Below you will find the most frequently asked questions regarding membership. If you have any further queries, please contact us using the form below.
Becoming a member
How do I become a member?
Simply fill out the online application form and follow the instructions to pay your membership fee deposit. We will then guide you through the next steps.
Am I eligible for membership with WYSE Travel Confederation?
Membership with WYSE Travel Confederation is open to all organisations involved in the youth, student and educational travel industry. Please click here to find more information on membership categories and fees.
Which is the most appropriate Sector Panel for my organisation and what are the benefits for members?
Please find more information in our Sector Panels page.
Where do I find the list of current members?
Our network includes over 400+ members worldwide, please see our member directory page for more information.
How long does the membership application take?
The membership application form takes less than 10 minutes to complete and the whole application process is very straightforward and typically takes no longer than 10 working days.
What do I need to provide to become a member?
The application process is very easy and is aimed at making sure that all new members are reliable and trustworthy business partners.
- Complete the application form and pay the fee deposit.
- Follow our instructions to make payment of the difference between the deposit and the membership fee.
- Follow our instructions to submit your most recent audited accounts, certificate of company registration and high-resolution logo for online promotions.
What if I do not have reference(s)?
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why do I have to pay a fee deposit?
The fee deposit proves your commitment to become a member and will be deducted from the first membership fee.
Is my fee deposit refundable?
Your fee deposit is non-refundable, as if you meet the membership requirements the application is generally approved.
Who evaluates my financial documents?
All information submitted during the application process will be assessed by WYSE Travel Confederation staff and treated confidentially, no information will be forwarded to third parties.
What benefits are provided and how can I utilise my membership fully?
See our WYSE Travel Confederation member benefits page here.
Who has free access to WYSE webinars?
Paid-up members of WYSE Travel Confederation can attend our WYSE webinars for free. Information about upcoming sessions and the relevant registration links are sent out via our newsletters and are available online.
Who can download research publications and how can I do this?
Paid-up members of WYSE Travel Confederation are entitled to download our research publications free of charge. The list of reports is available here.
Why is it beneficial for my organisation to attend WYSTC?
The World Youth and Student Travel Conference (WYSTC) is the essential business-to-business event yet for the youth and student travel industry.
Annually more than 500 travel professionals from over 100 countries gather in a new location for four days of trading, seminars and workshops, networking, industry think tanks and more.
WYSTC provides a singular opportunity for you to pursue innovative partnerships with key decision makers, develop creative marketing and distribution channels, and access new markets. Have a look around our website for more information – www.wystc.org
Why is it beneficial for my organisation to attend the STAY WYSE Hostel Conference?
The STAY WYSE Hostel Conference brings together businesses involved in the youth travel accommodation sector for two days of trading, education and socialising. Since 2016 the conference has rapidly established itself as the place to meet new trading partners; from buyers, to operators, investors and suppliers. For more information visit https://www.staywyse.org/
Why is it beneficial for my organisation to attend WETM-IAC?
The Work Experience Travel Market and IAPA Annual Conference (WETM-IAC) provides a unique, cost effective business-to-business opportunity for senders and receivers serving all aspects of cultural exchange, au pairing, volunteering, internship and work experience.
WETM-IAC delivers an exceptionally targeted forum for your organisation to establish and strengthen sector-focused partnerships, gain industry intelligence and tap into emerging global markets. For more information please visit www.wetm-iac.org
Why is it beneficial for my organisation to attend WYSE Exchange Australia?
Recognising the opportunities that exist to grow key source markets to Australia and to support the Australian industry with greater access to Buyers from around the world, WYSE Exchange Australia will deliver a unique and cost-effective opportunity for a select number of Australian operators to source new business leads and nurture their existing relationships with valuable buyers.
Membership fees and payment
Where can I find an overview on membership fees?
Please follow this link to find more information on membership fees and categories.
How can I pay my membership fee?
WYSE Travel Confederation’s Membership payment portal is designed to make quick and easy international payments. You can make your payment here.
What happens if I do not pay my membership fees?
According to the Confederation’s Articles of Association and regulations, outstanding members must be reported to the audience during the annual AGM and are subsequently disaffiliated. Disaffiliated organisations will not be allowed to re-join the Confederation for a period of three years and will be prevented from attending our industry events. More information in our Rules and Regulations.
Do I need to renew my membership with WYSE Travel Confederation?
No, membership is automatically renewed every year. Please find out more in our Rules and Regulations.
I would like to cancel my membership
Members may resign their membership by written notice to the Management Board. Notice of resignation must be received by the Management Board at least three months prior to the Membership Anniversary Date for the year in which the resignation is to take effect. More information in our Rules and Regulations.