Letter: Student card is not worth it

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The Independent Online
I READ the article on student travel with interest ('On the vac track', Review, 2 May). In September 1990 I purchased an International Student Identity Card card for pounds 5. When that expired I bought a second, again for pounds 5.

Since then, I have flown to Poland 14 times, and travelled by bus, train and boat through Holland, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Czechoslovakia and France. I have stayed on campsites, in bed and breakfast accommodation and in hotels. In all that time my ISIC card saved pounds 1.17]

A quick survey of friends at college who have travelled, revealed that roughly 1 in 8 students had saved enough to cover the cost of the card.

Richard Mitan-Abel

Hosforth, Leeds