Breakaway Tours

Breakaway Tours

January 11, 2007 17:07 ET

Breakaway Tours Launches studentescape.ca an Industry-Leading Website for Student Travel

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 11, 2007) - Breakaway Tours, Canada's largest student leisure tour operator, today launched its newest online brand - studentescape.ca, adding to its broad array of student travel offerings.

Over the past six years, the studentescape.ca website has grown into the gathering point for students in the Ottawa region looking to book their spring break or grad trip. "The reputation, values and customer loyalty studentescape.ca has built in the Ottawa market makes me extremely pleased to announce they are now a brand of Breakaway Tours," said T. J. Donnelly, the president of Breakaway Tours, a division of First Choice Travel. "We look forward to building on that success."

Breakaway Tours offers many new and exciting advantages for the student traveler. In addition to Breakaway Tours' fully interactive online booking engine and state-of-the-art "My Trip" feature, all 2007 Spring Break passengers will enjoy the benefits of being a part of the top student tour operator in Canada.

One Step Travel, the parent company of Student Escape Tours, voluntarily left the student travel market in November 2006. Breakaway Tours was delighted to step in to provide continuity of service and protect the trips of all of the more than 800 travelers that were previously booked with Student Escape Tours. These clients will now benefit from the same meticulous attention to detail and service levels that have made Breakaway Tours a leader in the industry. "The grad or spring break trip is one of the highlights of the student experience," says Mr. Donnelly. "Breakaways Tours is pleased to be able to make this experience a reality for all of its clients, including the most recent members of our family."

"Throughout the last eight years that I have been in the student travel industry I have had many opportunities to work with Breakaway Tours," remarked Ali Shafaee, studentescape.ca's Operations and Sales Manager. "With this new partnership, I look forward to being a part of Canada's No. 1 student tour operator, and putting my experience and expertise to work for current and prospective clients."

Exclusive Breakaway Tours and studentescape.ca Spring Break 2007 events include performances by Ludacris, Fergie, Clinton Sparks and DJ AM.

About Breakaway Tours

Over the past 22 years, Breakaway Tours has become one of the largest student leisure tour operators in Canada serving more than 35,000 travelers annually, for both leisure and educational travel adventures, to destinations around the world. Breakaway Tours is also a brand division of First Choice Travel Group, one the world's largest travel companies. Breakaway Tours is registered with the Ontario Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO Registration #2422707). TICO is an organization mandated by the Ontario government to administer the Travel Industry Act, 2002, and an industry- financed travel compensation fund.

For further information please visit www.breakawaytours.com and www.studentescape.ca.

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