Day 0 – Wednesday, 1 February 2017
20:00 – midnight: Opening party at MEININGER Hostel.
Day 1 – Thursday, 2 February 2017
09:00 – 13:00: Amsterdam Fam Trip for buyers
13:30: Registration opens
14:00 – 14:30: Welcome and STAY WYSE research update – Philip Houghton and David Chapman
14:30 – 14:50: Boosting performance with benchmarking – Patrick Mayock, STR
Knowing your numbers is only half the battle. To succeed in an increasingly competitive marketplace, owners and operators must have a better view into performance of their market and competitive set. In this 30-minute session, Patrick Mayock of benchmarking platform STR will provide that perspective, sharing never-before-seen data on hostel performance in Greater London.
14:50 – 15:50: Traveller panel
A panel of young travellers will discuss their travel needs, preferences and expectations. How do the economy and prospects for the future shape their current lifestyle and consumer decisions and describe their anticipations for the future of youth, student and educational travel.
15:50 – 16:20: Coffee break
16:20 – 17:20: Buyer Panel
A panel of buyers from different markets will discuss their approaches to working with accommodation providers, quality and safety standards, and product packaging for the youth and student market.
17:20 – 18:20: BEDx – Moderator: Philip Houghton
Open stage for a small group of hand-picked BEDx speakers. Each of them will share 15 minutes of industry best practice presentations about topics such as ancillary revenues, sales, events, direct booking, social media marketing and many more. Apply here to be a BEDx speaker.
18:20: Sandemans Walking Tour to Clink
19:20: Reception at Clink
Day 2 – Friday, 3 February 2017
08:30: Registration open
09:00 to 10:30: Business Appointments
10:30 to 11:00: Coffee break
11:00 to 13:00: Business Appointments
13:00 – 14:00: Lunch
14:00 – 15:30: Business Appointments
15:30 – 16:00: Coffee break
16:00 to 17:30: Business Appointments
17:30: Closing drinks
This is a provisional programme and is subject to change.