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2012-2013

S-Trip! Academy Dedicated to each and every one of you beauties who make coming into work everyday kickass! #JobofaLifetime – Alex Handa

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OUR PASSION

S-Trip! unites student travellers on unforgettable adventures around the world. Each year, thousands of high school and university students broaden their perspective by joining S-Trip! and exploring new parts of the globe. It’s our mission to help young people discover the world through travel.

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Inder Handa creates Handa Travel and opens for business in Ottawa.

Inder’s son Alexandre Handa takes over management of all student group bookings and begins to package them as studentspecific trips.

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The S-Trip! team grows to over 100 members with offices in Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, Vancouver, Halifax, and the Dominican Republic. More than 30,000 students now travel annually with S-Trip! on 10 different travel programs. S-Trip! expands into the United States market, bringing on an amazing team of sales reps working across the USA.

S-Trip! travellers increase an average of 50% per year as more students learn about the S-Trip! experience. The team outgrows the original Toronto office and moves to 337 Queen St. West in Toronto. Grad Trip now has six destinations and four new bus trips are added to the roster, as well as a University/College division.

The S-Trip! brand is born, and quickly becomes an established name in the travel industry. S-Trip! headquarters moves to Toronto and the business grows in Ontario. New trip types are added and the volume of travellers grows and grows.

1998-2005 Eugene Winer and Justin Van Camp lead their own Grad Trips and join Alex as part of the growing Student Travel team.

2013 Two more wicked companies join the S-Trip! Family: Unleashed Travel in Australia, and Campus Vacations in Canada and USA! The S-Trip! team continues to work hard everyday to bring the S-Trip! experience to student travellers all over the world.

Next Step 100,000 travellers per year

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AWARDS

This past year, S-Trip! was honoured with a number of prestigious business & travel awards. Congrats to the entire team — you all played a very important part in building our award-winning company!

CANADA’S BEST MANAGED COMPANIES

S-Trip! was named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies by Deloitte & CIBC. This is one of Canada’s most prestigious business awards, awarded to S-Trip! in recognition of our company’s growth strategy and our unique approach to student travel.

PROFIT 500 & THE YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR AWARD

This year, S-Trip! was listed as the 25th fastest growing company in Canada, and the #1 fastest growing in the Consumer Services category! Our 5 year growth was 2006% — an incredible accomplishment. Alex Handa was also awarded the Young Entrepreneur Award from Profit, in recognition of S-Trip!’s innovative approach to sales.

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S-TRIP! MANTRA

We believe that every day is a journey. We know that every journey is made better by working together, and that’s worth celebrating.

We believe in people’s ability to make a difference, whether its our travellers, our organizers, or our staff. By first understanding the issues, and then developing methods to act on them, we seek to always make things better for our passengers and our global community.

We love creating incredible experiences for our travellers. We go the extra mile every day, recognizing that the the little things can make a big difference. And the result is an awesome opportunity for students to grow through travel.

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We believe that inspiration can come from anywhere. Whether it’s opening our eyes to a new idea, a new friend, or an entirely new culture, we love finding opportunities to learn from each other.

We love what we do. Bringing the fun means we approach every day with the ‘travel mindset’; embracing change, rocking a ‘yes’ attitude, and enjoying the ride.


HEADMASTERS

ALEX HANDA

EUGENE WINER

JUSTIN VAN CAMP

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SALES HIGH SCHOOL SALES

Jeremy Arseneau

Jeff Batchelor

Danielle Brown

Johnny Brock

Matthew Castonguay

Kylie Goodwin

Garrett Knapik

Mike Krug

Ruth Lockwood

Denissa Lopez

Amanda Marie Quintino “AMQ”

