Passports vs. ACIS


passports provides the same or better quality tours, with more inclusions. All for hundreds of dollars less than ACIS.

passports vs. ACIS

The bottom line: passports guarantees the same high-quality inclusions as ACIS, for less money.

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Experiential Learning Platform

Learn. Experience. Reflect. passports facilitates the unique learning process experienced by students traveling overseas. Learn about the sights you’ll see on tour with travel lesson plans, participate in experiential activities overseas, then reflect on new experiences in your reflection journal.

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Same Hotels

Participants with passports and ACIS all stay in 3- or 4-star, centrally located hotels, right near the sights they came to see.

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Same Meals

Authentic, satisfying meals at local restaurants. Both passports and ACIS provide this and receive great reviews for the authenticity, variety and portion size of their meals.

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Same Flights

All passports and ACIS participants are given preferential flight routings, getting them to their destination faster so they can enjoy the sights.

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Same Tour Directors

The best tour directors want to travel with high-quality companies like passports and ACIS because they know the group will stay in better hotels, eat better food, and simply be happier customers.

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Did you know that the founders of ACIS worked for ALSG, created by passports founder Dr. Gil Markle? They later created ACIS in 1978.

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Included Insurance

Vital overseas medical and baggage insurance is included at no extra cost on all passports tours. ACIS' most similar protection plan costs $25 per day.

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Guaranteed Prices

With both passports and ACIS your entire group has one, simple, guaranteed price. No monthly increases, no hidden registration or departure fees.

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E-Z Pay

Both passports and ACIS participants can benefit from having monthly payments automatically withdrawn from their bank accounts.

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No Adult Supplements

If you are an adult, you don't need to pay extra to join a passports tour. With ACIS, payees 24 or older are charged a $95 fee, plus $45 per night for double rooms.

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Unsurpassed Service

You work with one expert passports representative from start to finish, year to year. No getting shuffled between departments.

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passports is family-owned and cares about every client. You get the personal touch bigger companies just can't provide.


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passports Educational Group Travel partners with teachers across the United States to provide high-quality educational travel experiences to their students. Educational tours visit destinations around the world - primarily France, Italy, England, Spain and Costa Rica - at low, guaranteed prices.

Passports, Inc., ToursOperators & Promoters, Spencer, MA


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