The New Horizons III survey of global youth and student travel is conducted by WYSE Travel Confederation every five years and aims to provide an overview of the global youth and student travel market. The aim of New Horizons is to provide a global overview of the youth and student travel market, which was estimated to include 284 million international trips in 2016.
- Who travels, where, why, and how?
- How are trips planned and booked?
- How much is spent and on what?
New Horizons is the only recurring global survey of the youth 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.
This extract from the 2013 New Horizons III survey of youth travellers reports on responses from 11,290 students from all world regions who travelled for study purposes in 2012.
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Having surveyed more than 34,000 young travellers from 137 countries, New Horizons III is an expansive view on youth and student travellers. The New Horizons III report offers the results of the 2012 survey, as well as insight on the trends of youth and student travel between 2002-2012.
This report provides an analysis of the data collected from young travellers that participated in the New Horizons III survey and indicated that learning a language was a very important motivation for their trip.