31 August 2023 • 4 Mins Read

How to Get The Best School Trip Deal For Your Students

We understand that many of you are required to get prices from 3 different tour operators. Are you really getting like for like quotes from the 3 companies you choose? Here are some tips on what to look out for.

What's Included?

  • Are your visits included? Our price always includes the cost of your visits when they are pre-payable.
  • Are the minimum numbers are what you asked for? We will always price on the exact student numbers that you request.
  • Is travel insurance included in the cost? At WST, we include this as standard.


  • Check the flight routes are from your preferred airport and not just a regional part of the UK ie. ‘London’. We will always give a named departure airport.
  • You should always check the flight surcharge policy – you could pay more in the long run. We always make it clear to you when a flight price is based on an estimate.
  • Check your price includes hold luggage if you requested it, this is always clear in a WST quote.

Safety and Service

  • Do they have a reliable safety record? Our external audit has been passed for the last 9 years with no further recommendations.
  • Do they have a reliable 24 hour emergency support system? At WST, our extensive team of experienced tour operators are available day or night to assist you with any pressing concerns whilst on tour.
  • Do they have any extra accreditation to re-assure you of a high standard of service? We have held the 'Customer Service Excellence' accreditation since 2015, which means we are regularly assessed on our service by an external body. We are also proud holders of a 'Best Customer Service' award from the British Youth Travel Association. To top it off, we have been awarded the title of 'Best School Tour Operator' 6 times!


Find out about the WST Experience!

At WST we’ll do the work for you. Get in touch with a member of the specialist team today, or request a quote to start your school trip with WST.