Traveling with your students doesn’t have to break the bank. At Junior Tours, we know everyone’s price-sensitive these days, especially when it comes to travel. But we know our way around the travel business and have some tips for big savings on student airfare, lodging and everything in between, to sweeten up the bottom line.
Read on to discover some key strategies to help you save.
When are you going?
You can save a bundle on airfare by choosing to travel during certain time periods and on certain days. For example, flying after 8 pm, or between the hours of 5 am and 7 am will save you a lot of money.
Also choose days people usually don’t fly. The least common days for air travel are Saturdays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays.
Also choose times of the year people are less likely to fly to your destination. Peak pricing can vary from location to location. For instance, no one wants to visit the tropics in high summer, or Denmark in the middle of winter. Find out what the peak visitor season is for your destination and get the best rates.
Using this ride-sharing application can save your group money. All drivers are vetted and if you avoid calling for rides during “surge pricing” times, it’s an even better deal.
But don’t stop at Uber. Ride-sharing apps are popping up all over. Investigate the options at your destination to find the one best suited to your group and be sure to check the reviews for reliability and reputability. Everybody can’t be number one, but if you’re not using Uber, be sure to know who you and your students will be riding with.
If you really want to save money and provide you students with an opportunity to see a side of daily life in your destination that locals see every day, try public transit.
Of course, it’s necessary to know about the quality of public transportation before you go, but if the system in question has a good reputation for being safe and efficient, this option puts an even smaller dent in your tour budget than Uber.
One of the most important aspects of a student tour is your accommodation provider. You’ll need a safe, reputable, clean place for everyone to lay their heads.
That’s where Junior comes in. If you’re taking your students on an overnight adventure, you’ll want access to the best room rates possible. Because we’re a seasoned tour provider of more than 50 years’ standing, we get you the best deals for block room rates. We also send you on your way with a dedicated tour support person who makes sure your charges are all tucked in comfortably for the night.
If you’re ready to go, we’re ready to support you with 50 years of student tour expertise. Junior knows where to find the deals, so you stay within budget, while having the time of your lives. Contact us for a free sample itinerary and quote.