Speakers and moderators

Simon Grout

Partnerships Manager, Busabout

Simon currently manages the operational partnerships for Busabout, a leading youth travel operator for independent minded travellers to Europe, Asia and now North America. Busabout offers an alternative to both fully independent travel and traditional guided tour packages with its unique European Hop-on Hop-off network, now in its 20th year of operation.

 Simon is responsible for a wide range of key accounts globally from large scale ground handlers, to hostel groups and independent accommodation operators/services. Hailing from the UK, Simon’s passion for travel and tourism sparked from a post-university gap year in 2004, complete with backpack and round-the-world ticket. His more than ten-year career in youth tourism includes roles as a Tour Manager across Europe and managing customer service teams for Busabout’s UK/Europe sales.

Why attend

  • Over 600 attendees from the global youth and student travel industry
  • 160+ pre-selected buyers
  • Up to 48 pre-scheduled business appointments
  • 92% senior management attendees
  • 25 seminars and workshops
  • Up to 7 networking events