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Youth Travel Accommodation Industry Flash Survey report series

The STAY WYSE Youth Travel Accommodation Industry Flash Survey reports are based on a series of short surveys covering relevant topics in youth travel accommodation.

Beyond the Bed and Booking Sources offer youth accommodation providers, booking engines, investors and others interested in this popular tourism sector recent information about where they fit in the marketplace, ancillary revenue, marketing strategies, and positioning to gain an edge on the competition.

STAY WYSE reports are free of charge for STAY WYSE members.

Beyond the Bed

Beyond the Bed
Beyond the Bed is a report that examines ancillary revenue, a growing source of valuable income in the airline and hospitality sectors.The report presents results of a survey of youth travel accommodation (YTA) providers and their ancillary revenue sources, while also looking at broader trends in the airline and hotel industries.Beyond the Bed offers strategies and insights for YTA operators on:

  • What sells and what doesn’t
  • Maximising ancillary revenue by studying guest data
  • Considering the stay life-cycle
  • Harnessing technology to make relevant and timely offers
  • The power of a revenue management system.

Booking Sources

Booking Sources is based on global data collected in March – April 2015 from youth travel accommodation providers about booking sources.The survey asked questions about booking channels, online travel agents (OTAs), wholesalers, tour operators and industry trade events during 2014.The report provides analysis and comparisons based on accommodation type, size, location and region and covers:

  • Top booking sources for hostels and other forms of youth travel accommodation
  • The importance of direct booking for hostels
  • Popularity of group bookings and bookings via social media
  • Which OTAs get the most bookings, including comparisons of Booking.com, Hostelworld, HostelsClub, HostelBookers, Hostelling International, Expedia, Agoda, TripAdvisor and Airbnb
  • Relationship between number of booking channels and reliance on OTAs.

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