Customize Your Travel Program with Us!

As we read through your reviews and evaluations at the end of this travel season, one thing stands out: our dedication to flexibility and customization is something that all of our travel leaders love.  Hart Travel Partners (HTP) was created with the express purpose of providing customized faculty-led travel programs, and we are pleased that we are fulfilling that goal!

When you contact HTP about a travel program, the first thing we do is discuss your academic goals for the course.  With these goals in mind, we then fully customize the program for you and your students.  Unlike other travel companies, we don’t begin with an ‘off-the-shelf,’ pre-packaged tour and then try to squeeze in your requests; we begin with your requests and then create a faculty-led travel program that maximizes the experience for you and your students.

For some travel programs, this will entail a stay in one city so that your students can study intensively at a particular museum, theater program, or ecological site.  For others, it will involve travel to many destinations to compare the differences in food, culture, history, art or business across varied cities and regions.  We follow your lead in terms of cities visited, length of stay in each place, hotels and restaurants.
For example, we forged a partnership with Penny Dolin of Arizona State University (ASU) to provide an intensive program for her photography students in Paris, the legendary City of Lights.  We worked with Penny to identify photographers, architects and other artists and lecturers for her students to meet with and learn from, while HTP arranged tours to the Palais Garnier Opera House, the Fondation Louis Vuitton, and other significant Parisian landmarks where students could practice their newly learned camera techniques.  The trip was such a success, we have featured the students’ photography on our website!

As another one of our travel leaders has noted, “Hart was willing to customize our itinerary for design students, arranging two great studio visits and providing us with a fantastic tour director who managed all the trip logistics brilliantly."
At HTP, customization doesn’t end with the creation of your itinerary; we also create flexible recruitment and payment plans to match your institution’s deadlines.  By working seamlessly with your study abroad office, we aim to develop institutional partnerships that support your travel plans and recruitment efforts.

"The entire process was my favorite–from the personal service beginning with the first introductory phone call through the completion of the trip,” another travel leadernoted.  “Each time I felt there was personal interest in the success of our program, not only from the viewpoint of the actual travel details, but Hart Travel Partners understood the reason for this program.”
At HTP, we view the entire process, from itinerary creation to trip marketing to the on-the-ground experience, as a partnership with you, the educator.  We are happy to make suggestions based on our knowledge and experience, but we will never dictate where you should go and what you should see.  Our extensive network of contacts all over the world means that no matter what activity you envision to educate and enrich your students, we will find a way to make it possible!

One last word from a travel leader: “By far, Steve and his crew organized the best program we've done, from pre-tour planning and marketing ideas, to payment, flexibility, creativity, hotels, guides, etc. I like the personalized planning and pricing, my students love the guides and overall experience–win/win."
We are gearing up for our 2017 season, and looking forward to another year of creating wonderful experiences for our educators and students.  Please contact us today to find out how you can fully customize a travel program!