General information

The STAY WYSE Conference facilitates business between youth travel accommodation providers and organisations that buy or distribute it. These organisations can include Online Travel Agents (OTAs), Travel Agencies, Tour Operators, wholesalers, FIT and group travel providers.

The STAY WYSE buyer programme offers selected buyer organisations special participation terms.

If you would like your organisation to be considered for the STAY WYSE buyer programme, please complete the STAY WYSE buyer application form. Once we are in receipt of references, applications are reviewed against STAY WYSE buyer selection criteria:

  • Whether or not the applicant organisations buys or distributes accommodation for youth and student travellers
  • Scale of current business
  • Potential for future business
  • Outbound region(s) covered
  • Priority destination(s)
  • Feedback from references
  • Previous STAY WYSE attendance
  • WYSE Travel Confederation membership

Note that there are limited buyer places available and as such we operate on a first come, first served basis. Therefore, time of application is considered to be a part of the selection criteria.

As an outcome of the STAY WYSE buyer application, eligible organisations are categorised either as Hosted Buyer or Qualified Buyer, and participation benefits, terms and conditional corresponding to each category apply as described below. Organisations that do not wish to follow buyer terms and conditions are offered participation as Non-hosted Buyer.

  • Free STAY WYSE Conference registration
  • Two (2) nights single room accommodation (private en-suite) at one of Amsterdam’s leading hostels
  • Reimbursement of flights*
  • Access to the Marcom Ace online appointment scheduling system
  • Pre-conference details of attending organisations such as accommodation providers, service providers, tourism boards and bloggers through the online business appointment scheduler
  • A full listing as a buyer on the STAY WYSE Conference website
  • Access to the STAY WYSE Conference educational programme
  • Entrance to the STAY WYSE Conference networking events, including lunches, refreshment breaks and evening receptions
  • Free attraction tickets, free tours and loads more goodies
  • Administration fee of EUR 149 applies
  • Hosted Buyer terms and conditions apply

*The flights for approved hosted buyers will be reimbursed within 14 days of the end of the conference and upon submission of flight receipts. Valid only for the cheapest available economy class flights; round-trip – both flights must be on the same ticket.

      • Up to EUR 150 will be reimbursed for flights with a flight time under four hours, these flights can be booked with any airlines
      • Up to EUR 1,000 will be reimbursed for flights with a flight time over four hours. Wherever possible, these flights must be booked with our corporate partner Emirates airlines,  further flight booking instructions are provided upon registration.

Apply now

  • Free STAY WYSE Conference registration
  • Access to the Marcom Ace online appointment scheduling system
  • Pre-conference details of attending organisations such as accommodation providers, service providers, tourism boards and bloggers through the online business appointment scheduler
  • A full listing as a buyer on the STAY WYSE Conference website
  • Access to the STAY WYSE Conference educational programme
  • Entrance to the STAY WYSE Conference networking events, including lunches, refreshment breaks and evening receptions
  • Administration fee of EUR 249 applies
  • Qualified Buyer terms and conditions apply

Apply now

  • Access to the Marcom Ace online appointment scheduling system
  • Pre-conference details of attending organisations such as accommodation providers, service providers, tourism boards and bloggers through the online business appointment scheduler
  • A full listing as a buyer on the STAY WYSE Conference website
  • Access to the STAY WYSE Conference educational programme
  • Entrance to the STAY WYSE Conference networking events, including lunches, refreshment breaks and evening receptions
  • Free attraction tickets, free tours and loads more goodies
  • Registration fee of EUR 349 applies
  • Buyer terms and conditions do not apply

Register now