At Explorica, we know you have a choice when it comes to your educational travel provider. That’s why, when you work with Explorica, you not only get a better travel experience—you also enjoy the simplest, most flexible and most generous rewards program in the industry starting with your very first tour.
Free travel. All Group Leaders have the opportunity to travel free with Explorica and to choose your own free place ratio. We recommend one chaperone for every six students, but we let you adjust your Tour Fee so you can bring along as many free chaperones as you like.
If you’d like to extend your personal stay, Explorica will cover the difference in airfare to fly you home separate from the group.
More free travel. Our international Teacher Conventions give Group Leaders the chance to explore fabulous places with other teachers who love to travel. Accumulate enough Travel Points, and we’ll pay for your trip!
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Earn travel points to use any way you want. When you lead an Explorica tour, you’re automatically enrolled in our Rewards program—which means from day one you begin earning points toward personal travel, conventions, tour upgrades, or even student scholarships.
Our unique mix of personal, group and school rewards ensures that you can select the perfect mix of benefits to reward yourself, your students or your school for all your hard work.
How does it work?
- It’s simple. You earn: 1 Travel Point x Length of Tour x Students Enrolled.
- For example, a 10-day tour with 10 paying travelers = 100 Travel Points.
- Book early to earn more! Watch for seasonal promotions like our popular “Quadruple Travel Points” deal to turn that 100 into 400 Travel Points.
New for 2014! You won’t start from 0 with Explorica. If you’ve traveled with another company, we’ll honor up to 1,000 Travel Points. And, of course, you’ll still be able to redeem your points with the other company.
What’s a Travel Point worth?
There are many redemption options for you to choose from. The most popular options are-
- 295 Travel Points for a domestic airline ticket
- 295 Travel Points for $250 Amazon gift card
- 295 Travel Points for $375 Student Scholarship on a future tour
- 345+ Travel Points for a free trip on one of our Teacher Conventions
Flexibility. Save your students money with Student Rewards. Although Group Leaders are automatically enrolled in our generous rewards program, Group Leaders can choose our lower-cost Student Rewards program and receive a significant discount applied to their participants’ tour price. Group Leaders that choose to change their enrollment to Student Rewards will still travel free and earn redeemable Travel Points—just at a different rate than our standard Rewards program.
Explorica exclusive! Tour more to get more Rewards. We think that loyalty programs shouldn’t be complicated. As you tour more with Explorica, you’ll earn even more Travel Points in the form of a Loyalty Bonus. Then, you decide if you’d like to reward yourself with free flights, an international convention, a new iPad, or something else. It’s that simple.
Explorica exclusive! Turn your points into cash or cash into points. New and exclusive to Explorica, you can convert your hard-earned travel points into cold, hard cash. Prefer the Rewards? That’s okay, too. Convert your tour stipend, Big Group Bonus, or refer-a-friend bonus into Travel Points.
Generous cash bonuses. You’ll receive a cash stipend for any unused, earned free places. In addition to your tour stipend, you can earn a Big Group Bonus for leading groups of 25 or more!
- 25 = $500
- 30 = $1000
- 40 = $2000
- 65 = $2500
- 70 = $3000
- 80 = $4000
Refer a friend or colleague to travel with Explorica and get $1000 or 400 Travel Points when they lead a tour.
Take family & colleagues with you. Get a 10% Friend and Faculty Discount on the Tour Fee of any family members or faculty that accompany you on the trip. And for a limited time, you can get a 15% Family & Faculty Discount for all 2014 tours!
Earn professional development credits
When you travel with Explorica, you can enroll to earn professional development credits through our partner, Eastern Washington University.