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The World Youth Student and Educational (WYSE) Travel Confederation and our sector associations are pleased to announce our newest members and latest member upgrades:

Caring Patron LogoSince January 2012, Caring Patron has been offering au pair opportunities in Canada, Germany and Italy. In addition, the agency provides mediation service to au pairs and host families in the Province of Alberta/Canada.

Membership: WYSE Travel Confederation and IAPA Full Voting Member

LOGO internetBased in the UK and with more than 15 years experience in the au pair business East Midlands Nannies and Au Pairs specialises in recruiting nannies, au pairs and providing the full range of nanny services for Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, South Yorkshire and surrounding counties.

Membership: IAPA Affiliate Member

EF Education EFLogo high res_2012-2013First Netherlands offers cultural exchanges, educational travel, language training and degree programmes for children, teenagers and adults. EF Netherlands, the Dutch branch, is a current WYSE Travel Confederation category 3 member.

Membership: WYSE Travel Confederation Category 3S

logo (1)Lapidot is based in Abuja, Nigeria, and offers a wide range of services to professionals, students and organisations, including cultural exchange programmes and educational sessions.

Membership: WYSE Travel Confederation Category 1

Mag Au Pair logoMag’Au Pair is a Spanish au pair agency based in Valencia. Mag’Au Pair acts as a sending and receiving agency of au pairs, offers living with elderlies programmes and various courses, assists in scholarship search and organizes work and travel programmes.

Membership: IAPA Affiliate Member

MEXaupair LOGO 1MBLocated in Mexico (DF) City Mexaupair has been founded by Tania Rodriguez in 2002 with the aim to create an accessible aupair market for Mexican youth. The agency offers cultural au pair programmes in Austria, Germany, USA, France and the Netherlands.

Membership: IAPA Affiliate Member

POTO Travel_LogoPart of POTO Leisure Group, POTO Travel & Tours is based in Kuala Lumpur and has branches all over Malaysia. The company offers inbound and outbound travel services as well as educational and adventure travel for youth and students.

Their offer includes educational programmes for higher education students, snorkeling/scuba diving and adventure tours for young people.

Membership: WYSE Travel Confederation Category 2 Member

Room007 logo

Room007 Ventura is a hostel located in downtown Madrid, close to the main attractions of the city, offering 21 rooms divided into double or dormitories. Guests can enjoy a lounge area, a small kitchen, a breakfast service, a bar-restaurant for lunch or dining. Free WiFi internet access is available in all rooms and areas of the hostel.

Membership: WYSE Travel Confederation and STAY WYSE Accommodation Provider 51-100 beds

Membership upgrades

We are delighted that our current member Smaller Earth has also decided to join our International Au Pair Association (IAPA) sector association.

Smaller Earth LogoSmaller Earth offers selected gap year, volunteering and work and travel programs worldwide. The organisation is a current WYSE Travel Confederation member category 2 and WYSE Work and Volunteer Abroad member full 3 and has recently been accepted as full voting member of IAPA.
Membership: WYSE Travel Confederation, WYSE Work and Volunteer Abroad and IAPA

Membership of WYSE Travel Confederation can offer your organisation the following benefits and services:

  • Networking and introductions –  we can help you find organisations to grow your business.
  • Discounts for industry events  preferential registration rates and promotional opportunities at our two major events: the World Youth and Student Travel Conference (WYSTC) and the Work Experience Travel Market and IAPA Annual Conference (WETM-IAC). Pre-register now for WYSTC 2014.
  • Research – members have free access to accurate and reliable industry intelligence and market research. Visit our research section for more information.
  • Policy work we can support your organisation and let your voice be heard in discussions about today’s critical issues. We work extensively with the UNWTO and are a stakeholder in the European Commission’s Youth on the Move Campaign.
  • Online networking and promotion of your organisation through our website, social media networks and via the WYSE Travel Confederation LinkedIn Group, enabling members to promote their programmes globally and network with trusted trading partners.
  • Mark of quality – use the WYSE Travel Confederation logos as a symbol of quality on your organisation’s website, brochures, and other marketing materials.
  • Ongoing communications and industry updates – monthly newsletter WYSE Words, WYSTC Wire, association newsletters, news posts, press releases and webinars.

If you would like to join WYSE Travel Confederation, or upgrade your existing membership, please click here.

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