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WYSE-webinars-logo-smallRemember to register for our travel trends webinar to find out the latest trends, including changes to traditional aspirations and the major global hot-spots in the coming years:

Date: Tuesday, 22 April 2014
Time: 17:00 – 18:00 CET
Topic: Market Research
Title: Travel Trends 2014

Professor Greg Richards will be leading the hour-long session, which will focus on:

  • The relevance of the Asian traveller to the travel industry
  • Significant changes to traditional aspirations and reasons for travelling
  • Changes in the distances young people are travelling
  • Analysis of the effect of special offers on youth travellers

He will answer questions, including:

  • Which new destinations are rapidly being developed in response to growing demand?
  • What are the major global hot-spots in the coming years?
  • Which regions are growing resiliently in spite of global challenges?

Professor Richards will also be taking questions from the audience during the session.

Click here to register now!

Free for members

Our webinars are free for members of WYSE Travel Confederation and its sector associations, and €75 per session per person or €250 per organisation for non-members for the entire 2014 series. Limited space is available so pre-bookings are essential. We’ll send you full details of how to take part in the webinars once you have registered.


Greg Richards is Professor of Leisure Studies at the University of Tilburg and Professor of Events at Breda University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands.

Greg RichardsHe has worked on projects for the UNWTO, the OECD, numerous national governments, national tourism organisations and municipalities, and he has extensive experience in tourism research and education, with previous posts at London Metropolitan University (UK), Universitat Roviria I Virgili, Tarragona (Spain) and the University of the West of England (Bristol, UK).

Professor Richards has been involved with the youth travel research programme of WYSE Travel Confederation since 2000. He has conducted numerous studies of youth travel, accommodation, work experience and the cultural effects of travel experiences. He has published a range of major reports and publications on youth travel and has spoken widely at global conferences on the subject.

Future sessions

We have a full range of webinars taking place over 2014 covering a variety of topics and issues across the youth and student travel industry – click here for the full programme and to download our first webinar: Show, don’t tell: Social media marketing and selling your programmes.