Andrei Neagoie

Eric Robertson

Jordan Sullivan-Lapp

Julian Theriault

Mike Wenzlawe

Sally Zolnierczyk

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Brad Weiler

Courtney Evans

Brandon MacDonell

Rich Tuck


UNIVERSITY & COLLEGE SALES

Paul Arlin

Neil Duffy

Leigh Kane

Marc Gratton

David McClary

Miguel Otchere

TEAM AMERICA SALES

Joe Bush

Nicholas Blaszczyk

CAMPUS VACATIONS SALES

Aaron David

Logan Greer

Jenny Kim

Ian Williams

CAMPUS VACATIONS AMERICA

Chris Ahern

Sam Prendergast

Ed Spiesz

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MARKETING & IT

Darren Bachan

Kyle Bahr

Amy Killoran

Sabrina Silveira

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Derek Champoux

Lauren Vandervoort

Michael Gregoris

Jay Hamilton

Arash Kazemzadeh


HELP DESK

Corrie Brand

Miya Didrichsons

Anna Petrik

Jenn Browne

Trevor D’Orsay

Jeanette Raucci

Teagan Burke

Rosita Carillo-Beck

Stephanie Cocjin

Lindsay Conrad

Liz Hooker

Mickyla Kortje

Jutta Loebens

Kaija Pelkey

Laura Teeter

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OPERATIONS

Arlene Dizon

Anna Efremova

Helene Furlotte-Bois

Stephanie Gee

Connor Gregory

Elena Peters-Martine

Robyn Cooper

Meraj Delavari

Jovier Navarro

Dave Rosin

Lasia Young

DESTINATION

Val Bachelier

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Amanda Barbosa


HR

Robin Anderson

INTERNS SUMMER 2013

Sandeep Patel

Julie Ross

Elizabeth Eftaxias Operations

Monica Fenech HR

Lyndsay Fischer Help Desk

Roxy Hamilton Marketing

Becca Howes Marketing

Noelle Le Maitre Operations

Telisa Pottinger Destination

Bailey Wells Marketing

Michelle Yu Sales

FINANCE

Ahmar Aziz

Bernadette Lim

Kaleem Khatak

Nidhi Singh

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TEAM DOMINICAN HELP DESK

Symone Guerra

Billy Matos

Patty Ramirez

David Skup

Gerard Almonte

Gianky Matos

Javier Tejeda

Sarah Estevez

Rafael PĂŠlletier

DESTINATION/SALES

Carla Casci

Pedro Lajara

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NEW FRIENDS UNLEASHED TRAVEL Unleashed Travel specializes in overseas group travel packages for ‘Schoolies’ - the Australian tradition of high school graduates taking week-long holidays following the end of their final exams. Their amazing trips take students to private, entire-island resorts in Fiji, Indonesia, and Vanautu, and to volunteer programs in Thailand and Cambodia.

CAMPUS VACATIONS Famous for their legendary SnowJam Trips, Campus Vacations is a leader in organized individual and group travel for university and college students across the US and Canada. Each year thousands of students join Campus Vacations for weekend ski trips to some of North America’s most amazing ski and snowboard destinations. This year saw the launch of RiverJam, a new summer program.

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CONFERENCES & PARTIES

Summer Conference 2012

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S-Trip! conferences are absolutely legendary. The entire team gets together for training, team building, and of course, our epic theme parties.


Winter Conference 2012

Sales Conference 2013

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Camp Tamarack – Coordinator Training 2013

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Wrestlemania

S-Tron! Je Suis Quebecois

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CULTURE & COMMUNITY

S-Trip! makes an impact in our community and supports causes close to our hearts. We also bring the fun during holidays, sport events, and everyday!

Pink Shirt Day 2013

UNICEF Day 2012 Festivus 2012

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Sales “Beach Cleanup” 2013

Ride for Heart 2013

BBQ & Jay’s Game 2013

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INCENTIVE TRAVEL PROGRAM

Work hard together, go far together.

Greece Yacht Week 2012

Peru 2012

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Peru 2012

Thailand 2013

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S-TRIP! AIRLINES BOARDING PASS

TICKET TO THAILAND YOU’VE EARNED THIS!

