Withsports courses, study tours, language internships, summer camps, summer camps and much more: Go&Live offers a wide range of internships that promote the human values of exchange, exchange and personal development. Know It All: Dive into Go&Live with an interview with Xavier OBERT, Group President.
Can you tell us about the different brands of the Go&Live group?
The Go&Live group brings together various partner brands that specialize in school trips and language, cultural and sports activities for young people. The Club Langues & Civilizations brand has been around for almost 50 years and specializes in school trips and language trips in France and Europe for children, teenagers and students. CLC is even the national leader in school travel and every year many students go on trips to France or abroad to discover the world and its cultures.
Brand Nasel offers language internships worldwide. Its wide network of partner language schools allows it to offer exceptional stays in the US, Canada, Australia… as well as Bali, Dubai or South Africa. Every year, a large number of young people travel with Nacel on a language trip or on the occasion of a special long-term program that allows them to study abroad.
american village develops holiday camps in France immersed in American or British culture. This innovative summer camp concept allows young people to immerse themselves in a new culture while staying close to home, all led by native speakers or bilinguals. In total, American Village has 18 centers throughout France!
Concerning Youth elite sport, the brand organizes camps and sports courses with more than 20 sports to choose from: football, gymnastics, tennis, dance, horseback riding, skiing and snowboarding, surfing… MySports remains, the choice between innovative sports, esports or English language. The special thing about SEJ is that young people find themselves in real multi-sport campuses: they are given the opportunity to exchange with other young people of the same age and from all walks of life!
Finally, the brand With no restrictions organizes traveling trips that promote living together. Young people are learning to travel in backpack mode: organizing business and camping, cooking in the community… Are there any directions in the program in SF? Greece, Cuba, Tanzania, Korea, Thailand, Japan… unusual destinations, off the beaten path and roaming on foot, by bike or even by canoe!
What, in your opinion, are the key success factors for the Go&Live company, which has established itself today as a leader in the youth tourism market?
If we are the market leader in travel services for young people, it is because we have many years of experience. We work with reliable partners and our offer is very wide and very diverse. At Go&Live we have accommodation for all age groups, on different topics, both in France and abroad. A wide choice for our clients and their children!
We also have the Unosel label and the NF Service certificate, the latter being granted to only 7 organizations in France. We are very proud of this as it testifies to the quality of our services. Nacel and CLC are also the only companies to receive a certificate of residence for students and adults.
We also create original and interesting novelties for young people. This applies, for example, to staying in London with a visit to the Harry Potter studio, or even trips to Miami with a visit to the Disney studio.
At Go&Live, the emphasis is on the satisfaction of the young participants of the language courses, as well as the satisfaction of their parents. Could you tell us more about this?
We offer several formulas in order to create a stay that fits the personality and desires of young people, as well as the expectations of parents. It is important for us to satisfy, but also reassure parents who want their children to be safe, flourish and progress in their language. As for children, they should have fun and have the opportunity to experience unique experiences that will turn into memories that they will keep for a lifetime.
You can book online or contact our group consultants for a personalized consultation. We also encourage parents to anticipate their bookings as it can often be very difficult to take advantage of last minute offers when it comes to underage travel. Indeed, it requires much more organization than traveling for adults.
What are the ambitions and future projects of your company?
Due to the Covid-19 crisis, we have had to adapt and develop remote options to meet the needs of our clients who wanted to continue learning despite the sanitary conditions. Currently, we are enthusiastically following the gradual resumption of activities and want to develop our activities with new themes and directions in order to better meet the needs of our customers.
Companies in the travel world have been hit hard by the Covid-19 epidemic. As Secretary of State for Tourism Jean-Baptiste Lemoine stated, “2020 was a shock, with more than 60 billion euros of revenue missing due to the call for tourism. French people”. According to a report published by the UN and UNWTO in June 2021, tourism losses globally for 2020-2021 are estimated at nearly $4,000 billion compared to 2019 levels. After two years of restrictions, the population is showing a real desire to travel again and, in particular, is showing real enthusiasm for foreign countries. This is an opportunity for companies in the tourism sector to meet the demand that promises to grow more and more as the summer months approach…