House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
You are invited to join us at this important calendar event to shine a spotlight on the importance of the youth, student and educational travel market and the long-term value that it delivers to the UK economyREGISTER NOW
Youth, student and educational travel is the future of UK tourism and in 2019 our sector was worth over £28.6 billion per annum to the UK economy – representing over one third of the total inbound tourism market.
This is also a crucial segment with which to influence, creating global citizens at a young age, that will return time and time again, to work, study or tour. Youth tourism has traditionally been misunderstood as low yield explaining why many governments have overlooked it and have targeted more mature sectors and travellers. However, with the substantial growth in demand for study abroad, language learning, gap years and other youth travel niches the market is gaining more attention.
During the pandemic, youth travellers always showed the highest propensity to travel and were always the first to start to travel. So it is important that we work together to ensure that youth mobility to and from the UK is as easy and attractive as possible.
Characteristically youth travellers stay longer and the geographic dispersal of their spend gets deeper into the economy, with greater local employment and wealth creation and less leakage overseas. Their total spend during their stay is the greatest of any sector.
We know that as a market the sector is fast growing, dynamic, and able to deliver long term benefits to Britain. BETA urges the UK Government to unlock the barriers to growth to allow the economic wealth creation from this sector to reach its full potential.
Tickets: £58 + VAT per person
Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and early registration is recommended.
Registration includes a traditional Afternoon Tea and refreshments, plus the ability to invite your local MP or person of influence. To register your attendance click here or if you have any questions get in touch