I have had the cost of a trip queried by the reception team, they want me to charge students more to cover for if other students pull out. So the school does not have to foot the bill, as a contingency basically - which I guess makes sense. I have not done this for the trip I am organising as I know there is a chunk of contingency money left, I am now being told that the money is to cover admin. I am already feeling dubious about the school practice of essentially profiting from a trip but an admin fee seems more sketchy - mainly because I am completing nearly all the admin. Reception book a taxi and send out the trip letters, plus everyone is paid for their jobs.