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Become a WYSTC buyer

Buyers at WYSTC 2019 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, networking events and a gala awards ceremony.

View a list of providers (exhibitors) that have attended WYSTC: Exhibitors

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

  • Get reimbursed return flights to Lisbon
  • Get a paid single room at a 4* hotel in central Lisbon for 4 nights, inclusive of morning transfers to the conference venue

All buyer benefits

  • Pre-schedule up to 48 face-to-face business appointments
  • Network at evening receptions, lunches and coffee breaks
  • Attend the Global Youth Travel Awards ceremony with a gala dinner
  • Access all attendee profiles, including direct contact information
  • Access 25 seminars and workshops
  • Get 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 2019.

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

You can apply for the WYSTC 2019 Buyer Programme by completing the WYSTC 2019 buyer application form. Received applications will be reviewed and assessed against the WYSTC 2019 buyer selection criteria.

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

The buyer selection criteria and process

Below is an abbriviated 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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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*
  • Access to buyer familiarisation tours highlighting the host city and surroundings – TBC
  • Access to WYSTC 2019 educational programme
  • Entrance to WYSTC 2019 networking events, including lunches, refreshment breaks and evening receptions
  • Entrance to the annual Global Youth Travel Awards ceremony
  • Pre-conference details of all attending delegates
  • Access to Marcom – an online business appointment scheduling system
  • Listing as a buyer on WYSTC 2019 website, across WYSTC 2019 social media channels and in the conference handbook
  • Administration fee of EUR 299 applies
  • Hosted Buyer terms and conditions apply

* 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

  • Access to buyer familiarisation tours highlighting the host city and surroundings – TBC
  • Access to WYSTC 2019 educational programme
  • Entrance to WYSTC 2019 networking events, including lunches, refreshment breaks and evening receptions
  • Entrance to the annual Global Youth Travel Awards ceremony
  • Pre-conference details of all attending delegates
  • Access to Marcom – an online business appointment scheduling system
  • Listing as a buyer on WYSTC 2019 website and across WYSTC 2019 social media channels
  • Administration fee of EUR 799 applies
  • Qualified Buyer terms and conditions apply