Aargau Tourism launches Switzerland's first school travel portal

Aargau Tourism has placed the platform schulreise.ch. The first school travel portal in Switzerland is intended to show the diverse range of travel and excursion options in the canton of Aargau and support teachers in planning and organizing school trips.

Aargau TourismusOn the new inspiration and planning platform schooltrip.ch teachers and students will find a wide range of activities for all ages and levels - from kindergarten and elementary school to secondary school and vocational school. Here, teachers and classes can browse through the various offers and get inspired. Those who already have concrete ideas can use the filter function to search for excursions on topics such as history, nature or science

Holger Czerwenka, Director Aargau Tourism: "With the schulreise.ch portal we created a tool that is unique in Switzerland. The canton of Aargau is predestined as a school travel canton and we are very pleased to be the first in Switzerland with such a planning platform. We firmly believe that our platform is a pioneer for a nationwide offer site."

The NRP project schulreise.ch was launched in 2020 on the initiative of Aargau Tourism. Together with the company Konoma from Baden, a portal was created that simplifies the planning of a school trip from the search for ideas to the organization and implementation and positions Aargau as an attractive and diverse location for school trips.

Inspiration, filter function and planning

The already predefined trip suggestions consist of at least one activity and exercise block. Tips for the popular picnic are also included. If the teacher likes the trip proposal, the blocks can be customized in a further step in the planning module. If the teacher creates a free login, no information is lost and all edited trips are saved.

Often, various offers are available for classes at an excursion destination. Thanks to the stored contact information of the provider, the availability and costs can be requested directly and stored in the corresponding note fields. A cost calculator helps to keep an eye on the expenses.

Funding support for Aargau schools

With the impulse credit from "Kultur macht Schule", the canton makes it possible for Aargau schoolchildren to make active use of numerous cultural offerings by supporting them with financial contributions when they visit them. Trips with "Kultur macht Schule" excursion destinations are marked accordingly in the school travel portal.

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