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S-Trip! (Handa Travel Student Trip Ltd.)


This youth travel agency organizes experience-oriented tours for young adults between the ages of 16 and 26. The trips can be as short as two days or as long as two months, with groups ranging from a few friends to 500 students on a spring-break vacation. HR tip: turnover can be huge in this youth-oriented sector, even for those higher in the org chart. To keep key decision-makers engaged, S-Trip recently decided to open up its annual planning retreat—typically, an owners-only affair—to every manager on its payroll.

Company Profile

Founded: 2006 Chief Executive(s): Alexander Handa
Website: Head Office: Toronto  

Company Financials

Growth 2007-12 (%): 2,006 Revenue 2012: 20-50 million Reporting $: CAD
Exports as % of Sales: 4 Employees 2012: 262 Employees 2007: 30