Testimonials

This is my second year to use Unique. We had some serious weather issues that kept continually changing our itinerary. I was very pleased at how the company responded to meet our needs and ensure that the group still had a very memorable trip.

---Doug Blevins – Heritage H.S., Rogers, AR – St. Louis Tour

Our choir thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Washington DC. The tour escort was very helpful and really interacted with the children and chaperones. It was a wonderful learning experience for the students. 

---Marsha King, West Rusk H.S., New London, TX - Washington DC Tour

Absolutely fabulous!

---Debby Sutton – Pleasant Grove H.S., Texarkana, TX – Southern California Tour

Our trip to Washington D.C. was a great trip. Unique put together a very comprehensive package. Spike was awesome, and we look forward to traveling with Unique in the future.
---Bryant Harris, Iraan H.S., Iraan, TX - Washington, DC Tour

I was very satisfied with our trip through Unique Travels! We had an issue where a storm had ripped through where we were going the next day, but Unique was already on top of things supplying us with a variety of options when we arrived. They do all the work leaving you free to enjoy yourself with your students!

---David Terry, Maud H.S., Maud, TX - San Antonio Tour

I can't say enough about how great our trip was. If you are considering a trip, you must call Unique! They handled everything I thought of, but most importantly, everything I didn't think of. They adapted the trip just the way I wanted. I was able to be a proud observer, instead of a nervous wreck for this trip. Already looking forward to the next one.  

---Blake Henley, Arkansas H.S., Texarkana, AR - Washington, DC Tour

The trip went off without any problems. Everything worked like clockwork. I have used Unique for 20 years and have never been unhappy. 

---Rick Hammer, Chisum H.S., Chisum, TX - San Antonio Tour

Our trip to Washington D.C. was great! We actually had to make some very last minute itinerary changes and Neal was very accommodating. The best thing about Unique Travels and Tours is that after you tell them what you want to do on the trip they do all of the work. The stress of travel and itinerary logistics is very minimal because they take care of everything. All we had to do was raise the money to go!

---George Little – New Diana H.S., Diana, TX – Washington, DC Tour

Unique allowed me to take 66 seventh graders to San Antonio this past spring. Our kids enjoyed the trip and were thoroughly exhausted when they arrived back home. I don't think anyone doubted they'd received their money's worth.
---Jo Steenborg, Texas M.S., Texarkana, TX - San Antonio Tour

We had a Great Experience with Unique!!! Very Professional!!!
---Bill Rowan, Rogers H.S., Rogers, AR - Dallas Tour

The trip was great, well planned and turned out to be very fun, educational, and after we took off worry free.
---Judy Landers, Hampton H.S., Hampton, AR - San Antonio Tour

This was the first band excursion we had ever planned and it could not have been a better experience. Neal, Marc and Laura were all so wonderful and helpful in planning every detail. Our students, many who have never travelled more than 75 miles from home, were thrilled with every aspect of the trip. They are still talking about it now....three weeks later! Thanks to everyone at Unique for helping our band have a very memorable, exciting trip. I'm sure this program will use Unique in the future and know we will recommend Unique to others.  

---Connie Jones, Fordyce H.S., Fordyce, AR - Dallas Tour

Every single time I plan a trip, Unique comes to mind first. They work closely with me to make sure the students have the most bang for their buck on our trips. I am very satisfied with Unique and the job they do.  

---Jo Steenborg, Texas M.S., Texarkana, TX - San Antonio Tour

Neal, Let me start by thanking you and Laura for all your hard work! We had an excellent time on our trip to Chicago. I really can not thank you all enough for everything that you did for my kids. They are exhausted but had an incredible time on this trip. Everything was exceptionally well organized and I could not imagine a trip going any smoother. I also wanted to again thank Mark for everything; he was fantastic to work with and to get to know. I truly appreciated everything he did for us, and for putting up with us as well! If you ever need a reference for Unique Travels, Debbie Baker and I would be more than happy to provide one. Just a side note....Debbie (my I-High director) has said for months that she would NEVER do another trip...until Saturday night when she asked where we were going next. This turn around was because of the work that you all did to make this trip so enjoyable. We will be in contact before the end of our school year to start prep on our next trip. Thanks again!! 

---Scott Zenthoefer, Union H.S. Vocal Music, Tulsa, OK : Chicago Trip

I would highly recommend Unique travel and have asked all groups to use them. The individualized attention that group received when we arrived in San Antonio was unprecedented anywhere. The attention to the tiniest detail insured that the trip was successful for all participants. This is the best travel experience with any company I have ever been involved with. Melinda Strickland was the greatest.  

