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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

Vol 14: Curtains Up, It’s Time For Broadway!

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“Curtain up! Light the lights!”
“There’s no business like show business!”
“Another op’nin’, another show!

Can you tell we’re excited for Broadway’s return in New York City??

With 41 Broadway theatres and hundreds of off-Broadway and off-off Broadway houses, theatre is as much of the heart of New York City as the Statue of Liberty and thin crust pizza. We’re eagerly counting down the days until we can be sitting in the audience again with family and friends experiencing some of the best live theatre in the world!

The past few weeks shows have been announcing their returns to the Great White Way!
• Wicked, Hamilton, Aladdin, Six, and more will all be back in mid-September 2021!!
• Hadestown will be reopening September 2nd!
• A new play, Pass Over, will be beginning Broadway performances August 4th!!

What shows are you most excited to see with us this year? When submitting your new tour request, be sure to let us know!

Keep Smiling and make it a terrific day!

Your Friends,
Junior Tours

Vol 13: Kickoff the summer with a free chaperone and referral points

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The weather has turned warm, your Memorial Day weekend barbeque is just a few days away, and we finally have Covid under control. Who could ask for more right now!

The travel industry is making a quick rebound. Hotels, airlines, and attractions are ramping up for a big turnaround in the months ahead.  We strongly urge you to contact Junior Tours today if you are thinking of setting up a trip for your students in 2022. It’s risk free and time is running out to lock in today’s prices for next year’s tours. Also, June 15th is the last day to book a trip and have an extra free chaperone included with your tour package.

If you have ever traveled with Junior Tours, then you know firsthand how amazing the experience is for your students.  Visiting America’s greatest cities can inspire them to achieve incredible things.  At some point, you probably have had a friend or colleague ask you for the name of a reputable travel company. Hopefully, Junior Tours came to mind. We are a family-owned business and rely heavily on word of mouth to sustain us. To show our appreciation, we will reward you with additional JTRIP Loyalty points for anyone that mentions your name in their tour quote request. As a reminder, points can be used to redeem gift cards from Amazon or Starbucks, electronics like an X Box or Kindle or even airline tickets. Please be kind enough share your Junior Tours’ experiences with anyone who might be looking for a new tour company.

Thank you all for your continued support and hope everyone has an amazing Memorial Day Weekend!

Your Friends,
Junior Tours

Vol 12: All Good Things

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While we’re not quite at that champagne moment where we can celebrate victory, we sure are close!

Over the course of just the last week, we passed a few major milestones:

  • Reported Covid cases are down 25% and new cases are trending down in all 50 states.
  • TSA announced more people traveled this week than in any other week since the pandemic began.
  • The CDC updated their guidelines to allow fully vaccinated people to resume activities without wearing a mask or socially distancing.
  • Washington D.C. has reopened most of the museums and attractions.
  • Broadway announced that they will reopen to full capacity in September.

Junior Tours is proud to share that we hosted eight more school groups.  All were groups that had to reschedule their travel plans last spring.  They enjoyed touring around Washington D.C., New York City, Philadelphia and Baltimore.

There are only a few weeks left in the school year.  If you’re considering a trip in 2022, this is a great time to get started. Junior Tours is running a promotion where we will include one extra free chaperone beyond our normal comp policy.  Please click here to get a quote and sample itinerary.

Have a great day!

Your Friends at Junior Tours

Vol. 11: Something to Talk About

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Thank you to everyone who participated in our Teacher Appreciation Giveaway! We got an incredible response and love everyone’s great taste in movies. Congratulations to our winners, Derek Phipps of Richmond VA and Cynthia Cheatwood of Orange Park FL. Your Massage Envy giftcards are on the way!

This week, we wanted to share with you a little taste of what it’s like to be a Tour Guide.

Being a tour guide is a fun, exciting, yet tough job. In addition to keeping up with current city trends, knowing the streets & layout, and coordinating all on-tour logistics, a tour guide also needs to be armed with tons of facts and trivia about the city’s history and culture.

Here are some of our city tour guide facts to share with your students or spark the conversation at your next family cookout.

Chicago is home to the world’s first brownie.  It was created at Chicago’s Palmer House, when Bertha Palmer, wife of millionaire hotelier Potter Palmer, requested a new dessert to serve at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition.

New York City is a great place to birdwatch! Off the 800 known North American bird species, 275 have made appearances in Central Park.

Philadelphia loves their pretzels! The average Philadelphian consumes 12 times more pretzels each year than the average American.

New Orleans, known for Jazz and…Opera? The first opera in America, Sylvain by Ernest Gretry, was performed in the city in 1796.

Washington D.C. is home to the “Highest Court in the Land.” It’s a basketball court on the top floor of the United States Supreme Court Building.

Atlanta has over 55 streets with “Peachtree” in their name and it’s possible that NONE are named for an actual peach tree.  Historians suggest they’re named after the Native American village of “Standing Pitch Tree” and the pronunciation corrupted over the years.

Orlando is home to the world’s largest McDonalds. Measuring in at a whopping 19,000 square feet, it’s definitely supersized!

Toronto is nicknamed “Hollywood North.” The 3rd largest film production venue in North America, 25% of Hollywood movies are filmed there.

Montreal is home to the world’s first hockey game! It took place in 1875 at the Victoria Skating Rink and, unsurprisingly, ended in a fight.

Do you have any favorite fun facts your past tour guides have shared with you? Post them in on our Journal page so everyone can enjoy!

And when you’re ready to get a jump on your 2022 trip, you can always contact us at or 1-800-631-2241.

We’d love to hear from you!

Have a fantastic week and stay tuned for Volume 12 of the JT Journal.

Your friends,

Junior Tours