SOURCE: JusCollege

September 25, 2013 13:25 ET

Veteran Leaders in Student Travel Join Startup JusCollege's Executive Team

Travel and Entertainment Service for College Students Leverages More Than 55 Years of Industry Experience With New Executive Hires While Growing Its Network of Exclusive Brand Partners

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Sep 25, 2013) - JusCollege, the go-to travel and entertainment service for college students who want an easy way to plan, organize and book their social experiences, today announced that it has appointed two veterans of leading student travel company Bianchi-Rossi Tours to its executive team. Jim Bianchi-Rossi joins JusCollege as Vice President of Operations and his brother, Tony Bianchi-Rossi, as Vice President of Sales. 

An instrumental part of the Bianchi-Rossi Tours team, which has traveled more than 100,000 students to the Mexican Riviera since 1987, is that both brothers have 18 plus years of industry experience. The move to hire Jim and Tony Bianchi-Rossi closely follows JusCollege's recent acquisition of CaboSpringBreak.com, a premier student tour provider in Cabo San Lucas for more than 20 years. The acquisition will include the addition of former CaboSpringBreak.com owner, Jason Hollander, who will serve as director of business development for JusCollege. With the appointments of Hollander and the Bianchi-Rossi brothers, JusCollege brings the expertise of two of the industry's most respected and longest-running student tour agencies into the company fold.

"For fifty combined years, both CaboSpringBreak.com and Bianchi-Rossi Tours have maintained a reputation for providing exceptional service and value for their customers," said JusCollege CEO Andrew Citores. "We wanted to be aligned with leaders of companies that get this right. We also realized that working with these industry veterans would allow us to best scale our growth while leveraging their extensive industry experience."

JusCollege combines a convenient online service for students to plan, coordinate and book their individual or group travel and events with hands-on customer service including 24/7 support via email, text, chat and phone. In just three years, JusCollege has grown to more than 60,000 customers at 100 plus campuses throughout the U.S. The startup is redefining the typical student travel revenue model by streamlining its sales teams (eliminating the "middle man"), as well as by diversifying products -- offering multiple travel and entertainment packages to dozens of events and destinations worldwide throughout the year.

"JusCollege has succeeded in producing a more efficient way to sell, supported by new technology, a driven sales and executive team, and a clear understanding of what their customers want," said Jason Hollander. "Combine this with the experience of those who have run companies like ours, and you get an incredible combination that doesn't exist anywhere in this market."

Jim Bianchi-Rossi added, "Student travel has a lot of moving parts in terms of logistics, destinations, relationships with suppliers and handling of customers. To be successful in this business, a company needs to ensure they are reliable in each of these areas. The JusCollege team understands this and consistently delivers on what they promise."

JusCollege is also expanding its operations though strategic partnerships with exclusive brands in entertainment and travel.  It is one of the top group providers to Palms Casino Resort and to Las Vegas Sands Corp., the casino and resort operating company with properties that include two Five-Diamond luxury resorts on the Las Vegas Strip: The Venetian Las Vegas and The Palazzo Las Vegas. Also among its growing network of partners are Wantickets.com, one of the leading online nightlife ticketing companies in North America; FAUX Entertainment, the Los Angeles based marketing and events company and The TAO Group, a premier restaurant and nightlife operator.

For more information on JusCollege: juscollege.com.

About JusCollege
A new approach to student travel and entertainment.

JusCollege is the easiest way for students to plan, organize and book awesome travel and entertainment experiences. Founded in 2010 by Andrew Citores, Bo Thede and Allan Teruel, JusCollege has grown to more than 60,000 customers at 100 campuses throughout the U.S. with a laser focus on serving customers and a highly-principled approach to business. JusCollege offers VIP group and individual packages to the hottest vacation destinations and the most sought-after events in the U.S. and abroad. They are one of the largest student providers to Las Vegas and a premier provider of spring break tours in Cabo San Lucas. The team behind JusCollege has more than 23 years of experience in student travel and entertainment and is dedicated to creating amazing experiences, delivering the best customer service and offering excellent pricing for student travelers.

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