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6-10 March 2019

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Join WYSE Travel Confederation at ITB Berlin

WYSE members are invited to apply for a limited number of co-exhibiting opportunities at ITB Berlin 2019. Don’t miss this chance to magnify your brand at the world’s top travel trade show along with fellow WYSE members.  Contact us about WYSE village co-exhibition options at ITB Berlin 2019. We look forward to seeing you there!

Why co-exhibit?

  • Raise awareness of your brand at a key industry event – ITB Berlin attracted over 110,000 trade visitors in 2018 – for a fraction of the cost of exhibiting alone
  • Be found in a prominent position in the youth travel hall, which attracts hundreds of buyers and sellers with a specific interest in youth, student and educational travel
  • Benefit from promotion of your brand on the WYSE Travel Confederation’s website and communications around ITB Berlin.

6-10 March, 2019

Venue and Location

Messe Berlin GmbH
Messedamm 22D
14055 Berlin
+49 (0)30 3038-0


Our 2019 co-exhibitors

2018 Programme


Wednesday, 7 March 2018

12:00 – 12:30
Why the tourism industry needs to talk about the sexual exploitation of children

Damien Brosnan, The Code

13:00 – 13:30
Unraveling the science of story for travel brands

Simon Dempsey, LikeWhere

14:00 – 14:30
Chinese students are 2.5x more likely to book on mobile and other valuable facts about student travel tech

Fredrick Elliott, StudentUniverse

15:00 – 15:30
Bed buddies: Is the hostel OTA duopoly about to become a threesome?

David Chapman, WYSE Travel Confederation

16:00 – 16:30
Cultivated experiences vs traditional tours – why there will always be room for both

Stephanie Taylor-Carrillo, SANDEMANs NEW Europe Tours

17:00 – 17:30
How hostels can develop innovative and data-led guest experience

David Turnbull, SnapShot

Thursday, 8 March 2018

11:00 – 11:30
Can tourism be a force for good in our world?

Sina Thesing, G Adventures

12:00 – 13:00
TRAVEL MAKES ME ___________.

David Chapman, WYSE Travel Confederation

Brenda van Leeuwen, Eurail.com

Martyn Milford, Freehand Hotels

Paul Mockler, Failte Ireland

Sam Willan, StudentUniverse

Brian Young, G Adventures

Please note: this session will take place on the Hall 4.1, Main Stage

13:00 – 13:30
Taste the world with locals: Bringing tourists and locals together for an authentic dining experience

Remco Bruins, EatWith.com

14:00 – 14:30
Checking the vital signs of today’s youth traveller with World Nomads

Dave O’Malley, World Nomads

15:00 – 15:30
Women mean business: Three ways you can support women through tourism

Stephanie Taylor-Carrillo, SANDEMANs NEW Europe Tours

16:00 – 16:30
Why the Gen Z business traveller will ❤ your hotel

Maximilian Waldmann, Conichi

17:00 – 17:30 From blockchains to bots: What’s revolutionary and what’s rubbish in travel tech

Kevin O’Shaughnessy, Indigo

18:00 – 20:00 Networking reception

Friday, 9 March 2018

11:00 – 11:30
How to localise your business model for the Chinese market

Cat Hai Chiem, Eurail.com

12:00 – 12:30
The real social: How being socially minded can increase your bottom line

Sophie Bagheri, Once Youth Hotels

13:00 – 13:30
Making youth travel safer for Generation Invincible

Edmund Bassett, Vagaband
Walker Pappin, Vagaband

14:00 – 14:30
How the hospitality industry can capture the digital nomad market

Felipe Muñoz, Selina

15:00 – 15:30
How to choose applicable travel insurance

Antonia Schüttler, CareMed International Travel Insurance

Please note: the programme is subject to change.

Messe Berlin

Interested in leading a workshop?

Are you working on something you’d like to tell people about? Are you interested in discussing a trend, product or case study with some of the other big brands and voices in youth travel? Then lead a WYSE Workshop at ITB!

WYSE Workshops are the perfect opportunity to share your knowledge about a particular trend or hot topic in youth travel. Each workshop is 30 minutes long and conducted for peer professionals in an informal setting at the buzzing WYSE stand in ITB Berlin’s Hall 4.1. Talks highlighting best practice, innovation, research, or other relevant issues for professionals working in youth travel are welcome.

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