You may have heard of the expression, ‘Travelling is the best education’ and they were sure right by saying this especially when it comes to travelling outside of the classroom. The best educational experiences are the ones that open the eyes to many new adventures and excitement the world has to offer. Travelling to Niagara Falls, Canada is certainly one of those destinations that offers a truly remarkable experience. For International Tour & Travel Sales Manager, Dominique deBlois will be able to educate others about Hornblower Niagara Cruises Educational Program at Student Youth Travel Association (SYTA) Conference held in Toronto, Ontario this weekend from August 22 – 26, 2014.

SYTA is a non-profit educational trade association that promotes student and youth travel and fosters integrity and professionalism among student and youth travel providers. Members of SYTA include Attractions, Hotels, Restaurants, Airlines and Destination Marketing Organization.

Dominique will meet with dozens of international student and youth educational providers who will discuss the benefits for booking school groups with Niagara’s newest attraction. Hornblower Niagara Cruises brand new educational program features a new online Educational Guide that provides fun and friendly lesson plans for Kindergarten to Grade 12. Students can enrich their studies and skills with the Ontario provincial curriculum that enable students to use their problem solving, critical-thinking and artistic skills to understand the importance of the environment and cultural identity of Niagara Falls, Canada. From measuring the volume of water that goes over the Falls per second, to learning about the ecosystem found in Niagara Falls, Canada, the educational guide offers something unique for every lesson plan.

School groups looking to visit Niagara Falls, Canada between September through to June can take part in the Educational Program with student rates for $12.25(+tax). School visits can be customized with personalized public or private experiences on board a 150-passenger chartered Jetboat known as the ‘Niagara Guardian’ or on one of our two 700-passenger catamarans (Niagara Wonder or Niagara Thunder). School visits can be customized in advance to accommodate school sizes and requests. Groups looking to enhance their experience can do so brand new narrative audio guides that provide a fun and interactive experience on board the boats while learning about the amazing history of Niagara Falls, Canada. The hand held device is available for students in 8 different languages and can be purchase in advance with a group booking or can be purchased separately at the Hornblower Plaza upon arrival.

Now if you are a travel and youth professional reading this here are our top reasons why we think you should bring your next school group to Niagara Falls, Canada.

  1. Experience a worldwide attraction that is truly one-of-a-kind.
  2. Witness the beauty and hear the roar of the power of the mighty Canadian Horseshoe Falls up close and personal.
  3. It’s a fun and wet experience that is unmatchable to any water activity you have ever experienced.
  4. A history that goes back 18,000 years ago to when the Ice Age occurred
  5. It’s the most famous talked about waterfalls in the world!

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