1. CONTACT YOUR REGIONAL ADVISOR
Your regional school ski advisor is on hand to help you through every step of the way. They will be able to advise you on the right resort for your group. The team are knowledgeable and experienced, and passionate about Skiing. Find your Regional Ski Advisor here.
2. CHOOSE YOUR RESORT
Whether you’ve already decided on where and when you want to go, speak with us as early as possible in your planning stages so that we can help check availability and tour viability in line with your preferences and requirements. We will then provide a comprehensive price quotation for the option(s) that we believe best suit your group and budget.
Your school will almost certainly have internal procedures for granting permission, and we suggest that you discuss your ideas with the appropriate influencers as early as possible in the planning process so that your choice of tour is most likely to be granted permission.
3. MAKE YOU PROVISIONAL BOOKING
Contact us to reconfirm availability of all the trip elements, and at this stage we will reserve space wherever possible. Top tip: There is no financial obligation, but this also means that our suppliers will only reserve services for a limited time, and we will of course advise exactly what this means to you since every tour is unique. Do this just before you advertise the trip so that you can act quickly, as time is of the essence once we are holding accommodation/travel arrangements/resort allocations for you.
4. PROMOTE YOUR TRIP
Here, you need to make sure you give your trip every chance of securing enough takers. This is where your regional advisor can come to your school to address all prospecive students and their parents. They will introduce inspireski and the resort you chose for your trip and are on-hand to answer any questions parents may have for that extra peace of mind.
Advertise your parents evening and trip to pupils and parents, giving particular thought to any other potential financial pressures on parents. It’s often a good idea to send a letter out towards the end of a month, and giving parents a short window to return a deposit payment, allowing for a pay day to fall during that window. Create additional urgency and increase demand by advising students that places are strictly limited and hence they need to sign up quickly to avoid missing out!
Tours by air often require passenger names as per passport at time of booking, so make sure you save yourself time and hassle by gathering this information in your initial promotion.
It is important at the outset to provide parents with clear information regarding payment deadlines for additional deposits and final payments thus avoiding any confusion later down the line.