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StudentUniverse sees Global Growth

Jun 20, 2019

Press release
London, UK – 13 June 2019

StudentUniverse, the UK’s leading student and youth travel booking site, has announced the brand’s continued global growth, as it launches to the Australian market.

In a bid to expand its online presence to a global audience, the new StudentUniverse Australia 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 Australia, StudentUniverse’s Managing Director, Mike Cleary said: “Australia has the third-largest English-speaking market for international students, behind the US and the UK, so the launch to the Australian market was a logical step in developing and expanding StudentUniverse’s services to a global market.”

Cleary continued: “Our technology and online booking experience is designed to make travel easier and more convenient than ever for students and youths and will continue to be the foundation of our customer service.”

The online platform, 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.

As the brand continues to grow its network of partners, StudentUniverse Australia will launch with more than 40 airlines, including unique partnerships with Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand, Malaysia Airlines and Air China.

StudentUniverse UK has partnered with many Australian tourism authorities over the years, on campaigns such as ‘Australia Inc’ with Tourism Australia, ‘Escapism’ with Tourism NT and ‘KISS FM does The Gold Coast’ with Destination Gold Coast, all of which has helped to raise awareness of the Working Holiday Visa and tourism opportunities for British students and youths in Australia.

In turn, StudentUniverse Australia, has plans to partner with British tourism authorities to boost in-bound tourism to the UK. 

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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, hotels and tours.

StudentUniverse launched first launched in the US in 2000, before expanding into the UK in 2013 before being 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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