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How to Choose A School Sports Tour Operator

Decided to run a school sports tour? Got a few quotes and don’t know which tour operator to choose? 

Here’s what you should look out for:

Financially protected tours


The most important thing to look for is whether the company is fully accredited and will, therefore, provide you and your tourists with adequate financial protection. 


For example, Halsbury’s ABTA bond does provide such protection. And our flight packages are ATOL protected too. 

Essentially, these are your reassurance that should your tour operator fail you will either still be able to enjoy your tour, or you will receive your money back. You won’t be left stranded and out of pocket, having to deal with distressed parents. 

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Many tour operators that deal with general group bookings will be able to arrange a school tour for you. But when it comes to school sports tours, it really does pay to go with a specialist. 

A tour operator that specialises in school sports tours will better understand your specific requirements. They will have established contacts in the destinations they offer to ensure that they can provide suitable facilities, training or fixtures for your specific group. 

And you can look to the company’s accreditations to find out more about their specialism and how committed they are to providing you with the best possible experience. 


For example, Halsbury is an Assured Member of the School Travel Forum, which means that we have taken responsibility for putting together our own Safety Management System. And this demonstrates that we prioritise your group’s health and safety. 


Halsbury has also received the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge, which means that we offer the quality of tour advertised, that we place an emphasis on skills outcomes and that we operate in a healthy and safe environment. 


We’re also the Youth Sport Trust Preferred Supplier for school sports tours, which shows that we are committed to providing young people with more opportunities to enjoy sport.

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Experience is key when it comes to school sports tours, as established links with local suppliers are so essential when it comes to arranging facilities, training sessions or fixtures suitable for your specific group. 


Halsbury has been arranging school trips for over 35 years. And our sports tour division was founded in 2005 by two sports-mad graduates who were regular tourists themselves. 

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We hope this has helped you to choose the best school tour operator for your group. If you would like any further information on what we can offer, please don’t hesitate to contact us