Through our fully customisable online booking portal, each member of your trip is able to book and pay for the options you have chosen for their trip quickly via desktop, tablet and mobile. Whether you want to sell club merchandise, offer experiential extras to enrich trippers holidays, provide the opportunity to meet new people at group meals or sell tickets to events we can provide the platform. The page will be branded uniquely with your universities identity to ensure visitors know they are going on your trip.
We know booking a trip can be stressful, especially when there are a lot of extras to consider such as travel, kit or lessons. So, we have taken a lot of care in developing the most simple and user-friendly experience from start to finish. Each category elegantly opens up, providing detail as well as visuals and information so your trippers can ensure they have everything they need for the perfect trip. Our online booking system is one of a kind. We provide helpful information buttons, that integrate video and visuals, for every stage of the process so your trip goers can book easily with full information on what every section means.
Features include a personal room allocation portal – feeding from the friendship groups for every booker, a quick book function available on desktop and mobile allowing booking within a few clicks (great for quick sell-out groups!), merchandise management and ecommerce for your club stash as well as automated payment reminders to take the strain off you as committee.
It has always been the most reliable in the industry but now it’s also the most comprehensive and accessible because it feeds directly into the Wasteland Travel app so you can access your booking at any time.
On our booking portal and website we have a Live Chat pop up which feeds directly into our customer service team who are on hand to help our clients get as much help as they need during their booking period. There is also a very comprehensive Frequently Asked Question’s section on the site which has all the answers to the questions which may seem trivial but get asked all the time. No request is too small so feel free to drop us a line at any point for a chat.
The Wasteland Travel App is easy to use, free to download and perfect for our modern traveller demographic. Years in the making, the app is a versatile, dynamic and user friendly platform which enhances your experiences before, during and after travelling with us. Built bespokely from the ground up, it’s the only App in student snowsports with all features completely integrated.
There are a number of new features for this year to help both your committee and trippers such as the addition of Live Chat to the app so help is on hand at the drop of a button – anytime, anyplace, clients now have the ability to book their trips, options and extras, literally, at their fingertips using Apple and Google Pay.
As committee we understand how important it is for you to see how your trip’s stats are going – the Reporting Dashboard is going to be perfect tool for you this season. All Travel information will be available on the app so you know where you need to be and when, in addition checking-in for travel, lift pass collection and event ticketing will all be done via QR codes.
You’d think getting large groups of students to and from resort would be a logistical nightmare. But after nearly 30 years in the game and a team of highly experienced account managers that can book transfers in their sleep, it’s really very simple.
We offer a variety of transport options to suit you including coaches, flights and transfers.
The cheapest and easiest option is to take the coach, which is how most of our groups like to travel. You choose a pick-up point (usually on campus), make the most of duty free on the ferry and then snooze your way to resort.
If you’re happy to pay a little more money for a shorter journey time, we can help you to find the best flights and book your transfers to and from the airport either side.
Of course, if you want to be a total rebel and book all your travel independently, that’s fine too! In these cases, we will deduct the cost of travelling with us from the overall trip price.
Equipment hire: Prefitted
Let’s play a cheeky game of Would You Rather, we’ll go first.
would you rather…
A) Arrive in resort and wait in a long, cold queue at the hire shop to have your kit fitted at a premium price?
B) Have your kit fitted before the trip, by experts, at a
location of your choice, for cheaper?
If you chose A, you need to check yourself. If you chose B, well done – you’re clever like us.
For those of you who are new to snowsports or haven’t invested in your own gear, hiring kit can be a time-consuming addition to your trip.
So, to save you both time and money, we partner with a hire specialist here in the UK. Cleverly named Prefitted, the idea is that you get everything fitted pre-trip. Genius, right?!
The process is simple, professional and goes like this:
- Upload your measurements and details online.
- Get kitted-out with helmets, ski’s, snowboard’s and any clothing you may need.
- Arrive in resort & collect your pre-fitted, ready-to-roll kit from the hire shop.
- Hit the slopes ASAP feeling super smug.
- We’re always striving to make your trip as easy and fun as possible and we’re proud to say we’re the only tour company who offer this service – another great reason to come away with us.
Generally speaking, the best time to learn to ski is when you’re a fearless child who laughs in the face of danger. Sadly, those days are long gone but don’t worry because the next best time is most definitely at university.
We understand that heading to the slopes for the first time can be daunting. Let’s face it, standing at the top of a mountain with long objects attached to your feet that are specifically designed to make you go down the mountain faster, is a scary prospect.
But, do not fear! Because not only will it turn out to be the most fun you’ve ever had, we worked out that around 35% of the students we take away have never skied before either. So you’re not the first, you won’t be the last and most importantly you’re not alone.
35% of the students we take away have never skied before…it will turn out to be the most fun you’ve ever had.
One of the best things about learning at uni is being able to do it with your mates. Not only is it hilarious but it’s great for moral support and learning the ropes (or slopes in this case).
We work with the best instructors who have years of experience teaching all different ages and levels. So, whether you’re a beginner, an expert or you just need a quick refresher, you can choose from a range of lessons when you book your trip.
We all love to re-live the amazing memories we’ve had on holiday, and the better the media quality, the closer you feel to being back there – which is why we’ve chosen our media partners very carefully. We have a longstanding relationship with two media agencies who are not only incredibly talented, but also love the snowsports industry just as much as we do. A reoccurring theme is that people who have worked for Wasteland Travel go on to achieve great things, and these two creatives have been some of the most exciting to watch over the years.
From full trip edits, to industry standard video and photography packages, we work with both teams to produce the best quality content for you to enjoy.
Wasteland understand that every group has different needs and budgets so when it comes to arranging your media package, we don’t adopt a one-size-fits-all approach. Instead, we work together to find the best solution for your trip and ultimately the decision of who you work with is in your hands.
If your university has pre-arranged relationships with media companies which you wish to uphold, we look forward to supporting you through the briefing and production process to ensure the finished outcome is the best edit your club has had to date!
We know insurance isn’t exciting, but we can’t stress enough how important it is.
As with all other trip essentials, you can buy insurance with our chosen provider when you book your trip.
We have several comprehensive insurance packages on offer, but we always strongly recommend you read each policy carefully to make sure you choose the best cover for you.
If you have purchased Insurance through Wasteland Travel please ensure you read the following documents:
Wasteland Ski is an Appointed Representative of Rush Insurance Services Limited who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Firm Reference Number 714385) and which is permitted to arrange general insurance contracts.
It is arranged by Rush Insurance Services Limited and Underwritten by Millstream Underwriting Limited on behalf of AWP P&C SA. AWP Assistance UK Limited is the appointed administrator in the United Kingdom. Millstream Underwriting Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA Firm reference number: 308584). Millstream Underwriting Limited. Registered in England and Wales No 3896220. Registered office: 52-56 Leadenhall Street, London, EC3A 2EB.