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Event impact on hostel performance: Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Miami: Hostels’ next hot spot?

News By Kelsey Fenerty, STRMIAMI – Despite the hostel industry’s ongoing evolution toward more stylish and sophisticated offerings that appeal to travelers of every ilk, the youth traveler – ­whether backpacker or gap year student – remains an important demand-driver...
F words dominate millennial travel splurges

F words dominate millennial travel splurges

No need to cover your ears. It’s food and festivals that are dominating millennial travel splurging and WYSE is bringing these two F bombs to this year’s WYSE workshop programme at ITB Berlin. Festivals and youth as significant building blocks for destinations will be...
Tour the World Campaign

Tour the World Campaign

News TourRadar, the world’s largest online travel agency for multi-day tours, is searching for two complete strangers to go on the trip of a lifetime as part of its Tour the World campaign. These two participants will travel across the globe together, participating in...
Welcome to our newest member – Study Buddy Educational Tours

Welcome to our newest member – Study Buddy Educational Tours

News Interview with Kim Carvajal, Co-Founder Tell us your story. How did Study Buddy Educational Tours get started? Study Buddy Tours was created by my mother-in-law, Nitz Carvajal, in 1995, to extend Outdoor Education in Vancouver to students in the Philippines, to...
Welcome to our newest member – The Mzansi Experience

Welcome to our newest member – The Mzansi Experience

News Interview with Leon Steyn, Managing Director Tell us your story. How did The Mzansi Experience get started? The Mzansi Experience was born from the mutual interest of traveling in South Africa between the four founders of the company, and started operating in...
Canada and Portugal Sign New Youth Mobility Arrangement

Canada and Portugal Sign New Youth Mobility Arrangement

News A new Memorandum of Understanding will give young Canadians the opportunity to live and work in Portugal through the International Experience Canada Program. On 3 May in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and...
It’s time to elevate travel as citizen diplomacy

It’s time to elevate travel as citizen diplomacy

News By Russ Hedge, CEO, Hostelling International USA   It’s called citizen diplomacy, and in these days of numbing public rhetoric, it’s the right time for individual Americans to actively embrace it. Citizen diplomacy means that an individual has the right,...
STS launches unique travel and gaming programme for youth

STS launches unique travel and gaming programme for youth

News STS Student Travel Schools is offering a first of its kind travel programme – an e-sports trip to Malta. The eight-day camp for youth is held in collaboration with the Area Academy, founded by e-sports celebrity Tommy “Potti” Ingemarsson. Participants...
What travel professionals need to know about mental health

What travel professionals need to know about mental health

News There is no shortage of information and resources available for young travellers embarking on their first, or tenth, trip abroad. Within a few keystrokes travellers can find the top tour operators to make their journey hassle free. They can learn the right way to...