Youth tourism

As youth travel is one of the fasted growing and most dynamic markets of the global tourism sector, we dedicated this dossier to the matter. In fact, UNWTO estimates that around 20% of the 940 million international tourists travelling the world in 2010 were young people (UNWTO & WUSE TC, The power of youth travel, volume two). Today, more young people are traveling, and with this they take advantage of the enriching experience that travel brings, this goes from gaining new skills to learning more about themselves outside their comfort zone. 

However, young people today are also facing issues of political and economic uncertainty, which obviously poses them questions about their future. As such, we cannot overlook the political value of encouraging youth to travel.

Below, take a look at the ISTO magazine N°155 with a dossier on youth tourism.

Publications and studies on youth travel