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Industry Impact

The power of youth travel

Social and economical impact

  • Youth are a positive force in society and have enormous potential for contributing to the development and advancement of societies; 
  • Youth, student and educational travel provides a strong vehicle to foster cultural understanding, social interaction and peace;
  • Young people can be a major force for social and economic development in the destinations they visit;
  • The impact of youth travel in developing countries is particularly important, given the propensity of many young travellers to engage in volunteering programmes and development projects;
  • The youth travel market demonstrates relative resilience in times of political and civil unrest, disease or natural disasters;

For young individuals travel is:

  • a form of learning
  • a way of socialising
  • a form of discovering other cultures
  • a means of self-development
  • a source of career development

Economic

  • Youth are a positive force in society and have enormous potential for contributing to the development and advancement of societies; 
  • Youth, student and educational travel provides a strong vehicle to foster cultural understanding, social interaction and peace;
  • Young people can be a major force for social and economic development in the destinations they visit;
  • The impact of youth travel in developing countries is particularly important, given the propensity of many young travellers to engage in volunteering programmes and development projects;
  • The youth travel market demonstrates relative resilience in times of political and civil unrest, disease or natural disasters;

For young individuals travel is:

  • a form of learning
  • a way of socialising
  • a form of discovering other cultures
  • a means of self-development
  • a source of career development