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Equity


Bringing Schools and Travel Together

Description

Trips designed around you

Whatever teaching outcomes you’re planning, we can work closely together to design your perfect trip. Whether you’re focusing on KS3 or GCSE exam topics, Equity will plan an exciting tour around you and your students.

Talk to destination experts

You are undoubtedly the experts on your students; we can give you detailed destination advice. We’ll help you weigh up the pros and cons of accommodation and give you advice on which excursions and attractions fit in best with your subjects. Together, we can provide an exciting, manageable and educationally effective tour for your group.

We take the strain

You can relax knowing the trip will run to the highest possible standards as Equity are members of ABTA. We’ll provide a teacher’s pack containing promotional posters for your trip as well as presentation templates so you can successfully show parents and students more about the exciting programme you’ve been planning. We’ll take the strain of planning, leaving you to teach.

Something different for your class

Once at the destination we’ll help to ensure students get the most out of their trip. We can organise guided tours to complement your learning objectives. Our customer feedback shows it’s not only the students who learn a thing or two from the guides’ knowledge!


Reviews

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Overview
4.0
92 reviews


Excellent
 
53%

Very Good
 
29%

Average
 
9%

Poor
 
4%

Awful
 
4%

I have put in a letter of complaint to the company due to the experience we had this year. (March 2020 - Secondary)




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Very well organised, with supportive team around us to answer all our questions. (February 2020 - Secondary)




Organisation and information was excellent - all bookings and arrangements were spot on. I have already emailed all the providers to say thank you - we will definitely consider booking with Equity again. (February 2020 - Secondary)




Rep was excellent and resort & hotel were as described. Good venue for our young pupils. (February 2020 - Primary & Secondary)




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Been Loyal to Equity for years. The are approachable and have taken on feedback regarding food, bootroom, communications. Tourist Tax was higher than expected, an approx figure would have been helpful prior to departure as this was to be paid in cash on arrival. Reps onsite and over the phone - very helpful. (January 2020 - Secondary)




Very good company to work with - we have used them on a number of occasions over the years for travel to Washington DC and NYC. (January 2020 - Secondary)




Please see attachment to email (January 2020 - Primary)




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Trip went to plan. Accommodation in Normandy was great - Accommodation in Paris was sub-standard and I would not accept the location again. (November 2019 - Secondary)




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Excellent value for money (October 2019 - Secondary)




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Brilliant tour, guides were phenomenal and really knowledgeable. (October 2019 - Secondary)




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activities for students were excellent and students had a great time learning French and putting their skills to use. However food and accommodation options weren't as good and I had to chase Equity for information ahead of the study visit. (October 2019 - Secondary)




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Excellently planned and executed trip, thoroughly enjoyable and the students gained a lot from the experience. (July 2019 - Secondary)




We discovered upon arrival that the accommodation was completely unsuitable for the students we had taken. It posed a major safeguarding risk, however, when we raised this with the company they did nothing to rectify the situation and left our staff in a situation where they felt the students where unsafe during the visit. (July 2019 - Secondary)




Few issues during the trip that were raised beforehand and not dealt with accordingly. (July 2019 - Secondary)




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Very organised company and itinerary was well thought through. We asked for some additional activities which were easily incorporated. (June 2019 - Secondary)




There were some fine details that required further care and attention particularly in relation to restaurant bookings and payments for events. The Hotel they used and activity choices were good. (June 2019 - Secondary)




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Every element of this tour was absolutely first class! Guide and driver, accommodation and food and most of the spectacular environment we were immersed in! (April 2019 - Secondary)




Some issues with arrangements that we would have been expected to have been resolved as requested in advance of the visit (rooming arrangements in hotel and restaurant booking in New York.) (April 2019 - Secondary)




The reps were excellent - best we've ever had. (March 2019 - Secondary)




The reps and the hotel were excellent, found dealing with head office over complicated due to constant staff changes. (March 2019 - Secondary)




Encountered issues with the hotel representatives (lack of attendance), and an issue with a ski instructor. But this issue was dealt with the following da, and an official complaint is on going. (March 2019 - Secondary)




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Excellent tour of Normandy and the coach drivers were knowledgable (March 2019 - Secondary)




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Very helpful and given a lot of personalised service. (February 2019 - Secondary)




