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

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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 […]

The Power of Youth Travel – Infographic

Power of Youth Travel

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 […]

7th Annual Survey of the Youth Travel Accommodation Industry

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STAY WYSE, the global association representing the youth travel accommodation industry, has just launched its seventh annual survey reviewing the global business operations of the Youth Travel Accommodation Industry. The study establishes crucial business metrics and identifies trends in this growing sector. This year’s survey looks at average bed rates, occupancy rates, marketing activities, booking trends […]


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