Work Experience Travel Market and IAPA Annual Conference 2014 – Registration Open

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The Work Experience Travel Market and International Au Pair Association Annual Conference has officially opened registration. This annual event will take place at the Thistle Marble Arch Hotel in London, United Kingdom between 16-18 March 2014. Now in its tenth year, the conference brings together some 200 culture exchange organisations from 40 plus countries. Register now to obtain […]

Global Youth Travel Awards Winners Announced

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Winners of the Global Youth Travel Awards (GYTA), which recognise the outstanding performers of international youth travel, were announced recently at the World Youth Student Travel Conference (WYSTC) in Sydney. The awards celebrate the diversity of the youth travel sector and the variety of the industries that work within it, with categories including Best App, […]

WYSTC 2013 Survey – We would like to hear from you

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Dear WYSTC Delegate, Thank you for attending WYSTC 2013 in Sydney. We trust you enjoyed the conference and hope to see you again next year in Dublin. To ensure that WYSTC maintains a high class forum for people from the global youth and student travel industry, we would like to hear your opinion. Therefore, please complete the survey […]

WYSTC Final Night Party


The Global Youth Travel Awards and Farewell Night Party of WYSTC 2013 will be held at the quirky and fun Luna Park in the shadow of the imposing Sydney Harbour Bridge.  The outdoor event, which will take place on WYSTC’s final night, will close the conference in style with guests invited to “dress to impress” […]

WYSTC to support local Sydney youth charity with evening fundraiser

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As part of WYSTC’s social and networking programme the Hard Rock Café Sydney will be the venue for an after-dinner fundraising bash in aid of a local Sydney charity, the Oasis Youth Support Network, on the evening of Thursday 19 September. **Tickets for Thursday night’s WYSTC Fundraiser can be bought at the Registration Desk or at […]

Thank you to the sponsors of WYSTC 2013

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The help and financial support of WYSTC sponsors has helped make WYSTC what it is: the essential global youth travel industry event – providing delegates with great venues, great facilities and unforgettable social events. We would like to thank all of our sponsors in advance for their belief in WYSTC and express our desire to […]

Pre-WYSTC checklist


Getting ready to make the journey down under to join us at WYSTC 2013? To help get you prepped and prepared, below you’ll find 10 tips to help make sure you’re in the right place at the right time and make your WYSTC experience smoother. 1.       Complete your scheduling on Marcom. Ensure you have made […]

Youth travel and the emerging economies: adapting your business to the new wave of emerging market Millennials


Whether it’s BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China), MIST (Mexico, Indonesia, South Korea, Turkey) or any other acronym you fancy, how can the youth travel industry capitalize on the millions of young people who are travelling from the emerging economies for the first time?  Is there any substance to rumours of a Chinese slowdown? Which is […]

Shortlist for the 2013 Global Youth Travel Awards Announced


The WYSE Travel Confederation has announced the shortlist for this year’s Global Youth Travel Awards. The awards recognise excellence in several aspects of youth travel including technology, social responsibility, marketing and providing life-changing experiences for young people and this year are generously sponsored by WYSTC’s Official Carrier, Emirates Airline. The shortlisted entries for this year […]

Get the most out of Marcom with our handy guide

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Appointments take place at an organisations booth or at tables provided by WYSTC 2013. All business appointments are managed online, booked and confirmed before the conference begins. Note that scheduling in the Marcom business appointment system will close at 17:00 CET on Friday 13 September 2013. Access to Marcom is available for registered and paid […]


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