Student Travel: On the Road to a $320 Billion Industry

It’s January, which means crystal balls are out everywhere. Instead of looking at the next 12 months, we looked at what lies ahead in the next few years in student travel as we build up to what is projected to be a $320 billion industry by 2020. This will challenge the entire industry to evolve…

Why The UK Is Failing International Students And Must Change

Our head of UK Marketing and Business Development, Dan Baker, is now a regular contributor to the Huffington Post‘s “Young Voices” section (which is geared to College students). Our contributions will focus on issues that affect international students. The first post Dan contributed, “International Students: Why The UK Is Failing And Must Change,” is focused on…

Don’t go to college. Travel.

There are approximately 21 million college students in the U.S. The vast majority of these future leaders went straight from high school to college. A lot of them will go on to immediately apply to graduate school, or go into full-time employment, once they graduate. Society reminds them how college is an obvious investment. Parents…

Q+ A with Our Advertising Manager, Courtney Eastes

We sat down with Courtney Eastes to talk about advertising to students and the value of the college student market. Here is what she had to say: Aren’t college students broke? Why advertise to them? College students are known to possess a high level of discretionary spending and have both buying power and influence over…

WeHostels Selected as Featured App in the US App Store’s Summer Collection

We are thrilled to announce that WeHostels has been selected once again as a featured app in the US App Store’s Apps for Summer collection, alongside other popular travel brands like Airbnb and Roadtrippers. Just as you are planning a trip to a far-off beach destination, crossing off cities on your bucket list or going…