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STAY WYSE, the global association representing the youth travel accommodation industry, has just launched its seventh annual survey reviewing the global business operations of the Youth Travel Accommodation Industry. The study establishes crucial business metrics and identifies trends in this growing sector.

screen-shot-2013-08-01-at-12-32-29-pm1This year’s survey looks at average bed rates, occupancy rates, marketing activities, employment information, booking trends and sources of revenue during the previous year (01 July 2012 to 30 June 2013). The full version of this report is available to members of STAY WYSE.

The 2013 survey has had some considerable changes made to it; simplifying questions, especially on finances and adding new questions on pressing issues surrounding 3rd-party website bookings, OTA contracts and licensing issues. Participants who fully complete the survey will receive a significant discount to the World Youth Student Travel Conference (WYSTC), Sydney. Please see terms and conditions for more information.

The STAY WYSE survey has rapidly become the most comprehensive study of the Youth Travel Accommodation Industry worldwide. It is the only consistent source of benchmarking and comparison by world region, country and several key cities.

“The information generated by the survey is highly relevant and important for businesses in the accommodation sector, giving valuable insights into our industry and allowing businesses to benchmark their operations against their peers” according to David Chapman, Director General of the WYSE Travel Confederation.

To complete the survey, please click here.

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STAY WYSE is the global trade association for the youth travel accommodation industry and is dedicated to supporting hostels, universities and booking engines worldwide. STAY WYSE not only prepares cutting edge research about the importance of this significant $6 billion/year sector; it also offers unparalleled trading, networking and marketing opportunities for members.

The World Youth Student & Educational (WYSE) Travel Confederation is the worldâ??s largest network of youth and student travel operators. WYSE Travel Confederation is a not-for-profit association dedicated to supporting the global industry and connecting the organisations that serve millions of young people who travel to study, work and grow. The worldâ??s largest network of youth and student travel

The World Youth & Student Travel Conference (WYSTC) takes place this year 17-20 September in Sydney.