STUDENT LEADER PROGRAM
FOR STUDENTS THAT WANT TO BOOK A GROUP TRIP AND GET EXPERIENCE FOR THEIR CVS
Book a group trip by contacting Capture Travel and getting a quote. Once your deposit is received you, acting as group leader, will be invited to our group training sessions to give you the ability to handle your groups and gain invaluable leadership training and experience from Ireland's leaders in group travel.
By joining this program, you will receive:
Informal group training with other Irish students in a city-centre location by a Capture Travel leader
Free Itinerary run through 6 weeks before your trip with your trip expert
24/7 support as standard
15% off your own ticket
Free activities throughout the trip
At the end of your trip, a follow up meeting where you will be given a reference for your time on the program
The opportunity to make lifelong connections and relationships with Capture Travel team members that could act as mentors in your future careers.
Skip the line ability on Capture Travel future programs and first place to join our Internship Programs
10% off your ticket on any other trip you book with Capture Travel for 10+ people after
Capture Travel is licensed and bonded by the Commission for Aviation Regulation. That means all travel booked through our company is fully protected. With us, your college society, student leaders or departments will never face the possibility of prosecution by the Commission for Aviation Regulation as all trips booked through Capture Travel are fully protected under our licence and insurance. At the same time, your institution gets to offer a new and unique training program not currently available in Ireland.
When discussing your group trip, you can meet a Capture Travel representative to discuss the ins and outs before making your booking. We're also available by text, online and over the phone.
1. Group Training
Once the trip deposit is received, student leader(s) can book in to one of our group training days in a city centre location. You will attend this training with other students also participating on the program.
You will learn:
How Capture Travel and the travel industry works
Tricks and tips for managing a large group of people
Best practices for walking tours and public speaking
How to deal with emergencies abroad
Health and safety
How and when to contact the Capture Travel 24/7 support team
Engaging with suppliers abroad
How their trip will work, the information they will be given and how to ask questions
The best practices of a group leader, how to take advantage of situations and have the best fun while travelling!
For Tourism students we offer specialized training that will be helpful to your curriculum and studies
For Business students we also offer specialized training
2. Itinerary/ Individual Training
On another occasion, you can arrange a meeting to sit down with a Capture Travel rep one-on-one up to 1 week before the trip.
Here you will:
Go through your entire itinerary step by step. Your itinerary will include everything- from booking reference codes to names of people on the trip, walking routes from A to B down to the detail, all the activities we can book for discounted prices and how to get deals from our suppliers on the day.
Go through your expected arrival times for flights, transfers and activities and what to do if something is delayed.
What the emergency procedures are for your particular destination
Best practices for getting from A to B- the routes that we advise you to take including road crossings
How to navigate public transport with a group
How we can help during their trip- how to text us for dinner reservations, extra deals, best attractions and more.
WHY DO WE NEED A TRAVEL AGENT?
Under EU regulation and Irish law: all money taken for travel must be protected by a bond for 4%-100% of expected turnover every year. Those organizing trips abroad must carry a travel agent licence issued yearly by the Commission for Aviation Regulation in Ireland.
HOW IS TRAVEL MONEY PROTECTED?
Capture Travel is a bonded travel agent, meaning that we take full responsibility for all services (airlines, accommodation, transfers, activities). If a supplier was to fail on a group trip, we will have it sorted immediately with alternative arrangements at no extra charge. If there is a natural disaster or catastrophe abroad, your students are covered and it's up to us to get them home. With our payment systems, students pay Capture Travel directly online or in person. That means group leaders do not have to collect or carry large sums of cash collected from their peers. In this way, we secure all travel money that we receive and there's no chance of theft or an individual running off with thousands of euro.
WHY ARE YOU OFFERING THIS SERVICE?
Capture Travel is dedicated to the student experience in Ireland.
When we were in college, we didn't even know of the laws surrounding group travel. Now that we do, we realize how close we came to prosecution when we organized our university club and society group trips abroad without a travel agent licence! Unlike our competitors, Capture Travel is dedicated to student experiences and hassle-free organization, we have 24/7 support lines and work closely with students to design their perfect trips abroad.
WHO IS ON THE TEAM?
Students will be trained in all things travel by Capture Travel representatives who have experience in acting as guides for group trips abroad. They will oftentimes also be the people dealing with their trip and organizing their full itinerary. A great consequence of group training is that students feel more relaxed with our reps, and so are more likely to feel easier about asking questions and getting advise before their trip or during it.
CAN STUDENTS AVAIL OF THE PROGRAM TWICE?
If a student leader would like to take part in another trip covered by Capture Travel, they can still avail of all the supports provided in the student program including a higher percentage of 25% off their ticket price. For every other trip organized by a student who has already completed group training, they will receive 5% more off each trip. All students who travel with Capture Travel are covered under our liability insurance. Travel insurance is not included in our standard packages but can be added on up to the day of
HOW MANY STUDENTS CAN TAKE PART?
In the Capture Travel Student Leadership Program, we give one student allocation for every 15 students travelling. If there are 18 students going on a trip, one space is offered. If there are
30 students going abroad, 2 spaces are offered. Depending on the student groups and their leaders, we may offer more allocations.
HOW MUCH IS A TRIP PER PERSON?
Capture Travel offers the most affordable packages and rates to student groups. No other travel agency in Ireland is as dedicated to providing students the best in trips in and outside of Ireland. Because of discounts given to us from our industry partners, we can usually match the price of students doing it by themselves.