Teachers Choose CTA

CTA is recognized by teachers, administrators and school boards as a responsible leader and expert in educational group travel programs. Your group has its own unique personality, preferences and priorities, therefore your Custom Designed CTA trip reflects our appreciation of your students and your school community. Teachers return to CTA for our unmatched commitment to quality, value and friendly personal service. To learn more about CTA, watch the short video below.

CTA arranges and guarantees everything for your trip, including airline travel, top-quality motorcoaches, superior lodging, select meals, suitable attractions and special events, plus CTA staffs every bus with one of our own Certified Teacher Trip Directors or a licensed Professional Tour Guide. A promotional handout and a PowerPoint presentation are provided for you to spread the word to students and parents. Schools are eligible for a CTA Parent Information Meeting with a PowerPoint presentation, often hosted by a CTA representative who describes your trip's custom designed itinerary, CTA registration procedures, payment options and security safeguards.

CTA is the only company providing Trip Directors that are also Certified Teachers. These mature men and women are exceptional professional educators with more than twenty years experience who remain with the group 24-hours a day. One Trip Director is assigned to each bus providing knowledge and insight for your destination as well as interesting anecdotes and fun trivia questions that keep the students focused and engaged. Go to our Trip Director selection page to view our comprehensive qualification, training and background screening requirements.

Parents register and pay for their child directly with CTA at our secure website. Your CTA password-protected Teacher Login provides you real-time access to your current trip enrollment list, plus a simple way to assign roommates and buses for all participants. All future payments are invoiced by CTA direct to the parents, so you collect no money. Fundraising and scholarship monies are easily applied to your students’ individual trip accounts by submitting your list to CTA.

CTA offers an exclusive Individual Cancellation Waiver (ICW) at registration. ICW entitles registrant to a refund of all monies paid less the ICW cost, the non-refundable Registration Fee, and all other fees applied up to the date of cancellation if an individual cancels for any reason, up to and including the day of departure. In addition, only CTA guarantees your school’s right to remove a student from trip participation for ANY reason, at zero financial risk, while ICW still provides a trip refund to the parent. Without ICW, our Standard Refund Policy applies. To download a copy of the ICW details, go to our Download Media page.

CTA supports your school policy regarding medication, and the use of cell phones and other electronic devices during the tour. CTA encourages students to carry cell phones, although we suggest they be turned off during tour hours to avoid distraction from our travel-learning environment.

If you have questions visit our FAQ's page, and if you are ready to start planning your CTA trip, please call 516-342-6200, send us a message via our Contact page, or submit your trip preferences via our Request for Quote page.