Registration and payment take place directly on our website. Our registration process is quick, easy, and user-friendly. Please don’t hesitate to call us if you need assistance at 470. 485.2221 (ABC1).
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
ABC Travels hosts many types of student travel events such as local, regional and international tours, educational field trips, class trips, senior trips, and specialized educational travel events to surrounding Georgia cities, and more! These are all educational programs under the umbrella of ABC Travels, Inc. Each of these programs offers students an opportunity to engage in hands-on, interactive activities that focus on academic, leadership, personal, and college readiness development. Skills that are targeted are: geography, map skills, team building, American history, Georgia history, World History, U.S. government, civics, social studies, communication skills, public speaking, technology, problem solving, role playing, and critical thinking. Through our creative formats, students leave with a plethora of new skills and knowledge to help them build toward a successful future.
ABC Travels is a non-profit organization, self-supported educational program, with many students securing financial support through personal and fundraising efforts.
ABC Travels is a student & youth travel company based the surrounding metro-Atlanta, Georgia area. With 11 years of experience educating youth and 12 years of traveling experience, ABC Travels was created to provide educational support programs and services for student cultural exposure. By offering local and international tours, , educational travel, and individualized life coaching, ABC Travels is at the forefront of educating, empowering, and equipping young people to set extraordinary personal goals, become globally competitive, operate with high moral and ethical standards, and perform with unprecedented academic and professional excellence.
ABC Travles offers travel programs for students in grades 3 – 12. Students must demonstrate academic promise and an interest in their current education. ABC Travales looks for the high achievers and the students who show potential to become high achievers. Some programs require a minimum GPA. Generally speaking, a school, church, or organization contracts with ABC Travel to create a tailored program designed specifically for the youth of a particular organization. Then, students are invited by their organization to sign up. Participants must be academically and socially capable of functioning in an environment that requires an age-appropriate level of maturity, independence, and responsibility.
Tuition covers the expenses incurred in planning and implementing the program. Included in the tuition costs are transportation, lodging, some meals, some curriculum materials, and compensation for the directors. Students will need additional money for some meals (see itinerary), souvenirs, snacks, and other incidentals.
For participants who are interested in fundraising to help offset the cost of tuition, ABC Travels has prepared a fundraiser letter that is available upon request.
Generally, yes there are a limited number of spaces available for each event, based upon the mode(s) of transportation that have been selected. Registrations are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Students and staff reside with accredited hotels with ratings of 3-stars or better. Your tour coordinator will provide you with specific lodging information 4 weeks prior to your travel event. In most instances, groups stay in suite-style hotels which comfortably sleep 2-4 students per suite. Students are generally allowed to select their roommates. Private rooms are available upon request for an additional cost.
Students are closely supervised. Our staff includes program directors and tour facilitators. Students are closely monitored from the time they board the buses by chaperones at a ratio of 10-to-1. Students are accounted for, are required to participate in all activities, and must stay with the tour group at all times unless written permission is given by a student’s parent. Chaperones take attendance several times a day at every event site and perform room checks every evening. Students are expected to remain in their rooms and are given instructions of what to do in the event someone becomes ill or has an emergency at night. Chaperones greet students at the point of departure and remain with students until all students have been picked up once the group returns to the point of departure. We only provide single-sex lodging.
Participants will be provided a full detailed itinerary upon registration. Times and venues are subject to change due to inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances.
Breakfast: Participants will have the opportunity to eat breakfast each morning at the hotel during the allotted times ONLY.
The cost of breakfast each day (with the exception of in-route meals) is included in the cost of the trip. If a student misses breakfast, there will not be an opportunity to eat until lunchtime. Therefore, we advise that students plan to wake up early enough to shower, dress, and eat breakfast before we depart for the day’s activities. Students are also welcome to keep snacks and bottled waters in their backpacks to enjoy during the day.
Lunch/Dinner: Some lunches and dinners may be included in the cost of your trip. Groups have the option to purchase gift cards from Dream Big for meals. Please see your itinerary. Lunch and dinner venues are subject to change. We typically choose meal venues that allow students to have many choices and options for meal selections.
Vegetarian options are always available. If your student has food allergies or needs to avoid certain foods for health or religious reasons, please indicate it on your STUDENT REGISTRATION FORM or contact our office.