It is predicted that student travel will be among the first segments of the tourism industry to restart, yet the lockdown demonstrated many weaknesses of the modern educational system, including manual administration of student group trips.
Schools, universities and international exchange programs will need agile digital systems to “bridge the gap” in operations and do it fast. Covid restrictions on travel have led to the rapid changes in policies and increased compliance requirements.
School travel program operations have not changed in decades, many of them are still paper based. Now they must adapt to the changing environment. They need a simple all-in-one platform where everyone can communicate, generate online itineraries, book travel and prepare students for safe educational experiences.
The main challenge of educational travel is deceptively time consuming and tedious process to promptly and accurately collect travel related information and payments from every traveler in the group, Especially now it is essentials to quickly and clearly inform travelers of changes, while ensuring successful collaboration with all the people outside of the trip planning organization, like agents, operators, and parents.
Student travel is highly regulated so many institutions prefer to outsource the planning responsibility. Companies, like GoSchoolies, The Hacker Exchange, EF Education First, and Educating Adventures specialize on taking care of the paperwork and collaboration between educators, parents, students, and ground operators. They use the best available technology, like YouLi group travel management software to reduce more stress and run more trips.
The Best Software For Educational Trips
YouLi – Group Travel Made Easy supports many clients in the educational sector, and offers its proven booking platform to power this digital transformation. YouLi Saas platform is a simple solution that allows easy collaborations between multiple organizations in the educational ecosystem:
- Students and parents get an easy way to view the itineraries online, personalize their options, pay and communicate with the group.
- Schools keep all the necessary documents, forms, and waivers in one secure and easy to access place.
- Operators are able to see and communicate with the participants.
- Agents track the whole journey, simplify payments with auto-reminders and reconcile discrepancies.
- Everyone is on the same page, their branded YouLi Trip Page ™️.
Essentially, YouLi is a B2B2B2C No-Code SaaS Platform for students, parents, teachers, travel agents & Government officials to ensure travel is safe, fun and educational. Traveler preparation and document management combined with easy stakeholder collaboration makes YouLi the perfect platform to become the best software for organizing educational and student trips.