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The STAY WYSE Hostel Conference heads to Munich, Germany in 2024
WYSE News | November 7, 2023


The STAY WYSE Hostel Conference brings together annually the leading buyers, sellers and service providers involved in the youth travel accommodation sector for two days of trading, collaboration, learning and networking.

WYSE Travel Confederation, the only global not-for-profit membership organisation that represents the youth, student and educational travel industry, is delighted to announce a major milestone in the evolution of the Conference. The 2024 edition of STAY WYSE will be relocating from the picturesque Dutch capital to the vibrant and dynamic Werksviertel area in the city of Munich, Germany. The Werksviertel is an industrial, up-and-coming city district with various spaces that encourage creativity, social commitment and sustainability.

This strategic decision reflects WYSE Travel Confederation’s commitment to expanding the reach of STAY WYSE to serve the evolving needs of the youth and student accommodation industry. Munich’s central location within Europe, its outstanding infrastructure and its reputation as a hub for innovation and education make it an ideal host city.

“Taking STAY WYSE to Munich for 2024 marks an exciting chapter in the Conference’s journey as the meeting place for the hostel industry,” said David Chapman, Director General at WYSE Travel Confederation. “We are confident that this decision will enhance our ability to support our members and partners whilst fostering innovation and collaboration within the industry.”

“We remain committed to the continuous development of STAY WYSE and advocating for and promoting the hostel sector on a global scale,” continued Chapman. “We are excited to embark on this new adventure in Munich in February 2024, which promises to bring fresh perspectives and new opportunities.”

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STAY WYSE Hostel Conference brings together the leading buyers, sellers and service providers involved in the youth travel accommodation sector. Over two days, the Conference offers delegates extensive networking and trading opportunities, social events and a diverse range of seminars, workshops and panel discussions, led by the brightest industry leaders.

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. 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.