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DEST: YYZ TO BKK FLIGHT: #TRIPOFALIFETIME SEAT: S!01

S-TRIP! AIRLINES BOARDING PASS

TICKET TO THAILAND YOU’VE EARNED THIS!

DEST: YYZ TO BKK FLIGHT: #TRIPOFALIFETIME SEAT: S!01

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This year approximately 500 staff travelled with over 15,000 students to nine incredible destinations to celebrate the end of high school!

#YOGO

#MegaBuddies

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#FunInTheSun

“Big thanks to all the staff at the Cuba Grad Trip who made it the time of my life! Best parties ever, nothing will ever compare & I definitely won’t forget it. ” – Brad S.

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#ImOnABeach

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“Thanks to all the staff that helped make it the best week of my life. I wish I had a job that fun!” – Cameron H.


#GoTanOrGoHome

#MakeAnImpact

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The worlds biggest DJ’s, killer venues, lots of paint, pool parties, celebrity appearances, and over 2700 university and college students from across the continent. Our biggest and best Spring Break had it all this year!

“S-Trip! definitely hooked us up this trip. Thanks for all of the memories. Spring Break 2014 anyone?” – Andrew P.

#PartyHarderThanYou #OnceInALifetime

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“Spring Break was honestly bigger than I ever expected. I can’t believe I got to see Chuckie.” – Robin M.

#ThatWasEpic

#PoolParty

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5000 students went on epic road trips to some of North America’s most exciting cities and made friends from all over Canada and the U.S.A. In fact, when you think about it, we are practically international friend makers!

Busaway #NoParentsJustBuds

#ChilledOut

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Over 2100 ski and snowboard enthusiasts hit the slopes across Canada this year with S-Trip! Incredible ski resorts, legendary night events, and lots of board wax made for a season to remember.

#MegaShred

#McTwistyBro

#YouGotAir

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SNOWJAM

SnowJam gets together thousands of students for the largest weekend ski trip in the world! This year, buses packed with college and university students from campuses across North America drove up to the most epic Mountain Villages in the Continent. Skiing, boarding, partying, that’s SnowJam!

#WinterTimeAllTheTime

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#SnowJamVIP


MORE S-TRIP! Euro Adventure

Volunteer RiverJam

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WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT FRIENDSHIP?

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MOST LIKELY TO Sell their things & move to the beach

Jordan Sullivan-Lapp

Win an oscar

Take over the world

Jonathan Brock

Eugene Winer

Work at S-Trip! for life

Jeff Batchelor Babygurl & Babyboi (Amanda Barbosa & Valentin Bachelier)

Win the Lottery but lose the ticket

Go on the Bachelor/ Bachelorette

Get two parking tickets in one day

Accompany you to a One Direction concert

Justin Van Camp

Leigh Kane

Danielle Brown

Arlene Dizon

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Get married

Babysit Sasha & Momo on a Friday night

Stephanie Cocjin

Be famous

Never vacation in Cancun

Date a Trip Leader

Julie Ross

Neil Duffy

Derek Champoux

Get rich from a hotel workout video & buffet diet plan

Invent something

Julian Theriault

Arash Kazemzadeh

Plan a birthday party for their pet

Paul Arlin


1. Lindsay Conrad 2. Paul Arlin 3. Kylie Goodwin 4. Lauren Vandervoort 5. Eugene Winer 6. Jay Hamilton 7. Arash Kazemzadeh 8. Robyn Cooper 9. Amanda Barbosa 10. Roxy Hamilton 11. Darren Bachan 12. Becca Howes 13. Sabrina Silveira 14. Meraj Delavari 15. Matthew Castonguay 16. Liz Hooker 17. Derek Champoux 18. Amy Killoran 19. Bailey Wells 20. Sally Zolnierczyk

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GUESS WHO?!


S-TRIP! MEMORIES

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S-TRIP! MEMORIES

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