We have teamed up with Cotswold Outdoor to bring our clients the best in outdoor equipment at a reduced rate.
Book any school trip or holiday through the STC and we'll send you a voucher for 15% off at any Cotswold Outdoor store or on line.
As an outdoor store with an enormous range of clothing and equipment, Cotswold Outdoor prides itself on its personal approach and honest friendly advice to help you kit yourselves out for adventure, discovery and activity holidays both here and overseas.
As with the tour operators we deal with, we believe you couldn't be in better hands...
We will be exhibiting at the following event - coming and talk to us to plan your next educational journey. We have a limited number of reduced prices delegate places - contact us for more details...
Stretching Horizons' Educational Travel Conference
12-13 October 2012
Tel: 01392 421020
We currently have a competition for teachers to win a case of wine in our December 2011 'Where in the world?' competition. Visit our blog post for more details.
Previous competitions have included the opportunity to win an 8 day trekking trip in the Sinai Desert, an Osprey Day Sack and many other fantastic prizes.
New competitions will be announced here and on our blog and via our newsletters - sign up to receive all our latest news and competition details.
Your safety and enjoyment when travelling overseas is very important to us.
We have arranged travel insurance with specialist Insurance Brokers Campbell Irvine, underwritten by the UK's largest travel insurer, AXA Insurance (UK) plc*. The cover includes a 24-Hour Worldwide emergency Medical Service who are experts in providing friendly and professional emergency help.
To arrange cover or to obtain a quotation, please contact Campbell Irvine:
- Click here to apply for travel insurance ONLINE
- Tel: 020 7938 1734 (quoting ref: STC)
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Travel Insurance Summary of Cover (Sums Insured are per insured person)
- Medical Expenses: £5,000,000
- In Patient Benefit £10 per day up to £200
- Criminal Injuries £100 per day up to £5,000
- Personal Liability £2,000,000
- Personal Accident: £25,000
- Permanent Loss of Sight £25,000
- Loss of Limb(s) £25,000
- Permanent Total Disablement £25,000
- Death £10,000
- Cancellation or Curtailment: £3,000
- Delayed Departure or Arrival:
- EITHER compensation up to £100
- OR cancellation after 12 hours up to £1,000
- Hi-jack of Aircraft £100 per day up to £3,000
- Failure of flight connections £25 per day up to £150
- Interruption of Transport £300
- Personal Effects £2000
- (Valuables limited to £350)
- (Single Article limit £250)
- (Disc Collections £200)
- Money £500
- Tickets £1,000
- Passport and Visas £250
- Legal Expenses: £15,000
- Winter Sports: (Optional)
If the cost of your trip exceeds £3,000 per person, please contact Campbell Irvine for a quotation.
- Free 31 day extension if travel delayed beyond your control
- 14 day money back cooling off period
- Insured by Axa Insurance the UK’s largest travel insurer
IMPORTANT: This is only a summary of cover, full details of the cover provided are shown on your policy document which will be sent to you once the appropriate premium has been paid. Please read it carefully to ensure you understand the cover provided which is offered on a Non Advised basis from a single insurer, Axa Insurance UK Plc.
The policy includes certain terms conditions, exclusions and excesses. In particular cover is excluded for any defined pre-existing medical condition from which you or any person upon whom travel depends are suffering. If in doubt please contact the medical helpline in confidence on 0844 892 0954, as additional cover may be purchased directly from the insurer’s medical screening help line for certain pre-existing medical conditions.
Should you wish a specimen, a copy will be made available prior to purchase upon request or alternatively a copy is available for download from the Campbell Irvine Website. The policy contains a 14 day Cooling Off Period and details of how to make a claim and who to contact in the event of a medical emergency.
*Registered in England. No. 78950. Registered Office, 5 Old Broad, London EC2N 1AD. A member of the AXA Group of Companies. AXA Insurance UK plc. Registration No 202312. Both Campbell Irvine Ltd and Axa Insurance are authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. This can be checked on the FSA's register by visiting the FSA's website at www.fsa.gov.uk/register or by contacting them on 0845 606 1234. The Specialist Travel Consultancy is an Introducer Appointed Representative of Campbell Irvine Ltd.
Foreign and Commonwealth Office: regularly updated UK Foreign Office advice for travelling abroad.
Identity and Passport Services: Passport services for British and Irish nationals resident in the UK.
Travcour: Specialists in obtaining work and travel related Visas.
Stretching Horizons: A community for teachers passionate about the educational benefits of travel and adventure.
Expedition Advice and Resources:
The Royal Geographical Society: a registered charity and world leading learned society and professional body advancing geographical science throughout the world.
Geography Outdoors: Fieldwork and expedition advice from the Royal Geographical Society
The Young Explorers' Trust: a registered charity promoting safe and responsible expeditions for young people.
Medical Advice, Resources & Safety Training:
Travel Health Consultancy: Advisers to the STC, schools and travellers on travel health, risk assessment and vaccination requirements. Also offer a mobile travel vaccination clinic for private groups.
Wilderness Medical Training: the leading UK company providing expedition medical training courses and conferences for doctors, travellers, expeditions and gap year students.
Fit For Travel: provides free information about travel health, travel vaccines and specific information appropriate to your destination.
Malaria Hotspots: Information on malaria including games and quizzes for children.
Blood Care Foundation ensures the supply of safe blood to their members throughout the world.
Medic Alert: bracelets and necklets detailing personal health conditions.
Objective Travel Safety Ltd: Personal travel safety awareness training.
Kit, Maps and More:
Cotswold Outdoor: Outdoor, expedition and travel gear. STC Clients get 15% off here!
Nomad Travel Stores: On-line pharmacy and travel gear.
Stanfords: Worldwide map specialists.
Adventure Ecology: Educational focused charity promoting respect and responsibility for our Planet, its environment, species and peoples.
Education Through Expeditions: Educational not for profit company linking expeditions to the classroom.
Sitesforteachers.com Top educator sites ranked by popularity.
Tourism Concern: Independent UK charity flighting exploitation in the global tourism industry.
Culture Crossing: Excellent country by country community-built guide to aid cross-cultural etiquette and understanding.
International Porter Protection Group: Website of the international charity fighting for Porter's rights and well-being.
The Travel Foundation: The travel industry’s own charity, set up to respond to concerns over the sustainability of travel and tourism.
Friends of Conservation: The charity we support through our 50:50 CO2 offset programme.
Grants for Expeditioners:
Grants for expeditions and fieldwork: The RGS's bookmarks of grant awarding bodies for expeditions and fieldwork.
The Sir Philip Reckitt Educational Trust: The Trust pays grants towards travel & subsistence for people in the East Riding of Yorkshire and Norfolk areas to expand their educational horizons. It also helps to fund projects abroad & in the UK.
Saying thank you
There is nothing more satisfying than a word of mouth referral amongst our school clients. It means we've been right on the button - and that makes us happy bunnies!
So when someone passes on a good word, we like to say a BIG THANK YOU - usually in the shape of a case of wine. Then again, it could be a luxurious hamper of Devon's finest foods if that's more your style.
If you've enquired about a school trip with us, or, better still, have been away on an adventure with us, and feel you can recommend us then we'd be chuffed to bits. Simply get your friend or colleague to mention your name when enquiring about a new trip, and if they end up booking... we'll be in touch!
The small print: Our only stipulation is that the booking is for a school or college group (not a personal holiday) and the contact you recommend is not already known to us. Contact us for more details.
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We have a duty to arrange travel that has minimal negative impact on your destination…
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Tips and suggestions to ensure your travels have a positive impact on your destination.
Promoting responsible tourism within the educational tours and school expedition community.
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