Travel to learn, not to escape

The global rise of student mobility is closely linked to trends driving the booming youth travel industry. Young people seek meaningful travel. Study and work abroad do exactly that for students. This provides opportunities for education and accommodation providers, observe youth travel experts Samuel Vetrak and David Chapman. The youth travel market represents an incredibly […]

Higher education takes off

Rapid change is shaking the European university model: online education platforms, rankings, increased competition and an open European market. These are all forcing universities to challenge old practices, build new leadership and form new partnerships. Global networks and university brands are emerging. Will universities follow the airline industry and consolidate into strategic alliances? Will online […]

Welcoming our newest WYSE Travel Confederation members

WYSE Travel Confederation is pleased to announce that the following organisations have recently become members of our community: Au Pair Foundation‘s mission is to provide personalised, one-to- one service to host families and au pairs. The company offers cross cultural/educational opportunities to au pairs – both female and male – from around the world to go […]

2024: UK and US to dominate as study destinations

The UK and US are set to dominate as international education host countries in 2024, while China, India, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan will all be crucial student source markets in a sector that is predicted to grow to cater for 3.85 million international students, up from 3.04 million in 2011. These are the findings […]

The Telegraph: Young travellers’ spending soars

According to extensive research released today, young travellers last year (2012) spent on average £2,500 on trips abroad – 40 per cent more than they did in 2007. And in a further significant development, in addition to simply having a good time and “finding themselves”, more and more young travellers today are using their trips […]