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WYSE Travel Confederation welcomes Tourism Australia as sponsor of the 2018 WYSE Exchange Australia Youth Tourism Conference

Jan 11, 2018


WYSE Travel Confederation welcomes Tourism Australia as sponsor of the 2018 WYSE Exchange Australia Youth Tourism Conference
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 11 January 2018 

WYSE Travel Confederation is pleased to announce Tourism Australia as the sponsor of the 2018 WYSE Exchange Australia Youth Tourism Conference that will take place Wednesday 9 May at the Ovolo Woolloomooloo Hotel in Sydney.

The full-day, national educational conference will showcase a range of speakers, leaders and innovators who will come together and share insights, best practices, and identify opportunities to grow Australia’s inbound youth travel industry.

WYSE Travel Confederation Director General David Chapman says “we are delighted that Tourism Australia is sponsoring the third edition of the WYSE Exchange Youth Tourism Conference. The conference will serve as an important educational platform for Australia’s inbound youth travel industry and the WYSE Travel Confederation team is currently working with a local advisory committee to ensure an interesting, relevant and valuable programme is delivered in May”.

Tourism Australia’s Industry Relations Manager for Youth, Kristy Carstairs, said “the Australia Youth Tourism Conference is an important forum to share ideas. We’re proud to support the conference and look forward to using this forum with the industry to find inspiring ways to encourage more young travellers and working holiday makers to visit Australia”.

The Australia Youth Tourism Conference is part of a three-day trade event that will include business-to-business appointments with international buyers, social networking events, and sits alongside the annual BOA NSW Ball.


For media enquiries:

WYSE Travel Confederation

Tel: +31 (0)20 421 2800


About WYSE Exchange Australia

WYSE Exchange Australia connects Australian businesses involved in the youth, student, adventure and backpacker travel sector with key international buyers from around the world. The event incorporates trading, education, social events and familiarisations for the hosted buyers. Now in its second edition the event has established itself as a unique platform to meet new trading partners and help grow Australia’s inbound youth travel industry. WYSE Exchange Australia is a bi-annual event of WYSE Travel Confederation. It is held in partnership with Destination NSW and with the support of BOA NSW.

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.

WYSE Travel 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. WYSE Travel Confederation, a long-standing Affiliate Member of UNWTO, is the world’s most powerful network of youth and student travel professionals, connecting travel industry players with decision-makers and government officials.

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, WYSE Travel Confederation brings together 60 years of global youth and student travel expertise.

For more information about WYSE Travel Confederation, visit