Why you should use a tour operator for your next trip.

Planning a group tour takes time, expertise and involves multiple suppliers. Airlines, motor coach companies, attractions, accommodations, and restaurants all have different considerations. An experienced tour operator will seamlessly coordinate yourgroup’s entire trip-without extra work for you.  They will make all the necessary arrangements to accommodate your trip requests. Tour operators also ensure thatsuppliers comply with federal safety standards. They can make sure the suppliers
provide proof of better business practices and are appropriate to the age of your group

There is a way to make this process simpler for you. Here are 10 great reasons you should hire a tour operator for your next trip.

  1. Save Time and Energy:
    There is a lot to do when taking a group of students on a trip. By hiring a tour guide to plan your travel you can focus on things that are more important. Your time and energy can go to parent meetings, fundraisers, and preparing your students.
  2. Resources and Buying Power:
    Travel industry experience and relationships that allow bargaining power. Since we work with these companies often, we have developed relationships with them. Tour operators are often given special discounts and travel considerations.
  3. Insurance and Risk management
    What happens if someone gets hurt on your trip? Tour Operators carry general/professional liability insurance. This means you and your trip are covered in case of any injury or property damage due to misrepresentation.
  4. Safety Due Diligence:
    Safety is always a concern when traveling with students and groups. Tour operators insure suppliers are in compliance with federal safety standards and better business practices appropriate to the age of the group.
  5. Destination Knowledge:

Travel guides have visited the area before. They know the lay of the land and where the best food is. By having an experienced tour operator with you, you save time trying to navigate a new city on your own. Onsite travel experience that an insure value added trip design and packaging.

  1. Financial Ease and Cost Efficiency:
    Pre-payment, all-inclusive packaging allows budgeting with greater certainty. Since we are handling the arrangements, you only have one payment to make. We can handle budgeting and set up payment plans customized for your needs which ensures value for your money.
  2. Experienced Staff:
    We are reputable travel professionals who understand the flow of your itinerary. This means your trip is planned to insure efficiency in travel time.
  3. Operational Structure:
    We have done this before. We have processes in place to make sure things run smoothly. From payment collection, to getting teachers, parents, and studentsthe information they need. Ourattention to detail is a guarantee.
  4. Multiple City Itineraries:
    If your trip includes more than one city, there is an added layer of complexity. Ensure smooth travel by relying on the experience and expertise of a tour operator. We can make sure your travel time is efficient, and avoid common pitfalls.
  5. Special Needs Management:
    Do you have a corporate, student, family travel or individual member who needs specific accommodations?  We know who to ask and what to ask for. Whether
  6. Flexibility:
    On several occasions you arrive at your pre booked excursion and simply decide you want to do something different, now you have the issue of trying to sort out cancelling your booking and if you do not speak the language, it’s not going to be an easy process and sometimes it’s impossible. Using a tour operator gives you great flexibility, means that if you do not fancy taking the pre booked trek throughthe forest and want to take a nice relaxing boat trip, your tour operator will be able to deal with all of the communication and take the hassle away from you as agreed. Flexibility on a holiday means you get to enjoy the activities you really want to do without hindrance.
  1. Logistics management
    Visiting any new city, country or tour destination can be daunting when it comes to figuring out exactly how you will travel around the country. What is the local transport system like? Should you hire a car? Are the areas you want to get to easily accessible? Not all of these questions are easy to answer when you are seated behind your computer desk in your home. Using a tour operator will
    ensure all of your transport needs are arranged and if you decide you want to explore a city or area on your own, Canaan Travels will give you a professional chauffer/ guide to ensure you navigate your way around in Comfort and Safety.
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