Five reasons to attend the 2018 World Youth and Student Travel Conference

Jul 11, 2018

The 27th World Youth and Student Travel Conference is being held 18-21 September 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Every year this B2B event brings youth and student travel focussed businesses together for trading, networking, and socialising. If you are still not sure WYSTC is the event for you, here are five more reasons to attend.


1. You are ready to meet new partners and grow your business.

More than 150 hand-picked international buyers of youth and student travel products are heading to WYSTC 2018. Ctrip, STA Travel, Stepin, and Discover Corps are just a few examples of the WYSTC 2018 Buyers which help send millions of young travellers abroad every year.

2. You are tired of trying to make connections at giant tourism trade shows. 

As a WYSTC delegate, you can pre-schedule up to 45 face-to-face appointments. The online schedule tool, Marcom Connect, makes it easy to search and identify relevant business contacts.

3. You want the latest industry insights and expert advice to guide your business planning.  

WYSTC delivers a jam-packed educational programme addressing our industry’s most pressing topics including travel tech, innovation in educational travel, digital nomads, marketing to youth, and destination development. Delegates will get a deep dive into the New Horizons IV Report – the travel industry’s most comprehensive report on the under-30 travel market.

4. You want to network with a diverse group of industry leaders.

With 600+ delegates from more than 100 countries, you’ll meet the best and brightest in the global youth and student travel community. Plus, 92% of WYSTC delegates are senior-level management.


5.  You can’t bear another boring business conference.

WYSTC 2018 is in beautiful Edinburgh, returning to the UK for the first time since 2009. The fantastic social programme ensures that you can kick back with fellow delegates over dinner, drinks, and entertainment. You will be treated to unique local experiences such as a reception in the stunning Mansfield Traquair, the Global Youth Travel Awards  gala dinner in the National Museum of Scotland, and locally guided walking tours by SANDEMANs New Europe.

Ready to join in Edinburgh? Business appointment scheduling will begin in just a few weeks, so register today. For more information on how to maximise your brand’s exposure during WYSTC, see our exhibition and sponsorship opportunities.