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Building the future of youth travel together

How to get involved

Are you interested in helping to grow the youth and student travel industry? After a time of disruption and change, preparing the new generation for the next era of travel is key to the success of our industry.

Have a hand in future-proofing the industry by:

  • Becoming a mentor for the next generation
  • Sponsoring an organisation through a donation
  • Proposing organisations to receive the WYSE Up! grant

The mentor programme

Each successful candidate for the WYSE Up! grant will be assigned a mentor. This mentor will be there to ensure they get the most out of their experience; introducing them to the ins and outs of membership, how to navigate the events and being a go-to-resource for any questions or queries. If you would like to put you, or one of your colleagues, forward for this, please complete the form.

 

Our mentors

Vicki Cunningham

CEO
BUNAC & USIT

Nick Pound

Strategic Partnerships
World Nomads

Laura Daly

Deputy Director
WYSE Travel Confederation

Pieter van der Zeeuw

Managing Director
Hans Brinker Hostels

Become a donor

The WYSE Up! grant is only made possible through the support of the industry at large. Our aim, through this grant, is to welcome new, interesting and innovative organisations into our community, who can help future-proof the industry at large.

Each WYSE Up! grant costs on average EUR 5,000 to deliver. This includes free registrations to events, accommodation, transportation and membership.

If your organisation would like to donate to this cause, please complete the payment below, or email us for further information on how to support this initiative. Alternatively you can use the ‘pay it forward’ options on your membership and event invoicing. All supporting donors are listed on our website.

 

Thank you to our donors

Refer an organisation

If you know of an organisation that you think can meet one of our four challenges – climate action, DEI, disruptor organisations or underrepresented markets – please list it below and we will review its suitability.