About Us

SYTA is the non-profit, professional trade association that promotes student & youth travel and seeks to foster integrity and professionalism among student and youth travel service providers. SYTA is “The Voice of Student and Youth Travel.®”


The Student & Youth Travel Association (SYTA) is the premier association of businesses dedicated to providing life enhancing travel experiences to students and young people. We instill confidence in our travelers by establishing quality and safety standards for travel providers, and we empower our members through advocacy, education, training and networking opportunities.


We help students and youth gain greater understanding of the world through the experience of travel.

DEI Statement

As the “The Voice of Student and Youth Travel®”, SYTA is dedicated to promoting life-enhancing travel experiences to students and young people. In order to do this responsibly, SYTA expects all members to value and respect each other, as well as the industry we serve. SYTA aims to create an inclusive, equitable, and diverse culture that empowers our members to celebrate differences, promote diversity of thought, and instill the importance of nurturing a sense of belonging. Recognizing that we serve a diverse industry with people who have unique personal and professional experiences, SYTA is committed to providing a space for members to learn and grow from one another. In addition, we aim to ensure everyone can be their authentic selves while actively participating in a community that amplifies voices and perspectives.

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