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StudentUniverse to Expand into Canada

StudentUniverse to Expand into Canada
24 September 2020 James Brooke

StudentUniverse, the world’s leading student and youth travel booking site, has announced it will be launching to the Canadian market later in the year. The launch is the latest step in the brand’s global expansion plans, following a successful launch into Australia in 2019.

In a bid to further expand its online presence to a global audience, the new StudentUniverse Canada platform will make travel for students and youths even easier, as the brand strives to provide cheaper fares, allowing students to travel worldwide with exclusive discounts.

Commenting on the brand’s decision to launch in Canada, StudentUniverse’s Managing Director, Mike Cleary said: “We’re incredibly excited to share the news that StudentUniverse will be expanding into Canada later in 2020. With the UK second only to the USA in terms of Canadian students studying abroad, and Canada being the fastest growing study abroad destination, it makes sense for us to be there – particularly at a time when students are looking for great value, 24-hour support, and an escape more than ever.”

StudentUniverse’s expansion demonstrates an ongoing commitment in supporting UK inbound travel from the destination, whilst at the same time providing discounted travel deals to UK students looking to study abroad.

Cleary continued: “This growth showcases our belief in a bright future for not only StudentUniverse but for the entire student and youth travel sector which like many established travel businesses, have been pushed to the limit as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.”

StudentUniverse has always been an advocate for students and the entire youth sector, believing in the value young travellers’ input to the destinations they visit. International Students are also a critical component of the UK economy, contributing an estimated £25bn and supporting over 200,000 jobs.*

Commenting on the wider market, Cleary added: “As well as investing in destinations, young travellers are amongst the most resilient and mobile groups out there. In our 20 years of supporting them in experiencing the world, we’ve collectively endured 9/11, the global financial crisis, and countless incidents of global unrest. Every single time the sector has come back stronger than ever. We believe that this time will be no exception.”

StudentUniverse, which offers exclusive flight and travel deals to the student and youth markets, launched in the United States in 2000, and has fast become a leading player in the student travel sector. Following expansion into the United Kingdom in 2013, the brand was acquired by Flight Centre Travel Group (FLT) in 2015 and has since seen consistent business growth.
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About StudentUniverse:
StudentUniverse is the world’s leading travel booking site for students and youth. Through negotiations with a network of global partners, StudentUniverse offers discounted pricing and terms on flights.

StudentUniverse launched in the UK in 2013 and was acquired by Flight Centre Travel Group in 2015. StudentUniverse is headquartered in Boston with offices in London, Brisbane and the Philippines.

StudentUniverse believes that travel is essential to a modern education. Millions of students use the service every year.

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