New Horizons ll

The New Horizons ll – The Young Independent Traveller 2007

Updates a benchmark study conducted in 2002 which identified the motivations and unique travel characteristics of the millions strong global  movement of young travellers.

Through this updated study, WYSE Travel Confederation endeavours to further advance an understanding of the unique travel motivations, activities, booking and spending habits of young travellers.

The global movement of young travellers generates exceptional financial, USD 109 billion annually, and social value. WYSE Travel Confederation is encouraged that the social value of youth travel is becoming better understood by governments, industry and social sector organisations around the world.

Reports such as New Horizons ll provide further evidence that international travel experiences are an essential part of young people’s personal and educational development, feeds their curiosity of other cultures, and contributes to the “openness” that underpins international understanding.

WYSE Travel Confederation is proud that this report has been selected for inclusion in a compendium of research on the student and youth travel market to be published by the United Nations World Tourism Organization in November 2007.

The 2007 report New Horizons II, Global Study of Young Travellers may be downloaded free of charge for our members.

(PLEASE NOTE: this is a members-only file and is password-protected. Members can request the password from communications@wysetc.org .)