In 2022 we delivered our Spring & Autumn Youth Travel Workshop Online

Attended by youth travel professionals from the UK and overseas, the event far exceeded expectations, with 99% of all delegates rating the event good or excellent

The aim of the event was to create a series of 1-2-1 business appointments, with a all with a focus on:

  • revitalising our sector
  • reviving industry partnership
  • taking steps to recover the business lost during Covid-19

BETA is essential for meeting new vendors and reconnecting with current vendors Terri L. Hamilton, Travel Coordinator

I found the Workshop a great way to gain feedback from prospective client on our proposition to market, their requirements, and to build new relationships with stakeholders Jon Simmons, Business Development Executive

I thoroughly enjoyed my first BETA event. I was introduced to many new suppliers and buyers and was able to explain our pre-existing and new offers. Amy Hodson, Education Officer/ Manager

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

A very fruitful event with the opportunity to reach out to new buyers and raise visibility of brand new products. Katie Weller, Travel Trade Sales Manager

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

Fantastic workshop with productive meetings and leads. I’ve left feeling inspired and positive! Caroline Stokes, Marketing Manager 

It’s an extremely professionally organised event, easy to attend! Attendees from various segments and markets have the opportunity to introduce their business, update each other and start/renew partnerships. Klara Vostinakova, Head of Sales

This certainly is a great event to connect and negotiate with new connections. Sudhir Tuli, Director

A really good and well organised event with an even balance of buyers and suppliers. Good opportunity to meet new and catch up with existing customers Sylwester Sobilo, Front of House Manager

The BETA Youth Travel Workshop stands out as it brings together not only institutions but also well established tour operators and travel companies which definitely adds great value to the event  Dinara Suleimanova, Senior Sales Manager

This was our first Youth Travel Workshop and it was a great opportunity to get in front of new partners but also a great chance to talk about our new offerings and gain early feedback on them. A great start to our BETA membership and event attendance! Daniel Hurst, Head of Attractions 

This was my first virtual event and it was fantastic. I was able to generate many new business connections on the day. 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

It was really important to us to be part of this event. We had some very interesting conversations that I look forward to following up! Dave O’Malley, Business Development 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

A great value for money event,  which delivered big opportunities to work with every company, the synergy was perfect –  ideal match for every meeting!  Marlon Smith, Operations Director

I find this event a brilliant way to raise awareness of our services and obtain new business! Melody Brooker, Managing 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

As a first time attendee I was very impressed. It was great to meet associates from all around the globe from my home office. Ranald Lloyd-Williams, Director

The event was excellent and a great value for money. We made many new connections and caught up with existing contacts as well. Highly recommended and the money you spend on the event will be recouped by the first student you receive!  Steven Reznek, Founder

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 

The Youth Travel Workshop is an important event in our calendar for two reasons: First and foremost we hope to generate new business out of it, but it’s also extremely important, particularly this year in order to gage the mood of the industry, work out what our strategy for the future looks like and share ideas amongst knowledgeable experts in this field. James Charnock, Sales and Marketing Officer 

This event has been important to Theatre Workout’s success in recent years and I’ve met clients I would not have met without it. Adam Milford, Director

This was my first time at this event and I found it easy to operate the virtual system in both booking and scheduling appointments but also more importantly it was a great opportunity to speak to travel providers who could give us an insight into how relevant our product was or what we would need to achieve to secure future business.  Sharron Scott, Director of Sales and Commercial Partnerships

As a new business trying to raise brand and concept awareness, it was an incredible opportunity to meet student operators that 100% agree that the future in tourism especially for the youngsters minds, its experiential and that exactly what we deliver Ana Araque, Co-founder

This BETA Youth Travel Workshop was excellent value for money with a great choice of agents from all over the World.  The whole process from making the appointments to meet the agents online was so easy and it was very well organised.  Susan Evans, Head of International Partnerships

What a great event – this was my first BETA workshop and I found it extremely useful connecting with buyers and being able to promote our education offer. Andy Begg, Stadium Tours Lead

The Workshop is an excellent opportunity for us to reach new markets and audiences that would otherwise require a large amount of resources Matthew Coulter, Sales Executive – Groups & Travel Trade

A very useful and enjoyable event! The online virtual meeting system was easy to use and whilst I missed the buzz of the physical event, virtual events offer the potential to reach a wider audience geographically Michele da Silva, Managing Director

We were very pleased with the appointment scheduling process and the functionality of the entire system. VERY easy to use. It was a very effective way for us to introduce Group Travel Videos and our program David Martinson, President

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

Some of the business and brands that participated in the Youth Travel Workshop Online in 2022