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Introducing the inaugural STAY WYSE conference, the new business conference for hostels

Nov 5, 2015


Introducing the inaugural STAY WYSE conference, the new business conference for hostels
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, November 5, 2015 

WYSE Travel Confederation and its sector association STAY WYSE are pleased to announce the launch of a new hostel business conference.

The STAY WYSE Conference, which will take place from 28 – 29 January, 2016 in Amsterdam, will offer hostel operators and other travel accommodation providers the opportunity to meet with both accommodation buyers and suppliers of services to the hostel industry through pre-scheduled business appointments.

With prices starting at EUR 199 for hostel operators, this conference offers travel accommodation providers the ideal opportunity to secure more bookings and network with industry colleagues.

WYSE Travel Confederation Director General David Chapman said; “We are excited to add the STAY WYSE Conference to our list of hosted events. The hostel sector is growing exponentially and we feel the time is right to provide operators with their own, targeted trading event. We hope to offer all types of youth travel accommodation providers, large and small, a low-cost opportunity to meet with buyers and suppliers from around the globe, to enable them to grow and develop their businesses further.”

The one-and-a-half day conference will combine 20 pre-scheduled business appointments with educational sessions and a networking programme. The business appointments will provide a targeted opportunity for delegates to meet with agents, OTAs, group businesses and suppliers seeking youth accommodation products, while the educational sessions will offer a look into the latest industry trends and best practice from top players in the accommodation sector.

The STAY WYSE Conference is a must attend event for all those interested in the burgeoning hostel industry.


For media enquiries:

WYSE Travel Confederation

Tel: +31 (0)20 421 2800



About WYSE Travel Confederation

  • The World Youth Student and Educational (WYSE) Travel Confederation is a global not-for-profit membership organisation dedicated to promoting and developing opportunities for the youth, student and educational travel industry.
  • Founded in 2006 and created from the merger of the Federation of International Youth Travel organisations (FIYTO) and the International Student Travel Confederation (ISTC) – both formed after World War II to inspire young people through international travel and to help remove cultural barriers – the confederation brings together 60 years of youth travel expertise.
  • Providing international travel experiences to over 30 million youth and students each year, WYSE Travel Confederation’s global community of over 500 members spans more than 120 countries from a diverse range of sectors.
  • From adventure tour operators to au pair agencies, cultural exchange programmes to language schools, hop-on-hop-off buses to student insurance and youth hostels to volunteer programmes, WYSE Travel Confederation is the world’s most powerful network of youth and student travel professionals, connecting key industry players with decision makers and government officials.
  • The Confederation is committed to understanding the ever-changing characteristics, motivations and needs of young travellers. By gathering, analysing and sharing important market intelligence with members, academics and government decision-makers, the unique fast-changing needs of the youth market is at the forefront of its activities as it seeks to accelerate the development of youth travel.

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