60% of Students Would Trade Convenience for Cost Savings When Traveling

We polled nearly 5,000 student travelers to learn more about their booking habits, the tradeoffs that they would be willing to make for cost savings, usage of mobile in the booking process and habits in-destination. The following are the results of our inaugural student travel survey. The results of the survey revealed that price is the primary…

How Does The Trump Travel Ban Affect Student Travel Plans?

Update: March 16, 2017 The revised Executive Order, which was supposed to go into effect today, was blocked last night by a federal judge in Hawaii.   ———————————————————————————————————————- Update: March 7, 2017 A revised Executive Order was announced on March 6, 2017 and will go into affect on March 16, 2017.  The biggest difference between…

Travel Industry Changes: 2017, and Beyond

With the start of a new year comes an opportunity to look ahead at what 2017 may bring to the travel space—both as a whole and within the student segment. Here are some of our thoughts on what we can expect with the change of the calendar year:   It’s not human vs. bot, it’s…

Our Best Booking Day Ever was Cyber Monday!

Cyber Monday of 2016 (November 28) was record-setting for StudentUniverse. We sold the most airline tickets in a single day in the company’s 16 year history. For context, this is 13.38% higher than the next date in order of ticket volume. We thought it would be fun to spotlight what students were booking, for when…

2nd Year Running – “Best Youth Travel Agent”

Two of our team members attended The World Youth Student and Educational (WYSE) Travel Confederation’s World Youth and Student Travel Conference (WYSTC) last week in Belgrade, Serbia. Given that this is a top event worldwide for stakeholders operating in the youth, student and educational travel industry to experience topics and trends affecting youth and student…