Join Our Community

Connect to other student travel members to exchange ideas, expertise, and lessons learned with leaders and staff of other organizations like yours—both in person and online. Access your peers through the SYTA membership directory or in person at one of SYTA’s events throughout the year.

Tour Operator

SYTA Active Membership qualifications applies to group travel planners, tour operators, travel agencies, wholly owned subsidiaries of SYTA Active Member Categories and receptive tour operators applying for active membership.



Members include but are not limited to attractions, hotels, restaurants, transportation, insurance, technology, financial services, destination marketing organizations, convention and visitors bureaus, state and provincial marketing organizations, international tourism boards, and receptive operators.



Allied members include but are not limited to: associations, foundations, nonprofits, education, travel and hospitality, government and media.



Dual membership applies to companies that meet all the criteria of both an Active and an Associate member. This may be a tour operator that provides customized tours to student groups and also serves as a receptive tour operator for a destination or a transportation company that also provides customized group travel services to its customers.


Destination Marketing Organization (DMO)

Membership is open to all official DMOs recognized by their respective governments from the smallest town to the largest country, including convention and visitor bureaus, regional tourism boards, state tourism offices and provincial tourism offices and national tourism boards.


Code of Ethics

All members are committed to professionalism and integrity in student and youth travel. All companies adhere to SYTA’s Purposes, Goals, and Code of Ethics.