For over 50 years, the Brightspark team has planned inspiring tours for tens of thousands of education and performance groups. Our travel experts is innovating and evolving to ensure your next student trip is safe, fun, and engaging. We remain committed to health, safety, and flexibility in these unprecedented times.
The COVID-19 protocols detailed below are reviewed regularly in conjunction with our Medical Director. Current processes apply to 2021 trips, and we'll evaluate them for 2022 groups and beyond, keeping them in place as long as they are helpful in mitigating the risk of contacting COVID-19 while on a Brightspark tour.
Our partners at WorldStrides assembled a cross-functional team we call the Back to Travel Task Force last spring, and we have been working to help you travel with confidence ever since. The task force leverages decades of experience across our company to assess the safety of the destinations we travel, survey site openings and closings, understand new protocols and regulations from our partners, and create trainings and detailed safety plans to manage the risk associated with COVID-19. The Back to Travel group is led by Chief Experience, Health & Safety Officer Terri Morgoglione. This team monitors CDC and WHO guidelines and receives guidance from The George Washington Department of Emergency Medicine – the same professionals who staff our Doctors on Call program. We are closely monitoring the evolving standards of the education community and the travel industry to continually update our plans with the latest information on COVID-19.
Brightspark will stand by you throughout the pre-tour, on-tour, and post-tour process to ensure the safest experience possible for all trip participants.
We continue to rely on our deep network of safety and security resources, including WorldStrides' exclusive Doctors on Call program, our 24/7 On Call center, and adult supervision to adapt in this changing environment. Protocols detailed below will continue to evolve, and they'll likely differ slightly from group to group and city to city because we're committed to getting it right.