative staging and breathtaking costumes are second to none. Our NYC drama itineraries include tickets to some of the best hit shows on Broadway.  This year our groups have seen or are going to see:
– Aladdin
– Beetlejuice
– Come From Away
– Dear Evan Hansen
– Hadestown
– Harry Potter
– Lion King
– MJ The Musical
– Moulin Rouge
– Mrs. Doubtfire
– Six
– Wicked
– Along with many off Broadway Shows

In addition to including tickets to these hit shows, we will also include the opportunity for your students to participate in a Musical Theatre workshop with an actor from one of the Broadway show (s) you will see. It’s an incredible opportunity to work with a professional actor and an experience your students will never forget.  We also offer many other terrific workshops including:
– Starting Out: Improvisation for the Unsuspecting
– Next Level Improvisation
– Professional Audition Experience
– Stage Combat
– Theatre Tech Workshop
– On Camera Workshop
– 11 O’Clock Number
– Broadway Musicals and The Joy of Singing in Them
– Okay, I’m Singing, But What Do I Do with My Hands?

Lastly, no New York City Drama Tour would be complete without touring some of NYC’s world-famous theaters.  Subject to availability, our groups have access to backstage tours of:
– Apollo Theater
– Carnegie Hall
– Hudson Theater
– Lincoln Center
– New Amsterdam Theater
– Radio City Music Hall

With the relaxation of the vaccine mandate, shows and tours are filling quickly. Don’t wait, contact Junior Tours today for a NYC Drama Tour quote and itinerary. This experience could be life changing for your students!


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Planning your next trip with Junior Tours just got a whole lot easier! We’re excited to announce that we have a new website for online registration and payments. There are many awesome new features that will make it a breeze to organize your trip with Junior Tours.

Some highlights include:
– Mobile Friendly App that allows you to email or text your whole group, or just a filtered list based on any criteria that you select.
– Accepts both credit card and Bank ACH payments.
– Monitor the payments and balances outstanding for all tour participants.
– TripMate insurance options are integrated directly into registration process.
– Dashboard showing the people who have paid, people who owe money, people who are on a waitlist and people who have canceled.
– Emergency Contact information for every tour participant is instantly accessible.
– Manages lists for airlines, bus, hotel, chaperones, etc.
– And much more!

Bottom line, we know how valuable your time is. Our new website is designed to make it simple to organize the details of the tour and relieve you from the responsibility of collecting money from the parents.


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This past week and upcoming weeks many schools are on break and out enjoying travel. During this time, Junior Tours will welcome more groups to Boston, New York City, Washington D.C. and Orlando than we had in the last three months combined. As they return, many group leaders will immediately begin the push to setup next year’s travel plans. They are keenly aware of how beneficial it is start planning early.

Your school calendar will quickly fill up with other activities and trips. It is very important to announce your travel plans to your students before others do. Just planting a seed this time of year is usually all it takes to ensure success ;-). This is particularly true now, as mask and vaccine mandates are being lifted nationwide. People want to get back to the way things were before the pandemic, and travel is at the top of their list.

Rising costs are another important reason to plan now. There is an expectation that inflation will linger in our economy for some time. It is a smart idea to lock in prices now.

And another great reason to plan ahead early- Junior Tours will include: ONE ADDITIONAL FREE CHAPERONE if you book your trip now and make a deposit by October 1st. The extra free tour can be used for a colleague or it can be used as a scholarship for a deserving student.

Don’t wait! Contact Junior Tours today. Our team of travel professionals is ready to assist you every step of the way. We will provide your students the absolute best travel experience at an affordable price. We will handle all of the details and make you look like a rockstar in front of your parents, students and administration.

Vol 20: Get Protected with TripMate

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As people return to travel in big numbers, it’s important to have a good understanding of how travel protection works.

Junior Tours is proud to announce we have partnered with Trip Mate on all new bookings. Trip Mate Travel Protection Insurance is the best way to give your travelers confidence about planning in a world with uncertainty. When each person registers online to travel – they will be given the opportunity to purchase travel protection, ranging in cost from 5%-7% of the trip cost.

Here a some of the benefits:

* 100% refund for cancellations due to medical or other covered emergency reasons
* 75% refund for Cancellations For Any Reason (CFAR)
* $20,000 medical expense on tour
* Travel Delay/Trip Interruption coverage
* Lost/Delay Baggage coverage
* $100,000 emergency medical evacuation
* $25,000 non-emergency medical evacuation
* A full Summary of Plan Benefits can be found here

Some group leaders are making it mandatory that all travelers purchase this protection. If you would like to review details in person, please feel free to call our office anytime at 1-800-631-2241.

VOL 19: SPECIAL PROMOTION – earn extra free chaperone

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Travel is back on, and we couldn’t be more excited about it!!

We’re preparing for a busy spring travel season ahead.   Even better, there is tremendous pent-up demand for travel in 2023.   Setting up a trip now for your students to New York, Washington, Orlando, Chicago or somewhere else will lift their spirits and give everyone something amazing to look forward to.

