What is WYSTC?
The World Youth and Student Travel Conference (WYSTC) is the world’s leading trade event for the for the youth, student and educational travel industry.
Bringing together the leading buyers and sellers of youth travel product, top service providers and industry thought leaders, WYSTC has been the go-to event for the global community of youth travel professionals for more than 30 years.
WYSTC provides an unparalleled international platform for contracting, networking, learning and collaboration, with a diverse range of seminars, workshops and panel discussions covering the latest trends and developments in youth travel.
Join us in Lisbon, Portugal this September for three days of pre-scheduled business appointments, professional development, and networking with the pioneers of the youth travel industry at WYSTC. The perfect place to gain insights, forge new partnerships and expand your horizons.
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5 reasons why to attend
Build your personalised schedule of up to 45 business appointments with leading industry buyers.
Save time and money meeting relevant contacts under one roof and create a sales pipline.
93% of WYSTC attendees are C-suite. Network with the best in the business.
Ensure you are up to date with the latest industry trends and have the know-how to get ahead of the game.
Position yourself as a leader in the youth and student travel industry and enhance your brand exposure.
The world’s leading youth travel organisations attend
Meet some of our previous buyers
Why will 600+ youth travel leaders gather in Lisbon?
- To meet the movers and shakers in the youth travel industry
- To learn from and engage with industry pioneers
- To network during coffee breaks, lunch breaks, social events
- To put their brand on the international playing field
- To catch up with existing partners
- To stay ahead of the competition
Hear what past delegates have to say
”A no-brainer! The Conference covers all our needs; from meeting new partners to cementing relationships with existing contacts, all whilst experiencing a key European destination.”
Intrax Cultural Exchange
“Aside from the many opportunities to do business, the event embodies what youth travel is about: connection, having fun and expanding your horizons.”
William L. Gertz
“I really enjoyed how WYSTC brings together the decision makers at youth travel companies from all over the world, meaning a new opportunity is just a few minutes’ chat away. The philosophy of youth travel also means the conference is fun as well, with lots of social events built into the calendar of appointments and seminars.”
Philip Cabra Netherton
Euroventure Travel Ltd
“For Travello, WYSTC was a fantastic event, as an emerging company, to make new connections and gain invaluable exposure to potential partners. The connections we made in 3 days would have taken us 3 years to gather without the event. It was a great experience for us at Travello App.”
“The conference was great! I’ve had many interesting conversations with hostels that wanted to know more about Trip.com Group and were interested in a potential partnership. I am now working out the follow ups, and I already have some good results!”
“We found the WYSTC event tremendously well organised, and an invaluable opportunity to meet fellow industry professionals and gain new business links. We would recommend this event to any player in the corporate travel industry.”
Partner Relationship Manager
Oxford Royale Academy
“WYSTC consistently delivers for us: sales, connections and market knowledge.”
President & CEO
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