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Insurance companies and organisations operating in risk management, safeguarding, travel safety and child protection are represented by the Travel Safety, Insurance Services and Child Protection Sector Panel. Nevertheless, safety concerns all aspects of the youth travel sector: for this reason, the Travel Safety Panel works closely with the Accommodation, Cultural Exchange and Study Abroad Sector Panels to improve sector-specific safety and security policies.

The Travel Safety Sector Panel’s objectives are in line with WYSE Travel Confederation’s Four Pillars, which represent the value proposition to our members: Trading, Research, Education and Advocacy.

  • Trading: providing business opportunities for members to meet with new insurance providers and organisation working within the risk management, safeguarding and child protection sectors by delivering top-quality events.
  • Research: helping our members to improve their safety and security policies by collecting valuable data on both consumer and business trends, producing research reports to guide members towards the right strategic decisions when it comes to safeguarding, risk management, insurance and child protection.
  • Education: informing and educating our members about the latest issue and trends on safety and security in youth travel, sharing best practices and policies in child protection and safeguarding.
  • Advocacy: helping our members to reach a uniform level on safeguarding, risk management, insurance and child protection policies, providing sector specific best practices, guidelines and toolkits and addressing industry issues on behalf of members.

Trading: meet new business partners at our events

ITB Berlin: Join WYSE Travel Confederation at the world’s leading travel trade show

Date: 6-10 March, 2019
Location: Hall 4.1, booth 100 – Messe, Berlin, Germany

ITB Berlin is the largest gathering of the global tourism industry; attracting over 10,000 exhibitors and 100,000 trade visitors over a 5-day period.  WYSE Travel Confederation has a stand of over 200m2 in Hall 4.1 where we provide our members with the opportunity to co-exhibit with us.

WETM-IAC – Work Experience Travel Market and IAPA Annual Conference

Date: 16-18 March, 2019
Location: Luxembourg

The Work Experience Travel Market and IAPA Annual Conference (WETM-IAC) is the joint event of WYSE Travel Confederation and the International Au Pair Association (IAPA) and provides a unique cost effective business-to-business opportunity for senders and receivers serving all aspects of cultural exchange, au pairing, volunteering, internship and work experience.

WYSTC - World Youth & Student Travel Conference

Date: 8-11 October, 2019
Location: Lisbon, Portugal

The World Youth and Student Travel Conference (WYSTC) is the leading trade event for the global youth, student and educational travel industry, with 48 face to face business appointments, more than 100 buyers and 30 educational sessions.


WYSE Travel Confederation undertakes a wide variety of research. Below you can find a sample of our accommodation reports which are free of charge to our members. For all our available reports please click here.


How to choose applicable travel insurance

Antonia Schüttler, CareMed International Travel Insurance

ITB Berlin 2018

Emergency Preparedness: Succeeding in Safeguarding Your Travellers

Gal Mor, Abraham Hostels and Tours
Claudia Reichstein, Dr. Walter
Stephanie Taylor-Carrillo, SANDEMANs New Europe

WYSTC 2017 Montreal


Self Certification

WYSE Travel Confederation has introduced a certification for WYSE accommodation providers. The promotion of a safe environment within a communal accommodation facility for young people lies at the very core of the WYSE Travel Confederation mission. The certification is directed at ensuring guest safety, as well as the safety of the establishment’s employees.

San Diego Declaration

The San Diego Declaration provides the basis for WYSE Travel Confederation’s work with international organisations, governments, sector stakeholders and other NGOs in furthering the cause of global youth travel.

The Sector Panellists

Jochen Ostermann

Global Secutive, LLC

Nick Pound

Director of Partnerships
World Nomads

René Gillet

Director International Sales
DR-WALTER Insurance Brokers

Manny Soar

Representative of IASIS