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OTAs capture most youth traveller accommodation bookings

OTAs capture most youth traveller accommodation bookings

News Online Travel Agents (OTAs) are gaining more traction with young travellers, but there is still opportunity for hostels to win direct bookings. During the 2018 STAY WYSE Conference in Amsterdam, WYSE Travel Confederation Director General David Chapman presented...
Dining platform VizEat rebrands to newly acquired Eatwith

Dining platform VizEat rebrands to newly acquired Eatwith

News VizEat, a WYSE Travel Confederation member and the world’s largest community for local food experiences, is officially rebranding to Eatwith, following its recent acquisition of the San Francisco-based company. The company is also announcing it has acquired...
It’s time to elevate travel as citizen diplomacy

It’s time to elevate travel as citizen diplomacy

News By Russ Hedge, CEO, Hostelling International USA   It’s called citizen diplomacy, and in these days of numbing public rhetoric, it’s the right time for individual Americans to actively embrace it. Citizen diplomacy means that an individual has the right, even the...
Former FIYTO Director General has passed away

Former FIYTO Director General has passed away

News We are saddened to learn of the passing of Peter Kruyt, former Director General of the Federation of International Youth Travel Organisations (FIYTO). He died of cardiac arrest at age 57 while travelling with his family in Costa Rica. Peter had retired as the...