Portugal as a youth destination

Portugal as a youth destination

News Portugal is a popular holiday destination for trips with family and friends, but data from WYSE Travel Confederation’s New Horizons Survey suggest a few other characteristics when it comes to youth and student travel and a couple of changes over time.Between 2012...
Check in with Berlin: Market Performance Year-to-Date

Check in with Berlin: Market Performance Year-to-Date

News By Kelsey FenertyGermany is the birthplace of hostels, so it should be no surprise that its capitol city, Berlin, is a haven for backpackers, with roughly 100 hostels and some of the best-known. Economy and midscale hotels provide competition, accounting for 44%...
Welcome to our new member – Warwick Conferences

Welcome to our new member – Warwick Conferences

News Centrally located in the UK with convenient access to historic and heritage sites and extensive accommodations to cater to a variety of traveller types, The University of Warwick’s Campus and Commercial Services Group, Warwick Conferences, is ready to host young,...
Miami: Hostels’ next hot spot?

Miami: Hostels’ next hot spot?

News By Kelsey Fenerty, STRMIAMI – Despite the hostel industry’s ongoing evolution toward more stylish and sophisticated offerings that appeal to travelers of every ilk, the youth traveler – ­whether backpacker or gap year student – remains an important demand-driver...
Keeping it real: The effects of inflation on London hostel revenue

Keeping it real: The effects of inflation on London hostel revenue

News By Kelsey Fenerty, STR The UK experienced 2.1% inflation in April 2019, a mere tenth of a percentage point over target rate and just below the 2.2% inflation averaged over the past 12 months. As inflation rises, revenue must grow in line or in excess to maintain...
Welcome to our new member – Secret Paradise Maldives

Welcome to our new member – Secret Paradise Maldives

News Educational travel is no longer just about providing insight into another culture or country – an interview with Ruth Franklin of Maldives-based tour operator Secret Paradise  Primarily perceived as a honeymoon and luxury resort destination, according to Ruth...