WYSE Exchange Australia Youth Tourism Conference; programme

February 7th, 2017 | | Events

Here are some of the highlights of the programme for this not to be missed youth tourism event.

Australia’s Working Holiday Maker Programme: Battle of the four C’s: cost / criteria / caps / conditions. No one has tracked the ‘backpacker tax’ and associated visa changes than our very own Silke Kerwick, PR Manager at YHA Australia. So what is the fallout; what are our next steps.

Tourism Australia’s $10M youth marketing campaign – update: How is this money being spent?

Concurrent industry panel sessions: branding, pricing and the dangers of discounting for hostels AND the race to improve booking conversion (for tours and activity providers).

Payment Automation:  What’s the true cost of the industries payment practices; what is needed to solve the pain points? A panel will discuss emerging technologies, trust with transparency, and shifting the payment paradigm as ways to gain efficiencies that lead to stronger businesses and ultimately a stronger Destination Australia.

Booking via mobile: What have we learned so far? Excellent session from Head of Marketing at Contiki – Vanessa Stavrou.

See WYSE website for full progamme information.




2017 WYSE Exchange Australia Youth Tourism Conference registrations are now open. Register for this event at

This event will be open to the Australian sector with discounts provided to WYSE Travel Confederation, BOA NSW and AQ members.

Visit for more information on membership benefits and to apply.