In October 2006, the International Student Travel Confederation and the Federation of Youth Travel Organisation (FIYTO) merged to create the World Youth Student and Educational Travel Confederation (WYSE Travel Confederation). To increase international understanding throught the promotion of travel and educational opportunities for students and youth. With a network of 5000 locations in 118 countries, Confederation members provide international travel and educational experiences for more than 10 million students and youth each year. Members of the Confederation work through specialist sector associations to provide a range of valuable services and products for young travellers around the globe including Student Identity Cards, Language Travel Experiences, Work Exchange and Au Pair Experiences, Student Flights, Surface Transport and Travel Insurance.
Organization of the annual World Youth and Student Travel Conference (WYSTC). Promote the personal, social, economic and cultural benefits of youth travel, student travel and international education; Develop innovative travel and educational products & services for youth and students, such as the International Student Identity Card (ISIC), language study programmes, and work abroad experiences; Provide trading, networking and knowledge-sharing platforms; Produce and distribute cutting-edge research and market intelligence.