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student travel

student travel

  • Following his family’s tradition of founding its own student travel companies, Justin Shuler created Group Travel Network in 2004, with a mission to create and grow relationships with the student groups the company helps plan trips for.

  • The U.S. Department of Transportation recently released a new rule that will take effect March 6, 2015, regarding United States airlines' obligation to accept musical instruments as carry-on or checked baggage.

  • Robin Parker has spent nearly three decades in the student travel industry. When she graduated college in 1977, there were few jobs in her health and physical education major—just one opening for every 500 applicants. She was making $6,000 a year, working full time for a Catholic school, when a college friend mentiond his job as a tour director for a Pennsylvania company. He thought it would be a good fit for Parker; she needed other work to help survive.

  • Samuel Vetrak entered the student travel industry 15 years ago. He soon realized it was underdocumented, and that there was industrywide demand for data and insights. He founded market intelligence and business development company StudentMarketing in 2007, with the aim of providing the industry what it lacked.

  • Knowing your demographic aids in planning your trip offerings, and in marketing. These are the recent trends associated with Student, Millennial, Generation X, and Baby Boom travelers: