The World Youth Student and Educational (WYSE) Travel Confederation and ITB Asia have partnered to launch WYSE Exchange Asia, an exclusive event for youth and student travel focused businesses looking to expand within this thriving region.
The inaugural WYSE Exchange Asia event is scheduled to take place alongside ITB Asia in Singapore from 21 – 22 October 2015. Thirty buyers (distributors of outbound youth travellers) based in Asia and sellers (providers of youth travel product and services) will benefit from: •Up to 30 one-to-one business appointments
•Four educational clinics, during which leading industry experts will share the latest insights on key industry issues
•Networking opportunities through two evening social events
•Access to the ITB Asia conference and educational clinics.
Economies within Asia are continuing to benefit from strong growth, a fact that is having a positive impact on outbound travel from the region. Among those groups driving consumer demand for travel products and services are young people who are increasingly seeking out the chance for enriching experiences from travelling, studying and working abroad. This promising environment provides a timely opportunity to connect leading youth travel product and service providers with distributors of outbound youth travellers from key source markets within Asia.
WYSE Travel Confederation’s Director General David Chapman said: “We are delighted to be partnering with ITB Asia and believe this partnership will deliver an exclusive opportunity for WYSE Travel Confederation members to showcase their products and services in Asia, learn more about the region’s youth and student travel industry and help them establish vital connections to harness the growing economies within this area.”
Katrina Leung, Executive Director of Messe Berlin (Singapore), organiser of ITB Asia, said: “This is the first partnership of its kind for ITB Asia, enabling us to tap into the youth travel sector. WYSE Travel Confederation’s expertise in youth and student travel combined with our experience and established network in Asia will support networking and business opportunities for all involved. With this partnership, we’re expecting to expand our pool of buyers and exhibitors in the youth travel sector, adding diversity to this year’s show.”
Organisations interested in taking part in WYSE Exchange Asia need to register their interest to WYSE Travel Confederation by Friday, 6 March 2015 via www.wysetc.org. This cost-effective event is only open to WYSE Travel Confederation members – visit www.wysetc.org/membership for more information on membership benefits and to apply.