The winners of the Global Youth Travel Awards 2016 in partnership with Destination Canada and International Experience Canada, were announced in Belgrade, Serbia tonight during the concluding event of this year’s World Youth and Student Travel Conference – WYSTC 2016.
This year drew an impressive number of nominations and votes and the award categories are a celebration of the outstanding performers of the youth, student and educational travel industry and act as a benchmark for excellence within this important travel sector.
David Chapman, Director General of WYSE Travel Confederation, whom coordinate the awards, said: “The calibre of nominations improves every year across all award categories and is once again truly outstanding. Despite the unsettled nature of travel as a whole, with terrorism and political unrest halting tourism in some areas, youth travel remains resilient. Not only do young people continue to travel during difficult times, but the agencies and organisations helping them also continue to offer new products and services that meet the needs of young travellers.”
This year’s winners are:
Outstanding Volunteer Project – Greenheart Travel
Best Work Experience Provider – Austern International
Best Education Abroad provider – Sentio
Extraordinary Experience – Alliance Abroad Group
Best Social Responsibility Initiative – STA Travel
Best Green Accommodation Initiative – YHA New Zealand
Best Youth Travel Blogger – iamella.com
Best Marketing Campaign – STA Travel
Best Travel Technology Product – Tipi
Consumer Voted Awards
Best Youth Travel Agent – StudentUniverse
Best Youth Travel Airline – Emirates
Best Youth Tour Operator – I Love Travel
Best Youth Travel Accommodation – Generator
Nominations for the Global Youth Travel Awards 2017 will open next year.
For more information, visit awards.wystc.org