Become a Member

Membership is open to all types of student and youth travel accommodation providers; small, big, chain, private, not-for-profit and Hostelling International as well as official tourism organisations and suppliers of goods of services to the student and youth travel accommodation industry.

To apply for STAY WYSE membership please complete our application form and upload a copy of your organisation’s Charter (may include statutes, constitution, by-laws and/or articles of association) and a copy of your most recent audited annual accounts. Supporting documentation is for internal use only and will be handled with utmost confidentiality. These documents are required to ensure that all members of STAY WYSE are sound and viable organisations.

All members of STAY WYSE will also be required to become members of the World Youth, Student and Educational (WYSE) Travel Confederation

STAY WYSE Membership Fees 2013

Membership Type                 
STAY WYSE Fee 
 WYSETC Fee 
feeTotalfee
Accommodation Provider
1-50 Beds
€ 225
€ 100
€ 325
Accommodation Provider
51-100 Beds
€ 325
€ 100
€ 425
Accommodation Provider
101-200 Beds
€ 500
€ 450
€ 950
Accommodation Provider
201-1000 Beds
€ 600
€ 1.250
€ 1.850
Accommodation Provider
1001-5000 Beds
€ 1.200
€ 1.250
€ 2.450
Accommodation Provider
5000+ Beds
€ 5.000
€ 1.250
€ 6.250
Booking Engine
€ 5.000
€ 1.250
€ 6.250
Affiliate Member
(cleaning services, insurance, etc) 
€ 700
€ 1.250
€ 1.950
Special Affiliate Member
€ 5.000
€ 1.250
€ 6.250
Official Tourismm
Organisation Member
€ 600
€ 750
€ 1.350
National Association
€ 100 per Member
 
 

(Please see below for Associate Membership)

Types of Membership

There are two types of voting Members and two types of non-voting Members according to type of organisation. Voting members are entitled to vote at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and help set the strategic direction for the STAY WYSE Association. This is typically held every September during the World Youth and Student Travel Conference (WYSTC).

Voting:

Type 1 Accommodation Providers
Any specialist organisation that is primarily an owner or operator of facilities for youth and student accommodation services.

Type 2 Service Providers
Any specialist organisation that has a proven involvement in youth and student accommodation services e.g. booking agent etc

Non-Voting:

Type 1 Affiliate Members
Any organisations that is not a specialist in youth and student travel services but supplies goods or services to the youth travel accommodation industry e.g. insurance, cleaning, catering services, etc.

Type 2 Official Organisation
Official tourism organisations such as tourism authorities, governments and non-government organisations.

Type 3 Associate Members
This type of membership is available to accommodation providers established for less than 2 years. Associate Membership is limited to 2 years, after which point they must upgrade to Full Voting Members and obtain WYSE Travel Confederation Membership.

All STAY WYSE members are required to abide by the Constitution and regulations for the Association.

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