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WYSE Travel Confederation is committed to understanding the ever-changing characteristics, motivations, and needs of young travellers. By gathering, analysing market intelligence, WYSE Travel Confederation helps members to meet the unique and fast-changing needs of the youth travel market.


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New Horizons

New Horizons is the only recurring global survey of the youth travel market. The fourth New Horizons Survey is currently being conducted by WYSE Travel Confederation. The aim of New Horizons is to provide a global overview of the youth and student travel market. Since its first iteration in 2002, New Horizons has expanded in both scale and scope, going from 2,300 responses in 2002 to 34,000 in 2012.

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Market Intelligence

Data collection and analysis is fundamental to developing successful youth travel products and destinations. WYSE research is based on primary sources and helps partners to understand the characteristics, motivations and needs of young travellers and the industry that supports them. Bespoke analyses on specific markets, destinations, supply, demand, and many other aspects of youth travel can be commissioned,

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Latest news

Trump and business outlook for youth travel

The youth and student travel industry's business outlook is pessimistic following the election of Donald Trump as the next president of the Unites States of America, according to results of the WYSE Travel Confederation survey of the industry. Over 60% of respondents...

New WYSE Research Report: Festivals as Youth Tourism Destinations

Festivals as Youth Tourism Destinations, the latest report from WYSE Travel Confederation, reviews the growing popularity of festivals, with a specific focus on the music festivals market and its youth tourism audience. The Festivals as Youth Tourism Destinations...

Brexit business outlook is pessimistic for youth travel industry

The youth and student travel community's outlook on business prospects is pessimistic following the United Kingdom's 23 June vote to leave the European Union, according to the results of the WYSE Brexit Survey. Forty-five percent said that they believe business...

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