Join our FREE Hosted Buyers Programme

Autumn: 10-11 October 2023

BETA is committed to facilitating the generation of new business during this event and we are once again inviting applications from UK and international organisations that wish to attend this event to buy products, programmes, itineraries, accommodation and more!

To qualify you must complete and return an application form. Your application will be vetted and a number of agents from each country will be selected for attendance. If your application is successful, you will be notified in writing within 7 days from your date of application.

It was a great workshop to meet student/youth operators.I met with some great suppliers! Erika Korstrom, Owner

It was nice meeting new businesses and signing new business deals for the upcoming year. Michael Aidoo, CEO

BETA Event have been a very successful event for me in terms of business connections, I have been attending the same since last year and got some great connections for my future business and have been successful in gaining some good business together. Sudhir Tuli, Director

Our company was able to meet new contacts and thus have new business opportunities David Oyedotun, Managing Director

The coordination, information, instructions and of course the participants made this a great business event. I appreciate the opportunity to share information, meet new products and greet “old friends” Sonia Mena, Manager

This workshop is the perfect opportunity to catch up and discuss opportunities with partners we already work with, but also perfect to discover new products and suppliers – a great combination! Berta Jimenez Aicart, EFL UK Programme Manager

I had a very successful event, it was fantastic to have the opportunity to exchange with partners. Valerie Lorillard, Sales Manager

A good opportunity to connect with new suppliers as well as touching base with old ones. I found it particularly useful this year given the inability to travel. Being able to cover so many meetings in one day was brilliant. Mary Doody, Director

An excellent event to renew or to maintain relationships with existing contacts and to make new contacts. This is very helpful for our business! Peter Adam, Team Nordeuropa

Every year BETA Youth Travel Workshop provides us with the opportunity to meet new partners exactly from the field of business that is most important for us. Working with school groups, we do not know about any other event which would be as focused on our specific business.  Richard Melichar, Operations Director 

Extremely informative, well organised and relevant workshop.  All appointments were of value and great to make new contacts and to catch up with current suppliers. Karen Page, Operations Manager

Who will I meet?

Hosted Buyers will be able to pre-schedule up to 26 appointments with key UK suppliers from the following segments: 

  • youth accommodation (hotels, homestay, student residences)
  • language schools, residential camps, educational providers
  • cultural and special interest tour operator
  • attractions, sightseeing, theatre, restaurants, groups meals
  • transport (air, rail, coach, car)

Event Format

The Youth Travel Workshops are held online and you will be given all of the tools and connections to build your own personalised schedule of up to 26 one-to-one meetings with UK suppliers. Each event is split into two half-day sessions:

Autumn: 10 October 2023: 13:30hrs – 18:30hrs BST   11 October 2023 09:00hrs – 13:00hrs BST

Appointments will be pre-scheduled in advance and held via zoom integration

Hosted Buyer Registration Includes

  • x1 FREE delegate (per event)
  • x1 Appointment Schedule (per event)
  • x26 pre-scheduled B2B meetings 

To qualify you must

Be sending youth groups/individuals to/within the UK on a regular basis. Be buying youth-specific tours, itineraries, accommodation, group meals, transport etc. Be able to provide UK based trade references along with some simple information on the volume and value of your current business activities to/within the UK.

How can I apply to attend?

Registration is FREE and you can apply to attend here. Applications are subject to approval and you will need to provide references of businesses that you currently work with in the UK.

Got questions?

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions or get in touch with our dedicated team