---Nellie Ponikvar, Drugan Elementary Choir, El Paso, TX - TMEA Performance and San Antonio Tour

I was very pleased with our recent band trip to Chicago. I will be traveling with Unique again on our next band trip.
---Rusty Lay, Athens H.S., Athens, TX - Chicago Tour

You will not find a better travel company to use than Unique Travels and Tours. Top to bottom, consistently the best. I wish the other companies would stop calling me.

---Nick Durham, Carthage H.S., Carthage, TX - San Antonio Tour

I have been with Unique Travels and Tours for ten years letting them handle all of our instrumental music department travel needs. They have always been professional in their treatment of us and our needs. They have great people in their company who work hard to give us the best value and quality for our money. I plan to stick with Unique in the future for all of our travels.
---Dan Larson, Ponca City H.S., Ponca City, OK - Chicago Tour

Great Service from beginning to end!!

---Kenneth Harvill – Three Rivers H.S., Three Rivers, TX - San Antonio Tour

This was my first time using Unique Travels & Tours and I will definitely be calling again. Everything from the first phone call through the trip was handled professionally and timely. Best travel group I have used yet (and will be the only travel group I use for years to come)!

---Chris Chance. Dade County H.S., Trenton, GA - Chicago Tour

I wanted to write to you and all of your coworkers about our trip you all arranged for us. I can't thank you all enough for the limitless patience you seem to possess. I thought teachers had the most patience but in the case of Unique Travels, you all have us beat "hands down". I am short-handed here in Huntsville and that means that I work way too much. I can't seem to get everything done in a timely fashion simply because there's too much for 2 of us to do. I can vouch for my band, the chaperons, and myself when I say you all took care of every detail in a very organized manner and I will always highly recommend you to fellow band directors based on your conscientiousness. From the office personnel and the sales personnel to the bus drivers and Disney sales offices, you arranged a perfectly good trip for us that was actually fun for me too! That rarely happens when there are so few to handle so many. I would like to compliment not only unique but I would also like to comment that George Rainey is by far the best bus driver I have ever had drive my band. The smart businessman would hire him in any capacity dealing with human relations. He has driven my bands twice now and each time, he gave me confidence that we would arrive safely. I know more about him now that he probably wants me to know but there's nothing I can say about George in a negative way. He, along with Unique made our trip a success and a vacation for me which I badly needed. As I said, I simply wanted to convey my thanks for a job well done and hopefully you all can arrange my final band trip for me and seeing that it is my final one, I believe Hawaii is in my sights. Thanks again Neal and tell all that helped that I appreciate their efforts.
---Steve Baskin, Huntsville HS, Huntsville, AR - Orlando Tour

Unique took care of everything. Our tour guide was with the group every step of the way and I was never out of contact with the main office. The kids had a great time and I would highly recommend Unique Travels and Tours to anyone planning a school trip.

---Randy Kiser – Spring Hill H.S., Longview, TX - Chicago Tour

Our trip was amazing! Everything ran so smoothly. It was amazingly easy thanks to our tour representatives! I will stay with Unique.
---Tanya Eckstein, Mt. Vernon H.S., Mt. Vernon, TX - Orlando Tour

There are not many companies that I know of that looks at the personal aspect of offering a tour with a heart. With the tragedy that our students have faced this year you have helped them to heal and get through it. I cannot thank you, Marc Reiter and Neal Sutton for making this trip one that our students will remember the rest of their lives. The attention you gave to safety, security, and performing venue as well as entertainment to be seen and enjoyed were second to none. The Rains Wildcat Band, sponsors, and directors of Rains ISD say "Thank you!"

---Mark Beatty – Rains H.S., Emory, TX - Memphis/Chicago Tour

I can summarize my latest experience with Unique Travels & Tours in three words: "Above and beyond." At every turn, they went out of their way to make the trip as easy as possible for us in every sense of the term. Thanks for a great trip, Unique!
---Mitch Boeckman, Alba Golden H.S., Alba, TX - Orlando Tour

Every aspect of our trip was great! The best trip we've taken! Thanks!

