The 80-minute MBA: A poem by John Knell
At WYSTC 2018, we heard from one of UK’s leading thinkers, John Knell, on the changing face of work and organisations on key issues around culture, leadership, and sustainability, and the essentials of excellent communication.
What value can be placed on digital nomads?
Who is a digital nomad? What value do they bring to the travel industry and why should organisations start to take notice? In this relaxed and informal discussion, our expert panelists shared their insights and predictions on what a digital nomad is seeking and how the youth travel industry can foster new ways of combining life and travel.
WYSTC 2018 Welcome Keynote
At the official opening of this year’s World Youth and Student conference in Edinburgh, the theme of sustainable and responsible travel has never been more pressing. Yet, if we really want to understand the needs of youth travellers, we must listen to what they have to say.
Part backpacker and part tourist, New Horizons grand prize winner is 100% devoted to culture
In December last year we revealed the winner of the grand prize of WYSE Travel Confederation’s New Horizons Survey. AuPairWorld, the agency that helped this young woman to pursue an au pair experience in Finland, encouraged participation in the New Horizons global...
A significant number of youth travel buyers converge at WYSTC Edinburgh 2018
More than 600 youth, student and educational travel industry delegates have arrived at Edinburgh, Scotland for WYSTC 2018, attributing to an expanded range of new and diverse organisations, backgrounds, and motivation.
WYSTC delegates provide facility upgrades to community farm
Our annual local volunteer project was held this year at Gorgie City Farm, set up to support the socially vulnerable. WYSE members got suited up and took the time to give the stables and animal boarding facilities a makeover.
High Tide Media Co-founder and Edinburgh local, Alex Porter-Smith, shares her tips on what to see, do, eat and drink while at WYSTC 2018
We chat to WYSTC moderator, High Tide Media Co-founder and Edinburgh local, Alex Porter-Smith, about her tips on what to see, do, eat and drink while at WYSTC 2018.
The WYSTC workshop is your 20-minute dose of expert insight
There are 19 workshops that offer WYSTC 2018 delegates quick, 20-minute doses of expert insights on everything from technology, to sales strategy, to market research, destinations, sustainability, and branding. The WYSTC workshop programme kicks off on Wednesday, 19...
Learn from the pros, get the most out of WYSTC 2018
Now in its 27th year, the World Youth and Student Travel Conference (WYSTC) attracts leaders in the youth and student travel market from around the world for three days of trading, networking, and digging into the latest industry insights. We spoke to a longtime WYSE Travel Confederation member who has headed to WYSTC nearly every year.
Everything you need to know to campaign for a consumer-voted award
In addition to recognising work in 10 nominated award categories, the 2018 Global Youth Travel Awards has opened up four consumer-voted categories. Here is how to campaign.
Five reasons to attend the 2018 World Youth and Student Travel Conference
The 27th World Youth and Student Travel Conference is being held 18-21 September 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland. If you are still not sure WYSTC is the event for you, here are five more reasons to attend.
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...