The Accommodation Panel, formerly known as STAY WYSE, was formed in 2006 by a group of the world’s leading youth travel accommodation providers, in order to address two critical challenges facing the youth travel accommodation sector. Firstly, despite being an important part of the global tourism industry, organisations and companies active in youth accommodation services were not recognised or supported by local governments or national tourism authorities. The second challenge was that youth travel accommodation providers operate within a highly fragmented industry and this niche sector lacked a unified global voice to represent its interests and a central body to collate statistics and market intelligence. Today, the Accommodation Panel strives to be the unified voice of youth and student travel accommodation.
Provide members with new business partners via opportunities to meet with buyers and sellers of accommodation at our events as well as year-long member introductions.
Keep members up to date on the latest trends, sector forecasting and best practice by delivering on and off-line educational opportunities through seminars, workshops, webinars, podcasts and news posts.
Provide members with a unified voice on issues within the accommodation sector.
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Diogo Vaz Ferreira
Accommodation Panel Chair
Head of Commercial
Director of Sales and Distribution
Tourism Adventure Group
Head of Commercial Operations
University of Bath