Working Group on Youth

Working Groups serve as a starting point to bring together Affiliate Members who share interests in specific sectors of tourism and encourage the exchange of expertise.

The Working Group on Youth is led by Affiliate Member WYSE and is in an initaitive aimed at making youth an integral part of every government's strategic tourism policy and ensuring that proper, standardised research is carried out to better understand the profile, characteristics and interests of young travellers. 

Main aims and objectives:

  • Ensure youth travel is prominently positioned within the Affiliate Members Department Programme of Work
  • Provide a platform for Affiliate Members to exchange knowledge and insights regarding the youth travel sector and understand and identify future challenges and opportunities
  • Increase collaboration amongst Affiliate Members with the aim to raise awareness of the value of youth travel within government, the mainstream tourism industry and public within destinations around the world

Join the Working Group

Participation is open to UNWTO Member States, Associate Members and Affiliate Members. Interested entities are kindly asked to send a formal request to