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BYTAP responds to Minister for Travel & Trade on role of Working Holiday Makers
90 years young and a new generation hihostels.com
Ask Us Anything: Terri Hamilton, Brigham Young University
Ask Us Anything: Clare Weston, KILROY
Ask Us Anything: Fabiana Martilotta, Viajeros Sin Fronteras
Beds & Bars Ltd takes home Investors in People Platinum for a third time
BYTAP Sends a Warm ‘Konnichiwa’ to Prime Minister Albanese
AIFS Abroad named 2022 GoAbroad Innovation Awards finalist
Australia budgets 30% increase in WHM visas
Intrax acquires Center for International Career Development (CICD)
Euroventure’s GOAT Roadtrip assists in movement of refugees to the UK
Adapting to the Live Anywhere Travel Revolution
In memoriam of Erik Henny
Beds & Bars announces new Vienna property: St Christopher’s Inns Hostel and Belushi’s Bar
Au Pair in America wins Global Youth Travel Award for New Diversity and Inclusion Initiative
AuPairCare wins Global Youth Travel Award for Effective Use of Marketing
World Nomads wins Outstanding Contribution to the SDGs Global Youth Travel Award
Language Traveller report
Meet the Global Youth Travel Awards nominees: TruTravels
Meet the Global Youth Travel Awards nominees: Peregrine Risk Management
Meet the Global Youth Travel Awards nominees: Reach for the Sky (Edge at Hudson Yards)
AIFS welcomes its first group back to Australia
An end of year message from WYSE Travel Confederation’s Director General
WYSE Travel Confederation calls on governments to support international travel businesses
WYSE Travel Confederation welcomes four new panel members
How to be a cool employer that attracts and retains good staff
What’s the message 18+ months into COVID-19?
Youth and student travel 18 months into the global COVID-19 crisis
Projecting the recovery timeline for youth travel
Responsible youth travel and COVID-19
Travel product development in the face of the pandemic 
Sustainable Development Goals and the youth travel industry
Coming in 2023: New Horizons 5, the global study of youth and student travel
Building back and renewed advocacy initiatives at WYSE Travel Confederation 2022 Annual General Meeting
WYSE Travel Confederation 2022 Board and Sector Panel ratifications
WYSE Travel Confederation announces development grant programme at 2022 Annual General Meeting
CAPAA Welcomes Anna Prasad as its new Chair
Five ways to get the attention of prospects and competitors
WYSE Travel Confederation announces winners of the 2022 Global Youth Travel Awards
Tourism Adventure Group merges accommodation brands Base Backpackers and Nomads
Travel product development in the face of the pandemic

Travel product development in the face of the pandemic

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.

When and where will recovery begin?

When and where will recovery begin?

This article based on the August edition of WYSE’s COVID-19 Travel Business Impact Survey takes a look at when youth travel businesses in different world regions are expecting economic recovery to begin.

The impact of visas goes beyond cultural exchange programmes

The impact of visas goes beyond cultural exchange programmes

We take a look at data from the July edition of the COVID-19 Travel Business Impact Survey and the impact of the United States’ suspension of the J-1 visa. We also consider the move of some cultural exchange programmes online and the impacts of visa uncertainty on the youth travel industry.

Staff cuts, location closures and short survival periods

Staff cuts, location closures and short survival periods

Findings from WYSE Travel Confederation’s second COVID-19 Travel Business Impact Survey indicate that travel businesses have moved quickly to streamline operations in the face of declining business by cutting staff and closing locations