A global community serving 10m young travellers each year
WYSE Travel Confederation is a global not-for-profit trade association dedicated to promoting and developing opportunities for the youth, student and education travel industry.
As the world’s most powerful network of youth and student travel professionals, connecting key industry players with decision makers and government officials worldwide is what we do best.
WYSE Travel Confederation’s global community of 550+ members in 120 countries provide international travel experiences to 10 million youth and students each year.
Our members include the following types of organisations:
Adventure Tour Operators – Au Pair Agencies – Backpacker Companies – Cultural Exchange Programmes – International Education – Language Schools & Agents – Student Insurance – Student Flights – Student Identity Cards – Work Abroad and Volunteering Programmes – Youth & Student Travel Retailers – Youth Hostels – Booking Engines – Products and Services relating to the youth and student travel industry – Tourism Boards - Official Tourism Organisations.
Specialist Sector Support
Our dedicated team of 15+ highly-skilled professionals based in Amsterdam work on a portfolio of key issues to accelerate the development of youth travel, and they always have our members’ best interests in mind.
Members of WYSE Travel Confederation can join our specialist sector associations to provide a range of valuable services and products which help make youth travel exciting and affordable. View the sector associations and how each one can best assist your business here:
In addition to assisting with the provision of these services and products, the Confederation is committed to understanding the ever-changing characteristics, motivations, and needs of young travellers. By gathering, analysing and sharing important market intelligence with members, academics and government decision-makers, satisfying the unique fast-changing needs of the youth market is at the forefront of our activities.
The World Youth & Student Travel Conference
The Confederation’s annual networking and trading event is the annual World Youth and Student Travel Conference, the youth and educational travel industry’s most important, must-attend conference. This year, WYSTC 2012 will take place in San Diego, California, 18-21 September 2012. Attending this event is a must for anyone connected to the youth travel industry interested in growing the business and making key connections.