Equity is a specialist provider of group tours for schools, colleges and other institutions, covering a range of curriculum subjects, ski trips, sports tours.
Our aim is to broaden students’ horizons; to help develop an active interest in their subject, while learning about other cultures and discovering new places.
Equity works with over 1,000 groups and 80,000 young people a year. Each trip benefits from decades of experience and understanding of how a destination and an itinerary can be tailored to meet the learning objectives of the group. Equity works with institutions, such as the UCL Institute of Education and subject teachers to draw the connection between the place and the curriculum.
Who we are
Equity is part of Inspiring Learning, the UK’s most experienced provider of learning outside the classroom. Each year over 250,000 students have an Inspiring Learning experience, encouraging them to learn in fresh and innovative ways.
'We believe that learning outside the classroom is an essential part of education.'
Two years ago we launched the new Equity brand – merging with our sister companies School Travel Service (STS), Pavilion Tours, UK Connection and SkiPlan. With 83 years’ experience, our rebrand was more than just a new logo, it was a commitment to ‘enhance the lives of young people through experiences that inspire’ and we’ve worked hard to deliver against this promise.
Equity and Inspiring Learning CEO John Bentley believes that school trips are an important part of a well-rounded education, complementing classroom teaching.
“We appreciate that the organisation of a school trip is a substantial investment of time and energy on the part of those who lead them, but we know the rewards are worth it. Whether you measure success in terms of a pupil’s passion for the subject or their engagement on return to class, or their growth in confidence and independence, the opportunity to experience the world outside the classroom is an important component of a well-rounded education. It is very rewarding to be a part of a company whose purpose is to provide once-in-a-lifetime experiences to young people.”
Why book with us
We’ve got the experience
Simply put, we’ve been inspiring learning longer than anyone else. From local contacts to health and safety issues, our 83 years in the business gives us a huge advantage. This means we can help you with whatever you are looking for, let us know, and we’ll put together something unique.
Government Provider of WWI Battlefield Tours
Equity has been hand selected by the government to work with the UCL Institute of Education to deliver the First World War Centenary Battlefields Programme which aims to take two pupils and one teacher from every state funded school to the battlefields in Ypres and the Somme.
24/7 Emergency Contact
We do as much as we can to ensure your trip goes to plan, but should you need to contact us whilst on your trip a duty manager is available 24 hours a day/7 days a week on an emergency number. They will have full details of your tour and be able to deal quickly and effectively with any problems you might have.
The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 state that we must provide security for the money that you have paid for school trips booked with us. We do this through a bond held by the Civil Aviation Authority under ATOL number 2680. We are also a member of ABTA, number V5376. Below is further information about our financial protection and quality assurance.
ABTA (no. V5376)
Equity is a member of ABTA (Association of British Travel Agents) which is dedicated to raising standards of quality, safety, service and financial security.
You can be sure that when you book with us all of your arrangements will be in the best hands and you are protected financially by our ABTA bond.
ATOL (no. 2680)
For your complete peace of mind the air tour and flights that are arranged by Equity are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. If you are abroad with your party and an airline fails, our ATOL bonding ensures that we will get you home as quickly as possible.
School Travel Forum
We are a member of the School Travel Forum (STF). Members of the STF adhere to a rigorous Code of Practice and Safety Management Standards that are extremely verified each year.
Teachers using an STF Assured Member can be secure knowing that their travel partner:
- Understands and facilitates the needs of educational travel
- Manages safety effectively
- Offers fair terms and condition, and the best financial security
- Fully inspected every year by independent expert
The LOtC badge enables schools and youth groups to have confidence that the services offered provide maximum support and minimal paperwork.
Today, IATA's mission is to represent, lead and serve the airline industry. Its members comprise some 240 airlines - the world's leading passenger and cargo airlines among them - representing 84% of total air traffic. The IATA accreditation means that we are allowed to issue tickets on behalf of scheduled airlines.
Equity provide award winning trips -
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About Our 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.
To make confirming your trip can easier, we have reduced the amount of deposit you have to pay for your group to only £70.
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.