Workshops at WYSTC 2019

Oct 8, 2019

Three days of business appointments in the buzz of the WYSTC trade and exhibition hall can be tiring and rough on the voice, but the WYSTC workshops offer you the chance to switch gears for 20 minutes and listen to what your industry peers are up to.

Based in the trade hall this year, WYSTC workshops are short, informal peer-to-peer presentations on specific topics and issues of importance to youth travel professionals. Discover new social media techniques, learn a best practice implementation, hear a case study, watch a digital demo, or simply listen to your partners and friendly competitors.

This year’s WYSTC workshops kick off with mobile travel tech. Kevin O’Shaughnessy of Cityhook giving you a quick rundown on what you need to know about mobile tech trends related to improving customer service. We keep things digital on Wednesday with workshop presentations from Janice Sousa of Groupdesk, Marc Buchegger of TourRadar, and Abby Holland of What Marketing. GROUND Asia’s Lauren Groves will share suggestions for raising youth awareness about responsible travel choices.

Thursday’s workshop schedule will feature presentations about youth travel destinations Canada, China, and Auckland, New Zealand. Sessions by Federation EIL and World Nomads highlight important safety-related issues for the youth travel industry. If you’re a tour operator or a fan of innovative culinary tourism experiences, don’t miss Michael Weiss discussing the immersive city food experience that bitemojo offers.

Friday’s WYSTC workshops will touch on a wide range of topics to round out the week, including: B Corps, using tourism to benefit women, adventure travel in South Korea, Interrailing, and the case for travel as good for the environment. See something missing that you could talk about next year? Let us know! In the meantime, you can read more about the WYSTC 2019 workshops in the programme or in Marcom ACE or just stop by and pull up a seat and listen to what this year’s WYSTC workshop speakers have to say – see you there!