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Youth Travel Accommodation Usage
Based on the findings from the New Horizons III Survey
Published September 2013

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 57,000 in 2017.

Key takeaways

This extract from the New Horizons III survey reports on findings related to hostel and youth travel accommodation demand in 2012. The main accommodation types covered in this report include, independent hostels, Hostelling International Hostels, hotels, student residences, and apartments. This report is based on responses from consumers and complements the research conducted by WYSE Travel Confederation on youth travel accommodation supply.