Booking and planning

Safety

We go the extra mile to look after the health and safety of everyone on our tours, beyond the standards required for our accreditations.

Our quest to provide inspiring educational tours for international schools is underpinned by a stringent approach to health and safety. As a full member of the School Travel Forum (STF) and an accredited Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Quality Badge holder, Travelbound operates to the highest standards of care and responsibility. Our dedicated team regularly exceeds the requirements of these organisations.

Our business rests on our reputation, and we take seriously our legal and moral obligation to look after the health and safety of everyone on our tours, so we take a systematic approach to its management. Our Safety Management System covers policy, organisation, planning and setting standards, monitoring, and audit and review. We are fully compliant with the requirements of the STF and we are assessed annually by an independent authority appointed by the STF. We also undertake regular reviews of our health and safety procedures internally.

 

Travelbound assessment standards

  • Accommodation and transport - Safety checklists are completed for all our accommodation and transport services, and all suppliers we work with meet or exceed the assessment requirements of the STF. These include the holding of valid licenses and insurance, and compliance with the requirements of the appropriate governing bodies, licensing authorities and regulatory bodies, plus our own safety assessments. For more information see Accommodation & transport.

  • Activities and excursions - All activities conform to STF guidelines, including the completion of relevant activity assessment paperwork. Travelbound carries out self-audits of visits, attractions and excursions. These checklists are carried out every two years as a minimum.

 

Pre-tour support

Before departure, we provide you with safety information outlining practical measures to be taken during the tour. For school group leaders who wish to make an advance visit to their chosen destination, for example in order to complete risk assessments, Travelbound will provide two nights' bed and breakfast accommodation based on a twin room.

 

Emergency procedures

We maintain and regularly test our comprehensive Incident Management Plan, which covers all accident, incident and emergency situations. Accident and incident reports are completed, reviewed and kept for all incident levels. To contact our emergency number please call +44 (0)1273 265252

 

Financial security

We have public liability insurance up to £10,000,000 and are a member of the Federation of Tour Operators (FTO). All of our tours are fully bonded by ABTA, protecting your group against unforeseen events. All Travelbound travellers are required to hold adequate and valid travel insurance, which we can provide.

 

Child protection policy

A Travelopia policy has been established committing businesses within the Travelopia Group to protect those students we take on tour and those in the destinations we operate to. 

 
If you would like more information on how we can help you organise your next educational tour, please contact us.