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Our students enjoyed an excellent History tour. The quality of guidance at a wide variety of sites was very high and pitched at exactly the right level. We were lucky enough to see a performance of R C Sherrif's 'Journey's End' in Ypres on our last day. (January 2019 - Secondary)




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Coach drivers were brilliant and knowledgeable. Hotel did what was needed. Overall ran very smoothly. The children enjoyed the experience and it gave them the opportunity to really understand the topic. It has give us the impetus to try another international trip.To make it better next time we would build in more cultural experiences. (November 2018 - Primary)




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Well organised and good range of sites/activities (November 2018 - Secondary)




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Really helpful and excellent support will away in Berlin. (November 2018 - Secondary)




Everything was booked as requested and tickets were at venues waiting for us. first class service from beginning to end. (November 2018 - Secondary)




Incident at the beginning of the trip with passport validity of a non EU student which led to the student not being able to travel with the group. This should have been checked by Equity as our travel provider prior to the trip departing and the school should have been consulted about List of Travellers Document beforehand. Equity representative told the school at the airport that they had never heard of this document before and that passport were the responsibility of the school (even though they checked our Polish resident and confirmed other passport details of other students with us). (October 2018 - Secondary)




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Very good organisation of the trip. Staff were extremely helpful and easy to contact (October 2018 - Secondary)




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I was wholly unimpressed with Equity's lack of professionalism and communication. I was passed on to four different contacts there before I found the person whom I was meant to work with. There were significant changes to the itinerary from the first to final which were not clearly communicated to me at any point. Confusion with flight times, visit times and the hotel were particularly unimpressive. Furthermore, emails were not responded to in any timely manner. I would not use Equity to plan this trip next year. (June 2018 - Primary)




The whole trip was outstanding. Very clear training given, students had lots of relevant experience and no activities were poorly planned or carried out. (June 2018 - Secondary)




(May 2018 - Secondary)




All good except the rep. We have had follow up meeting with Equity to discuss this issue. This trip was probably the best one myself and Nicky have run. Great feedback from the parents. The hotel was perfect for our needs. (May 2018 - Primary)




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Hotel rooms not allocated as planned. (May 2018 - Secondary)




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Excellent organisation (April 2018 - Secondary)




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good trip, very worthwhile for all students involved. (April 2018 - Secondary)




(April 2018 - Secondary)




The operator in the UK and tour agency in Lanzarote had not confirmed some of our bookings so time was wasted with students at two sites due to miss communication. (March 2018 - Secondary)




Not a good operator. Lack of organisation in the UK. Reps are good. (March 2018 - Secondary)




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The trip was an amazing opportunity for those students selected to go and it did not disappoint. (March 2018 - Secondary)




Professional, well organised and child focused. They provide a learning experience that is engaging and accessible. (March 2018 - Primary & Secondary)




excellent service (March 2018 - Secondary)




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Some minor issues before the trip but the trip went smoothly and very happy with everything. (February 2018 - Secondary)




Absolutely no problems/issues with equity during the booking process. Whilst there we encountered a couple of problems which I felt I had taken steps to cover prior to leaving. These concerned the hotel and I felt as if I were left to deal with it myself. (February 2018 - Secondary)




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Bringing Schools and Travel Together

Description

Trips designed around you

Whatever teaching outcomes you’re planning, we can work closely together to design your perfect trip. Whether you’re focusing on KS3 or GCSE exam topics, Equity will plan an exciting tour around you and your students.

Talk to destination experts

You are undoubtedly the experts on your students; we can give you detailed destination advice. We’ll help you weigh up the pros and cons of accommodation and give you advice on which excursions and attractions fit in best with your subjects. Together, we can provide an exciting, manageable and educationally effective tour for your group.

We take the strain

You can relax knowing the trip will run to the highest possible standards as Equity are members of ABTA. We’ll provide a teacher’s pack containing promotional posters for your trip as well as presentation templates so you can successfully show parents and students more about the exciting programme you’ve been planning. We’ll take the strain of planning, leaving you to teach.

Something different for your class

Once at the destination we’ll help to ensure students get the most out of their trip. We can organise guided tours to complement your learning objectives. Our customer feedback shows it’s not only the students who learn a thing or two from the guides’ knowledge!