The spring break pilgrimage for college students from all over the land has been going in since Connie Francis sang "Where The Boys Are" in the 1960's film of the same title. The movie glamorized a sleepy little town in Florida by the name of Ft. Lauderdale, and the rest is history, as they say. Maybe you should look for some Punta Cana packages.

The movement generally began in earnest in 1960 when the movie got students' attention and it hasn't slowed down since that time. Who wouldn't want to take off for a warmer climate where there was plenty of time, people of the opposite sex, and booze all in one big party for four or five days?


Obviously, many students think in those terms and every spring, hundreds of thousands of them leave the cold environs of the north country and head south. Initially, Florida was the destination of choice, starting with Ft. Lauderdale and Daytona Beach, but now the traffic patterns have enlarged immensely.


Now destinations have expanded to include the Dominican Republic, Cancun, Padre Island, Las Vegas, Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas, and the Bahamas (Atlantis). The students only have on the average about 10 days of freedom during the spring break period, so it is vital that they plan very carefully, especially if they are planning to travel any distance at all.


STS Travel, or Student Travel Services is just what the doctor ordered, as they have been booking student packages to exotic destinations all over the world for the past 30 years. The company was founded by two Cornell University graduates who formed the organization to specialize in the booking of quality vacations expressly for students.


STS travel has since sent over half a million students on their way to preferred destinations world-wide, and there are now STS representatives on over 1,000 campuses all over the United States. Today's travel requires the ability to master a host of fairly complex moving parts that change rapidly, so getting the booking and following through with the service is the key to a successful trip.


STS also specializes in groups, as students like to travel that way anyway, because it is more fun and there is safety in numbers. STS has a great reputation in the travel industry and due to its huge volume of students, and they have been able to negotiate excellent packages for students, particularly with all the groups that they can deliver. Consequently, they are always looking for accommodations that can cater to groups.


A good example of a facility that can meet such requirements is Oasis Cancun, which for starters has 1,000 plus rooms. It is situated along a 1/2 mile stretch of a pure, white sandy beach located right on the Caribbean. The swimming pool is 1/4 mile in length and is the site of a constant party and festivities. There are 10 restaurants and 10 bars located on the property, with easy access to other local venues.


Such destinations are what the students are looking for, and STS is able to deliver with a huge selection of great destinations from which the students may choose.