School Getaways was conceived in 2008 by Katrine Elliott (that’s me) and Jacinta Phelan. In 2011 Jacinta retired from School Getaways to concentrate on other projects.
I am now the sole Director and owner of the School Getaways travel web site and I am involved in every facet of the business. I am sure my tech team wished I didn’t ask so many questions sometimes or stopped coming up with ideas – but hey, they are a talented team and I am surrounded by passionate people.
I have over 25 years of experience in marketing, promotions and events and certainly understand that being ‘time poor’, can be reduced significantly with accurate planning and the use of excellent research tools – and maybe a glass of wine!
We have grown significantly since 2008 and in 2017 it was time for an entire redesign and full-face lift.
New features were added to the site which enabled our members to not only find more detailed information about the listing they were looking at, but also gave them direct links to the listings social media pages, which our members were telling us was important. The new suite now enables our member to add their favourite searched listings into their own back pack to look at again at another time.
Advertisers get their bookings direct from our members, no middle man, no hidden extras and no commissions payable to us.
Some things haven’t changed, we still offer easy access for Staff, Students and Parents to locate, research and book (by way of a direct link to the advertisers listing) their next school activity or family holiday. School Getaways includes information on accommodation, tours, transport, school excursions/incursions and holiday packages.
School Getaways - We really are ALL THE INFORMATION IN ONE DESTINATION