Academic Travel

Academic Travel

Business Travel by STA

Business Travel by STA has extensive experience in managing the unique requirements of Academic travel. We currently manage travel for 14 Universities in Australia (over 32% of the market) testament to our capabilities and outstanding service. We pay close attention to university policies, ensuring a customised solution providing institutions greater control over their travel programmes and budgets.


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Working with universities and suppliers we identify trends and savings opportunities, negotiating best-available fare agreements. We can even provide full reporting analysis. Our team of account managers and Academic travel experts are multi-skilled in domestic and international travel with tons of industry experience. They work to achieve your KPIs and service excellence and genuinely enjoy their work - our regular Customer Satisfaction Surveys consistently reveal satisfaction levels above 85%.


With expertise developed through years of experience delivering quality service to the University Academic travel sector, we will maximise the efficiency of meeting all your university travel needs. We arrange:


Corporate travel airfare deals meaning great international fares

Easy to book, economic domestic airfares

Access to corporate travel rates on accommodation

Tours, car hire and rail passes

Travel insurance

Visa assistance

International Teacher Cards

Account Management

Our passionate, engaged people are always on the lookout for opportunities to help you create a travel program that delivers your objectives and recognises the importance of your travellers. With an average of 15 years travel industry experience and access to continuing developing technology, our people bring an unbeatable combination of depth and fresh ideas to your business through expert reporting, benchmarking and up-to-the-minute industry insights. Your dedicated Account Manager will provide you with monthly reports and quarterly reviews as a baseline; and as part of the service will also provide you with a suite of online reports, giving you real-time access to information on your travel expenditure and cost savings.


In 2008, STA Travel and the TravelEdge Group joined forces to launch STA Academic & Corporate. This joint venture combined two of the industry’s most significant forces: the global depth and brand of STA Travel – with a turnover in excess of $1.1 billion globally and offices in over 90 countries and the corporate travel capability of the TravelEdge Group – Australia’s largest independent travel management company. TravelEdge deliver total travel solutions to clients across Australia and New Zealand, from major corporates through to small and medium enterprises. TravelEdge’s place on the board of Radius Travel provides a global reach; while closer to home, they are the largest shareholder in CT Partners, giving the joint venture an additional corporate buying power of $1.5 billion annually.

Together we act as seasoned travel advisors throughout the decision making process, implementation stages and through the life of the partnership with our clients. Whilst our humble beginnings were built upon student leisure travel, the last 10 years have seen our business model become strategically aligned with the Academic sector. We currently manage travel for 14 Universities in Australia (32% of the market); a testament to the deep understanding we have developed in the higher education sector.

The main reason most universities go with us is our amazing staff; friendly, knowledgeable experts specialising in Academic Travel easily accessible at on-campus locations. This ensures that, if you so choose, your travel options can be discussed face to face, minimising quote procedures and leakage; sometimes synonymous with university travel programmes.

Our Team

Nathan Lowe - Business Development Manager
Phone: (02) 9080 1717
Mobile: 0447 650 093



Ivneet Singh - National Account Manager
Phone: (02) 8062 1884
Mobile: 0447 203 754



Brad Smith - National Account Manager
Phone: (02) 9112 1684
Mobile: 0419 371 381



“What I value most about working with the STA Academic team is the commitment and dedication they demonstrate. The guidance and assistance received from our STA Account Manager allows us to continue to work towards enhancing our travel program, by identifying cost saving and efficiency initiatives that will drive ongoing improvement. I have no hesitation in recommending STA Travel.”

Procurement Manager, University of Wollongong

“I wanted to also pass on my sincere thanks to you for all the very minute, fine planning that goes into putting these itineraries together. Your attention to detail and care is very much appreciated, and never underestimated.”

Swinburne University of Technology

“As you looked after me with exceptional service and prices for the conference keynote speakers, I recommended to my daughter she comes to you for a quote for her proposed holiday overseas in Janaury 2012, for a honeymoon.”

Flinders University

“You’re brilliant – thank you! Please let me know if you need anything are the best travel agent in the World (I'm serious). Take care and have a great weekend!”

Griffith University