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Lakeland Tours, LLC Successfully Completes Financial Recapitalization, Continues its Leadership Position in Educational Travel and Experiential Learning

Emerges from Recapitalization Process with Enhanced Liquidity to Support Long-Term Business Plan Back to Travel Task Force Continues Preparation for the Return to Travel CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia – September, 25, 2020 – Lakeland Tours, LLC, d/b/a WorldStrides (“WorldStrides”) today announced that it has completed its comprehensive financial recapitalization and the implementation... Keep reading

Lakeland Tours LLC Announces Financial Recapitalization to Strengthen Its Position as the Leader in Experiential Learning

Secures New Financing from Existing Owners and Certain Lenders to Support Business Plan Company Continues Payments of Customer Refunds and Vendors Preparation for the Return to Travel Underway, as Domestic and International Regulations Allow CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia – July 21, 2020 – Lakeland Tours, LLC, d/b/a WorldStrides (“WorldStrides”) today announced that... Keep reading

LEGACY Global Sports Partners with WorldStrides for International Soccer Tours

GLENWOOD, Maryland – Two powerhouse brands in youth soccer will team up to provide Global Premier Soccer (GPS) players with international soccer experiences that elevate their game and enrich their lives beyond the field. The exclusive partnership between LEGACY Global Sports (LGS) and WorldStrides brings robust new travel opportunities to... Keep reading

WorldStrides Expands International Sports Tours with New Addition

GLENWOOD, Maryland - December 4, 2019 - WorldStrides is pleased to expand its portfolio of international tours for athletes with the addition of the company formerly known as Harvard Sports Management Group, Inc. Joe Totman, founder and owner of the business, has decades-long relationships with an incredible group of loyal... Keep reading

Exceptional U.S. and Canadian Brands Join WorldStrides Family

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia - November 4, 2019 - WorldStrides is proud to welcome Brightspark US and Brightspark Canada, World Class Vacations, Jumpstreet, and Educatours as a part of the WorldStrides family. This collection of educational travel brands, formerly part of Travelopia, is known across the U.S. and Canada for delivering the kind of life-changing experiences that are core to WorldStrides’ mission of helping... Keep reading

WorldStrides Honored with “Top Innovator” Award for Sustainable Lunch Program

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia — June 20, 2019 — WorldStrides was named the “Top Innovator” at the Charlottesville Climate Collaborative’s Better Business Challenge awards ceremony in Charlottesville, Virginia Thursday. This award recognized our efforts to reduce waste and educate students and teachers about waste and recycling through our box lunch program. Students... Keep reading

1,300 U.S. Soccer Players and Fans Journey to FIFA Women’s World Cup with WorldStrides Excel

PARIS, France -- June 7, 2019 --  Over the next month, WorldStrides, the nation’s largest accredited educational travel provider, will bring 1,300 student soccer players, coaches, and families to France to cheer on the most successful United States women’s national soccer team in history at what is expected to be... Keep reading

Five Educators Honored for Transformative Teaching

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia -- May 10, 2019 --  WorldStrides, the nation’s largest accredited educational travel provider, today announced that it has recognized five exceptional teachers with $1,000 cash prizes — and one lucky winner with an all-expense-paid trip for two anywhere in the world — in celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week.... Keep reading

Paradise Teens Who Overcame Wildfire Losses Receive Scholarships for Educational Travel

PARADISE, California – Having weathered the destruction of the Camp wildfire six months ago, students from the region will experience the tradition of year-end travel learning experiences, thanks to funds from WorldStrides, the SYTA Youth Foundation, and other partners. The middle and high schoolers will cap this challenging year with trips... Keep reading

WorldStrides Adds China-Based Camps to Serve More Young Learners in China

SHANGHAI, China - WorldStrides is pleased to add summer and winter camps to its portfolio of educational options for young learners in China with the acquisition of a Shanghai-based team specializing in award-winning camps. The innovative program, established as Ivy League Camps in 2010, enables Chinese children ages 5-16 to experience... Keep reading
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