Hostelling International (HI) has partnered with WYSE Travel Confederation on their comprehensive, global survey of the youth travel market. Now in its fourth edition, New Horizons is the only recurring survey of travellers ages 18-35.
Hostelling International is giving a lucky survey respondent a chance to win a 3-night stay for 2 people in their choice of 4,000 HI hostels globally. The winner of this prize drawing will certainly have their pick from some of the most inspiring and unusual places in the world. A jumbo jet in Stockholm, California lighthouse, and boat in Budapest are just a few of the unique accommodation experiences HI has available across 81 countries on 5 continents. Hostelling International first began in 1932 to coordinate Youth Hostel Associations worldwide. Today, HI is one of the world’s largest international membership organisations with more than 3.7 million members.
“We don’t do it for profit, but to offer our guests the chance to experience meaningful interactions with local communities, in ways that enrich young people and encourage mutual understanding. We share our passion for travelling and responsible tourism – meeting new people and learning about ourselves in the process,” said Rebecca O’Connor, Head of Partnerships for Hostelling International.
New Horizons survey respondents also have a chance to win two tickets to anywhere Emirates flies and EXIT Festival will give away tickets to their upcoming festival in Serbia. The survey can be found on the newly launched New Horizons website. Youth travellers are asked to share about where, why and how they travel. Last conducted in 2012 and generating more than 34,000 responses from 137 countries, New Horizons discovered that, on average, the youth and student traveller spent just under EUR 3,000 for their last main international trip – a growth of 40% since the 2007 survey.