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Here you will find our latest news, podcasts, press releases and webinars.
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News

BYTAP responds to Minister for Travel & Trade on role of Working Holiday Makers

Since Australia reopened its borders to WHMs, a third of the usual number of WHMS are currently in Australia.

90 years young and a new generation hihostels.com

Hostelling International unveils brand-new generation website, marking 90 years…

Ask Us Anything: Terri Hamilton, Brigham Young University

What does study abroad look like post-COVID? Hear from Brigham Young University…

Ask Us Anything: Clare Weston, KILROY

Hear from KILROY, the largest youth and student travel agency in northern Europe…

Podcasts

Webinars

Terri Hamilton &
Wendy Morrill

 

Wendy talks to Terri of Brigham Young University about how study abroad is looking post-COVID.

 

Clare Weston &
Wendy Morrill

 

Wendy talks to Clare of Kilroy about which travel destinations and experiences are currently in demand, ahead of WYSTC 2022.

 

Keeping international students connected: Social media best practice during social distancing

As the Coronavirus pandemic upended life across the globe, the travel and tourism industry was hit hard as travel restrictions and shelter-in-place measures were enacted. These restrictions have had a major impact on international students across the world.

In the US at the University of Notre Dame, all study abroad programmes were suspended in late February and early March and students were returned to their homes

Youth travel industry and Covid-19-webinar

Hostels in the not so distant future

Social distance is the exact opposite of what hostels do best, so what will the hostel experience be like in our COVID-19 world?

This panel of hostel operators will share plans for how they are altering their properties and practices to comply with physical distancing requirements.

Youth travel industry and Covid-19-webinar

Podcasts

Terri Hamilton &
Wendy Morrill

Wendy talks to Terri of Brigham Young University about how study abroad is looking post-COVID.

Clare Weston &
Wendy Morrill

Wendy talks to Clare of Kilroy about which travel destinations and experiences are currently in demand, ahead of WYSTC 2022.

Webinars

Keeping international students connected: Social media best practices during social distancing

As the Coronavirus pandemic upended life across the globe, the travel and tourism industry was hit hard as travel restrictions and shelter-in-place measures were enacted. These restrictions have had a major impact on international students across the world.

Youth travel industry and Covid-19-webinar

Hostels in the not so distant future

Social distance is the exact opposite of what hostels do best, so what will the hostel experience be like in our COVID-19 world? This panel of hostel operators will share plans for how they are altering their properties and practices to comply with physical distancing requirements.
Youth travel industry and Covid-19-webinar

Press releases

WYSE Travel Confederation announces winners of 2022 Global Youth Travel Awards

The annual GYTAs, sponsored by International Experience Canada in 2022, recognise outstanding contributors to the youth and student travel industry.

Building back and renewed advocacy initiatives at WYSE Travel Confederation 2022 AGM

WYSE Travel Confederation’s Director General, David Chapman, provided attendees with an update on the Confederation’s activities and several new initiatives.

WYSE Travel Confederation 2022 Board and Sector Panel ratifications

Ten members were confirmed to the Management Board and Sector Panels during the 2022 Annual General Meeting of WYSE Travel Confederation,

WYSE Travel Confederation announces development grant programme

The WYSE Up! grant aims to uncover innovative solutions to meet the changing needs of young travellers and help the industry face the future in an efficient and sustainable way.