Youth Travel Accommodation Industry Survey Volume 7
STAY (Safe Travel Accommodation for Youth) WYSE Association, the global trade body for the youth travel accommodation sector, has launched its seventh annual survey on youth travel accommodation trends.
Our seventh annual report on youth travel accommodation trends is based on a survey of 2,231 Youth Travel Accommodation (YTA) operations across 100 countries. It includes findings across all aspects affecting the industry, from the average size and rates of properties to the social media habits and booking styles of their guests.
The businesses polled for the survey, conducted between May and October 2013, accounted for 136,899 beds. 62% of these properties were located in urban areas and 60% of respondents were hostels.
Our 2013 survey incorporated some considerable changes compared to the 2012 version; questions were, especially on finances, and new questions were added on pressing issues surrounding third party website bookings, third party website contracts and licensing issues.