WYSE Travel Confederation, the global not-for-profit membership organisation dedicated to promoting and developing opportunities for the youth, student and educational travel industry, has announced that the budget allocated to the hosted buyer programme of its flagship event, WYSTC, has been doubled.
The World Youth and Student Travel Conference (WYSTC) will take place in Lisbon, Portugal on 12-15 September 2023, marking 32 years of bringing together over 600 international sellers, buyers and service providers operating within the youth and student travel industry.
Following a challenging couple of years which saw the global travel and tourism industry face ever-changing travel restrictions, border closures and visa backlogs – which continue to have an impact on youth and student mobility today – WYSE Travel Confederation is redoubling its efforts to support the attendance of new buyers looking to build new connections and establish themselves within the industry. The expanded budget allocated to the hosted buyer programme will also provide suppliers with opportunities to create business partnerships with new buyers.
‘The hosted buyer programme is an integral part of WYSTC,’ said David Chapman, Director General of WYSE Travel Confederation. ‘Although we are seeing clear signs of recovery in the travel and tourism industry, the hangover of the pandemic still lingers. By doubling the budget of the 2023 hosted buyer programme, we are able to offer opportunities to new buyers entering the market, startups or underrepresented small businesses that need a global platform to establish and nurture partnerships.’
Over three days, WYSTC delegates can schedule up to 48 one-to-one business appointments with C-suite executives, engage in an educational programme of keynotes, seminars and workshops led by more than 30 top speakers, and attend multiple networking and social events.
The World Youth and Student Travel Conference (WYSTC) is the leading trade event for the global youth, student and educational travel industry. Since its inception in 1992 as the annual event of WYSE Travel Confederation, youth and student travel professionals have been gathering annually to trade, network and take part in seminars and workshops. The 2023 edition will be held in Lisbon on 12-15 September. For more information, please click here.
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. WYSTC is an annual event of WYSE Travel Confederation.