StudentUniverse Crowned Best Youth Travel Agent 2018
The youth travel market has spoken as it crowns StudentUniverse the Best Youth Travel Agent at the Global Youth Travel Awards. At an award ceremony in Edinburgh, the Flight Centre owned travel booking site for students and youth, took home the gong after beating key industry competitors to the top spot.
The award – one of four on the evening to be voted for by the public – recognises organisations that offer innovative and affordable travel products and services as well as excellent customer service to youth and student travellers.
The Global Youth Travel Awards (GYTAs) recognise the outstanding performers in 14 fields of international youth travel and reward WYSE Travel Confederation members and other stakeholders in the youth, student and educational travel industry who make an outstanding contribution to the youth travel industry.
Dan Baker, General Manager of StudentUniverse, said, “It’s an incredible feeling to be recognised by the student and youth market for our commitment to industry. Here at StudentUniverse we fundamentally believe that travel is essential to a modern education and are thrilled to know our products and services are helping many young people to see the world. We want to say a huge thank you to everyone who voted for us and to the GYTAs for hosting such a wonderful event to celebrate the entire industry.”
WYSE Travel Confederation’s Director General said the quality of entries for these categories demonstrates a very clear stance to not only meet the changing needs of young people, but also the very urgent and pressing needs of society and the environment.
David Chapman said, “The entries received for this iteration of the awards were outstanding and really demonstrated the exceptional initiatives and innovative ideas currently occurring in the realm of youth travel.”
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StudentUniverse is the world’s leading travel booking site for students and youth. The company is on a mission to make global experiences possible; believing that travel is essential to a modern education. In 2018, the company was recognised for its innovative and affordable travel products and services, as well as its excellent customer service by winning the Best Youth Travel Agent Award at the Global Youth Travel Awards.
Through negotiations with a network of global partners, StudentUniverse offers discounted pricing and terms on flights, hotels and tours. Its Travel Services division also handles complex itineraries, custom designed gap year experiences and group travel requests.
Launched in 2013, StudentUniverse was then acquired by Flight Centre Travel Group in 2015. The company also operates GapYear.com, the world’s largest gap year inspiration travel platform, and the partnership has seen the launch of Gap Years by StudentUniverse; the ultimate collection of gap year experiences, designed specifically with travel-hungry youth and student travellers in mind.
StudentUniverse is headquartered in Boston with offices in London, Toronto, New York and the Philippines.