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Start Your Own Student Travel Company

January 24, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-01-24 at 1.52.49 PMThere is a major market for spring break travel.  Each year thousands of student’s flock to the beaches in Panama City Beach, Florida; Acapulco, Cancun, and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; and even Punta Cana Dominican Republic.  The problem with booking these sort of vacations on Expedia.com and other online traditional travel agencies is that they don’t offer payment plans and they don’t allow individuals in the room pay separately.  Not to mention they have no idea what is most important to the college student.  All students want a direct flight with their whole group of friends (if flights are needed) and/or bus trips to domestic destinations in the USA.  They also want to stay at student friendly hotels with parties and events happening each day.  Lastly, they are looking for the best deals possible to go out to nightclubs, bars, and lounges to drink with their friends on a budget.

The time couldn’t be better to start a spring break travel company.  A recent article by Las Vegas Inc. outlines a new company that is doing just that.  Connecting students together in an amazing travel package to go to Vegas for spring break.   The traditional student travel companies that have been in business for 20+ years haven’t done anything innovative in a long time.  For instance, in consulting with Your Travel Startup Inc. (a consulting group in the travel start-up industry), they noted that there is huge demand for niche spring break travel itineraries for college students.  A couple areas include: Gay and Lesbian themed trips, service trips to Africa, and custom yacht cruises (check out The Yacht Week).

Having been in the industry for many years, I can tell you that the market is ready for an innovator to enter and take the college spring break travel market by storm.  Our friends at Your Travel Startup Inc. are offering a free consulting package to anyone interested in starting a spring break travel company.  Be sure to check them out for tips and tricks on how to start your own travel company.

To summarize:  If you are interested in tapping into a growing market, with something new and fresh to offer, the next two years would be the best time to enter the market.  More and more college students have disposable income to travel and they are waiting for something different than just a trip to the beach in Florida.

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