Now in its 26th year, the World Youth and Student Travel Conference (WYSTC) is the leading trade event for the global youth, student and educational travel industry.

Since its inception in 1992 as the annual event of WYSE Travel Confederation, youth and student travel professionals have been gathering annually to trade, network and take part in seminars and workshops.

To best represent the global youth and student travel industry, WYSTC travels to a different destination each year to ensure that attendees get first-hand experience of the topics and trends affecting youth and student travel within the host country and/or region. WYSTC 2017 will take place in Montréal, Canada.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss this event, please contact us.

Why attend?

Perhaps the question is can you afford not to? Organisations who attended generated on average EUR 77,000 in new business as a result*. Attendees also find considerable value in WYSTC’s ability to connect them with the  WYSTC is a must-attend event for professionals working in youth, student and educational travel.

*WYSTC 2014

Our history

Below is a list of past WYSTC destinations. If you are interested in submitting a bid to host a future WYSTC, please contact our events team events@wysetc.org.

2016 – Belgrade, Serbia
2015 – Cape Town, South Africa
2014 – Dublin, Ireland
2013 – Sydney, Australia
2012 – San Diego, USA
2011 – Barcelona, Spain
2010 – Beijing, China
2009 – Manchester, UK
2008 – New York, USA
2007 – Istanbul, Turkey
2006 – Melbourne, Australia
2005 – Toronto, Canada
2004 – Madrid, Spain
2003 – Pattaya, Thailand
2002 – Rhodes, Greece
2001 – Cancún, Mexico
2000 – Düsseldorf, Germany
1999 – Bangkok, Thailand
1998 – Miami, USA
1997 – Paris, France
1996 – Gold Coast, Australia
1995 – Sitges, Spain
1994 – Vancouver, Canada
1993 – Vienna, Austria
1992 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil