Whether you’re travelling across the country or around the world, Son Tours takes student travel safety very seriously. We have a variety of measures and practices that we put in place on each and every trip to ensure you receive the highest-quality of educational tour safety, no matter where you are in the world! Below, we’ve listed the types of safety measures we put into place on our student travel tours.
Day and Night Guidance from a Son Tours Representative
When you book a tour with us, you will be assigned an experienced Son Tours representative, who will work with your group leader and chaperones to ensure that your trip is as seamless as possible. This person will travel with you and will take you from guide to guide, to ensure that they are with you every step of the way. They will also be staying at the same hotel as your group, so they’re easy to access if you have any questions or concerns.
Private Security for Added Student Safety Measures
Although each of the high-quality hotels that you’ll be staying at offer their own security, Son Tours provides additional private security who will focus on looking after the safety of your students overnight. This allows us to make sure that we have assistance in case of emergency situations, and enables us to make sure that your students are looked after, 24/7. This is just another way that we go above and beyond with our student travel safety measures!
Students Can Bring Cell Phones for Easy Parent Access
We recognize that almost all of the students on our trips have cell phones and that parents prefer they keep these phones on them to check in while they are away from home. This enables students to touch base with their families at appropriate times during the tour, alleviating many worries and concerns about tour safety that parents may face when their children are away. We do, however, expect that our students do not use these cell phones at times that are not appropriate, such as during guided tours, presentations or plays.
Please also note that students travelling internationally must either have an international phone plan or a satellite phone to place these calls. Otherwise, your group leader will be given a phone that can call overseas, enabling parents to get in touch with students at all times.
Assistance from Our Uniquely-Skilled, Experienced Staff
Son Tours is uniquely equipped to deal with an emergency situation that may arise. All of our staff members have impressive backgrounds, ranging from former military careers to security backgrounds and even former CIA experience. This enables us to leverage our rigorous emergency preparedness training to provide the most enhanced student travel safety program possible.
We Practice What We Preach
When it comes to student tour safety, we’ve found ourselves in numerous situations that have shown us that we’re capable of practicing what we preach. From unpredictable, terrifying situations such as the Boston Bombing, to natural disasters such as Hurricane Sandy, we’ve handled each and every trip with care – because we know your students’ safety is priority number one.
Our experienced representatives have overseen each situation personally and have gone above and beyond to make sure each situation had the best outcome possible. One of our groups faced airport closures due to hazardous weather conditions – forcing them to stay four days later than planned. We were fully-equipped to handle this emergency, watching over the children and chaperones for the additional time, arranging the rescheduled flight, and entertaining and watching over the students – without incurring any out-of-pocket expenses for the parents or school. It’s really no wonder why Son Tours has a 97% client retention rate!
To learn more about our high-quality student and educational travel safety measures, please call us at (888) 554-2243 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, if you’re ready to get started with your trip, please tell us about your needs or request a quote online!