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The Importance of Relationships in the Student Travel Industry

If I am taking a trip to New York City, I've got a couple of friends I know that can point me to the great spots to stay and visit. Everyone knows someone who just got back from a Disney trip and has great ideas and insight - where to best rent a car, where the great servers are, the cool spots to watch Fireworks in Magic Kingdom (while riding the Dumbo ride, of course!) But, what if instead of a car full of my family, I have a bus full of students? Or, instead of trying to get 3 seats together, I'm filling half the plane with my marching band and I need to know which parade is the best to march in, where to find a fast, healthy breakfast for 150, what hotels are friendly to chaperoned teenagers, and how not to miss the not-to-be-missed experience? Where do I turn?

If I am taking a trip to New York City, I've got a couple of friends I know that can point me to the great spots to stay and visit. Everyone knows someone who just got back from a Disney trip and has great ideas and insight - where to best rent a car, where the great servers are, the cool spots to watch Fireworks in Magic Kingdom (while riding the Dumbo ride, of course!) But, what if instead of a car full of my family, I have a bus full of students? Or, instead of trying to get 3 seats together, I'm filling half the plane with my marching band and I need to know which parade is the best to march in, where to find a fast, healthy breakfast for 150, what hotels are friendly to chaperoned teenagers, and how not to miss the not-to-be-missed experience? Where do I turn?

As experienced planners of group travel, Group Travel Network knows exactly where to go, and how to get you there. With more than 30 years in the travel industry, the leadership and staff at Group Travel Network have established the most important factor in the success of the student travel industry, and the success of every single trip - RELATIONSHIPS.

The fact of the matter is, Ninety percent of our success depends on other people doing their jobs correctly. From the bus drivers, to the servers, and the hotel staff, and the festival directors...we know the people we're working with, and they know us. Their goal is to exceed our expectations, and in turn yours will be exceeded as well.

We also work to establish great relationships with our clients. From our first point of contact, our goal is to get to know you, so that we can customize your trips and travel to not only benefit your program, but also align with your personal needs and interests. We know that to foster a great business relationship is to grow a great personal one, and it keeps our job fun because our clients tend to become our friends. Beyond client retention, this has afforded us lifelong friendships and contacts throughout the nation.

We are genuinely appreciative of having a job that we love - that lets us travel and work with the best leadership and greatest students in the world. People are what make or break this business, and we are proud to employ and work with the best!

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