Information for buyers

Become a WYSTC buyer

Buyers at WYSTC 2021 get access to the most diverse gathering of youth travel industry providers from anywhere in the world.

Buyers can expect new business connections from the full spectrum of providers within the youth travel industry including accommodation, tours, attractions, activities, work and travel, study abroad, volunteering, internships, au-pair and many more.

Buyers have the opportunity to make new business connections with providers at business-to-business meetings and networking events.

View a list of some of the providers (exhibitors) that have attended WYSTC previously. For a more complete list, please contact buyers@wysetc.org.

For help with any questions you may have, don’t hesitate to contact us at buyers@wysetc.org

Benefit as a WYSTC buyer

Priority buyer benefits

  • In-person or online attendance
  • Complimentary return flights to Lisbon
  • Complimentary single room at a 5* hotel in central Lisbon for 3 nights

All buyer benefits

  • Pre-schedule business appointments, face-to-face or virtual, with hundreds of providers
  • Informal networking at lunches and coffee breaks when attending in-person
  • Access all attendee profiles, including direct contact information
  • Access to the educational programme
  • Brand exposure on our communication channels

More information about the buyer categories

Apply to be a WYSTC buyer

  • Does your organisation send young people (18-35 years) abroad?
  • Are you looking for new provider connections in the youth travel industry including from the accommodation, tours, attractions, activities, work and travel, study abroad, volunteering, internships and au-pair sectors?

If your answer to these questions is “yes”, then you should apply to become a buyer at WYSTC 2021.

Note: There are limited buyer spots available. We operate on a first come, first served basis.

You can apply for the WYSTC 2021 Buyer Programme by completing the WYSTC 2021 buyer application form. Received applications will be reviewed and assessed against the WYSTC 2021 buyer selection criteria.

View a list of WYSTC 2019 buyers here: 2019 participating buyers page.

The buyer selection criteria and process

Below is an abbreviated list of selection criteria for WYSTC buyers.

  • Feedback about your organisation from 4 provider references
  • The scale of your current business
  • The potential of your future business
  • The breakdown of youth people you send by sector
  • The priority destinations you send youth people to
  • Your office location(s)
  • Your participation objectives at WYSTC
  • Your previous attendance at WYSE Travel Confederation events
  • The outcomes of your previous WYSE Travel Confederation event participation (business appointment statistics and provider feedback)
  • Your WYSE Travel Confederation membership

In line with the WYSTC 2021 Buyer Programme strategy, several groups of applicants will be prioritised in the buyer selection process:

  • First-time WYSTC participants
  • Organisations sending young people outbound from regions that are under-represented at WYSTC
  • Organisations operating within sectors that are under-represented at WYSTC
  • Organisations sending young people to multiple international destinations
  • Organisations operating within multiple industry sectors

There are limited buyer spots available. We operate on a first come, first served basis.

Organisations that get selected for the WYSTC 2021 Buyer Programme will be categorised as either Hosted Buyers or Qualified Buyers. The participation benefits and terms and conditions corresponding to each of these buyer categories apply.

Organisations that do not get selected for the WYSTC 2021 Buyer Programme, or do not wish to follow the buyer terms and conditions, are invited to participate as regular delegates.

More information about the buyer categories

  • Single room accommodation in Lisbon*
  • Reimbursement of return flights to Lisbon*
  • Entrance to WYSTC 2021 networking events, including lunches, refreshment breaks and evening receptions*
  • Access to WYSTC 2021 educational programme
  • Pre-conference details of all attending delegates
  • Access to Marcom – an online business appointment scheduling system
  • Listing as a buyer on WYSTC 2021 website, across WYSTC 2021 social media channels and in the conference handbook
  • Administration fee of EUR 99 applies
  • Hosted Buyer terms and conditions apply

* Only available to in-person attendees. Organisations categorised as Hosted Buyers receive a written confirmation of what is included in their participation offer – i.e. whether they are offered hosted flights and/or accommodation.

  • Entrance to WYSTC 2021 networking events, including lunches, refreshment breaks and evening receptions*
  • Access to WYSTC 2021 educational programme
  • Pre-conference details of all attending delegates
  • Access to Marcom – an online business appointment scheduling system
  • Listing as a buyer on WYSTC 2021 website and across WYSTC 2021 social media channels
  • Administration fee of EUR 799 applies
  • Qualified Buyer terms and conditions apply

* Only available to in-person attendees.