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How to get student travel discounts

Long university holidays and gap years are the perfect time for students to get out and see the world. The huge range of discounts available to student travellers ensures that you can see it all without emptying your entire bank account. Here are some great ways to get student discounts when travelling. Read on the following article to know how to get student travel discounts.

Student travel agencies

Cheap travel is just one of the many perks of being a student. No matter where in the world that you are headed to, start planning your trip at a travel agency dedicated to students. There are plenty of these agencies across the world - both online and at the old-fashioned type - STA Travel and Student Universe being two of the most prominent agencies. These agencies have no shortage of student deals, they offer cheap flights and accommodations as well as discounts on activities, rail and bus tickets, and travel insurance.

Student ID cards

Student travel cards are another must-have when heading off on your adventure. Available at a small cost from STA Travel, both online (Statravel.co.uk) and at your local travelling agency, the cards entitle the holder to tens of thousands of discounts on necessities like guidebooks as well as entertainment and eating out. Moreover, if you're no longer a student, don't despair! The card is also available for those under twenty-six years as well as for teachers.

YHA membership

Backpackers and youth hostels are not only a great way to save money on accommodation, they are also fantastic for meeting new friends and travel buddies. Hostels Worldwide offers cheap dormitory and private beds, but why not consider a YHA membership to save even more cash on accommodation? The YHA, or Youth Hostel Association is an international organisation to which more than 4,000 hostels in 80 countries belong. A small annual fee entitles its members to discounted beds across the globe. Visit Yha.org.uk for more information.

Other discounts

No matter what you are doing on your travels, it is always worth asking after student offers and discounts. Most locations in countries, such as the U.S. and Australia offer concession rates, while Europe provides hefty discounts at top attractions for EU passport holders between the ages of eighteen and twenty-six. With student discounts that are available on just about everything, travelling the world is really achievable!

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