Taste of University – programme for refugees
Aim of the programme: to empower both teenagers and adults through English and break down the barriers faced when trying to access higher education and finding paid employment.
New International College Launches in Bristol
A new college for international students is being launched in the UK this week: Bristol International College (BIC) will accept its first intake of students in September 2020.
Hostelworld unveils its ‘Evolution of the Hostel Traveller’ Report
A Global Deep Dive into Generational Travel Trends
Beds and Bars proudly retains its ‘Investors in People’ Platinum Status 2019
Beds and Bars, led by CEO Keith Knowles, is proud to announce that it’s retained its prestigious Investors in People (IIP) Platinum Status, the highest ranking you can achieve
10-year report finds UK students socialising less in accommodation
Students have become more private and less interested in socialising within their accommodation
PSD2 – Are You Ready For The Next Stage?
One of the questions we have been asked a lot recently, here at Travlaw, is about the upcoming PSD2 changes, which are due in September 2019.
Bayswater Education produces a report on the Education for Good
Every three months, Bayswater Education produces a report on the Education for Good activities we have been doing both inside and outside the college This quarter we share how our first project in Rio de Janeiro has been doing, our plans for the refugee programme in Nottingham, our fundraising inside the college, and unveil the second project that the foundation is supporting in Medellin, Colombia. Mais Caminhos students complete first term The Foundation is responsible for delivering the one for one commitment of Bayswater Education. For every student we teach in our colleges we teach another from a less priviledged background. Our first project is with an organisation called Mais Caminhos who have just finished their first term funded by Bayswater. View the full report here Find out more about Bayswater Education here
Youth Travel in Parliament
Earlier this week members of BETA came together to mark the 16th anniversary of the association at the Houses of Parliament.
Euroventure Lauches trips to Ireland
The latest offering from Euroventure comes in the form of an Irish tour going from the North to the South whilst visiting famous cities along the route
UK Partner Stand at WYSTC
BETA is delighted to be coordinating the UK presence at this year’s World Youth & Student Travel Conference (WYSTC) in Lisbon
US demands social media details from visa applicants
early all applicants for US visas will have to submit their social media details under newly adopted rules
The Tourism Sector Deal
Earlier today the PM announced the Tourism Sector Deal. A pivotal moment for UK Tourism.
Important eGate update for short term study
The Home Office are requesting help in communicating messages to visitors coming to the UK for short term study
Snapchat publishes two reports on Gen Z
Snapchat publishes two reports to answer all of your questions surrounding Gen Z and how they connect with people and brands online
The Original Tour launches comedy bus tour
Sightseeing tours are about to get a burst of flamboyance this month, as The Original Tour is partnering with entertainment agency, Dragged Around London, to offer visitors and locals alike a tour with a flair around the greatest city on earth
Welsh Government initiative to support study abroad
Last month a new programme “Global Wales Discover” was launched
BODY WORLDS London wins “Top Innovation in Tourism” Award
BODY WORLDS London won the TOP INNOVATION IN TOURISM Award attraction in London quite an accolade especially since the attraction only opened in London in October last year
eGate expansion & landing card withdrawal
As of 20th May the UK opened its ePassport gates to enable visitors from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and the United States to join the same queue as EU nationals
Celtic Group Hostels celebrates 25 Years
Ireland’s leading hostel network and group travel organiser celebrated 25 years in business on 16 May 2019
Which airlines accept solo travellers under 16?
EasyJet has made a recent rule change, which means the airline no longer accepts bookings for solo travellers aged under 16
Mapping International Visitors
London First have published a report with partners such as Mastercard, Airbnb and London and Partners to track spending by international visitors to London
Contiki appoints India’s leading online travel company MakeMyTrip as key partner
Contiki appoints India’s leading online travel company MakeMyTrip as key partner to target hyper-connected millennials seeking global adventures
The Liverpool School of English Celebrate 20th Anniversary
Liverpool School of English are celebrating their twentieth anniversary LSE threw a party for all of the students and staff to celebrate this milestone. There was lots of food and cakes, music and even a photo booth for students to have their photo taken in. It was a fantastic celebration! Maria McDonnell, the school director said: “I still remember the day I started the company, we were the first English language school in Liverpool. We had just a handful of people and limited resources. However when there is teamwork and collaboration wonderful things can be achieved. A big thank you to all of our staff and ETO’s for being part of our company’s success over the last 20 years. We greatly appreciate and value the contribution they have made to our success. Happy 20th Anniversary!” Find out more about The Liverpool School of English here
Update on eGate Expansion
The Home Office have issued an update on plans for the summer eGate roll out to eligible nationals from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and the United States of America
Brexit Update: School travellers entering the UK
School children from third countries who are resident in EU or EFTA countries will continue to be able to travel to the UK under the List of Travellers visa scheme. They do not need to obtain their own travel document or visa until 31 December 2020
City Cruises founders enter the British Travel & Hospitality Hall of Fame
The founders of City Cruises, Rita and Gary Beckwith, were honoured by the British travel and hospitality industry, when they received the first joint Hall of Fame accolade
Bayswater Education reveals first project in Rio’s favelas
Bayswater Education is proud to announce its first project as part of its newly formed charity, Bayswater Foundation
The Original Tour launches new route
Late last summer, colleagues from all departments of The Original Tour started meeting in top-secret – they had one task…make sure The Original Tour’s sightseeing routes offer THE best network for discovering central London by bus
BODY WORLDS London new initiative Mental Health Matters
To highlight Mental Health Awareness Week (13-19 May) BODY WORLDS London and C&I are launching a range of activities, talks and installations within the museum throughout the month of May
Take Learning Out of the Classroom with ZSL
Bringing learning outside of the classroom is hugely beneficial for students to delve into the real world and apply their learnings in a brand new environment
Beds and Bars named as Sunday Times 100 ‘Ones to Watch’ 2019
Leading hostel and bar operator Beds and Bars, led by CEO Keith Knowles, has been featured in the Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100 as ‘Ones to Watch 2019’
BETA Youth Travel Workshop
Last week BETA held its largest Youth Travel Workshop to date, attracting over 150 businesses from the UK and overseas
Beauty beneath your skin at BODY WORLDS London
Discover the beauty beneath your skin at BODY WORLDS London, the original display of real human bodies, already a Top 10 London Attraction as listed on TripAdvisor’s 2019 Travellers’ Choice Awards!
