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2018 Global Youth Travel Awards features two new categories

  The 2018 Global Youth Travel Awards (GYTA) are now open and this year entrants have a chance to win in two new categories. The GYTAs recognise outstanding work in 10 nominated award categories and four consumer-voted categories. The two new nominated award...

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Edinburgh invests in youth travellers

Edinburgh, host city of the 2018 World Youth and Student Travel Conference (WYSTC), is aiming to reach 3.5 million youth travellers across Europe with new marketing initiatives.

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Global opportunities continuing to expand for Canadian youth

Clark Goodman of International Experience Canada talks with WYSE Travel Confederation about the opportunities that the Government of Canada are developing for Canadian youth to take advantage of in more than 30 partner countries and influencing a ‘culture shift’ in Canadian youth culture.

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Edinburgh named ‘most attractive’ city in the UK

Edinburgh is being recognised as the ‘most attractive’ city in the UK to live and work. “Scotland’s capital is thriving with business start-ups and more world-class international brands investing in the city than ever before, which is a testament to our success,"...

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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 Youth...

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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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