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Global Youth Travel Awards

Celebrating excellence in youth, student and educational travel

The Global Youth Travel Awards (GYTAs) formally recognise outstanding performers across several fields of international youth travel and reward WYSE Travel Confederation members and other stakeholders in the youth, student and educational travel industry that make an noteworthy contribution to our industry.

An organisation may nominate itself for consideration in any of the six award categories by completing and submitting the self-nomination form before 23:59 CEST, Friday, 19 August 2022.

The winners of the GYTAs will be announced on the final evening of the World Youth and Student Travel Conference (WYSTC) in Lisbon on 30 September 2022.

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Award categories

New Diversity and
Inclusion Initiative
New Diversity and Inclusion Initiative
The award recognises a travel or tourism organisation that has successfully implemented a new programme to measure and improve diversity and inclusion in its operations.
Notable Innovation
Notable Innovation

The award recognises a travel or tourism organisation that has developed an innovative product or service that was new to the youth and student travel industry in 2022.

Best Responsible
Tourism Campaign
Best Responsible Tourism Campaign
The award recognises a travel or tourism organisation that developed an effective responsible tourism campaign.

 

Effective Use of
Marketing
Effective use of Marketing
The award recognises a travel or tourism organisation that has effectively used marketing or advertising to and/ or:

  • increase engagement and/or loyalty among target audience(s)
  • communicate its brand purpose
  • launch a new product or service to support its recovery
  • diversify its audience to support its recovery
Outstanding contribution
to the SDGs
Outstanding contribution to the SDGs

The award recognises a travel or tourism organisation that has made a measurable contribution to two or more of the Sustainable Development Goals in 2022.

IEC Collaboration Award
IEC Collaboration Award
This award recognises two (or more) travel or tourism organisations that collaborated to co-create a successful immersive international travel programme for young people. Priority consideration will be given to:

  • Collaborations between organisations in different countries
  • Public, private and/or not-for-profit collaborations
  • Programmes that improve cultural awareness and/or active citizenship through travel
  • Programmes that focus on work-integrated learning

 

Watch the 2021 awards ceremony