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Students on tour in Washington DC


Our goal is to make student travel fun and simple. Brightspark Travel’s online resources help you prepare for your tour and learn about the industry.

To help you along the planning process, review our list of the top questions you should ask your student tour operator.

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Get to know America's music history with our Music Cities infographic!

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You can use multiple tactics to promote your tour and recruit students, but no matter which ones you use, one fact rings true: the earlier you start, the better!

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Benefits of Educational Travel

By adding a hands-on element to lessons and introducing students to new places, educational tours can have a long-lasting impact.

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Benefits of Performance Travel

Through once-in-a-lifetime performance opportunities in world-renowned venues, students and directors will feel the wide impact of performance travel.

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7 Reasons to Travel with Brightspark

Our goal? To bring education to life by connecting students with eye-opening attractions, activities and events.

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Guide: How to Answer Parent Questions About Student Trips

Download our comprehensive guide for ideas on how to answer parents’ tour-related questions.

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Money-Saving Chart for Parents and Students

This handy little chart will help you stay organized as you start saving funds for your upcoming trip.

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Book Your Tour Early Infographic

Thinking of booking a student tour? Find out why you should act fast. 

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Our optional Refund Guarantee Protection (RGP) program ensures that parents will receive a 100% refund on their tour payments.

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Support and resources: Smithsonian Museum Infographic

Before going on a Washington, D.C. student tour, get to know information on the institution’s 19 museums and the objects within them.

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