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Vol. 4: Junior Tours: A Company You Can Trust

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Happy Wednesday!   Have you been keeping up with the latest from Junior Tours?  If not, click here to be brought up to date with the most recent news in travel.

After a long year of social distancing, we’re all looking forward to the days ahead when reconnect with each other.   Conditions are steadily improving.   Now is the right time to plan ahead for travel with your students.   Junior Tours is a company you can trust.  For those not familiar, here’s some background about who we are:

  • 45 years of experience operating as a family business.
  • No pushy commissioned salespeople, just a team of travel professionals helping you look good in front of your parents and administration.
  • Our phones are answered by a live person during business hours. No automated switchboards.
  • Our company has a strong balance sheet with no debt. Unlike other companies in our industry, we are not owned by banks and have never declared bankruptcy. 9/5.0 rating on Google Reviews.  We are in this business for the long haul.
  • Every group who cancelled during the pandemic received their refund with 30 days of cancellation.
  • More than a half million students, from all 50 states and Canada, have enjoyed the services of Junior Tours.
  • We can give your students free scratch card fundraisers that can help make travel more affordable.
  • Active members of the Student Youth & Travel Association, National Tour Association and American Bus Association. Sponsors of FBLA, Texas Educational Theatre Association and DECA.

Bottom line, we have an impeccable reputation for operating with honesty, integrity and transparency.   If you’d like us to work up pricing for a tour package, email us or click here to fill out a form.

Keep an eye out for Vol. 5 of the JT Journal next Wednesday when we recap the exciting details of a group’s recent trip to Washington D.C.

Have a great week!

Your Friends at Junior Tours

Vol. 3: Travel Insurance: Book with Confidence

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Happy St Patrick’s Day!

Including Travel Insurance with your tour package is the best way to give your parents and administration confidence about planning your future trip with Junior Tours.  Through Travel Insured International, we offer an amazing insurance plan which includes payment protection with a Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) provision.  Additional highlights included in the plan are:PAYMENT PROTECTION:

* Full Refund (less cost of insurance) if  you cancel your trip any time prior to departure for medical or other emergency reason.
* 75% Refund (less cost of insurance) if you cancel your trip at least 48 hours prior to departure for any non-emergency reason.

TRAVEL PROTECTION:
* $25,000 Medical Coverage while On Tour
* Trip Delay and Trip Interruption Coverage
* Lost, Damaged or Delayed Baggage Coverage

Click Here for a description of coverage, benefits, limitations and exclusions.

The cost for this insurance comes at incredibly affordable price.

Insurance Cost Tour Cost
$31 $600 or less
$37 $601 – $800
$45 $801 – $1000
$61 $1001 – $1500
$81 $1501 – $2000
$102 $2001 – $2500

Costs above are on a per person basis and subject to change.

If you’d like us to work up pricing for a tour package, email us or click here to fill out a form.

Keep an eye out for Vol. 4 of the JT Journal next Wednesday when we share the main reasons teachers like yourself can trust Junior Tours.

Have a great week!

Your Friends at Junior Tours

Vol. 2: Junior Tours Promise

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Greetings!  We understand that there may be more hesitancy about setting up a student tour right now.  Parents and administrators will have questions about the money they are putting down for a trip in the future.  That is why we are outlining our ‘Junior Tours Promise’.   We guarantee your group will always have options to cancel or reschedule if you choose to for any reason.

OPTIONS TO RESCHEDULE

  • If your group would like, you can reschedule the trip. All payments received, less any non-recoverable deposits, will be fully applied to the rescheduled trip.

OPTIONS TO CANCEL FOR REFUNDS

  • If your group would like, you can cancel the trip. All payments received., less any non-recoverable deposits and $200 per person booking fee, will immediately be refunded.

Non-recoverable deposits can include things such as payments to airlines, hotel and Broadway.  Typically, non-recoverable deposits take place approximately 75 days or less before departure.

PROTECT YOUR GROUP WITH CANCEL FOR ANY REASON INSURANC­­E

  • We suggest including CFAR (cancel for any reason) Insurance with your tour package. This insurance will offer parents additional refunds of 75% to 100% of all payments made if they decide to cancel individually or your group decides to cancel collectively.  Click Here for more details.

We understand that there may be more scrutiny when it comes to planning next year’s trip.  You may want to download the Junior Tours Promise here so you can present to your admin or parents later.

If you’d like us to work up pricing for a tour package, email us or click here to fill out a form.

Keep an eye out for Vol. 3 of the JT Journal next Wednesday with more details about Travel Insurance.

Have a great week!

Your Friends at Junior Tours

Vol. 1: Intro/One Year

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Welcome to our new Wednesday newsletter, the JT Journal!  We will share valuable information about planning a trip, special promotions, as well as the latest news from Junior Tours.  We’re open to any feedback so feel free to share your thoughts on our blog www.juniortours.com/journal.

Can you believe it’s been one year since the word coronavirus became part of our lexicon?   While zoom calls might have been a novelty at first, if you’re like us, you’re ready to get out of the house and resume face to face interactions.  They say necessity is the mother of invention.   Virtual classrooms became the new norm in teaching though proving to be challenging for most along the way.  We hope to get back to full time in person teaching soon.

Hang in there, we’re finally approaching the homestretch of dealing with this pandemic.  Once we’re on the other side your students will be starved for meaningful educational experiences they missed over the past year.  Overnight educational travel provides that exact opportunity.  If you’re kicking around the idea of setting up a trip for your students in the 2021-2022 school year, please click here and fill out a form telling us a little about what you have in mind.  Upon receipt, we’ll email you back a detailed itinerary and itemized price quote for the trip you are interested in.   You can file it away until the time is right to plan for the future with a renewed sense of optimism!

Keep an eye out for Vol. 2 of the JT Journal next Wednesday detailing the ‘Junior Tours Promise’.

Have a great week!

Your Friends at Junior Tours