About STAY WYSE

STAY (Safe Travel Accommodation for Youth) WYSE Association is the only global forum and trade association for organisations involved in youth travel accommodation. The Association’s mission is to provide safe, affordable and clean accommodation within a communal atmosphere that encourages youth mobility and cultural understanding.

By bringing together the diverse segments of this significant $34 billion/year industry, STAY WYSE provides much needed support and representation for one of the travel industry’s fastest growing niche markets.

EVENTS WE ARE ATTENDING

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ITB Berlin 2014

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WETM-IAC 2014

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WYSTC Dublin 2014

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Industry News

STAY WYSE Youth Travel Vol 7 FRONT-report

The booking habits of hostel guests around the globe

Much like hotels, hostels are reaching new customers and opening new channels for booking on third-party sites like Hostelworld and Hostelbookers. And giving up a percentage of their revenues in the process. A new study from the STAY WYSE Association reports that 29 percent of hostel bookings now … [Read More...]

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Growing role of metasearch services in hotel online marketing

2014 is the year of metasearch and hoteliers should allocate part of their budget in metasearch marketing and include it in their core marketing plan, according to eRevMax. The hotel online distribution and channel management solutions provider has compiled an Infographic, “Meta-search: it’s here … [Read More...]

STAY WYSE Youth Travel Vol 7 FRONT-report

The results are in for The Youth Travel Accommodation Industry Survey Volume 7

We are delighted to launch our seventh annual survey on youth travel accommodation trends – and it’s free to download for our members. The new industry report is based on a survey of 2,231 Youth Travel Accommodation (YTA) operations across 100 countries and includes findings across all aspects … [Read More...]

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Can Google disrupt the online travel industry?

According to Bloomberg, Google has now licensed Room 77's hotel booking software. Room 77 is a start-up backed by Expedia, one of the leading online travel agencies, or OTAs. This is not the first time Google has tried to compete directly with OTAs such as Priceline, Expedia, Orbitz Worldwide, and … [Read More...]

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The new Generator Hostel London shows how cool hostels have become

Designer fittings and yoga classes are just some of the offerings to court savvy hostel guests Designer furniture by the likes of Moroso and Tom Dixon fills the lobby. There is a DJ booth in the guise of a double- decker bus and guests can pick from a cafe menu with posh nosh such as Slow Roast … [Read More...]

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Following New York, Airbnb offers to collect taxes for San Francisco too

2014 is the year of settlements for Airbnb, and going from disruption to collaboration, as we predicted it would do at the start of this year. So following its offer last week to collect and pay $21 million in taxes in New York City (and a smaller initiative in Portland), it is now following that … [Read More...]

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Airbnb closes in on $400 million in next funding round

Online home rentals site Airbnb is raising at least $400 million in a fresh round of private fundraising. This will give a valuation of $10 billion and price the company at $2 billion more than InterContinental Hotels, the Financial Times reported. Worth just $2.5 billion after its last round … [Read More...]

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National Express and YHA form partnership

National Express and YHA (England and Wales) have formed a partnership to sell coach tickets in Youth Hostels throughout England and Wales. National Express and Eurolines coach tickets can now be bought at Youth Hostels located in some of the most famous tourist destinations in the … [Read More...]

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