Student travel gets a shot in the arm

A new 2.0 travel site from the world’s largest student and youth travel company, STA aims to connect and bond student travelers – a community long ignored in online travel! has miles to go in terms of destinations and content but it’s a great initiative – students (whether domestic or international) are not necessarily a much-sought-after market for travel but could use a little attention in terms of specials for spring breaks, cultural tours and group travel. International students looking for a good deal to visit home could also benefit from a site that aggregates offers and provides tips on travelling abroad.

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Vijay Dandapani

Co-founder and president of a New York based hotel company for 24 years. Grew the firm to five hotels in Manhattan and also developed a greenfield project at MacArthur airport, New York. Speaker at numerous prestigious forums including Economy Hotels World Asia, Lodging Conference, NYU, Columbia University Real Estate Roundtable, Baruch College's Zicklin School and ALIS. President and ceo of New York City Hotel Association since January 2017.