[Challenge:Future] The European Youth Travel Review
The European Youth Travel Review
The future peer-to-peer web platform for sharing
travelling experience among young people
Delcheva, 22, Bulgaria
Free Sofia Tour guide
Iana Noteva, 25,
International journalism student
Free Sofia Tour guide
• Young travellers are early adopters of new
travel technologies – 80% of young
travellers now use the Internet to search
for information before their trip
• UNWTO (The United Nations World
Tourism Organization) estimates that
around 20% of the 940 million
international tourists travelling the world
in 2010 were young people.
• Young people are “experience hungry” –
over 80% want to explore other
cultures, increase their knowledge and
experience everyday life in the destination
Travel review on location. It’s all about submerging into a new culture while
doing your “thing” – travelling, taking pictures and writing. Like-minded
young people will be grateful for the hands-on advice! At the same time they
will have the chance to share their own experiences and interact with the
The European Youth Travel Review (EYTR) gives you the opportunity to get
paid for being a travel researcher and experiencing life in a European country.
EYTR is a solid and reliable data base where the authors are foreign to the
destination country young individuals who offer personalized city reviews to
their peers in the form of blogs, web sites, apps.
Apprenticeship in a travel
site, magazine, marketing
agency, etc. for acquiring
Experiencing life and
culture in a European
country for one year while
getting paid for it.
Providing peers with first
hand information on the
different activities available
in the selected destination.
Young people have a place
to turn to when in search of
specific advice provided by
people from the same age
group and with similar
How does it work?
• Enhanced mutual understanding and intercultural exchange
between European countries
• Stimulates innovation
• Unbiased perspective; a complimentary service to the traditional
ways of boosting tourism
• A feeling of self-fulfillment and personal growth for young people
• Creating the dream job for many!
Young people are a priority for the European Union’s social vision. There are
numerous possibilities for EU funding through different programmes such as
the Youth Employment Initiative which has a budget of €6 billion for the
In addition, the European Youth Travel Review online platform will make use
of a freemium model.