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Read testimonials from attendees of STAY WYSE Amsterdam.

“The business meetings are a fantastic way to connect with new and potential clients and partners. Much like speed dating you can get a very good idea of first impressions in such a short time. The two days are packed and you can really get to sift through what is most relevant and pertaining to your business.”

Lara Berlot

Sales and Marketing, Balmers Hostel

“It was my first time at STAY WYSE and didn’t know what to expect, but I was delighted with everything. It was a great conference and definitely the best I attended in the last year. I will definitely come again.”

Rita Naughton

Key Account Manager, wombats City Hostels

“Attending STAY WYSE provided a platform to connect on a personal level with key suppliers from all over the world. Being based in New Zealand, we are so far removed from major European and American suppliers and the generous Buyer Programme made these connections possible. I would definitely recommend attending STAY WYSE.”

Blair Whitlock

Product Manager, Student Horizons

“STAY WYSE is one of a few can’t-miss events on my calendar each year. It provides an ideal opportunity to meet new contacts and re-connect with the old–all within a lively, well-run program.”

Patrick Mayock

Senior Director, R&D, STR

“This was our first time attending STAY WYSE as a company and we were blown away by the conference. From start to finish the organisation was top-notch. The appointment tool made it incredibly easy to get meetings in place with a plethora of potential new suppliers in advance of the conference and once we arrived everything ran like clockwork. It wasn’t just the opportunity to meet new suppliers which was useful, the FAM trip allowed us to see a good range of potential visits in Amsterdam, and the location of the conference was a good base to explore the city on foot. All-in-all, it’s highly recommended!”

Sam Axon

Contracts Manager, Halsbury Travel

“This is the best sales event I have attended with a format that encourages new business partners.”

Kevin McCormick

Sales and Quality Manager, University of Bath

“Great event where all the major players are present. This is a must for any youth accommodation provider to connect with top business partners.”

Chris Morisseau

President, Dorms.com

“The venue was outstanding and the food and beverage would also score a 10, and that never happens at events like this – it’s usually more like a 4 – or maybe a 6 at a nice hotel. We’ll be back.”

David Cornish

Chief Operating Officer, Found Hotels

“One of the best travel events to meet specific travel industry vendors and suppliers. A very well organized event, easy to schedule and monitor appointments. All the arrangements were fabulous from the initial coordination, networking party, meetings, fam trips, education sessions, etc.”

Renil Hamza

Director, The Kiwi Vacations

“STAY WYSE is the most valuable independent hostel industry conference at the moment in the world, which combines business and fun.”

Pieter van der Zeeuw

Managing Director, Hans Brinker

“I liked the mix this year between sessions and meetings across both days – worked well in terms of keeping concentration levels and stamina going!”

Rebecca O'Connor

Senior Partnerships Executive, Hostelling International

“I need to admit that STAY WYSE Amsterdam was so far the best business conference I ever participated in (10+). The quality and the organization was so great that I would honestly recommend it to all partners in the business. We brought ca. 10 direct leads back home which is an amazing success.”

Klara Vostinakova

Partnership Manager, Bohemian Hostels & Hotels

“Always a fantastic opportunity, to make new friends, to reconnect with old friends and to keep relevant by knowing what is happening in our industry.”

Anne Dolan

Founder and Owner, Clink

“We attended the STAY WYSE conference for the first time this year and have had an amazing experience. This has been the most relevant conference I have attended with the ability to ensure that I was able to target and meet with the correct buyers for my product. Not a moment wasted!!!”

Debbie Lilly

Sales & Markeing Manager, Cornwall Plus

“Incredibly smooth organisation, but really a fantastic balance and mix of business meetings / social events / educational talks. The business appointments are a really great system.”

Becky Jay

Sales Consultant, Onestage

“The event was incredibly well organized and ensured the best use of time and materials. It provided the very best opportunity for student and youth travel organizations to meet and trade with hostel and hotel (accommodations) providers. One of the best, if not the best, event in the travel industry.”

David Cornish

Chief Operating Officer, Found Hotels