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COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Travel Business Impact Series

WYSE Travel Confederations’s COVID-19 Travel Business Impact series provides insight into the effects that the current
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak is having on the youth travel industry.

  • Travel product development in the face of the pandemic
  • Hostel accommodation in 2021, according to buyers
  • Sustainable Development Goals and the youth travel industry

  • Investment in digital shift stymied drop in demand for youth travel programmes
  • When and where will recovery begin?

  • The impact of visas goes beyond cultural exchange programmes
  • Social distancing equates to 66% drop in revenue for youth travel accommodation

  • June a small turning point for the youth travel industry, but hopes are mostly set on 2021
  • Spotlight on educational and cultural exchange travel after the US suspends visas

  • Outlook worsens and financial aid is not the only investment governments should make
  • Increased focus on visa regulations
  • Marketing youth travel in a crisis

  • Q2 Worse, Some Markets Expecting Better for 2020
  • Staff cuts, location closures and short survival periods
  • Satisfaction with COVID-19 cooperation, but placement availability concerns rise

  • Youth travel anticipating 30% decrease in business for 2020
  • Business outlook by youth travel sector
  • Looking back in order to see ahead