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7 Things to Know Before Traveling by Motor Coach on Your School Trip

Posted by Julie Leonhardt, Teacher and Student Travel Consultant on Jul 24, 2020 11:00:00 AM

If you are taking students on an educational or performance tour, chances are you’ll find yourself on a coach bus for transportation. Whether you ride the coach to your destination or board one once your flight lands, you'll spend a considerable portion of your time traveling on board.


Here are seven things to consider before climbing aboard that will help your group make the most of your time on the road.

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Topics: Trip Leader Tips, Motorcoach Travel

Bus Safety Interview with Shane Lauler, VP of Starr Tours

Posted by Christina Nicol, Student Travel Consultant on Jun 12, 2020 11:15:00 AM

Since this Covid-19 Pandemic began in the United States back in March, we've all been asking the same questions.

What will travel safety look like going forward? Will travel be safe again in the future? What will tour operators like NationsClassroom be doing to keep students safe while traveling?


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Topics: Travel Safety, Motorcoach Travel

Safety Standards for Motorcoach Travel Released

The Student and Youth Travel Association, in partnership with The Center for Student Travel Safety, has developed a travel safety certification program designed to introduce the "first-of-its-kind operational and safety standards to the student group travel industry, in an effort to enhance the overall safety of travel." 


The following list is not intended to be exhaustive.  This week we are featuring safety standards for Motorcoach Travel.

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Topics: Travel Safety, Motorcoach Travel

Teach & Travel:  3 Benefits of Traveling by Motorcoach

In their newest fall issue, Teach & Travel magazine interviewed American Bus Association (ABA) President & CEO Peter Pantuso about the benefits of traveling by motorcoach.

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Topics: Motorcoach Travel

Increased Tour Bus Parking Coming to D.C. in Spring 2019

The New Year has brought new changes to the D.C. parking scene, which is good news for our tour groups traveling via motorcoaches.  Did you know that according to the National Park Service, 1,200 motorcoaches arrive each day in D.C. during peak travel season.  Luckily for our student tour groups, traveling D.C. by motorcoach just got easier.

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Topics: Motorcoach Travel, News & Updates

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