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Partner Research

Spend by language course visitors nearly double average






Visitors who undertake an English language course in Britain spend nearly double that of the average visitor. 3.3% of all inbound visitors enrol on courses, and spend £1,149 compared to the average £640. Language course participants also stay nearly twice the length of time as an average visitor. Top source markets are primarily European, though Brazil and Japan are in the top ten. The North East and South West are the most popular locations for language students on single destination trips.

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Inbound Tourism Trends Quarterly

The latest edition of Inbound Tourism Trends Quarterly is now available providing a digest of the latest inbound visitor statistics and an analysis of the trends underpinning market performance. This edition also provides details of our top 50 markets in 2011 in terms of visits, visitor nights and visitor spending.

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Youth Travel Matters






Youth Travel Matters. Understanding the global phenomenon of Youth Travel.This report has been developed within the framework of the Cooperation Agreement signed between the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the World Youth Student and Educational Travel Confederation (WYSE Travel Confederation), a UNWTO Affiliate member.

The rapid development of youth travel has stimulated a growth in research, which has helped to create a sharper picture of youth travellers, their motivations, requirements and behaviour. The aim of this report is to bring together the various studies carried out by WYSE Travel Confederation and UNWTO
in the field of youth travel over the past five years in order to provide a comprehensive overview of the characteristics and trends in this segment.

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New Horizons II – 2007 Global Study of Young Travellers

The highly anticipated release of New Horizons II report provides fresh insights and trend data about one of the world’s fastest growing niche travel markets. Drawing on survey responses from 8500+ young independent travellers, New Horizons II 2007 updates a benchmark study conducted in 2002 which identified the motivations and unique travel characteristics of the millions strong global movement of young travellers. Through this study, WYSE Travel Confederation endeavours to further advance an understanding of the unique travel motivations, activities, booking and spending habits of young travellers. This report has been selected for inclusion in a compendium of research on the student and youth travel market – to be published by the United Nations World Tourism Organization in November 2007.

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Climate Change and Youth Travel industry guide – Oct. 2007

Youth travellers care about the environment. They are looking for solutions that will help them balance their passion for travel, with their desire to minimise the environmental impact of their travel.

The youth travel industry can provide young travellers with solutions to this dilemma.

As part of WYSE Travel Confederation’s “Climate Change and Youth Travel” Initiative, a series of ready-made tools and templates have been designed to assist specialist youth travel organisations in educating customers and providing solutions. By using these tools, your organisation can make a difference and help young travellers answer the burning “questions of conscience” confronting our industry and our world.

Climate Change and Youth Travel industry guide (PDF, 1MB)

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Travellers’ Pulse Survey 2007

Welcome to Travellers Pluse 3, the premier independent travel survey. Conducted in conjuction with STA Travel, Hostelling International & Haystack.

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Travellers’ Pulse Survey 2006

Welcome to Travellers Pluse 2, the premier independent travel survey. Conducted in conjuction with STA Travel, Hostelling International, MTV, Ninemsn & ISIC

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British Youth Travel Awards 2016

BETA is pleased to announce the winners in the 2016 British Youth Travel Awards.

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