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Travel and Tourism program students plan travel

Second year travel and tourism student, Kent Fusin, working at SAIT Destinations Travel Room.  (Photo by Aly Khan/SAIT)

Second year travel and tourism student, Kent Fusin, working at SAIT Destinations Travel Room. (Photo by Aly Khan/SAIT)

The SAIT Travel and Tourism program is hosting their annual Destinations Travel Expo to help students launch their next vacation.

The travel expo will take place on Tuesday, April 11, from 9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Irene Lewis Atrium located in the Stan Grad building.

“We’re trying to promote travel within the school,” said Krystal Dorsey a second year SAIT Travel and Tourism student, who is helping to organize the travel expo.

The event provides the opportunity to promote the travel and tourism program, along with the SAIT student-run travel agency Destinations.

The travel expo will include vendors such as Air Canada, WestJet, G-Adventures, Contiki Travel and more.

Found on campus in the Senator Burns, Destinations is the only student-run travel centre in North America.

Destinations offers students in the travel and tourism program hands on industry experience. The travel agency is a fully licensed travel centre and has industry booking and accounting software that is fully up-to-date.

Dorsey said that her favourite part of working at Destinations is seeing all the different travel reservations that students make.

“[A trip] depends on what you like,” said Dorsey.

Some of the more popular destinations for students include Europe, Thailand and Central America.

“We want you to come and we want you to book through us [Destinations],” said Dorsey.

Students work at Destinations as travel agents and have access to the major tour companies and airlines in order to help students’ book vacations.

SAIT students can enjoy perks by booking through Destinations.

Dorsey says the travel agency is able to offer exclusive SAIT student deals. One of the available deals is with Contiki Travel, where students get $150 off packages.

“I want to help you reach the places that you want to go.”

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