If you do not have your login details, contact the WYSE Travel Confederation membership team on +31 (0)20 421 2800 or email membership@wysetc.org.



World Travel Market - one of the leading global events for the travel industry – is a vibrant must attend business-to-business event presenting a diverse range of destinations and industry sectors to UK and International travel professionals. 

The WTM Youth Tourism sessions, organised by WYSE Travel Confederation – a global community serving 30 million young travellers worldwide each year, will take place across Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 November – with some of the leading executives and experts from the youth travel sector sharing their experience and insights.

The Tuesday 4 November session, moderated by Director of Starboard Hotels and Chair of STAYWYSE Philip Houghton, will feature a panel of industry experts discussing the emergence of brands within the Hostel sector and how new players are entering the market and challenging established operators. Speakers include Generator Hostels Executive Chairman Carl Michel, Hostelling International Head of Sales and Marketing Stephen Lane and MENINGER Hotels Managing Director Eric van Dijk.

The Wednesday 5 November session looks to explore the wants and needs of the Millennial Traveller. Four different players from the youth travel space, including Generator Hostels’s Michel, WYSE Director General David Chapman will discuss how to create a dialogue with youth consumers via research, social media, loyalty programmes or CRM.

WTM will take place from 3 – 6 November 2014 in ExCeL in London. 3 – 6 November 2014 in ExCeL in London. 




On 12 November 2014 the fourth annual Class of 2020 European Student Housing Conference will take place in Amsterdam. The full day event will feature leadership from across Europe (and beyond) involved in Student Accommodation and Higher Education Trends. This is THE forum to learn about the European Student Housing market, expand your knowledge and your network in an inspiring environment.

Click here for more information about the program of the conference.

STAY WYSE Members get a 20% registration discount, to request a member discount code simply send an email to staywyse@wysetc.org.




Hostel and Budget Traveller 2014 is a new b2b conference for one of the most vibrant and exciting areas of the hospitality business.

Aimed at owners, developers, investors and operators of hostels, budget hotels and budget traveller sectors, including suppliers of goods and services.

STAY WYSE will be hosting two sessions at this event, to read more click here.

STAY WYSE Members get a 20% discount on registration, to request a member discount code simply send an email to staywyse@wysetc.org.



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STAY WYSE will be attending ITB Berlin on the WYSE Travel Confederation stand which takes place on the 4th to the 8th of March 2015.4th to the 8th of March 2015.

ITB Berlin is THE B2B-Platform for trade visitors – an excellent opportunity to meet business partners and to do business. For all other visitors ITB Berlin is a wonderful possibility to discover the whole world within a few hours.

ITB Berlin will take place in Messe Berlin in Berlin and STAY WYSE will be in Hall 5 the Youth Hall along WYSE Travel Confederation and other WYSE sector Associations.

For more information please click here.



The Work Experience Travel Market and IAPA Annual Conference (WETM-IAC) is the joint event of WYSE Work and Volunteer Abroad and the International Au Pair Association (IAPA) and provides a unique cost effective business-to-business opportunity for senders and receivers serving all aspects of cultural exchange, au pairing, volunteering, internship and work experience. WETM-IAC delivers an exceptionally targeted forum for your organisation to establish and strengthen sector-focused partnerships, gain industry intelligence and tap into emerging global markets.

Develop your business and the industry at WETM-IAC

In addition to providing an excellent business opportunity for attending organisations, the conference serves as an engaging forum for the development of the work and travel and cultural exchange community.

Featuring seminars, award ceremonies and more, WETM-IAC enables delegates to help shape their business and the industry for tomorrow.

At the event, delegates can take part in best practice discussions and case study reviews, in addition to meeting with national and global trade associations representing the various sectors in your community.

WETM will take place on the 15th and 17th of March 2015 in Lisbon, Portugal.


WYSTC 2015 Cape Town


The World Youth and Student Travel Conference (WYSTC) 2014 is the must attend business-to-business event yet for the youth and student travel industry.

Now leading up to its 24th year, WYSTC is the annual event of WYSE Travel Confederation. WYSE Travel Confederation is endorsed by the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and UNESCO.

From 22 – 25 September 2015, travel professionals from over 450 businesses globally will gather in Cape Town, South Africa for four days of trading, seminars and workshops, networking, industry think tanks and more.

WYSTC provides a singular opportunity for you to pursue innovative partnerships with key decision makers, develop creative marketing and distribution channels, and access new markets.

If you are operating on the youth and student travel market, or are looking to target this dynamic market that’s work over US$200 billion a year, then WYSTC is the one event that you can’t afford to miss.

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