Taiwan signs working holiday agreement with Slovakia

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TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan and Slovakia yesterday signed a reciprocal working holiday agreement that will allow 100 young adults from each country per year to visit and work in the other, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced yesterday. Taiwanese representative to Slovakia David Lee (李南陽) and Slovakia’s representative to Taiwan Michal Kovac inked the […]

Join the Travel Trends webinar next week

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Remember to register for the WYSE Travel Confederation Travel Trends webinar to find out the latest trends, including changes to traditional aspirations and the major global hot-spots in the coming years: Date: Tuesday, 22 April 2014 Time: 17:00 – 18:00 CET Topic: Market Research Title: Travel Trends 2014 Professor Greg Richards will be leading the hour-long […]

Introducing our new association manager

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We are delighted to introduce Linda Bosschers as the new association manager for WYSE Work and Volunteer Abroad and the International Au Pair Association (IAPA). With a strong background in project management gained across the medical events sector, Linda will be working with our members and other industry stakeholders to drive the associations forward and […]

WETM-IAC 2014 special session on UK Bill on accreditation and inspection of gap year companies

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MP Kate Green joined an open discussion session during WETM-IAC 2014 which focused on the proposed new UK Bill on adventure and gap year activity. Ms Green is lobbying for a national (UK) register of firms offering overseas adventure and gap year holidays to provide details on reliable companies with high standards. She became involved […]

Volunteer holidays: how to find an ethical project

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There are hundreds of ‘voluntourism’ projects available, but a new report claims few of them are doing as much good as they claim. So how do you find an experience that genuinely makes a difference? Two experts in responsible tourism give their tips. Volunteer tourists at Cape York, Queensland, Australia. Photograph: Alamy Volunteer tourism, or […]

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