WYSE Travel Confederation signs Memorandum of Understanding with UNWTO to further support youth, student and educational travel

  The World Youth Student and Educational (WYSE) Travel Confederation and the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO)have formed a strategic partnership to further support and advance the youth, student and educational travel market, worth USD 182 billion in 2013. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by David Chapman, Director General of WYSE Travel Confederation and […]

Skyscanner to present WYSTC 2014 keynote session: The future of travel

If you have ever wondered what the future holds for tomorrow’s traveller, join our keynote session at WYSTC 2014, where Filip Filipov, Head of B2B at Skyscanner, will provide you with an insightful and entertaining look ahead to 2024. During his presentation, Filip will focus on how emerging technologies and artificial intelligence attuned to our individual travel preferences […]

Travel Daily: It’s time to wake up to the power of youth travel

This month WYSE Travel Confederation’s Director General, David Chapman was invited by trade e-magazine Travel Daily UK to give his thoughts on the importance of the youth travel. In his guest column he discusses how a sector that generates over US$200 billion every year – a third more than Google and Microsoft’s combined 2013 revenue – is still […]

Join STAY WYSE at ITB Berlin 2014

STAY WYSE is delighted to be exhibiting at ITB Berlin on the WYSE Travel Confederation stand from 5 – 9 March 2014. Visit us on stand #106 (Hall 4.1), where our WYSE Travel Confederation team, including Director General David Chapman, Laura Daly (STAY WYSE & Research) and Luciana Spadina (membership), will be delighted to welcome you. Email us […]

Join STAY WYSE and the Class of 2020 at WYSTC

The number of students around the globe enrolled in higher education is forecast to double to 262 million by 2025. Nearly all of this growth will be in the developing world, with more than half in China and India alone. The number of students seeking study abroad could rise to eight million, up from 4 […]

Interested in Student Accommodation? Join STAY WYSE at the Class of 2020 Conference

Providing suitable student accommodation is a growing challenge for university cities across Europe. The worldwide rise of student enrolment is driving investment interest. As the UK and US markets mature, investors and developers are now turning their attention to mainland Europe. This November The Class of 2020 will explore the latest trends and opportunities in the growing European […]

Dublin announced as host city for WYSTC 2014

The World Youth & Student Travel Conference will be held in the Irish capital from 23-26 September 2014 at the Convention Centre Dublin. With youth travel high on the agenda for Fáilte Ireland, the country’s national tourism board, the fun, friendly city of Dublin will be the stage for the world’s essential youth travel industry […]

Sydney Declaration

Following a meeting of a group of leading youth travel accommodation providers and associations at WYSTC 2013, a position statement was agreed upon regarding online distribution practices. Resetting the Relationship: establishing fair practices in online distribution Online Travel Agents (OTAs) and youth travel accommodation operators are mutually dependent. OTAs have benefited by broadening the variety […]

Statement on New York Hostel Bill

Following the release of the NYC Draft Hostel Bill (04/19/13) a group of experienced Hostel Management and Institutional Investors came together to review the proposed bill. What follows is a synopsis of the crucial issues that need to be addressed for the proposed bill to solve the problem it was designed for: to bring quality […]

The Latest on Youth Travel Accommodation Research

As STAY WYSE gears up to release the latest findings on the Youth Travel Accommodation Industry at WYSTC 2013, we thought we would just give you a brief recap of the recent research on the accommodation industry and YTA industry as a whole, which points towards the rapidly changing face of consumer demand. The IHG Kinship […]