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Cheapflights.com

April 28, 2010 12:50 ET

Cheapflights.com Offers the World to Student Travelers

Highlights Destinations, Deals and Tips That Make Student Travel the Opportunity of a Lifetime

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - April 28, 2010) -  The end of the school year is within sight. Before long, it will be time for students to pick up their backpacks, briefcases and/or beach towels and jump into rounding out their life experiences. Whether they are looking to make the most of the summer break or are taking off for the increasingly popular Gap Year experience, students have a great choice of destinations that offer both fun and rewarding opportunities. And, Cheapflights.com, the leader in finding and publishing travel deals, is a complete resource for planning and booking great student travel deals.

"As a student traveler, the whole world is at your disposal," said Andrea Mooney, Cheapflights site editor. "There are travel discounts around every corner for every type of experiences. With a little creativity and flexibility, you can cover an amazing amount of ground and see and share sights, cultures and skills that take you well beyond the classroom."

As a starting point, Cheapflights has compiled a list of Top 10 Student Travel Destinations. These include:

Barcelona -- We chose Barcelona for its distinct blend of urban glory and beachside reveling. Take in sights of Gaudi's La Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell for free (from the outside of course) or saunter through Las Ramblas and let the street performers dazzle you for a few coins. The Picasso Museum is free the first Sunday of the month, and Barceloneta Beach is always sans fare. For cheap eats, head to the Boqueria marketplace and pick up fresh fruits and veggies -- or pay a little extra for spectacular sangria and tapas at a café. Search and compare cheap flights to Barcelona

Cambodia -- A hub for volunteers and history buffs, Cambodia showcases captivating sights like in Angkor Wat, Phnom Penh, and the historic and heartbreaking Cambodian killing fields. Here, you'll see the beauty of Sihanoukville, the waterfront life of the Mekong Delta or take a day trip Vietnam's scintillating markets of Ho Chi Minh City. Along with its rich history comes the need for volunteers in teaching, child care and human rights organizations, so consider Cambodia as a viable volunteer option. Search and compare cheap flights to Cambodia

Australia -- Australia is known for adventurous lures by land and sea, so get ready to push life's boundaries and redefine your perception of a good time. Sky dive, climb a bridge, surf the waves, sleep in the desert or explore a coral reef -- Australia puts it all within your reach. Students can explore the forests of Tasmania or Sydney's urban appeal and uncover the secrets to living outside the straight and narrow. Search and compare cheap flights to Australia

India -- In one afternoon, India can be a natural wonder, a bustling marketplace and a strong and elegant yoga pose. A kaleidoscope of intensity, this country heats up in cities like Delhi and Agra and cools down in Himalaya respites like Palampur. Willing students from all over to world are welcome to explore the endless opportunities for teaching English, working in orphanages and helping street children. Give your time, and get a truly unparalleled travel experience. Search and compare cheap flights to India

Los Angeles -- Los Angeles is a perfect refuge for students based on versatility alone. A relaxing beach vacation, an exciting city break, a livable post-grad metropolis and the Mecca of all entertainment industry careers, LA offers a wide range of fun and important opportunities. Go from the relaxed, flip-flop vibe of the sunny beach to hipster haven to glam-lux dining and nightlife all in a day's time. Search and compare cheap flights to Los Angeles

The full list is available on Cheapflights.com's news blog at http://news.cheapflights.com/2010/04/top-10-student-travel-destinations/

Students have access to some of the best discounts and deals available. To take full advantage, when booking your travel adventure on Cheapflights.com, make sure to keep an eye out for deals from our partners StudentUniverse and STA Travel. These two companies specialize in student travel and will deliver prices on flights, hotels and packages that are only available to students.

Looking for a student travel specialist is just one of the many tricks to having a great getaway. Cheapflights.com has created a Student's Guide to Travel and Planning. Some of the tips include:

  • Invest in an International Student Identity Card (ISIC). The ISIC is the only card recognized internationally as proof of student status. It will get you discounts on meals, tours, bike rentals, museums, international phone calls and shopping.

  • Book accommodation as far in advance as you can. It's often the cheapest option and, with a bit of planning will turn up exceptional places to stay. For example, The YHA in Sydney's Rocks district has five-star views of the Harbour for budget prices. Factor in what's included in the price of a room. A free breakfast and free WiFi will save you money.

  • Arrange a couple of different ways of accessing your cash. Set up a separate bank account for your travels that can be accessed, without penalties, around the world. Traveler's checks, a Prepaid Currency Travel Money Card, Credit Card or Debit Card are all ways of carrying your money. 

About Cheapflights Media

The trusted partner in flights, Cheapflights Media is a global Internet media network that has been delivering great deals since 1996. Headquartered in London with offices in Boston and Toronto, Cheapflights Media serves advertisers and consumers through its vast portfolio of websites and services. Packed with travel guides, tips and the latest news and information, the Cheapflights sites are online shopping comparison engines that make it easy for consumers in local markets to research, compare and save on domestic and international trips. With brand-name deals on airline tickets from more than 250 partners and 600 airlines and a team of travel experts hand picking the best offerings, Cheapflights offers visitors a mix of deals they can't find anywhere else. There are currently Cheapflights-branded sites for the U.K., U.S., Canada, Germany, Australia and New Zealand, France, Italy and Spain. For more information visit www.cheapflights.com

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