International Bureau for Youth Tourism and Exchanges

Bureau international pour le tourisme et les échanges de la jeunesse (BITEJ)
Oficina Internacional para el Turismo y los Intercambios de Juventud
Internationales Büro für Jugendtouristik und Jugendaustausch
Mezdunarodnoe Bjuro po Molodeznomu Turizmu i Obmenam

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1961-10-20 Vienna Austria


20 Oct 1961, Vienna (Austria), following resolution of F-XB3519 - World Federation of Democratic Youth (WFDY), Mar 1960. Statutes modified Nov 1974, Varna (Bulgaria). Last statutes adopted at 8th General Conference, Nov 1986, Budapest (Hungary). Ceased to exist.


Create conditions for youth tourism and exchanges, developing contacts between members and other organizations working to promote international understanding and friendship; study and generalize experience of travel bureaux to popularize new and progressive forms of tourism; popularize activities and programmes of members; study trends in youth tourism, arranging exchanges of information; develop international youth tourism as a means of education; represent members in international organizations.


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General Conference (every 4 years) elects Council (President, 3 Vice-Presidents and 7 members, meeting at least twice a year), chairmen of permanent working commissions and Auditing Committee. Working Commissions (3): Economics; Promotion and Publication; Programming. Executive Director who, with President, Vice-Presidents and chairmen of working commissions, comprise Executive Board.


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GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 13: Climate Action



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