Student Travel Safety, Trip Protection and Certifications

Travel is an investment in your future memories, growth and education. Protecting your investment from unforeseen challenges is crucial. Group Travel Network prepares crisis management plans and follows student safety guidelines, backed by industry associations, certifications and protocol. Travelers should do their part to help protect their investment and consider purchasing trip protection. From trip interruptions and delays to global pandemic travel halts, protecting your investment is paramount.

Group Travel Network strongly advocates for all travelers to review their options for Trip Protection. For most groups, Trip Protection options may be offered at registration. Trip Protection plans vary and it is up to the traveler and account holder to research the best options for their needs. Group Travel Network works with Travel Insured as well as TripMate, two companies who provide superior options and customer service to the student and group travel patrons.

Post Departure Student Travel Protection

Post Departure Trip Protection helps protect each traveler who makes the purchase.

Having a back up plan is piece of mind. We move thousands of students every year. Any number of unexpected situations can happen on a trip with large student groups. Trip protection is offered at the point of registration through our online system and typically must be selected and paid in full within 14 days of registration. It may be required for some destinations both international and domestic.

Industry Certifications & Credentials

Group Travel Network maintains a number of accreditations, certifications and association memberships that highlight our professionalism and reliability in the student travel world. These associations and their members base, work cooperatively to guide the student travel industry in safety protocol, best practices and continuing education. GTN’s current membership include the Student & Youth Travel Association (SYTA) and the American Bus Association (ABA). Group Travel Network is proud to be one of only 8 recognized Certified Student Tour Operators (CSTO) as defined by rigorous vetting from SYTA.

We also hold and actively participate in many music educator association memberships throughout the country. These connections help us stay up to date on the latest performance opportunities, adjudicated contests and more importantly, who is judging them!

Industry Certifications & Credentials

Group Travel Network Inc, is a tour operator registered in FL (ST36174). Group Travel Network Inc – Inquiries: