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Global Youth Travel Awards

Terms and Conditions


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.

The GYTAs are open to all organisations that work with youth travellers, regardless of their size or location. Winners are selected based on their innovation, creativity and impact on the industry.

The GYTAs are a great way to celebrate the best of the best in the youth travel industry. They also provide a platform for organisations to showcase their work and to network with other leaders in the field.

Applications for the awards close on Friday, 28 June 2024, 23:59 CEST. The winners of the GYTAs will be announced on the final evening of the World Youth and Student Travel Conference (WYSTC) in Lisbon on 27 September 2024.

We look forward to seeing your submissions!

Entering the GYTAs

Organisations can enter into one or more categories.

Organisations may submit multiple entries in the same category.

It is possible to enter on behalf of another organisation, provided that you are entitled to or have obtained an authorisation.

By submitting an entry or making a nomination, you confirm that you are entitled to enter and have obtained all and any consents, permissions and authorisations required.

By submitting an entry or making a nomination, you confirm that the information contained in the submission is accurate and truthful. Submissions and nominations must not be copied, nor contain any third-party materials and/ or content that you do not have permission to use and must not otherwise be obscene, defamatory, fraudulent, unethical or illegal, violate trademarks, infringe copyrights, or overall falsely represent their company/brand in order to gain an advantage in our judging criteria.

WYSE Travel Confederation reserves the right to disqualify entrants if breaches to the aforementioned requirements are suspected.

WYSE Travel Confederation is under no obligation to publish or exhibit any award category entry.


WYSE Travel Confederation may contact entrants to verify their identity and confirm their inclusion in the process.

A panel of industry judges will assess applications for each award category and score each one based on the established judging criteria. The highest scoring application will be the winner.

Shortlisted organisations

The contact person of each shortlisted organisation will be contacted by email by the beginning of September 2024.

The contact person of each shortlisted organisation will be asked to designate one representative of the company who will attend the Awards ceremony.

Designated representatives of shortlisted organisations who are already registered as delegates at WYSTC 2024 do not need to purchase a ticket to the Awards ceremony.

Shortlisted organisations who are not already registered delegates for WYSTC 2024 but wish to attend the Awards ceremony may purchase tickets to the gala dinner, subject to availability. Please contact for enquiries.

Tickets to the Awards ceremony are non-transferrable.

Shortlisted entrants might be contacted by WYSE Travel Confederation prior to the Awards ceremony to gather further detail on their entry and to create content for WYSE Travel Confederation’s websites, newsletters, articles, press releases and any other material that may be published by WYSE Travel Confederation before, during and after the Awards ceremony.

The winners of each award category will receive a trophy, and a digital logo from WYSE Travel Confederation reflecting their achievement.

The winners and finalists in the GYTAs consent to the use by WYSE Travel Confederation, for an unlimited time, of their image, photograph, biography, logo, brand and name for publicity purposes in any medium and in advertising and marketing.

General Terms and Conditions

WYSE Travel Confederation accepts no responsibility for entries that are lost, delayed, misdirected or incomplete or cannot be delivered for any technical or other reason. Proof of submission of the entry is not proof of receipt.

WYSE Travel Confederation reserves the right not to process entries that are incomplete or those that do not meet the entry criteria.

In case of duplicate entries, the one received latest will be taken into consideration.

WYSE Travel Confederation shall use and take care of any personal information supplied in accordance with data protection legislation.

By entering the GYTAs or making a nomination, you agree to the collection, retention, usage and distribution of your personal information in order to process and contact you about your entry, and to administer the GYTAs.

WYSE Travel Confederation reserves the right at any time to cancel, modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the GYTAs with or without prior notice and without liability to any third party.

WYSE Travel Confederation accepts no responsibility for any damage, loss, liabilities, injury or disappointment incurred or suffered as a result of entering the GYTAs or attending the ceremony.

WYSE Travel Confederation shall not be liable for any failure to comply with its obligations relating to GYTAs where the failure is caused by something outside its reasonable control. Such circumstances shall include, but not be limited to, weather conditions, fire, flood, hurricane, strike, industrial dispute, war, hostilities, political unrest, inevitable accidents, terrorism, supervening legislation or any other circumstances amounting to force majeure.

The GYTAs and these Terms and Conditions shall be governed by Dutch law and entrants submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Dutch courts.

Any complaints regarding GYTAs should be e-mailed to

Terms and Conditions as at 7 May 2024.