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Press release

Amsterdam, 27 October 2020

WYSE Travel Confederation publishes new research report: The Youth Travel Industry and COVID-19

The World Youth Student and Educational (WYSE) Travel Confederation is pleased to announce the release of a new publication titled The Youth Travel Industry and COVID-19.

This report provides a summary of survey results derived from the WYSE Travel Confederation COVID-19 Travel Business Impact Survey for the period March – August 2020. The monthly survey asks travel and tourism businesses questions concerning the impact that COVID-19 is, and is predicted to have, on their business. The six-month review addresses findings related to core questions that were repeated across the monthly surveys, namely:

– Changes in demand
– Top concerns and actions taken in response to COVID-19
– Messaging to consumers
– Business outlook for 2020 and 2021
– Recovery forecast.

The report concludes by highlighting the interconnectedness of different types of businesses dealing in youth, student and educational travel and some important issue areas for all active in the industry to monitor in the coming period.

To download the report, please click here.

About WYSE Travel Confederation:

The World Youth Student and Educational (WYSE) Travel Confederation is a global not-for-profit membership organisation dedicated to promoting and developing opportunities for the youth, student and educational travel industry.

Founded in 2006 and created from the merger of the Federation of International Youth Travel organisations (FIYTO) and the International Student Travel Confederation (ISTC) – both formed after World War II to inspire young people through international travel and to help remove cultural barriers – the confederation brings together 60 years of youth travel expertise.

Providing international travel experiences to over 100 million youth and students each year, WYSE Travel Confederation’s global community of over 600 members spans more than 120 countries from a diverse range of sectors.

From adventure tour operators to au pair agencies, cultural exchange programmes to language schools, hop-on-hop-off buses to student insurance and youth hostels to volunteer programmes, WYSE Travel Confederation is the world’s most powerful network of youth and student travel professionals, connecting key industry players with decision makers and government officials.
The Confederation is committed to understanding the ever-changing characteristics, motivations and needs of young travellers. By gathering, analysing and sharing important market intelligence with members, academics and government decision-makers, the unique fast-changing needs of the youth market is at the forefront of its activities as it seeks to accelerate the development of youth travel.

For more information, visit wysetc.org

For media enquiries:
WYSE Travel Confederation
Tel: +31 (0)20 421 2800
Email: communications@wysetc.org