What’s hot, and what’s not, in youth travel tours

From new "experiential" offerings from OTAs such as Airbnb, to fresh techniques for optimising websites, to having a plan in place for a variety of potential dangers - companies leading tour groups for youth travellers have a lot to consider for staying relevant in...

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2017 Global Youth Travel Awards Winners

On Thursday evening of the 2017 World Youth and Student Travel Conference delegates donned their evening attire - gala dresses, suits and ties, and, yes, even one kilt.   After the initial shock wore off, emcee Nick Pound of World Nomads loosened up the Global...

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Marketing to Russian speaking youth

Russia has been an independent state (but remains a founding member of the CIS alliance) for 26 years and has a population of 146m. However less than 4%, or about four million Russians, have a passport and an even smaller number speak English or another language. On a...

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Keynote address tackles big data

Delegates have arrived for World Youth and Student Travel Conference (WYSTC) 2017 in Montreal, Canada. Here they will discuss a range of issues affecting global youth tourism, these include visa changes to youth mobility, the changing international student landscape,...

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Record number of new WYSTC delegates arrive in Montreal

More than 500 youth, student and educational travel industry delegates from around the world have descended on Montreal, Canada for the 2017 World Youth and Student Travel Conference (WYSTC). This year's conference attracted a record number of first-time attendees...

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Schwartz’s Deli – a Montreal deli dining institution

Hundreds of youth and student travel industry professionals from around the world will gather in Montreal for the 2017 World Youth and Student Travel Conference (WYSTC) on 26-29 September. While the three-day conference is a packed programme of trading, networking,...

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The hidden gem of the WYSTC trade hall: WYSTC workshops

If you need a break between business appointments, there’s a great way to recharge productively – listen to a WYSTC workshop. Taking place at WYSE Travel Confederation’s base camp in the WYSTC trade hall, WYSTC workshops are short, informal peer-to-peer presentations...

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