What is STAY WYSE?

STAY WYSE Hostel Conference brings together the leading buyers, sellers and service providers involved in the youth travel accommodation sector for two days of trading, collaboration, learning and networking.

Offering delegates a diverse range of seminars, workshops and panel discussions, the STAY WYSE educational programme is led by the brightest industry leaders and covers the latest trends and developments in youth travel and the hostel sector.

Join us in 2025 for a packed programme of pre-scheduled business appointments, discussions and networking with the who’s who of youth travel accommodation.

The world’s leading youth travel organisations attend

Why attend?

One-to-one business appointments

Build your personalised schedule of up to 25+ business appointments with leading industry buyers, suppliers and service providers.

Maximise ROI

Save time and money meeting relevant contacts under one roof and create a sales pipline.

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Get your company in front of the right people

Network with the best in the hostel business.

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Stay ahead of the competition

Ensure you are up to date with the latest industry trends and have the know-how to get ahead of the game.

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Position your brand on the international playing field

Enhance your brand exposure as a STAY WYSE sponsor.

Some of our previous delegates

STAY WYSE 2022 Speaker
Jens Munch
Pace Revenue
Janine Bunte
Schweizer Jugendherbergen
Gal Mor
Gal Mor
Partner / Owner
Abraham Hostels and Tours
Malin Widmarc-Nilsson
Vice President Commerce
Heather Leisman
EF - Ultimate Break
Adam Harris | Cloudbeds
Adam Harris
CEO and Founder
 Carlo Alberto Dalla Chiesa
Carlo Alberto Dalla Chiesa
CEO & Co-founder
Ostello Bello SPA
Fabio Coppola
Chief Visionary Officer
Anne Dolan
Founder and Owner
Clink Hostels
Maria Jesus Guirado
Sales and Marketing Director
Amistat Hostels
Russ Hedge
Patrick Lomsdalen
CEO & Founder
Guðmundur Þór Magnússon
Chief Operations Officer
Kex Hostel ehf
Agathe Mariette
Sales & Events Manager
Nick Pound
Director of Partnerships
World Nomads
Catherin Quirin
Deputy Manager
Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof
Jordan Schack
Hostel Partnerships Manager
Robin Sleegers
Senior Consultant
Rev Control - Revenue Management System
Bjorn Lambers
Sales Manager
Alastair Thomann
Generator Hostels

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“I’d like to thank WYSE Travel Confederation for such a great event held in Amsterdam. It is a non-stop show from Wed evening till Fri afternoon that if you manage to get through alive, you’ll return home with business under your arms. It is a “must attend” event in Bracap Global Tours trade shows calendar.”

Joaquim Capdevila

Managing Director, Bracap Global Tours

“STAY WYSE truly exceeded my expectations. It was so well organized and was a great opportunity to meet with industry leaders from all around the world.”

Jordan Schack

Hostel Partnerships Manager, Airbnb

“The STAY WYSE conference is the perfect place for us to meet key players of the youth travel industry and those interested in youth hostels in particular. The scale of the event is such that you have time to meet everyone in formal and social occasions. We never miss it and have been growing our presence there; in fact it is one of the few events we continue to attend.”

Brianda Lopez

CEO, Hostelling International

“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

“When it comes to selling accommodation for millennials and Gen-Zers, STAY WYSE is THE event to attend. The great thing is that the attendees are looking for the product you are offering and you don’t need to spend time explaining what shared accommodation or the concept of a hostel is: we all speak the same language!“

Etienne Matichard

Director of Sales, JO&JOE

“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

Conference partner

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