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Announcing the Top 10 Student Destinations of 2017

January 10, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 10, 2017 — Despite what’s happening in the world, students are traveling and the Student & Youth Travel Association (SYTA) knows where they are going.

Each year, Teach & Travel—the official publication of the SYTA—features the top destinations for student groups as reported by SYTA member tour operators. Newbies to the Top 10 U.S. Destinations list this year are Williamsburg, Virginia and Atlanta, Georgia. New to the Top 10 North American Destinations are the cool Canadian cities of Vancouver, Whistler and Banff.

2017 Top 10 Student Travel Destinations


  • New York
  • Orlando
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Chicago
  • Los Angeles
  • Williamsburg
  • Philadelphia
  • Atlanta
  • San Francisco
  • Boston

North America

  • Toronto
  • Montreal
  • Niagara Falls
  • Ottawa
  • Quebec
  • Vancouver
  • Whistler
  • Banff
  • Nassau
  • Riviera Maya


  • London
  • Paris
  • Rome
  • Madrid
  • Dublin
  • Barcelona
  • China
  • Costa Rica
  • Australia
  • Florence

Emerging Destinations

  • San Antonio
  • Nashville
  • Cleveland
  • Anaheim
  • Honolulu

To see the 2016 lists, click here.


About Student & Youth Travel Association
SYTA is the non-profit, professional trade association that promotes student and youth group travel. It seeks to foster integrity and professionalism among student and youth travel service providers. SYTA members play an important role in facilitating both domestic mobility and international incoming and outgoing mobility worldwide. As the voice of student and youth travel, SYTA represents the interests of leading U.S., Canadian and international travel agencies, tour operators, attractions, destinations, educators and suppliers.