What travelers say about S-Trip!
S-Trip! (short for Student Trip) is a Toronto-based travel and tourism operator committed to offering high quality vacations to high school students. S-Trip! is known for creating the ultimate graduation trip experience and life-long friendships.
Founded more than three decades ago with the goal of offering a large group of friends an exclusive once-in-a-lifetime trip, S-Trip! has grown to provide a variety of international grad trips to North American students in both Canada and the United States.
As one of the sister companies under the I Love Travel brand, S-Trip! works in conjunction with Campus Vacations, The New Breakaway Tours, Stoke Travel, and Unleashed Travel to offer student and youth-focused vacations.
S-Trip! is I Love Travel’s oldest subsidiary and has taken more than 125,000 students on the #TripofaLifetime to exotic destinations like Cuba, Dominican, the Pacific Mexico, the Grand Bahamas, and Costa Rica.
Established in 1976 by two former teachers wanting to offer students enriched, exciting and safe graduation trips, S-Trip! now operates out of offices located in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Boston, and the Dominican Republic. This youth-centric company has also expanded to offer a variety of culturally impactful volunteer opportunities.
In 2012, S-Trip! developed a staff-led 5-point business mantra that is practiced throughout the company and by all employees.
1. Share the journey -- This speaks to the inclusive attitude that is mandatory for all those taking part on an S-Trip! vacation.
2. Embrace everyone --This mantra fosters unity among travelers, leaders and community members.
3. Make an impact -- One of the unique aspects to the S-Trip! business model is thecommitment to giving back to communities around the globe.
4. Bring the fun -- S-Trip! created the #TripofaLifetime because they are the authority on providing fun student trips that create lifelong memories.
5. Go beyond -- S-Trip! leaders will rise to and go beyond to ensure every traveler has the #TripofaLifetime.
S-Trip!’s history of providing youth-focused getaways has earned it and its parent company, I Love Travel, the title of one of Canada’s fastest growing businesses. S-Trip!’s devotion to high-quality student tourism has earned the company a number of awards and accolades. In 2014, S-Trip! was named a finalist for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of Year Award and since 2011,S-Trip! has been recognized every year as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. The company was also named as one of Canada’s fastest growing companies by Canadian Business Magazine for 2011, 2012 and 2013.
S-Trip! reviews, which are featured throughout the company website, recount stories of epic adventures and fulfilling volunteer opportunities from the many travelers who have booked their grad trip with S-Trip!
The company is able to create these #TripofaLifetime vacations and warrant such glowing S-Trip! reviews because many of the 500 company employees are former Strip! travelers themselves. These travel enthusiasts work out of the seven offices around the world to plan,guide and facilitate each unique trip.
One of the factors that sets S-Trip! apart from other student travel and tourism operators is the company-wide commitment to volunteerism. Every trip organized by S-Trip! includes opportunities for students to volunteer and give back to the communities they are visiting. In 2015, 5,300 S-Trip! travelers spent 15,000 hours participating in a variety of company organized volunteer initiatives. This year, S-Trip! expects 6,000 youth travelers will complete 18,000 hours of volunteer work in the communities they are visiting.