By the time schools resume trips in 2022, most classes will have missed two planned trips since the pandemic began. This has resulted in considerable pent-up demand for 2022 places, in particular for our language immersion programmes.
The majority of schools have now rebooked their place at our Normandy language centres, and 100s of groups, representing many thousand travellers, have secured their 2022 school trip with us. We are also seeing group sizes increase as schools have combined year groups to ensure that none of their students miss out again next year. The result is that sought-after dates in 2022 for our language centres and most popular programmes in Paris, Germany and Spain, are filling up fast.
We strongly recommend that you talk to us very soon to avoid disappointment later down the line, especially if you have preferred accommodation or a particular week in mind. We may be able to option your preferred trip while you get the ball rolling with SLT and parents.
To give schools confidence to secure their next trip our COVID-19 Peace of Mind Promise allows groups to change their plans up to 28 days before departure and guarantees a refund for trips cancelled because of COVID, DFE advice or quarantine rules. What's more, our COVID-19 school trip insurance provides cover if someone in your group is unable to travel due to testing positive or being told to self-isolate.