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Michael J. Bowers

Be a Smart Traveler!
April 26, 2018

I am often asked how to travel internationally safely. And when asked, I always suggest travelers should learn as much about their destination prior to traveling as possible. To help all travelers do just that, the State Department developed an app that helps them complete this important step—and much more. SYTA members can promote this […]

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The Importance of Travel Protection Plans
April 13, 2018

Traveling teachers make dreams come true by providing outside-the-classroom learning opportunities for students. Whether it’s a band traveling to a parade or a French class visiting France to speak the local language, these opportunities change students’ lives. The teachers leading these groups are to be commended for making the possible a reality. We all know […]

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Bus Driver Hour Tracking: Changes Tour Operators Need to Know
March 2, 2018

I recently attended the Bus Industry Safety Council meeting held during the American Bus Association annual conference in Charlotte, North Carolina. The agenda over the three-day session was packed with presentations designed to enhance the safety of motorcoach operations, for drivers and passengers. Electronic logging devices (ELDs) were covered in detail, compelling me to share […]

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Bus Driver Hour Tracking: Changes Teachers Need to Know
February 21, 2018

I recently attended the Bus Industry Safety Council meeting held during the American Bus Association annual conference in Charlotte, North Carolina. The agenda over the three-day session was packed with presentations designed to enhance the safety of motorcoach operations, for drivers and passengers. Electronic logging devices (ELDs) were covered in detail, compelling me to share […]

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The Importance of Travel Protection Plans
January 31, 2018

Traveling teachers make dreams come true by providing outside-the-classroom learning opportunities for students. Whether it’s a band traveling to a parade or a French class visiting France to speak the local language, these opportunities change students’ lives. The teachers leading these groups are to be commended for making the possible a reality. We all know […]

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