We Are Now a USTOA Member!

StudentUniverse is now a member of the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA). The USTOA promotes integrity within the tour operator industry and is recognized as a leading organization of its kind. USTOA members are tour operators that conduct business in the United States and have been in business for at least three years. Members in…

3% of Students Have Canceled Travel as a Result of Terrorist Attacks

Student travelers in the US and UK are not changing their travel habits due to terrorist incidents. Only 3% of our US customers that had travel plans booked to a destination where a terrorist attack had recently taken place have cancelled travel  and only 6% of students canceled a trip due to fears about the risk of…

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…