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.

SYTA’s Strategic Objectives

January 2017 – December 2020

  1. Ensure organizational and business sustainability for SYTA and SYTA Youth Foundation
  2. Produce an annual conference that meets budget and attendees’ satisfaction goals as the premiere “Student and Youth Travel” industry event
  3. Support the SYTA Youth Foundation
  4. Provide crisis, safety and terrorism preparedness education and resources
  5. Actively engage, retain and recruit members
  6. Build an advocacy framework for initiatives
  7. Drive leading edge research on student traveller trends and habits
  8. Execute strategic communications plan
  9. Rebuild and promote the SYTA certification programs
  10. Optimize SYTA’s data to deliver value to members
  11. Watch for new and leading edge technology
  12. Be on the lookout for strategic opportunities

Click HERE to access SYTA’s Strategic Plan.

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