ITB World Travel Trends Report: South American travel market continues to boom

The south is overtaking the north. Growth in the South American travel market continues to outstrip that of its larger North American counterpart. This is one of the findings of the annual ITB World Travel Trends Report, conducted by IPK International and commissioned by the world’s leading travel trade show, which noted an unabated lust […]

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 […]

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 […]

New data show international students support job creation and contribute $21.8 billion to U.S. economy

NAFSA: Association of International Educators released new economic data today showing that the 764,495 international students studying across the United States supported nearly 300,000 jobs and contributed $21.8 billion to the U.S. economy in the 2011-2012 academic year. Further analysis shows that for every 7 enrolled international students, 3 U.S. jobs are created or supported by […]

Brand USA & STA Travel sign $4m promotional partnership

Brand USA, the official tourism marketing agency for the US, and youth tour operator STA Travel has announced agreement of a $4m deal to promote the USA over the next two years. The campaign has launched in the UK, northern and central Europe, Asia, Australasia and South Africa with a competition for three lucky individuals […]