By Shannon Bianchi • April 18 2017
On Saturday April 8, 2017 college students filtered through the doors of Boston University’s Fitness and Recreation center between 12-5pm to experience the inaugural CollegeFest Travel Show. The event was hosted by us here at The Campus Agency, owners and operators of CollegeFest, in partnership with StudentUniverse, the world’s leading travel booking service for students and youth.
In an effort to connect with aspiring study abroad students and future spring breakers, over 40 vendors attended the Travel Show for the opportunity to interact directly with students. At the show, students were able to learn about exclusive student travel deals, as well as information about study abroad, travel insurance, and which travel gear is best for their next adventure. By the end of the day, brands such as Delta and Virgin Atlantic, and many other airlines raffled off over $35,000 worth of travel giveaways, including roundtrip airline tickets. Other brands in attendance included Greyhound, Topdeck Tours, Liberty Travel, T-Mobile, CIEE and L.L. Bean.
CollegeFest Travel Show was not just travel brand exclusive. Top Boston radio stations, DJs, food trucks, and ice cream samples all kept students sticking around throughout the day. Students were not only able to get a taste for the world beyond Boston, but also got to experience some of the best things their home city has to offer.
While this was CollegeFest Travel Show’s first year, CollegeFest is a Boston institution. Entering its 32nd year, CollegeFest is New England’s largest back to school event exclusively for college students. Each Fall, the free event attracts over 10,000 people to iconic Fenway Park. The 2017 event will take place on September 16th.
Thanks to CollegeFest and StudentUniverse, many students will now have the opportunity to travel the world, and do so in style. Stay tuned for more information on CollegeFest!