Registration Opens for World Youth Student and Educational Travel Confederation

Travel News Asia Videos Podcasts Latest Travel News Asia Friday, 23 May 2014

The World Youth Student and Educational (WYSE) Travel Confederation has opened registration for what it anticipates will be the youth travel industrys biggest event to date.

From 23 26 September more than 800 delegates from over 450 businesses will gather in Ireland to attend the leading global youth travel event which will be held at the Convention Centre Dublin.

Endorsed by the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and UNESCO, travel professionals will convene from across 120 countries for the four-day itinerary of networking events, seminars and workshops which is now in its 23rd year.

WYSE Travel Confederations Director General David Chapman said, Our research reveals that by 2015 the number of young travellers will exceed that of business travellers in terms of both international arrivals and overall revenue. Whats more, this lucrative market is now estimated at being worth nearly US$200 billion every year with young people accounting for one in five international tourists and the market predicted to expand by 59% over the coming decade.

In addition to the seminars, think tanks and high-profile speakers that will be announced over the coming months, key highlights organised during the show for visiting delegates include:

Pre-organised Meetings: Once registered, delegates are given the opportunity to network and trade through organised business appointments. Each delegate is given the opportunity to meet 34 organisations from all over the world via a series of 20-minute face-to-face sessions which are all managed online and booked before the conference begins.

Tech Tables: WYSTC will this year be hosting a number of 30-minute Tech Tables throughout the event created to give delegates practical tips on how to make use of the latest technology to run their business better and keep ahead of the competition. Experts from across the industry will share their insights on topics from social media management and SEO optimisation to increasing web traffic and how to maximise technology in specific sectors, such as the hostel industry. Numbers are limited per session to enable the workshop leaders to give helpful advice to individual businesses on how to manage their own strategy and keep the sessions effective.

Open Travel Market: Regarded as free trading time, delegates are encouraged to browse the exhibition hall to catch up with the many organisations attending WYSTC, find new partners, renew connections and discover the industrys latest products and services.

Early bird rates are available to those booking by 31 May 2014.

Dublin, Ireland

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