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Study abroad student wins the Bus2alps Golden Ticket
On Wednesday October 13 Bus2alps was proud to award a “Golden Ticket” for free travel to Karletha Jordan, a Chapel Hill student who is studying abroad in Florence, Italy. Karletha was awarded the Golden Ticket for being Bus2alps 10,000 passenger to book a trip in 2011.
Florence, Italy — October 13, 2011. Last night Bus2alps Ltd announced its 10,000 passenger in 2011 and awarded a Golden Ticket for free travel to Karletha Jordan of Chapel Hill. Karletha attends the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is spending the Fall Semester studying in Florence, Italy through the Lorenzo de’ Medici program. Karletha became Bus2alps 10,000 passenger when she booked the Florence to Budapest trip. The Golden Ticket entitles her to a full refund on her trip to Budapest, free travel on any Bus2alps trip for the remainder of 2011, and her choice of a weeklong ski trip with Bus2alps America, or a European Spring Break trip in 2012. The celebration dinner and prize giving took place at Osteria Il Gatto e La Volpe, one of Florence’s most popular restaurants for students.
When asked what she thought about being the Golden Ticket winner Karletha responded „I am very excited and thankful for Bus2alps for making it possible to travel in Europe for free. I am so excited. I love all the trips. You guys do an amazing job, you set it up so it is laid back and fun and you can do things on your own time so I never feel rushed. I love the atmosphere and your energy. I just love you guys and I’m glad i get to do my traveling with Bus2alps.“
Bus2alps CEO Jon Fauver says, “Reaching the 10,000 mark yesterday is proof that we are on the right course. Bus2alps started by pioneering a new way for students to travel around Europe, and we are committed to maintaining our high standards and staying the leader in the market. Studying abroad can be one of the most influential parts of an undergraduate education, and Bus2alps makes sure students get the best experience possible during their time in Europe. We have big plans for the future and are excited about our expanded trip schedule and departure cities for 2012.”
Bus2alps Ltd. caters primarily to North American students studying abroad in Europe, and offers high value travel packages including transport, accommodation, excursions and guides. By maintaining focus on easy, fun, safe travel at student prices Bus2alps Ltd. ensures passenger satisfaction and return business. Since its foundation in 2003 by Australian traveler Simon O’Keeffe, Bus2alps has maintained steady growth of at least 50% a year with peaks 100% growth in 2007, 2008, and 2009. Reaching a benchmark of 10,000 passengers in one year is a milestone event for Bus2alps. For students studying abroad, Bus2alps eases cultural transitions with weekend city breaks, day trip and 7-10 day holidays to over 20 different destinations in Europe from 8 different departure cities.