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November 2013
logo (1) WYSE Travel Confederation publishes largest ever research on youth & student travelThe World Youth Student and Educational Travel Confederation (WYSE Travel Confederation) has published its New Horizon’s III report, the largest and most comprehensive survey ever undertaken for the youth travel sector. Read more
October 2013
1358833763_image_lg_full_smh At what point do you stop being a ‘young’ traveler?At what age do you cease to be part of the youth travel market?Twenty-five? Thirty? Forty? Or when you concede defeat? Read more
 
TnoozLogo Global youth travel market booming, as backpacker dollars add upThe stereotype of the youth travel market is chock full of dreadlocks, penny-pinchers, and party hounds – typically derided as a particularly non-lucrative market. Read more
September 2013
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NY Times: Hostels Gain Popularity With Business TravelersFerdi van ‘t Wout, a manager for a global electronics manufacturer in the Netherlands, frequently stays in hostels when traveling for work, an option he discovered last year by accident. Read more
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Young travellers’ spending soarsThe world may have been mired in recession for five years but nobody appears to have told younger travellers who are keener than ever to get out there and explore. Read more
 
skiftLogo Young Travelers Spend Less Time Soul Searching, More Time Boosting ResumesThe world may have been mired in recession for five years but nobody appears to have told younger travelers who are keener than ever to get out there and explore. Read more
 logo (1) Young travelers shun leisure to improve their CVsAt a time of rising youth unemployment and global economic austerity, research by the World Youth Student and Educational Travel Confederation (WYSE Travel Confederation) reveals that the numbers simply traveling for leisure has plummeted. Read more
 logo (2)  Hostelling International’s Big Blog Exchange wins The WYSE Marketing Innovation AwardHostelling International (HI) has been awarded the 1st place accolade for Marketing Innovation, as part of the WYSE Travel Confederation’s Global Youth Travel Awards. Read more
July 2013
Forbes-Logo Travel Boom: Young Tourists Spent $217 Billion Last Year, More Growth Than Any Other GroupBackpackers may finally be getting some respect – at least from an economic standpoint. Young people are traveling more, staying away for longer periods of time and spending more money, a new report indicates. Read more
February 2013
 the-new-york-times This Is a Hostel?Grupo Habita, the Mexico City-based team behind the upscale Hôtel Americano in New York, is known for taking an unconventional approach to hospitality. Read more
 logo (2)  STAY WYSE and Hostelbench sign partnership agreement. 

AMSTERDAM / DUBLIN – STAY WYSE the global association representing youth travel accommodation and Hostelbench the leading benchmarking service for hostels have signed an agreement to collaborate on data provision to the hostel sector. In addition Hostelbench users who are members of STAY WYSE will receive additional performance-based benchmarking data sets. Read more