WYSTC 2012

In case you didn’t hear the big news at last night’s jam-packed networking event – featuring an online travel showcase overlooking the city of Barcelona at the beautiful Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya – WYSTC 2012 will be held from 18-21 September in San Diego, California.

After reviewing some very attractive bids from cities on three other continents, the WYSTC team selected North America as the place to be in 2012, and San Diego was at the top of the list. The conference will be held at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, located on the edge of the beautiful San Diego Bay.

“We are very excited to be returning to North America for the next World Youth and Student Travel Conference, and San Diego offers world-class conference facilities and amenities that will be a natural draw for our international delegates,” states Espen Falkenhaug, Director General of the World Youth Student and Educational Travel Confederation. “We just concluded a very successful conference this year, and we are going to leverage its momentum and energy for the 2012 event – working hard to enhance the entire youth travel industry.”

WYSTC will be celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2012 and the conference remains the only one of its kind as it is specific to the US$165 billion youth travel industry, bringing together over 450 organisations and 800 participants from 80 countries. Attendees at the four-day event engage in dozens of pre-scheduled business meetings, dynamic networking events, educational seminars and a large trade show.