Unpacked

A Blog for Performing Arts Educators

    by Stephanie Fox on 5 December 2018

    Is your Travel Provider Travel Safe Certified?

    Keeping students safe is our number one priority. That’s why Director’s Choice has taken the initiative and formally adopted safe industry...

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    Travel Planning, SYTA, Trip Safety, Liability Insurance, SYTA Accredidation, Travel Advocacy, Safe Itinerary, Overnight Travel

    by Jon Locke on 5 November 2018

    Ethical Practices or Just Profit?

    When Director’s Choice was founded in 1996, I was still an active music educator in the classroom at a high school in West Texas. My focus was on...

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    Trip Safety, Safe Itinerary, ethics, Travel Finances, Overnight Travel, Student Travel

    by Stephanie Fox on 12 June 2018

    Insider Tips to Planning the BIG Trip

    We polled our most experienced student travel experts and have boiled down the 5 top tips to help you begin planning your group's overnight trip....

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    Travel Planning, Trip Safety, Budgets, Destinations, SYTA Accredidation, Marching Band Trip, Performance Travel, Travel Advocacy

    by Travel Insured International on 3 April 2018

    Travel Insurance: Is It Worth It?

    Travel protection is a great way to help protect your travel plans and investment. Coverage ranges from Trip Cancellation to Baggage Delay to...

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    Travel Planning, Trip Safety, Budgets, Insurance

    by Amanda Knight on 13 March 2018

    Disney Done Right

    Disney is one of the most magical, memorable trips you can take and it’s great for student groups! However, before you begin planning your...

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    Travel Planning, Trip Safety, Disney

    by Stephanie Fox on 6 March 2018

    New Motor Coach Monitoring and Enforcement May Impact Student Travel

    No more fudging on motor coach driving hours. No more unscheduled stops. No more last minute itinerary changes. New mandated Electronic Logging...

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    Travel Planning, Technology, Trip Safety, Industry, electronic enforcement, motor coach safety

    by Jon Locke on 2 December 2017

    Advocating Ethics, Creating the Standard

    Being ethical in business is the highest guiding principle of Director’s Choice. In fact, it’s the reason I started the company over 21 years ago....

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    Community, Travel Planning, Trip Safety, Industry

    by Stephanie Fox on 28 October 2017

    Helmets vs. Hotels

    How is student travel evaluated and vetted in your district?

    It’s an ongoing priority for schools and districts to evaluate and implement policies...

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    Travel Planning, Trip Safety, Budgets, Liability Insurance, Travel Bid Analysis, SYTA Accredidation