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The September Survey asked youth travel businesses about their contribution to the 17 SDGs. Findings suggest that while many respondents make some contribution to the SDGs, the contributions are unevenly distributed across world regions and travel sectors.
Despite a sluggish start to recovery, accommodation performance patterns in London and comparable markets suggest performance in the coming months will improve.
The September edition of the survey asked buyers of hostel accommodation whether they are satisfied with the hostels they currently work with and what they will look for in hostel partners for 2021.
Flexible and agile agreements: how youth travel accommodation providers are facing the future of travel
Since the onset of COVID-19, organisations serving youth travellers have had to make many changes to the operation of their business in order to navigate rapidly changing situations.
As of September, the expected change in demand for 2020 compared to 2019 seems to have levelled out at -70%. After a slight show of optimism (-62%) in June, there has been little change and the picture across world regions is similarly stable.
BUNAC Travel Services has been acquired by David Andrews, Lioncourt Investments, who has invested new capital to support BUNAC’s growth ambitions.
Pieter van der Zeeuw, Chair of the Accommodation Panel, expresses his admiration for the youth travel accommodation sector and recommends applying for the WYSE safe accommodation self-declaration.
CIEE and Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs to co-sponsor 2021 cohort of Frederick Douglass Global Fellows
To celebrate the 175th anniversary of Frederick Douglass’s historic tour of Ireland, ten American college students of diverse backgrounds will receive prestigious award to study in Dublin.
To support accommodation providers that have put in place new procedures to ensure the safety of staff and guests, WYSE Travel Confederation has created a COVID-19 safe accommodation declaration.
Hostelling International USA (HI USA), the nation’s largest hostel network, has announced the reopening of ten of its hostels.
Culture Trip Founder Dr Kris Naudts has confirmed that he is stepping down from his role as Chief Executive Officer after nine years.
STR’s August snapshot reveals that after months of temporary closures, hostel occupancy skyrocketed in July, well above comparable hotel occupancy and significantly better than the past several months’ performance.