---Buddy Deese – Texas H.S., Texarkana, TX - Chicago Tour

I enjoyed my first experience with Unique! Neal was great to work with. The company was very accommodating when it came to payments and very prompt and friendly in dealing with any challenges. I wouldn't consider any other company in the near future. Every trip will have it's hiccups but Unique did an awesome job of handling the entire trip.
---Doug Blevins, Heritage HS, Rogers, AR - Orlando Tour

Unique Travels have escorted our bands over the years to San Antonio, Washington, DC, New York City and Chicago - I do not even think of using another company. Neal Sutton and Marc Reiter know what students will enjoy and make it happen everytime. Thanks

--- Tommy Moore Henderson H.S., Henderson ,Texas - Chicago Tour

I have used Unique Travels and Tours for my last five trips. They provided great trips at a great price. But the best thing about them is their customer service. They work hard to design a trip that meets the needs of my students and program. They help create an environment so that the trip is fun for both the students and the directors. No Worries...what could be better than that!
---Steven Moore, Lindale H.S., Lindale, TX - Orlando Tour

Neal Sutton and his staff are true experts when it comes to planning the best trip possible for you group. Their professionalism and service are unmatched. My band's trip to Chicago was terrific. I didn't have to worry about anything!

 ---Clayton Harris – Redwater H.S., Redwater, TX - Chicago Tour

We used Unique Travels and Tours when the Center HS band traveled to Walt Disney World in Florida. This being my first band trip as a head director, I was very apprehensive about it. Everyone at Unique was extremely helpful, and supportive during the process- I would recommend Unique Travels and Tours to any group planning a trip. The service we received was wonderful, and we look forward to working with them again soon.

---Chris Smith, Center H.S., Center, TX - Orlando Tour

The Wink H.S. Band's trip to Branson, Mo. was the best ever. This was our second time there. Both times were awesome. We participated in the "Branson On-Stage Live" performance both times. It was a very enjoyable experience. I don't know of another trip in which almost every activity involves around music. Branson provides that kind of experience. Both Branson trips have been nothing but a positive. Unique Travels and Tours have done an awesome job of planning both trips. I plan to use them all the time! 

---Brad Roberts, Wink H.S., Wink, TX - Branson Tour

The recent trip to New York with my high school choir was awesome. The weather was nearly perfect and we were able to see and do so many things. History was made when we were there having the announcement of Bin Ladens death and seeing Ground Zero and the celebrations. The accommodations so close to Times Square made us feel what it was like to really live there and experience the New Yorker's perspective. This trip will be one that my kids will talk about for years! Thank you for working so closely to help my group achieve this truly once in a lifetime experience!

---Marsha King – West Rusk H.S., New London, TX – New York Tour

Our trip to Branson was outstanding in all aspects thanks to the organization and flexibility of Unique Travels and Tours. The students and parents had a great time and the coordination of the multiple events was handled promptly and professionally. It is a true blessing to know that the Unique Travels and Tours staff is there to answer questions, have quick solutions to last minute changes, make suggestions, and follow through on their word. Because of their top notch service and fair prices, we plan to continue using Unique Travels and Tours.

---David Edge, Victoria East H.S., Victoria, TX - Branson Tour

We just got back from a fabulous New York trip with my theatre group. Office staff and tour guide were so helpful and easy to work with. We had airline trouble on our way home and were stranded at the airport in New York because of mechanical problems. Both Neal and Spike stayed on the phone with me while I spent over three hours working with the airline to put us up for the night and arrange our new flights for the next morning. I never felt like I was left alone to handle the issues. They were wonderful!!  

---Kristina Johnson – Quitman H.S, Quitman, Texas - New York City Tour

Our "band trips" are the stuff of legend among my current and former students. They are the single biggest recruiting draw that I have. Unique Travels and Tours never fails to deliver a great trip at a great price. ---Bill Ritter – Jessieville H.S., Jessieville, AR - Branson Tour

We had the trip of a lifetime to Hawaii in 2010. I could not have dreamed of a better trip. Neal and Marc go so far beyond to make Unique's trips so special for our students!
---Mark Melton, Union Grove H.S., Union Grove, TX - Hawaii Tour

 

Our group returned from Oahu on 3/13/15. I cannot say enough about how much we enjoyed Bea Bandmann as our Tour Guide, all of the knowledgable bus drivers of Roberts Hawaii, the restaurants we ate our meals in, as well as the lovely, comfortable accomodations at Ohana East Hotel.

Ms. Bea was AWESOME! She entertained, taught, advised, and inspired our group. She went out of her way numerous times to make us all feel welcome, comfortable, and enjoy our trip more than we could have imagined. She is dear to us, and we feel we left a close friend or family member in Hawaii when we boarded our plane.  
Thank you for your great job in organizing our trip, and most of all, for assigning Ms. Bea to guide us in Hawaii!

---Tonia Belk, Sabine H.S., Gladewater, TX - Hawaii Tour