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WYSE Travel ConfederationOur second Global Youth and Student Travel Industry Survey closes this week, so if you are operating in the youth, student and travel industry, don’t miss out on the opportunity to contribute to this new study.

With a specific focus on visa policies and marketing in the international youth and student travel industry, professionals from a wide range of industry sectors – including study and work abroad, language travel, higher education, cultural exchange, work experience, volunteer travel, adventure travel and youth travel accommodation – are invited to contribute.

The survey includes questions such as:

  • How do visas influence the decision making process of students?
  • Which areas of visa processing show potential for improvement?
  • What are the most widely-used marketing techniques in each of the sectors?
  • What are the average marketing costs?
  • What is the average visa processing time?
  • How can communication with potential customers be done more effectively?

logo_sm_new-1024x162After the gathering and analysis of the data, we will publish the results as easy-to-digest reports that will be shared with WYSE Travel Confederation members, academics and government decision-makers, and available for download by the industry as a whole.

“This is a very exciting time for the youth and student travel industry as it continues to grow and evolve at a rapid rate,” explains Laura Daly, Deputy Director at WYSE Travel Confederation.“The findings of this survey will enable us to form an up-to-the-minute snapshot of international trends within the global youth travel market and help organisations to benchmark themselves within the industry.

“The study will also provide a platform for lobbying to improve the global visa situation – one of the most critical factors for organisations and youth travellers moving internationally.”

The survey, which takes just 15 minutes to complete, closes on Thursday, 31 July 2014, so please take part today:

Click here to complete the survey now >>

All contributors will receive an executive summary of the results and will be eligible to apply for a 10% WYSE Travel Confederation membership discount (non-members only).

The complete results will be presented at WYSTC in Dublin in September 2014.

The survey is administered by StudentMarketing, WYSE Travel Confederation’s research partner, adhering to standards of international research (ESOMAR) and travel (UNWTO).

We would like to thank our research sponsors for their support: