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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 IV

Having surveyed more than 57,000 young travellers from 188 countries, New Horizons IV is the most comprehensive view on youth and student travellers to date.

Since its start in 2002, New Horizons has provided insight to travel agents, suppliers, destination marketers, policymakers, and other stakeholders of the travel and tourism industry.

  • Who travelled where, why, and for how long?
  • How did they plan and book their trips?
  • How much was spent during these trips and on what?

The New Horizons IV report offers the most recent results from the 2017 survey, as well as insight on the trends of youth and student travel since 2002.

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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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Feeling happy or feeling old? You must be travelling

New Horizons IV, the global survey of youth and student travel, asked travellers how happy their last big trip abroad made them feel on a scale from 1 to 10. Findings suggest that the ‘sweet spot’ for travel seems to be in your late twenties, from age 26 to 29.

Travel + x = Happiness and other early insights from New Horizons

Which cities are highly rated by young travellers when it comes to friendliness or overall value? What are the biggest obstacles for youth in need of a visa for travel? WYSTC 2017 delegates will be able to find out during a preview of findings from New Horizons 4, the...

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...

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