WYSE Travel Confederation member StudentUniverse, a leading resource for student travel discounts, today announced the expansion of its Travel Services department into the UK. StudentUniverse utilises long-standing relationships with airlines to negotiate discounted airfare deals for students and youth travelling as a group of 10 or more as part of faculty-led programs and educational, study abroad and volunteer trips.
StudentUniverse provides negotiated quotes for both flexible and bespoke travel within the UK and Europe, and further afield for trips to Asia, South Pacific and North and South America. Groups working with StudentUniverse are assigned to a dedicated travel specialist that serves as the group’s point person throughout the entirety of the trip and have access to a 24/7 customer care centre.
Groups turn to StudentUniverse to book their travel for a number of reasons:
- The deals they receive are better than deals the general public has access to
- Everyone in the group is booked onto the same flight and pays the same price
- Groups are offered a free, no obligation quote for all their bookings
- Students are not required to hold special ID cards—StudentUniverse membership is free
- Group payment technology allows each traveller to make individual payments directly through StudentUniverse who processes them with the airline; group leaders do not have to worry about coordinating payments
“80 percent of group travellers that book with us once go on to book future travel with StudentUniverse. We look forward to replicating the success of this department and streamlining the travel booking process for groups in the UK,” said Eric Howard, Director of Travel Services, StudentUniverse. “Working with StudentUniverse for group travel takes a lot of pressure off of the trip leader—they know they are getting the best fares for student travellers and can take advantage of the technology solutions we provide that offer flexible payment options.”
StudentUniverse can start airfare negotiation up to 11 months in advance of any trip, and works hard to find the most competitive group airfares in the youth travel market.
Requests for group travel quotes can be submitted here.
StudentUniverse is a tech company that empowers students and youth to travel. Through negotiations with a network of global partners, StudentUniverse offers discounted rates on flights, hotels and tours via its website and mobile applications. Its Travel Services department manages bookings for groups of 10 or more.
Founded in 1999 with headquarters in Boston and offices in London, Toronto, New York and the Philippines, StudentUniverse believes that travel is essential to a modern education. For more information, please visit www.studentuniverse.co.uk or follow @StudentU_Inc on Twitter.