And the 10,000th booker of 2011 is….

Last night, more than 80 student travelers joined Bus2alps for our celebration of our 10,000th passenger of 2011. Osteria Il Gatto e La Volpe was the place to be, with good food, great company, and awesome giveaways! To celebrate our record-breaking booking, we awarded the 10,000th customer a Golden Ticket for free travel! Congratulations to Karletha Jordan, who hit the milestone when she booked her trip from Florence to Budapest! Karletha attends the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is spending her fall semester studying abroad in Florence through Lorenzo de’ Medici.

With the Golden Ticket, Karletha receives a full refund on her trip to Budapest, free travel on any Bus2alps trip for the rest of the year, and her choice of a weeklong ski trip with Bus2alps America or a European Spring Break trip in 2012! In response to this prize, Karletha said, “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.”

While there was only one Golden Ticket winner, we didn’t end the celebration there. Students left the party with t-shirts, free dinner vouchers, and even free trips toInterlakenPrague, and Vienna & Salzburg Plus we awarded the 10 finalists in the Golden Ticket running 20% off vouchers for any trip. It was a celebration of epic proportions, and we loved catching up with friends from past trips and meeting future travelers. If you thought this party was big, stay tuned when we hit 20,000 next year.

Jon Fauver, CEO of Bus2alps, in regards to the big milestone said,” 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.”

Thank you to the 10,000 friends who have made this year an unparalleled success. We look forward to the thousands more memories to come!

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