Travel Adventures Acquired by TUI Student Travel

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Travel Adventures, the Lapeer-based student travel company, has been acquired by the TUI Student Travel Group.

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empowering teachers to create change by expanding the classroom to the world.

Travel Adventures, the Lapeer-based student travel company, has been acquired by the TUI Student Travel Group. The TUI Student Travel Group is the largest student travel company in North America and specializes in meeting the needs and interests of student travelers. Their brands offer a wide range of travel experiences ranging from educational tours for school groups to exciting vacations for students taking a break from their studies.

Tui Student Travel Group is part of the specialized Lifestages Division of TUI Travel PLC, currently serving more than 2 million travelers each year. Their student travel division provides a diversity of experiences for school groups including it's hands-on learning outside of the classroom, sports team trips, music, or drama troupes traveling to a performance competition or festival, and travelers looking to mix sun and fun and create memories of a lifetime.

The majority of the TUI Student Travel companies were founded 20-30 years ago and many senior managers were either former educators or have dedicated their entire careers to serving students through travel. That was the road taken by Travel Adventures.

Dave Snyder founded Travel Adventures in 1987 following a successful career as an English teacher with the Lapeer Community Schools. Since 1987 Travel Adventures has served over one half million students with the mission of "empowering teachers to create change by expanding the classroom to the world." Travel Adventures specializes in educational travel experiences to support science, social studies and Spanish curricula, as well as performance opportunities for drama, choral, band and orchestra groups.

Commenting on the acquisition, Mario Ricciardelli, President and CEO of TUI Student Travel said, "I am excited to have the exceptional team at Travel Adventures join the TUI Student Travel family as we strive towards achieving our vision of creating a bigger world for every student."

About Travel Adventures
Travel Adventures is a student tour provider staffed by educators who understand the needs of teachers. It has served over one half million students since 1987 and its mission is to "Empower teachers to create change by expanding the classroom to the world." To discover more about Travel Adventures and its many educational programs, visit TravelAdventures.com.

CONTACT:
Dr. David Thompson
dthompson@traveladventures.com
Phone: 810-664-1777
Fax: 810-664-1913

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