THE STA PROMISE
STA is moving forward, but standing firm! As group leaders and communities begin to return to class, we are moving forward, together, to talk about what our next trip will look like. We are thrilled to announce our innovative TRIPSolutions to help in every step of the tour process, with a primary focus on health and safety.
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CONFIDENCE FOR PAYMENTS
Programs that do the heavy-lifting, so you can focus on inspiring students.
Travel is rewarding when you leave the risk behind. Feel confident promoting your trip to parents with our risk-free registration period.
Because the only thing from 2020 worth keeping is the price. Lock in this year’s price for next year’s tours.
The early bird gets the souvenir money! Trip promotion is made easy with special perks for those who register first.
CONFIDENCE FOR TRAVEL
We focus on providing the safest, stress-free travel experience imaginable.
To create a strong and safe approach to your next trip, you may designate a “wellness chaperone” to accompany the tour and provide support if needed. And let’s face it, our healthcare professionals could really use some fun! That’s what we call a win-win.
Not to brag, but we have the best safety record in the industry for a reason! Our decades of experience helped us craft new safety policies, protocols, and procedures to keep travelers safe at every step of the tour experience.
The STA drawstring bag is perfect for when you’re feeling EXTRA! It’s packed with hand sanitizer, an individual lanyard with emergency card, and a protective mask, but still has plenty of room for your gear. Oh yeah, and did we mention it’s free for all travelers?
CONFIDENCE FOR PLANNING
We partner with the best.
CONFIDENCE IN OUR POLICIES
What will 2021 travel look like?
The chaperones (or complImentary health professional) will be asked to facilitate regular temperature checks for the protection of every traveler. Depending on the location and time of travel, there may also be temperature checks at the airport and at certain sites prior to entry.
If a participant feels ill with symptoms of COVID-19 (which include fever, chills/aches, shortness of breath, coughing), our team will immediately facilitate movement of the participant to a location where they can safely be separated from others, while simultaneously engaging our On-Call Physicians or a local medical facility to consult on the next steps, testing, and treatment. Next steps would be:
- Establish and coordinate communication with the participant and the family
- Facilitate transportation for the participant to a local medical facility
- Coordinate quarantine arrangements for the participant, in consultation with local health authorities
- Provide guidance to the group to reduce the risk of additional exposure and coordinate testing
- Arrange for transportation for a family member to join the ill traveler
- Initiate thorough and proper cleaning of all necessary areas, such as hotel rooms, and motorcoaches
We will provide the resources necessary to facilitate the recommended treatment, including an isolated, chaperoned location for the participant to recover and arrangements for a new itinerary to return home.
STA will provide disposable masks for our participants, as well as reusable masks for our staff. All participants will need to follow any local, state, or national guidelines, and also follow any site-specific requirements for face coverings, including on the airplane and inside any cultural site or venue that requires a mask. When the group is on the bus or outside in open public areas, you may be able to make a group decision about wearing masks.