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      • Youth Travel as a Force for Change:
      • What Hostel Users are Telling Us
      • Russell Hedge, CEO,
      • Hostelling International USA
      • November 2009
    • The Hostelling International Community
      • International Youth Hostel Federation
        • 80 countries
        • 4000 hostels
        • 38 million overnights
      • Hostelling International USA
        • United States affiliate
        • 67 hostels
        • 1 million overnights
    • Youth travel is poised to make a greater difference
      • Today’s youth have their own
      • mindset for their travels
      • Demand is already here for
      • quality, low cost experiential
      • travel
      • Potent force for social and
      • economic change
    • Young independent travelers self identify as “not a tourist” Tourist 23% Traveler 46% Backpacker 25% Other 6% Source: WYSE Travel Confederation
    • Purpose of recent main trip Explore other Places/cultures 34% Relax & have fun 28% Work abroad 7% Language Course 2% Source: WYSE Travel Confederation Volunteering 3% Study abroad 9% Visit friends & Relatives 17%
    • Hostel user interests Source: HI-USA Market Survey Project 5.14 8. Sports events 5.85 7. Welcome reception 6.05 6. In house movie 6.09 5. Pub night 6.30 4. International exchange/cultural activity 6.47 3. Travel discussions with other guests 6.67 2. Music/theater events 7.68 1. Free tour of city Mean
    • Importance of socializing Strongly agree 32% Agree 43% Disagree 4% Strongly disagree 1% Source: HI-USA Market Survey Project Neither agree nor disagree 20%
    • Youth tourism accounts for about 20% of all international arrivals …. Source: World Tourism Organization WYSE Travel Confederation … and about $136 billion worldwide tourism receipts Int’l arrivals
    • The 18-29 year old hostel user
      • 67% make 3 or more trips annually
      • 70% have an undergraduate or graduate degree
      • 42% make under $30,000 annual income, and rest make more!
      Source: HI-USA Market Survey Project
    • Community economic impact
      • 32,800 hostel users in 2008
      • $12.5 million direct impact expenditures
      • 5000 volunteer hours
      • $50,000-$100,000 service to nonprofits
      The HI-Boston hostel example Source: Suffolk University Economic and Social Impact Study
    • A global-minded force
      • 85% see themselves as global citizens
      • 68% do not feel frustrated learning behaviors in a new culture
      • 58% feel what they do in their community impacts the world
      Source: HI-USA Intercultural Survey Project
    • HI-USA mission To help all, especially the young, gain a greater understanding of the world and its people through hostelling.
      • Youth Travel as a Force for Change:
      • What Hostel Users are Telling Us
      • Russell Hedge, CEO,
      • Hostelling International USA
      • November 2009