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STA Travel launches ‘STAnder’ the mobile dating app for travellers

April 4, 2015 Apps No Comments Email Email

Leaders in student, youth and adventure travel, STA Travel today launches ‘STAnder’ – an online dating platform and mobile app for their travellers.

Capitalising on the current popularity for online dating and successful apps such as Tinder; and following their own successful launch of a mobile travel app in December 2014; STA Travel has “come out” onto the online dating scene!

The STAnder app will allow single STA Travellers from all around the world to view the profiles of other vetted travellers, safely hook up with fellow backpackers abroad, and see when other ‘matches’ are taking local trips or taking flights. In addition, STA Travel will block out discounted spaces on scheduled flights, hop-on hop-off buses, boats and adventure trips – solely for single STAnder travellers.

STAnder will launch today with a ‘Before you hit 35’ dating app. STAnder is free to download, all members are fully vetted and will have the full support of STA Travels clinics. Akin to Tinder matches only happen when both parties “swipe like”, and no contact information is exchanged outside of the app.

Sally Lord, Retail Marketing Executive for STA Travel Australia says, “This is an idea that we’ve been flirting with for a while and we’re over the moon to finally be launching STAnder onto the worldwide backpacking dating scene! Let’s not beat around the bush, meeting new people is a huge part of travelling! And come on, we meet couples all the time who’ve met and fallen in love with their partners travelling.”

“Many of our STA Travellers are free, single, young and adventurous; and many of them will already be utilising online dating apps in their home country already. With 400+ STA Travel stores across 85 countries, our global reach is tremendous and so it makes sense to find a way for our like-minded single travellers to hook up on dates, flights, boats and hostels – wherever they are in the world!”

For more information on STAnder, visit

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