SPECIAL PROMOTION: Book a tour by June 15th and deposit by Oct 15th and we will include ONE EXTRA FREE chaperone or student scholarship.   This is the best opportunity to plan ahead and get preferred dates on your school calendar.   Also, you can lock in 2022 prices for a trip in 2023.   Be smart, start before the rush.


Vol. 18 Travel Is Back!!

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All signs point to Go! The international travel ban has been lifted. The hospitality industry is anticipating a surge in demand. New antiviral drugs are on the way and there is increased optimism that the pandemic will be over in early 2022.

There is still time to plan a trip with your students for this spring! Click Here to request a quote and itinerary.  We can quickly send you a proposal to share your administration, parents, and students.

Junior Tours is proud to offer the best cancellation and refund policies in the student travel industry.  Bar none.   With featured tours to Washington D.C., Orlando, New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Toronto, and more, we understand the importance of flexibility and confidence when booking a tour. To learn more about our policies visit the Junior Tours Promise for further details.

We at Junior Tours are ready to re-connect you and your students with the cities we all know and love. Contact us today and we will help give your students something exciting to look forward to!

Vol 17: The Best Cancel/Refund Policy in the Student Travel Industry. Bar None.

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We know you (or your administration) have concerns about planning a future trip.   What happens if something comes up and you can’t travel.   The Junior Tours Promise offers the most flexible terms and generous refunds in the student travel industry.  You will have total peace of mind knowing you have options to reschedule or cancel and receive immediate refunds.

Your students have missed out on a lot over the last year of the pandemic.  It’s time they have the opportunity to experience the many wonderful benefits of educational travel.

Junior Tours makes it easy.  Click here and let us know what interests you.  We will quickly email you an itinerary and itemized quote for an all-inclusive tour package.  We have posters, video and promotional materials to share with your group, as well as a great website to handle online registration and payments.

We are a family operated business and provide the highest levels of customer service at prices much lower than the competition.  Don’t wait another minute to fulfill your dreams of planning an incredible tour with your students!

G E T  S T A R T E D  T O D A Y

Vol. 16: Junior Tours Rewards & Incentives Program

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With the 2021-2022 school year underway we wanted to remind everyone of the Junior Tours Rewards and Incentive program- JTRIP! 

As a member of JTRIP, you have many easy ways to earn points that can be redeemed for fantastic prizes, including gift cards, apparel, electronics and free airline tickets. Program registration is automatic once you have received your first tour quote. After that, it’s easy to start accumulating points quickly by completing one of the actions below! 

200 points

– Submit Room List 6 weeks Prior to departure

– Submit Final Payment on time 

– Complete a Post Trip Survey 

250 points

– Refer a new person to Junior Tours 

500 points 

– Request a quote – welcome to Junior Tours!

– Book a tour for travel 

– If your referral books a tour with Junior Tours  

1000 points                                           

– Send us photos of your students while on tour 

2000 points                                           

– Bring 5+ travelers above contract minimum 

5000 points 

– Upon completion of travel

– Upon completion of your referral’s travel 

Throughout the year we also run special events where you can earn additional JTRIP Points. To kick off the 2021-2002 school year, we’re running one now: Email Us your birthday and your favorite birthday dessert! We will automatically add an additional 500 points. Fun Birthday Facts about Junior Tours; Rich was born 12/17 and he loves Donuts- Debra has a birthdate of 10/17 and loves Popcorn!

If you are interested in reviewing your current balance to see rewards you are eligible for, please visit JTRIP LOG IN. If further assistance is needed with your account please email us at We will be happy to assist. 

Thank you all for your support and we look forward to seeing everyone this travel season! 

Your Friends,

Junior Tours

Vol. 15: Thank You and Enjoy Your Summer

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Hello Friends,

This will be our last weekly newsletter until August. We’ll keep it brief so you can get back to enjoying the start of summer ; )  

  • This is the last chance to take advantage our special promotion for one additional free chaperone.  If you already received a quote, please contact us this week to put a hold on your dates and lock in the extra freebie.  If you have not received a quote yet, send us an email today, or fill out a form here. We’ll give you an extra two weeks to take advantage of the promotion.
  • We began this newsletter in early March and covered a wide range of topics including our JTrip Reward Program, fun tour guide facts, travel insurance, our updated cancellation policies and much more!  If you missed any, you can always check them all out on our website by clicking here.
  • The last month has been amazing!  After a yearlong hiatus, Junior Tours welcomed groups back to enjoy incredible experiences in Washington D.C., Philadelphia, New York City, and Williamsburg.  We missed planning your tours so much. It feels great to be back doing what we love. Thank you all for your support and encouragement during the pandemic. We truly appreciate it.
  • Despite recent labor shortages and higher inflation, Junior Tours is committed to presenting to our loyal clientele the best prices in the student travel industry in 2022.

Again, this will be the last newsletter until August. We’ll have some exiting news and new promotions to share then so stay tuned!

Thank you again for being a part of the Junior Tours family and we hope you have an amazing and relaxing summer. Every year of teaching is a challenge, but this year more than ever. Enjoy the break. You’ve earned it!

Talk to you in August!
Your Friends At Junior Tours