New tour operator, Glo-Ed, based in Oxford, launched earlier this year and offers schools itineraries around the world.

The tour operator was created by senior management members from the educational travel industry and senior teachers from schools who shared a passion for Learning Outside the Classroom.

During its first summer of running, the company has welcomed schools to and from six different countries on trips from conservation, community and global citizenship in Africa and the Americas, to language and cultural tours in Europe, and Geography in Nepal and Iceland.

What can Glo-Ed offer schools?

Glo-Ed offers tried and tested itineraries and part itineraries to fit in with individual schools’ needs. It also offers completely bespoke solutions.

According to the operator, the tours have the right balance of educational benefit, personal development opportunities and fun.

Subject and topics that can be covered include Spanish, French, English, Arts & Music, Sciences, Geography, Global Citizenship, Service Learning, Personal Development, RE, Humanities, Business Studies & Economics, and Ski.

At the moment the company is operating in the USA, Spain, France, Germany, Italy, Greece, Portugal, South Africa, Tanzania, Iceland, China, UK, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Galapagos Islands, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Russia, and Finland. It aims to add more countries to its selection in the future.

Teacher benefits

Glo-Ed has introduced online admin through the Departure Lounge section on the website, which aims to save teachers’ time when booking trips. 

It is also introducing a tracking app for those who would like to use tracking while away for extra safety when taking pupils on abroad.

The website includes sample itineraries too, for teachers to get a taste of what can be expected on a trip.

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