Today we announced some exciting news in the UK! StudentUniverse has completed a merger with Journeys are Made @ GapYear.com, a social network and the largest travel advice website powering Gap Year experiences. As a result of the merger, the GapYear.com website and its employees will merge with StudentUniverse UK.
Prior to the merger, Journeys are Made @ GapYear.com was another one of the student travel entities operating as part of the Flight Centre Travel Group. With the two businesses merged, it introduces a truly unique offering for the student travel market in the UK; a best-in-class eCommerce engine allowing students to book travel online, with access to skilled agents to complete complex itineraries and custom-designed Gap Year experiences, as well as Round the World flights.
Commenting on the merger, Dan Baker, Head of Marketing, StudentUniverse, said:
“230,000 young travellers in the UK take a Gap Year each year and we have seen interest and enrollment in Gap Year programs growing substantially. This is a critical piece of the UK student travel market. Teamed up with the website GapYear.com, we are leveraging each brand’s individual strengths to help grow our combined footprint and expand our product offering in the UK market as one selling brand. Carving out this offering for Gap Year travellers positions StudentUniverse for future growth in an ever-expanding sector.”
Read the full press release.