WYSTC 2024

The essential global youth travel industry event

24 – 27 September
Lisbon

What is WYSTC?

WYSTC is the world’s leading trade event for the for the youth, student and educational travel industry.

Bringing together the leading buyers and sellers of youth travel product, top service providers and industry thought leaders, WYSTC has been the go-to event for the global community of youth travel professionals for more than 30 years.

WYSTC provides an unparalleled international platform for contracting, networking, learning and collaboration, with a diverse range of seminars, workshops and panel discussions covering the latest trends and developments in youth travel.

Join us in Lisbon, Portugal this September for three days of pre-scheduled business appointments, professional development, and networking with the pioneers of the youth travel industry at WYSTC. The perfect place to gain insights, forge new partnerships and expand your horizons.

Meet a few of our 2024 buyers

Abroad First
Contiki
Gap 360
I am Cultured
IE Intercâmbio
International Student Tours WYSTC 2021
Oficina De Turismo E Intercambio Cultural, OFIT
Rough Guides
TravelMate Intercambio
Vividus International
Freepackers
IEO Thailand

Why will 600 youth travel leaders gather in Lisbon?

  • To forge new business relationships
  • To meet the movers and shakers in the youth travel industry
  • To learn from and engage with industry pioneers
  • To network during coffee breaks, lunch breaks, social events
  • To put your brand on the international playing field
  • To stay ahead of the competition

Meet some of our 2024 delegates

5 reasons why to attend

One-to-one business appointments

Build your personalised schedule of up to 40 business appointments with leading industry buyers.

Maximise ROI

Save time and money meeting relevant contacts under one roof and create a sales pipline.

Get your company in front of the right people

93% of WYSTC attendees are C-suite. Network with the best in the business.

Stay ahead of the competition

Ensure you are up to date with the latest industry trends and have the know-how to get ahead of the game.

Put your brand on the international playing field

Position yourself as a leader in the youth and student travel industry and enhance your brand exposure.

”A no-brainer! The Conference covers all our needs; from meeting new partners to cementing relationships with existing contacts, all whilst experiencing a key European destination.”

Marcie Schneider
President
Intrax Cultural Exchange

Marcie Schneider

President, Intrax Cultural Exchange

“Aside from the many opportunities to do business, the event embodies what youth travel is about: connection, having fun and expanding your horizons.”

William L. Gertz
Chairman
AIFS

Joseph Parton

Joseph Parton Partner Relationship Manager Oxford Royale Academy, Oxford Royale Academy

“I really enjoyed how WYSTC brings together the decision makers at youth travel companies from all over the world, meaning a new opportunity is just a few minutes’ chat away. The philosophy of youth travel also means the conference is fun as well, with lots of social events built into the calendar of appointments and seminars.”

Philip Cabra Netherton
Managing Director
Euroventure Travel Ltd

Philip Cabra Netherton

Managing Director, Euroventure Travel Ltd

“For Travello, WYSTC was a fantastic event, as an emerging company, to make new connections and gain invaluable exposure to potential partners. The connections we made in 3 days would have taken us 3 years to gather without the event. It was a great experience for us at Travello App.”

Ryan Hanly
CEO
Travello App

Liesbeth ten Donkelaar

Manager Marketing & Sales, Stayokay

“The conference was great! I’ve had many interesting conversations with hostels that wanted to know more about Trip.com Group and were interested in a potential partnership. I am now working out the follow ups, and I already have some good results!”

Daisy Hooper
Market Manager
Trip.com

Daisy Hooper

Market Manager, Trip.com

“We found the WYSTC event tremendously well organised, and an invaluable opportunity to meet fellow industry professionals and gain new business links. We would recommend this event to any player in the corporate travel industry.”

Joseph Parton
Partner Relationship Manager
Oxford Royale Academy

Joseph Parton

Joseph Parton Partner Relationship Manager Oxford Royale Academy, Oxford Royale Academy

Conference partner

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