February 6, 2013 - StudentUniverse, the leading resource for student deals and travel discounts, is reporting more than 150% growth YOY in travel between the US and Asia. For the US to China specifically, StudentUniverse has seen up to 220% growth so far this year. This growth comes primarily from Chinese nationals studying in North America.
The Boston-based technology company specializes in discounts and deals for college students and youth (ages 18-25). StudentUniverse works with more than 60 airlines worldwide on exclusive fares for students. Students can also find great rates on hotels, activities and tours all over the world.
On average, students can save up to 35% traveling to and from China through StudentUniverse.
Further, after compiling and analyzing several years of data, StudentUniverse also revealed that “international Chinese students procrastinate the least when it comes to booking travel”, said Atle Skalleberg, CEO. StudentUniverse found that, unlike many other customer segments, Chinese students book their return flights immediately after arriving on campus. “For the fall semester, we saw Chinese students booking their holiday flights significantly earlier than their fellow American and Latin American students.”
“We believe that travel is an important part of a college education. We constantly advocate to make that experience more affordable for students. We're thrilled to see more Chinese students taking advantage of our deals.” said Atle Skalleberg, CEO of StudentUniverse.
"We're just getting started. There are millions more students in China that have never heard of StudentUniverse, but could be saving big. We are looking for new partners to help us spread the word and reach more students." said Paul Jacobs, Director of Business Development.
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Boston-based StudentUniverse is a technology company that operates the most visited student deals website/service in North America. By verifying student status, the company is able to offer its members access to exclusive deals and experiences. The company launched its online service in 2000. Millions of students use the service each year.
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