Anglo Educational Services launch The Residence
Adding to their portfolio of over 250 apartments across Central London Anglo are pleased to introduce The Residence.
Brexit Travellers Toolkit
Government has published a stakeholder toolkit to explain the impacts to the UK in a deal or no deal scenario
Cutty Sark marks its 150th anniversary in 2019
Cutty Sark, one of the world’s most famous ships, the last surviving tea clipper and the fastest and greatest of her time will be marking its 150th anniversary in 2019
Home Office launch EU Settlement Scheme
a new nationwide marketing campaign to encourage EU citizens to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme ahead of its full launch on Saturday 30 March
Changes to safeguarding guidance
Are you aware of the latest Department for Education’s safeguarding guidance?
EU Advice to UK Travelers if there is a No Deal Brexit
The EU has released a Factsheet on travel to the EU for UK residents in the event of a No Deal Brexit
Introducing BETA’s Revamped Quarterly Business Barometer
BETA’s Business Barometer (BBB) is undergoing an exciting update
FCO Toolkit #PrepareForEUExit
Leaving the European Union (EU) means a number of changes that will affect businesses and individual citizens
BETA commissions STR to develop new industry data
The BETA Business Barometer is a quarterly statistics tool that has been created to measure business performance and trends within the youth, student and educational travel sector
BETA confirms Londonist DMC as a Gold Sponsor
TA is delighted to announce its ongoing partnership with Londonist DMC announcing them as a gold association sponsor in 2019
UK Government publishes advice for inbound visitors
Earlier this week the government published new advice setting out key points inbound visitors (from EU and rest of the world) need to be aware of for travelling to the UK post exit
Brexit Director Announced as Keynote Speaker
We are delighted to announce that our Keynote Speaker at the upcoming BETA Youth Travel Workshop is Mark Essex, Brexit Director at KPMG UK.
Optivo Welcomes New Marketing Manager
Optivo welcomes Jonathan Vaciannia to taken over from Esther Tong, as Marketing Manager
Travel Insights Survey
Elman Wall’s Mergers & Acquisitions arm, Summit Advisory, invited BETA members and its own clients to participate in its new annual M&A Travel Insights 2019 survey
Exclusive West End Waitress Workshops
Waitress marks Theatre Workout’s 38th official West End workshop programme with opportunities for education, leisure and corporate groups to engage with this exciting new West End production.
New Trade & Partnerships Team at The Original Tour
The Original Tour is pleased to announce the line-up for their new Trade & Partnerships team
Anglophiles launch a new Fashion & English course
Anglophiles are pleased to launch a new Fashion & English course in collaboration with Boston college and the up and coming British brand < Non Stop Working Clothing >
STA raising awareness of mental health & wellbeing
STA Travel Education have launched a nationwide campaign, #EducationForAll in a bid to raise awareness of students’ mental health & wellbeing.
Members raise £2,000 for Team Margot
Last week, over 100 stakeholders from the UK youth, student and educational travel sector came together at Belushi’s London Bridge to collectively raise £2,000 for BETA’s nominated charity Team Margot. Our already popular Youth Industry Networking event took on a competitive edge as 20 teams pitted their wits against one another at the Big BETA Charity Showdown Quiz. Expertly run by the team from Live the City, who specialise in quizzes and treasure hunts for schools and corporate groups, it was a case of fastest finger first in a series of general knowledge rounds using their giant quiz machines. The winning team on the night was from Elman Wall who celebrated their victory in style! Plus we gave away some generously donated prizes including a trip to Paris, theatre tickets, tours and more in our charity raffle. Team Margot Foundation was set up in 2015 in memory of Margot Martini who sadly lost her battle with blood cancer, aged 2. Team Margot’s aim is to encourage more people to register as a potential lifesaver and with over 37,000 people currently on the waiting list, so there is lots do in raising awareness for this important cause. Please do visit the […]
STUDENT.COM Boosts International Expansion with Hire
Baker joins the team as part of its ongoing international expansion following a successful 2018, which saw over 250,000 additional beds globally being available for students.