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This report is based on the STAY WYSE Booking Sources Survey, which monitors the main distribution channels through which Youth Travel Accommodation (YTA) providers secure bookings. The 2016 report offers hostel operators insights that enable them to assess their position in the marketplace, benchmark their performance, and identify opportunities to increase revenue. Global and regional OTAs, travel agents, tour operators and other sources of bookings for hostels are examined. The report also offers a glimpse at how YTA operators currently view sharing economy accommodation platforms such as Airbnb.
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Volunteer travel is popular among young people who would like a unique experience combining work and travel. It accounts for an estimated 2 to 5 percent of global youth travel, or 5.4 to 10 million of the more than 270 million arrivals per year. Volunteers contribute a considerable number of work days and spend in local economies and are among those young travellers that stay the longest and spend the most.
As volunteer travellers are hosted by a project and community, Project Perspectives on the Benefits of Volunteer Travel helps to better understand of the benefits of volunteer travel for the projects and local communities hosting visiting volunteers. This report follows Development through volunteering overseas.
Festivals have become an important element of tourism and the popularity of music festivals is growing rapidly. Young people want to travel to see their favourite bands and artists in new settings and in a holiday atmosphere. This drawing power of festivals is actively being utilised used by destinations around the world to attract new visitors and to develop new tourism locations.
Festivals as Youth Tourism Destinations reviews the growing popularity of festivals, with a specific focus on the important music festivals market and the youth tourism audience.
In preparation for the 25th World Youth and Student Travel Conference (WYSTC) taking place in Belgrade, Serbia this year, WYSE Travel Confederation will publish, Youth Travel and Serbia, a report outlining the key characteristics of the in-and outbound youth travel markets for Serbia and the potential that exists to strengthen this up-and-coming youth travel destination.
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