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How emerging economies will influence the future of youth travel | WYSE Travel Confederation | wysetc.org

How emerging economies will influence the future of youth travel

Emerging and developing economies[1] represented 38% of international arrivals in 2000, but by 2019 they were contributing 47% of global tourism flows. This growth was halted by COVID-19, with emerging economies, particularly China, suffering disproportionately as a result of the pandemic. However, signs are that in the future, emerging economies will continue to contribute strongly to international tourism growth. As such, young travellers from countries with emerging markets stand to influence the future of youth travel policy, product and marketing. This is an excerpt from WYSE Travel Confederation’s forthcoming publication, New Horizons 5: A global study of the youth and student traveller. -- Youth travellers from advanced economies take more...
How the travel trends of 2024 are playing out

How the travel trends of 2024 are playing out

Recent findings from Mastercard Economics Institute’s Travel Trends 2024: Breaking Boundaries Mastercard report and WYSE Travel Confederation’s New Horizons research provide valuable insights into global post-pandemic travel trends. The popularity of destinations like Japan, demand for meaningful and immersive experiences, strategic travel planning amidst cost increases and the economic impact of longer stays are among the trends observed by both global studies. Popular destinations According to the Travel Trends 2024: Breaking Boundaries report, Japan has emerged as the number one destination for summer 2024 travel, driven by its now fully open borders and favourable exchange rates. WYSE Travel Confederation’s New Horizons 5 survey found a renewed...

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How is AI revolutionising hostels?

How is AI revolutionising hostels?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming the hostel experience, making it more personalized, efficient, and secure for youth travellers.

Welcome to our new member – EcoTraining

Welcome to our new member – EcoTraining

EcoTraining believes in the power of authentic and sustainable experiences. That’s why our immersive programmes are hosted at unfenced, tented bush camps in Africa’s top wildlife destinations.

Welcome to our new member – Natucate

Welcome to our new member – Natucate

Natucate combines “nature” and “educate,” reflecting our goal to merge nature conservation with education. We offer wilderness experiences, internships, and volunteer opportunities focused on protecting the environment and wildlife.

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Lisbon

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The World Youth and Student Travel Conference

24 – 27 September 2024

Munich

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STAY WYSE
Hostel Conference

January 2025

Berlin

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ITB Berlin

4-6 March 2025

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WETM-IAC 2024 - Krakow, Poland
Work Experience Travel Market
& IAPA Annual Conference

March 2025