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STA Travel and ESL join as partners of Student Travel Writer competition

STA Travel and ESL - Language Travel have joined The National Student’s search for the best new travel writing talent as partners of our first ever Student Travel Writing competition.

As the largest student and youth travel provider STA Travel is the perfect partner to help motivate the next generation of travel journalists, and are supplying a first prize of an all expenses paid trip to New Zealand including flights, accommodation and experiences with partner brand Kiwi Experience.

Highlighting another side to the travel experience, language travel provider ESL - Language Travel is offering a second prize to taste their language courses in Japan and South Korea, staying with a local family. The winner will immerse themselves in local culture.

STA Travel’s Marketing and Product Director Tim Fryer said: “We are delighted to be working with The National Student on this competition because travel is an incredibly important and evocative part of life. To be able to eloquently convey the intricacies of a destination and its people is a great skill to have and one that we want to help nurture."

Brand Account Director at The National Student, Simon Lucey, said, “It is great to be able to bring such high-profile travel brands on board for our first travel writing competition and to help connect them with the brilliant writing talent that is already emerging from the competition. This is an exciting new way for brands to use our platform to engage directly with students.”

To find out more about The National Student’s Student Travel Writer 2015 competition and opportunities for 2016 please email us at