The World Youth Student and Educational (WYSE) Travel Confederation is the world's largest and most powerful network of youth and student travel operators. We are the global not-for-profit membership organisation dedicated to supporting this unique market, which generated an estimated US$200 billion in 2013.

    Changes at the top for Federation EIL

    WYSE Travel Confederation member Federation EIL, an international non-profit association representing The Experiment in International Living worldwide, has recently announced the retirement of longstanding Director Ilene Todd and its new Executive Board. Polli-Jo Moryl (pictured right) has been announced as Ilene’s replacement with immediate effect. Along with holding a Masters Degree in Public Affairs and […]

    Sustainable youth tourism development: Last call for our webinar tomorrow!

    It’s your last chance to register for tomorrow’s free* sustainable youth tourism development webinar – hosted by Sustainable Travel International: Date: Tuesday, 8 July 2014 Time: 17:00 – 18:00 CET Title: Supporting sustainable youth tourism development, one traveller at a time Don’t miss this session, hosted by Andrew Grossmann, Director of Partnership and Engagement, which will focus on: Emerging […]

    WYSE Travel Confederation signs Memorandum of Understanding with UNWTO to further support youth, student and educational travel

    The World Youth Student and Educational (WYSE) Travel Confederation and the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) have formed a strategic partnership to further support and advance the youth, student and educational travel market, worth USD 182 billion in 2013. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by David Chapman, Director General of WYSE Travel Confederation […]

    Take part in our second global youth and student travel industry survey

    We are calling for industry professionals to take part in the second volume of our Global Youth and Student Travel Industry Survey. With a specific focus on visa policies and marketing in the international youth and student travel industry, professionals from a wide range of industry sectors – including study and work abroad, language travel, higher […]

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    Welcoming our newest members

    The World Youth Student and Educational (WYSE) Travel Confederation and our sector associations are pleased to announce our newest members: ChineseNow Cultural Exchange is based in Shanghai and offers different kinds of part-time and full-time language courses to students and foreigners interested in learning more about the Chinese language and culture. Besides language courses, students can enjoy other culture […]

    Nominations are open for the Global Youth Travel Awards 2014

    Entries for the Global Youth Travel Awards (GYTAs) 2014 – which recognise outstanding performers serving the youth, student and educational travel field – are now open! This year’s GYTAs are set to be bigger and better than ever, with our exclusive sponsor Else, own dedicated website and a great venue for the awards ceremony at WYSTC in Dublin. Categories for the awards, which […]

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    Sadness at death of student travel pioneer Gordon Colleary

    The death of student travel pioneer and business man Gordon Colleary has been announced. The Union of Students of Ireland (USI) said today that it was with “profound sadness and loss” that it learned of Colleary’s death yesterday. Colleary was co-founder of Magill magazine and a former chairman of the Sunday Tribune, as well as being […]