STAY WYSE Releases Consumer Report on Youth Travel Accommodation

Screen Shot 2013-09-17 at 11.28.58 AMSTAY WYSE, the global association representing the youth travel accommodation industry, has just published a comprehensive report on youth travel accommodation usage.

This extract from the WYSE Travel Confederation New Horizons III survey contains consumer data on Youth Travel Accommodation demand in 2012/13. The main sectors covered in this report are Apartments, Independent Hostels, Hostelling International (HI) Hostels, Hotels and Student Residences.

This research is based on data gathered from consumers, and therefore compliments and adds to the research already conducted by STAY WYSE (2012) on the supply side of the industry.

The New Horizons research is the only consistent global survey of this important market. Since 2002 the survey has expanded in both scale and scope, and now represent responses from over 34,000 travellers in late 2012 and early 2013, draw from 137 different countries.

For the purpose of providing more customized reports relating to specific youth travel industry sectors, this report provides an analysis of the data collected from Youth Travel Accommodation users during the New Horizons III survey.

The results of the accommodation analysis derived from the New Horizons III research show that many of the trends identified in the STAY WYSE supplier research are also evident in this consumer study. The Youth Travel Accommodation market is diversifying, not just because more hotels and apartments are being offered in the marketplace, but because different types of consumers are increasingly attracted to hostels and student residences.

This report is free of charge to all STAY WYSE Members, please contact us to obtain your copy. Non-member can purchase the report here. The Executive Summary can be downloaded here.

Should you have any further questions on our research programme, please feel free to contact us.

“Youth travel has become one of the fastest growing and dynamic segments of global tourism. The findings in the New Horizons III survey confirm this growth, signifying the increasing participation and contribution of the youth to global dialogue and development.”
Taleb Rifai – UNWTO Secretary General

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