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Travel and the change-maker generation

Travel and the change-maker generation

  Known as the “woke” generation, Generation Z is making waves in highlighting social injustice using social media. With 90% of Gen Z unhappy with the state of the world, this comes as no surprise. At WYSTC 2020 Online, YouthSight shared insights into...

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US Exchange Program update 2020

US Exchange Program update 2020

  The cultural exchange sector has tackled a multitude of challenges, with the outbreak of COVID-19 halting US Exchange Programs followed by the Proclamation suspending the issue of certain J-1 Visas. The upcoming election provides cautious optimism...

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The importance of inclusivity in youth travel

The importance of inclusivity in youth travel

  More than 50% of Gen Z identify as something other than straight. Gaining an understanding of the diverse guests who stay in your hostels, go on your tours, travel with your companies etc is essential to providing excellent guest service. Cue Ed...

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Episode 4 – Michael Weiss, bitemojo

Episode 4 – Michael Weiss, bitemojo

Passionate foodie entrepreneur Michael Weiss discusses the unique characteristics of independent cultural discovery through culinary experiences in this very personal episode of the WYSTC 2019 podcast series.

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Empowering women in Sri Lanka through Tourism

Empowering women in Sri Lanka through Tourism

10% of the population in Sri Lanka follows the Muslim faith. Many women of this faith live in rural areas, restricting their opportunities for work and progression and society’s attitudes towards various types of employment in this part of the world can also be an...

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Safety; Who ensures it for the youth travel market?

Safety; Who ensures it for the youth travel market?

Youth travellers are seeking to experience new cultures, customs and opportunities to live like a local, however this pursuit comes with its own risks. How do providers and we as an industry achieve quality through a sensible balance of risk mitigation, certification...

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