1) EXPERIENCE: Since 1985 - Over 30 years of successful group travel experience. Over 10,000 successful groups and over 1.5 million travelers throughout North America.
2) FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: We are an approved Seller of Travel in all US States, And maintains a $1,000,000 Consumer Protection Bond. Client funds are only utilized for trip operations. Additionally, we carry a $50,000,000 travel insurance policy.
3) COMPANY CREDENTIALS: We have all the registration required to be a U.S. Travel Promoter in every state requiring such. We are an active member in all relevant travel related associations - National Tour Association (NTA), American Bus Association (ABA), and Student Youth Travel Association (SYTA).
4) FULL SERVICE TRAVEL PROVIDER: WorldStrides is a full service, Airline Reporting Corporation (ARC)/International Airline Transportation Association (IATA) appointed travel agency. We have airline contracts with all major air carriers and have 25 years of Charter Air Operations experience.
5) INDUSTRY LEADER: In 1997, we founded the Student Youth Travel Association (SYTA). SYTA currently has over 1000 industry members, and is considered "The Voice of Student & Youth Travel" in Global Student Travel.
6) LOCATION: Headquartered in Virginia, WorldStrides has full time US offices in El Dorado Hills CA, Baltimore MD, Boston MA, Denver CO, Austin TX and international offices in Canada, Asia, Australia, Europe and South America.
7) VALUE-ADDED SERVICE: We put together your trip - what you want. We'll provide experienced customer service throughout planning and an energetic and professional staff while the group is on the trip (if requested).
a. Quality, student-friendly resort hotels convenient located. Upgrades to organizers
b. Deluxe Private SPAB Charter Buses with SPAB-Certified Drivers on all trips.
c. Great sight-seeing, theme parks, and student-friendly restaurants available.
8) PRICE: Our long term history and large National and international presence provides our Company with strong vendor relationships (airlines, buses, hotels, attractions, restaurants, etc.). We can provide your group the trip you desire for the best price and value.
9) CONFIDENCE: Although we hope our company's experience, credentials, location, and value-added services will offer you strong confidence in knowing you will have a successful trip, we also know that a personal relationship is just as important. We will work as hard as possible to ensure that your trip is EVERYTHING you expect and more!!
10) PEACE OF MIND: Finally, and just as important as all the above, WorldStrides will produce a smooth, worry-free trip for you the organizer, for your travelers and for their Families, without any of the planning stress. We will handle all the details, we do all planning, book the components, collect the money, and execute the itinerary, so you and the group can focus on the amazing trip experience, the destination enrichment and the most fun.