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Business Travel by STA

Academic Group Travel

Looking to arrange academic travel? Business Travel by STA provides a premium travel service to the dynamic Australian University, academic and business communities. It brings together STA Travel’s more than 30 years experience, unrivalled expertise and top level experience in corporate travel management.

About Us

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.

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.

When you choose Business Travel by STA you partner with a global market leader in academic, student and youth travel, with a worldwide network of 450 branches, operating in 90 countries, across 15 time zones. In Australia, we manage the end-to-end academic travel needs for fifteen universities across the country. Our continued success in the Australia tertiary education sector is mainly due to our unique points of difference in travel services. We persist in driving cost savings and enhancing our travel services through innovation, leading technology and improved controls for your travel program.

Our Services

• End-to-End Travel Management
• Account Management
• Academic Educational Trips (Group Travel)
• Duty of Care
• 24/7 Travel Support
• Exclusive STA Travel Products
Contact Us on 1300 135 541

WHAT CAN WE OFFER TO YOU?

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Physical Location
We are able to deliver you a personalised face-to-face service through our many on-campus locations across the country. Your travellers and travel bookers are provided with direct access to our travel specialists to discuss bookings, destination details and any potential traveller risks to the region, to ensure their itinerary complies with their organisation's travel policy.
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Travel Discounts & Savings
You will gain exclusive access to youth, student and teacher fares known as ‘BlueTickets’ which provide savings of up to 40%. BlueTickets offer discounts on airfares as well as extended ticketing terms, improved flexibility and reduced penalty fees. You will have the capability to lay-by your flights and accommodation to secure the best-fare available. With us, you will also get access to corporate travel rates on accommodation, tours, car hire and rail passes as well as travel insurance, visa assistance and International Teacher Cards.
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Innovative Technology
You will have the choice of three Online Booking Tool solutions and will be supported by a team of experts who are constantly developing and streamlining the latest in travel innovation. Our Solutions Centre will provide you with a full implementation service and on-going helpdesk for your travellers and administrators.
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Strategic Account Management
Our team of dedicated Account Managers are ready to provide you expert advice. We offer a proactive ‘step change’ approach to manage your account (including benchmarking strategies), providing regular communication and delivering strategic quarterly business reviews to ensure you are fully maximising your opportunities.
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Transparent Information
Utilising our new state-of-the-art reporting suite will provide you with detailed reports on a single dashboard. The benefits from this enhanced reporting software will ensure you are able to continuously monitor your travel program and ensure compliance amongst your travellers.

OUR KEY STRENGHTS

  • SECTOR KNOWLEDGE
    Our deep understanding and knowledge of the higher education sector.
  • MARKET LEADER
    Our position as a market leader in travel management within the industry.
  • TRACK RECORDS
    Our proven experience and track record in both academic and corporate travel.
  • ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT
    Our ability to ‘hit the ground running,’ with expertise managing a large number of academic accounts.
  • ADDED SERVICES
    Our ability to provide a suite of value adding services designed for the academic sector.
  • DESTINATION KNOWLEDGE
    Our outstanding destination knowledge, tips and advice.

End-to-End Travel Support

By choosing Business Travel by STA you are partnering with one of Australia’s market leaders in academic and corporate travel. We offer a unique end-to-end travel management services and deep understanding of the higher education sector. Our reputation for delivering customised services across technology, account management and client support is based on our many years at the forefront of the higher education sector, investing in our people, our network and our systems. Whether you need to keep your people and clients moving through mobile travel apps, high-tech booking systems, premier account management or 24/7 support, Business Travel by STA can provide assistance to suit your needs at a cost-effective level.

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.

Our Story

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.

In 2016, the joint venture was refreshed to establish Business Travel by STA. The rebranding of the partnership was to align with key milestone’s being achieved through combined innovative technology. STA Travel’s intimate knowledge of the academic sector’s and TravelEdge’s unrivalled service and expertise in corporate travel management provide the academic market with identical service excellence, online booking and reporting tools, and competitive pricing demanded by the most discerning of corporate clients.

This combination of experience, knowledge, service and technology provides a best in class travel solution for Australian universities and other higher education providers. Our continued success in the tertiary education sector is mainly due to our unique points of difference in travel management services.

Our Team

Nathan Lowe - Business Development Manager
Phone: (02) 9080 1717
Mobile: 0447 650 093
Email: Nathan.Lowe@statravel.com

 

 

Ivneet Singh - National Account Manager
Phone: (02) 8062 1884
Mobile: 0447 203 754
Email: Ivneet.Singh@statravel.com

 

 

Brad Smith - National Account Manager
Phone: (02) 9112 1684
Mobile: 0419 371 381
Email: Brad.Smith@statravel.com

 

Testimonials

“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 else...you are the best travel agent in the World (I'm serious). Take care and have a great weekend!”

Griffith University