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...
How backpacking your way around the world leads to changing the future of mobile travel
Many services in travel have not changed the way they provide their service to customers for over 20 years, asking consumers for the same information to book their trip, not recognising that the customer journey begins before they hit the landing page of the...
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...
Educating young consumers about responsible travel with GROUND Asia
Millennial and Gen Z travellers are travelling more and more, and with this comes the desire to seek new, enriching experiences. However, is there a lack of awareness among young people about how to travel responsibly, and if so, how can the industry...
WYSTC 2019 welcome and opening keynote
Read highlights of the opening activities on Day 1 of WYSTC 2019 in Lisbon.
Sunny days and lively nights attract WYSTC delegates to the buzzing capital of Portugal for business
More than 600 representatives are convening in Lisbon for the best annual business conference for the youth and student travel industry.
First-time WYSTC delegates tour Lisbon in search of bites
A special tour of culinary Lisbon was organised for delegates attending the World Youth and Student Travel Conference (WYSTC) for the first time this year.
What to do and see while in Lisbon
Offering amazing cuisine, ornate architecture and stunning views, Lisbon is a cultural hub buzzing with life. Discover our ‘essential to do’s’ during your time at WYSTC.
Workshops at WYSTC 2019
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.
How to get the most out of WYSTC
We asked some WYSE members and WYSTC veterans how they get the most out of the conference and here are some of the nuggets of advice they gave.
Doug Allan on youth travel, Scotland, and what to do if chased by a polar bear
Doug Allan is a wildlife documentary cameraman with a number of Antarctic expeditions under his belt, not to mention award-winning films, TV series, and radio programmes on nature and wildlife. Ahead of his appearance at the 2018 World Youth and Student...
Which cities are favoured by young travellers?
Findings from new questions included in the fourth iteration of WYSE Travel Confederation’s New Horizons Survey of global youth travel were shared with WYSTC delegates.