StudentUniverse reports in-app, mobile bookings increases

StudentUniverse has announced that in-app and mobile web bookings have grown 126% year-over-year over triple digit growth the year prior,.

This growth comes just months after hotel content was introduced into the Flights by StudentUniverse app–the first mobile application with student airfares.

In December alone, 27% of StudentUniverse´s hotel sales were made in the app. In addition to the growth in bookings, app installs are up 123% YoY, app sessions are up 213% YoY and growth in unique active users is up 1,273%.

In addition to app growth, StudentUniverse saw its fourth consecutive quarter of double-digit sales growth, ending the year up 25% over 2015´s record-breaking year. Breaking down the growth in a few specific markets, flights from Europe to the US were up 57%, flights from the US to Asia were up 30%, and the growth in domestic bookings (US origin and departure) were up 36%.

In 2016, StudentUniverse expanded partnerships with WestJet, Turkish Airlines, TAP Portugal, and Finnair and added new partners, including Air Serbia and Azul Airlines; 81 airlines now provide student fares through the StudentUniverse service.

StudentUniverse offers exclusive pricing and terms on flights, hotels, and tours for students and youth through contracts with dozens of partners and more than 80 airlines. The company is headquartered in Boston with offices in London, Toronto, New York, and the Philippines.