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Disruption in the youth travel industry: Is the student travel agent dead?

Thursday, 22 September

11:30 – 12:50

Panellists:
Deirdre Bounds, Co-founder, GoCambio
Mark van der Heijden, Founder, Wanderbrief
Marina Mogilko, LinguaTrip
Lawrence Walsh, Chief Operating Officer, Invasion

Moderator: Jason Merrithew, Merit Travel Group

Traditional student travel products and their distribution channels are changing rapidly now that the Internet goes with us everywhere. What are the new products on offer to young travellers and how are they being sold? Should travellers bypass an agent and book these experiences direct?

We’ll hear from a few innovators that are changing educational travel experiences as they discuss what they believe are the underlying motivations of these new experiences and the new business models and changing distribution landscape that comes with them.