Short listed candidates revealed for 2016 Global Youth Travel Awards nominated categories

09 September 2016
9 Sep 2016 -

WYSE Travel Confederation is pleased to announce that the following 27 organisations have been short listed for nine awards that will be granted at a gala celebration that will bring the 25th annual World Youth and Student Travel Conference (#WYSTC2016) to a close on Friday, 23 September 2016 in Belgrade, Serbia. These nine categories of the Global Youth Travel Award recognise outstanding performers in youth and student travel as voted by judges from the industry.

Stay tuned for the winners in each of these and other #GYTA2016 award categories!


  • Best Education Abroad Provider

To be awarded to an outstanding provider of abroad education programmes.

EduTours                            Sentio                                                      Wild China

                  Edutours Africa                                                                         Sentio                                                                                   Wild China


  •  Best Green Accommodation Initiative

To be awarded to the organisation that demonstrates the greatest commitment to reducing its environmental impact.

Stayokay                                Swiss Youth Hostels                                           YHA New Zealand

_______Stayokay                                                                  Swiss Youth Hostels                                                             YHA New Zealand


  • Best Marketing Campaign

To be awarded to the most creative, original and dynamic marketing campaigns.


EF Education First                                                    Jucy rental                                                            STA_LOGO_CORP_CMYK

__EF Education First                                                                 Jucy Rentals                                                                                      STA Travel


  • Best Social Responsibility Initiative

To be awarded to the organisations that give back to the local or global community through innovative social projects.


Ayana Journeys                          Empowering women3 sisters                       STA_LOGO_CORP_CMYK

___Ayana Journeys                          Empowering Women of Nepal with 3 Sisters Adventure Trekking                                      STA Travel


  • Best Travel Technology Product

To be awarded to a technology platform that facilitates, enhances and heightens the travel experience of young travellers.


eroam                                 Inspirock                          Tipi                          

                                                                            Inspirock                                                                     Tipi                                    


  • Best Work Experience Provider

To be awarded to an outstanding provider of work experience programmes.

____Austern International                                                 the Intern group                                     wanderbrief

____Austern International                                                       The Intern Group                                                                    Wanderbrief


  • Best Youth Travel Blogger

To be awarded to a travel blog that inspires young people to travel, work or volunteer abroad, study or learn a language.


I am Ella                              run towards travel              That Backpacker

________I am Ella                                                                                Run Towards Travel                                                            That Backpacker


  • Extraordinary Experience

To be awarded to an organisation that made and extraordinary travel experience possible for a young person.


  _____  Alliance Abroad group                           Anyway plus                                            Trek2Teach_Logo

_____Alliance Abroad Group                                                              Anyway Plus                                                                             Trek to Teach


  • Outstanding Volunteer Project

To be awarded to a volunteer project that stands out for sustainability, responsibility and best practices.

Logo-Horizontal-2-Main                         greenheart travel                              Pod Volunteer

 _____African Adventures                                                               Greenheart Travel                                                                         Pod Volunteer


Please note that all finalists are listed in alphabetical order.