Travel CUTS and HI-Canada have a long-standing partnership, having worked together since their inception roughly four decades ago. Our two organizations share many operating philosophies, including the aim to provide enriching life experiences through travel, to facilitate access to travel for all budgets, to connect travelers worldwide, and to give back to the communities and environments we operate in.
HI-Canada and Travel CUTS are truly great partners. We've run contests and promotions together, we've worked to enhance our joint offerings through technology and training, and ultimately we share the same goals and passion to promote the enriching experiences that travel delivers.
Travel CUTS is Canada's student, youth, educational and budget travel expert! The company has over 40 years of experience, with more than 30 locations on or near university and college campuses from coast to coast. Each year, they send countless Canadian travellers abroad to experience the world in their own way; whether that's on a small group tour, a solo backpacking trip, a volunteer experience, or a study or work abroad program - this is more than their job...it's their passion, as they like to say!
Travel CUTS Consultants are well trained and well versed on the HI product, and as avid globetrotters themselves, most of them have experienced the product first-hand. A recent secret shopper proved that their staff had the in-depth knowledge to facilitate all aspects of international hostel travel, especially for first-time travellers and potential HI-Canada members who often require added advice and guidance. For those more savvy travellers, www.travelcuts.com also offers a full online booking tool which is integrated with HI's network of hostels worldwide. The easy-to-use tool provides pricing, property details, photos, and much more for quick and easy hostel reservations.
Through the Travel CUTS retail network of over 30 physical locations, as well as through company's strong online community, Travel CUTS helps HI-Canada significantly expand our reach, particularly to student and youth travellers who are perfectly suited to become HI-Canada members and more importantly, members of the International community of travelers.