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Bennett Student Travel, Inc.

Exceeding your group travel expectations since 1989.

 

About Us

Welcome to Bennett Student Travel, Inc. We specialize in affordable, successful and memorable student trips to destinations like New York City, Washington, D.C., Walt Disney World, and more for over 20 years. We have the experience to customize your trip to exceed your expectations for both large and small groups. If you are planning to travel with your students for education, performance or just for fun, please take a moment to consider Bennett Student Travel, Inc.

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What We Do

Bennett Student Travel coordinates and operates tours for school groups ranging in size from 20 to 500 students. Although we work with all types of student group travel, we specialize in three areas:

  • High School and Middle School instrumental and choral groups

  • Middle School historical trips

  • Dance School performance tours and competition trips

 

Doug Bennett, owner and operator of Bennett Student Travel, has been working with student groups since 1989. He has over 25 years experience in the travel agency industry and now concentrates exclusively on student group travel.

 

Each tour that Bennett Student Travel operates is personally escorted by one or two members of our team of ten experienced tour directors.  In most cases, Doug Bennett personally escorts each group.

 

Every trip that Bennett Student Travel coordinates is customized for the specific school’s needs and requirements. We host parent trip-information meetings at the school, conducts a chaperone training meeting prior to each trip, and meet often with the school coordinator in the planning process of each trip.

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Our Approach To Student Travel

Every group is different and we have the experience to make your trip a success.

Tour Pricing

When Bennett Student Travel presents a trip proposal to the school, our proposal gives the group leader a precise cost-breakdown of each and every expense in the trip, line-by-line.  That way, there is never a question about the cost of a specific item in a tour. This is important if the group leaders ever need to trim the trip budget, or add on additional chaperones or an administrator. We have used this pricing policy since we started in the student tour business. Group leaders like the openness of the pricing and find it to be more up-front and transparent. Ironically, almost every other tour company that we compete with will refuse to give a group leader their cost and expense breakdown of their own trip.

Trip Scheduling

Bennett Student Travel works very carefully with each school to carefully piece together the tour schedule. We recommend that a trip’s itinerary be as full as possible and include as many varied experiences as possible. Our philosophy is that we have a very limited time with the students (usually only 3-4 days) and we try to maximize their time at a destination. Because we have been handling student groups for over twenty years, we know when to visit certain sites and how to combine things to create a schedule that flows easily.

Bus Companies

Bennett Student Travel takes great care in its selection of bus companies to hire for multi-day student tours. A major component in the selection process is the safety standards and equipment maintenance for a bus company’s fleet. We look for companies that do not charter out older motor coaches and those that do not have a reputation for frequent mechanical breakdowns. We only support bus companies that hire knowledgeable and experienced drivers that are fully prepared for our trips. Drivers that work well with students is an extremely important part of the successful operation of a group tour. Bennett Student Travel maintains a very short list of bus companies that it uses for its school group customers.

Hotel Selection

Bennett Student Travel carefully selects each hotel that it recommends to a group. Each school group has specific needs when it comes to hotels. These include the location of the hotel itself, whether the hotel has interior or exterior room access, how the hotel’s security is handled, how inclusive the hotel’s on-site breakfast is, what the clientele is at the hotel, how many student rooms can be booked  on a specific floor, and the avoidance of first floor rooms with windows that open. A representative of Bennett Student Travel will always personally visit the group’s hotel prior to committing to a contract to be sure that the hotel meets our company’s standards.

 
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Destinations

Here is a partial list of destinations we offer. However, if you have somewhere you would like to travel, we will customize a package for you.

  • Allentown, Pennsylvania

  • Bahamas Cruise

  • Bermuda

  • Boston

  • Caribbean Cruise

  • Chicago, Illinois

  • Cleveland, Ohio

  • Colonial Williamsburg

  • Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

  • Hawaiian Islands

  • Hershey, Pennsylvania

  • Hollywood/Anaheim, California

  • Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

  • New York City

  • Niagara Falls, Ontario

  • Pennsylvania Dutch Country

  • San Antonio, Texas

  • Seattle, Washington

  • Toronto

  • Virginia Beach

  • Walt Disney World

  • Washington, DC

 

Are you interested in joining us?

Contact us for a free, no obligation quote.

P.O. Box 2205
Fitchburg, MA 01420

Phone 978-342-7188

Fax 978-342-1579

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