Saturday, October 4, 2008

Student Discount travel Card

Student discount travelling cards are cards which provide the students to get discount not only on travel but also on a number of other things. Students who travel abroad for studies mainly use these discount travel cards. In order to acquire a student discount card one must be a student of at least 12 years of age. There is no maximum age to qualify for a discount card.

There are a number of student discount cards. Let us discuss about a few of these cards.

1.The International Student Identity Card(ISIC)
This card provides discount on travel, accommodation, shopping, entertainment and facilities like benefits in illness and reasonable prices on expensive international calls. The ISIC card costs 25 dollars and is valid till 31st December every year. This card is issued by the International Student Travel Confederation (ISTC).
This card is the only internationally recognized document which offers proof that you are full time student, studying abroad. It has a worldwide network and offices in almost every country. There are around 4.5 million users of this card all around the world. ISE card holders, purchasing tickets from ISE offices usually receive huge discounts and bankruptcy protection.

2.International Youth Travel Card(IYTC)
These cards are especially for those students who are between 12 to 25 years of age but are not full time students. This card is issued by the ISTC. The holders of this card get huge benefits on travel as they can save thousands of dollars. They also get discounts on sport rentals, admissions in museums and cultural activities.

3.International Student Travel Card(ISTC)
There are some businessmen who do not give discount to the students on IYTC so in order to deal with this issue there is one another card called the ISTC which helps the students to get discounts at retail shops.

4.Student Advantage Card(SAC)
This card provides retail, entertainment and travel discounts to the students. The annual fee to get this card is 20 dollars.

5.International Student Exchange Card(ISE)
This card is issued for 25 dollars and provides the same facilities as the ISIC, but is offers more facilities than the IYTC. This card also helps in enrolling the students in universities all around the world.

6.Hostel Discount Cards(HDC)
This hostel cards offer facilities and discounts on some hostel premises. This card also provides the benefit of lessening the online booking fee. Discount is also provided on food and hostel outfits.

The above discount cards will help a student in many ways, if he or she wants to study abroad.

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