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 […]

Only two days left to benefit from our WYSTC 2014 early bird rates

Our early bird rates end this Saturday, 31 May, so if you haven’t already, book now to benefit from our heavily discounted rates and save EUR 600 on full passes: Early Bird registration* 1 April – 31 May 2014 Regularregistration* 1 June – 31 August 2014 Late / Onsite registration 1 – 26 September 2014 WYSE Travel Confederation Member Full pass: 23 […]

Only five days left to save EUR 600 on WYSTC 2014 full passes!

Time is ticking, so don’t miss our early bird rates for the World Youth and Student Travel Conference – WYSTC 2014 – set to be the biggest event yet for the youth and student travel industry. Book now and save 1/3 on full passes Our early bird rates provide a huge EUR 600 discount on […]

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 […]

Casa Gracia wins STAY WYSE Green Initiative Award

Casa Gracia has been awarded the STAY WYSE Green Initiative Award 2013 at the Industry Awards of this year’s World Youth & Student Travel Conference in Sydney, Australia. Through the Green Initiative Award, STAY WYSE recognizes the organisation that has made the greatest effort in reducing their environmental impact and included sustainable travel as an integral […]

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 Power of Youth Travel – Infographic

The 2013 STAY WYSE Green Award Shortlist

STAY WYSE the sector association representing the youth travel accommodation industry, has announced the shortlist for the Green Initiative Award 2013. The award recognises the youth travel accommodation provider making the greatest efforts to ensure that its operating practices promote environmentally friendly and sustainable travel around the world. Last year the award went to Habitat HQ in Australia for its […]