House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
You are invited to join 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 economy.
Youth, student and educational travel is the future of UK tourism, worth over £22.3 billion per annum to the UK economy, and represents over one third of the total inbound market. Youth tourism 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 holiday.
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.
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.
This event is for BETA members only. Tickets are strictly limited and cost £52 + VAT.
If you would like us to send an invitation to your local MP or another person of influence, please do not hesitate to contact the BETA Secretariat.
See below for further details on who attends, event timings, and location