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About Equity

About Equity

A Different Class

A Different Class of Educational Experience Trips designed around you.

Whatever teaching outcomes you’re planning, we can work closely together to design your perfect trip. Whether you’re focusing on A Level Degree topics, Equity will plan an exciting tour around you and your students.

Talk to destination experts

You are undoubtedly the experts on your students; we can give you detailed destination advice. We’ll help you weigh up the pros and cons of accommodation and give you advice on which excursions and attractions fit in best with your subjects. Together, we can provide an exciting, manageable and educationally effective tour for your group.

We take the strain

You can relax knowing the trip will run to the highest possible standards as Equity are members of ABTA. We’ll take the strain of planning, leaving you to teach.

Something different for your students

Once at the destination we’ll help to ensure students get the most out of their trip. We can organise guided tours to complement your learning objectives. Our customer feedback shows it’s not only the students who learn a thing or two from the guides' knowledge!

Customer Service

We are experts with over 20 years of experience in organising student tours, and we pride ourselves on the quality of our services, which is one of the main reasons universities and colleges book with us each year. We provide accurate and friendly advice and we are here to help you with all your travel needs. Our knowledgeable, experienced & friendly members of staff will assist you at every stage of the booking process providing advice on the different types of accommodation and the best places to visit during your stay. Customer service is our top priority.

Value for Money

Because we are part of the Inspiring Learning, the UK's leading supplier of educational group tours we have negotiated exceptional rates with all our hotels, transport suppliers and the major city attractions in the UK, Europe and Worldwide. The quality of your tour is not compromised because we are competitively priced and will endeavour to match or beat any tour price on a like for like basis. We fully understand how difficult it can be for students to fund their trips therefore we will only ask for an initial deposit to confirm your booking. The balance is then due 12 weeks prior to departure.

Safety

We understand the challenges party leaders' face when organising trips, so in order to help you ensure the tour is as safe as possible, we are happy to assist with risk assessments and any other safety planning. If for any reason you have an emergency whilst on your trip you can contact our 24 emergency duty office and immediately speak to an experienced member of staff who will assist you. Read more about our safety information >>

 

Realistic Prices

When you see a price on our site you can be certain it’s a genuine price for the trip we are promoting and we’re confident that you won’t be able to find a like-for-like trip at a more realistic price. The prices quoted are per person for students and staff places are free.

The Price We Quote

The price quoted is based on your current anticipated number of paying persons. Should your numbers fall below the minimum requirement your tour price may increase and your free place ratio alter.

Included in your tour price is today's airfare including taxes. Please be aware low cost airline prices fluctuate daily therefore we are unable to guarantee the tour price until we make full payment and provide the airline with a full names' list of all members of the party travelling at the time of booking. Please read travel information >>

What Could Affect Your Quoted Tour Price?

Often the major component of any tour will be what we buy overseas (accommodation, transfers, meals, excursions) and any change in currency exchange rates can have an enormous impact on the price due to things such as fuel surcharges and taxes.

No Currency Surcharge Guarantee

There will be no additional costs if currency rates change. We guarantee that we will not surcharge a booking where currency fluctuation results in additional costs. In the event of this, we will absorb these costs so that you can prepare in confidence for your tour.

Baggage Allowance on Low Cost airlines

In your tour price we usually include the cost of 1 checked in luggage item per person, if this has not been included it will be set out as a separate item. Please check your quotation carefully. Any additional luggage is charged by the airline at check in.

 

Financial Protection

The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 require us to provide security for the monies that you pay for the tours booked with us. We provide this security by way of a bond held by the Civil Aviation Authority under ATOL number 2680. We are in addition a member of ABTA, number V5376.

ATOL Protection

This means that in respect of all arrangements including flights, in the unlikely event of our insolvency, the CAA will ensure that you are not left stranded abroad or will arrange to refund any money you have paid to us for an advance booking. Please note, the ATOL protection scheme only applies to arrangements which include flights arranged by us where the person who pays for the booking is present in the UK when the booking is made or the first leg of any flight we arrange for you commences in the UK. For further information, visit the ATOL website at www.atol.org.uk. The price of our flight inclusive arrangements includes the amount of £2.50 per person as part of the ATOL Protection Contribution (APC) we pay to the CAA. This charge is included in our advertised prices.

ABTA Protection

We are also a member of the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA number V5376). If your holiday does not include flights, ABTA will financially protect your holiday in the same way. If you book your tour with an operator who is not bonded, your students money is at risk and repatriation could be at your own cost.

Read about our health & safety bonding >>

Member Discounts

We are delighted to bring special travel offers to all members of the SUPC, NUEPC. APUC and NWUPC. If you would like to see if your university are members please click the below links:

 

 

All members will receive multi-tour discounts if your university books 3 or more student tours. Simply call us now on 01273 810 710 and quote ‘MEMBER’ and we can discuss in further detail the great savings your university could make with Equity.

 

Enquire today...

We know planning a trip can be a daunting prospect but we are here to help you every step on the way, which is why our quotes are tailor-made to your needs and non-obligational.
To speak with one of our friendly travel advisors please call 01273 810 710.

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What’s most important when you’re looking to book a trip?

Price - 52.9%
Quality of service - 17.6%
Available excursions - 14.7%
Risk assessments support - 5.9%
Other - 8.8%

Total votes: 34
The voting for this poll has ended on: December 31, 2013