Portuguese American Journal

WYSTC: World Youth and Student Travel Conference – Portugal

The World Youth and Student Travel Conference (WYSTC) will be held in Lisbon in-person and online on 13–15 October, 2021, with both in-person and virtual possibilities for participants.

Now in its 30th year, WYSTC is the leading trade event for the global youth, student and educational travel industry. Since its inception as the annual event of the WYSE Travel Confederation, youth and student travel professionals have been gathering annually to trade, network and take part in seminars and workshops.

The conference venue, Hotel Corinthia Lisbon, has been awarded the Turismo de Portugal Clean & Safe seal and is committed to adhering to social distancing and sanitation guidelines. Delegates will also be tested upon arrival and at regular intervals throughout the event.

“Turismo de Portugal is extremely proud to welcome the World Youth and Student Travel Conference (WYSTC),” said Luís Araújo, President of Turismo de Portugal. “Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Portuguese tourism industry has worked tirelessly to implement protocols, such as the Clean & Safe seal, to ensure the safety of our visitors and residents, and we stand by our mission of providing the best tourism experience with the highest safety standards.”

“We are leaders in the education and training of tourism human resources, and therefore extremely close to youth, student and educational issues,” concluded Luís Araújo.

Most speakers will participate virtually and for convenience across all time zones, educational sessions will be available for playback on demand.

The World Youth and Student Travel Conference (WYSTC), inaugurated in 1992 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has become a key annual fixture in the calendars of buyers and sellers operating within the global youth, student and educational travel industry.

PAF/Staff

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