Sydney Convention Centre to host World Youth Student Travel Conference

Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre has been selected to host the World Youth Student Travel Conference (WYSTC) in September 2013.

The conference, secured by the city’s convention bureau, Business Events Sydney (BESydney) is estimated to generate $5.4 million in economic impact for the state and attract more than 800 delegates from 80 countries who offer products or services to teenagers or travellers in their teens, 20s and early 30s.

Minister for Tourism and Major Events, George Souris said: “Sydney and NSW have long been popular destinations for youth travel. The NSW Government, through Destination NSW, has been proactive in marketing our assets to the youth travel market, which is worth about $157 billion globally each year. We will be interested in exploring the opportunities for growth and education that this event presents.”

WYSTC is the only event of its kind globally and is the annual event of WYSE Travel Confederation, which is endorsed by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and UNESCO.

WYSTC includes pre-scheduled business appointments, seminars and workshops, networking events and trade exhibitions.