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WYSE Travel Confederation signs Memorandum of Understanding with UNWTO

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

The World Youth Student and Educational (WYSE) Travel Confederation and the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) have formed a strategic partnership to further support and advance the youth, student and educational travel market, worth USD 182 billion in 2013.

wyse-unwtoThe Memorandum of Understanding was signed by David Chapman, Director General of WYSE Travel Confederation and Taleb Rifai, UNWTO’s Secretary-General during the 98th Session of the UNWTO Executive Council in Santiago de Compostela, Spain last month.

As part of the signed agreement, we will be working together to build awareness and proactively implement a number of projects across different aspects of the rapidly growing youth, student and educational travel sector.

This will include working on definitions of terminology in the market, research, plus the application of the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics; given the number of international youth trips is expected to reach 300 million per year by 2020, the application this code has never been more essential.

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