Choosing the right educational destination for your groupVicky Wielosinski
Whether you are planning your first trip as a teacher, or you are a veteran of many educational trips, choosing the perfect educational destination for your group can be a bigger challenge than you expect. Picking the right destination can help develop ever-lasting bonds and a positive group culture. Such trips will be life-changing for your students. Everyone involved wants to experience a trip they will look back on with fond memories. These quick tips will help you choose the right destination for your group.
It is disappointing when someone falls in love with a destination and it turns up not being a great fit for the organization. When choosing a destination, focus first on the needs of your group. If the number one need is education, search for a destination offering opportunities for your students to learn from a workshop, clinic or an instructor who is well-established in the educational community. Choosing the right educational opportunity depends on whether your group consists of students new or advanced to the subject. If your trip is more of a celebration for a remarkable year, that expands your options.
Is your group looking for a destination that includes a competition, a challenge or special event? These trips are rewarding as well, but need a little more forethought. The travel experience will be determined by dates of the particular event. There are plenty of events to choose from. For these trips to be successful, it is imperative to plan ahead, due to a possible application processes, first-come-first-served clauses or to ensure the availability of adequate transportation, lodging and dining options for your group.
Maybe your trip needs to be a bonding experience for your group, simply trying new things to grow closer together. This scenario opens the door to many opportunities.
Keep in mind, you know your group better than anyone. You are the individual everyone will be looking to for advice and guidance. If choosing the right destination seems a bit overwhelming, you don’t have to do it alone. Educational Destinations has a team of Travel Designers ready to help.
Here are more helpful tips for choosing a destination:
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