Tour Operator


Tour Operator Registration Rates

SYTA is pleased to offer Tour Operator registration for both appointment takers and non-appointment takers. These Business Sessions are where Buyers (that’s you, the Tour Operator) meet with Sellers (Suppliers) to create business relationships.

We encourage you/your company to participate in these Business Sessions and also recommend all attendees attend all luncheons, evening events, and education sessions offered.

Appointment Portal
The online SYTA Appointment Portal will be available for profile creation, research and appointment requests. All appointment-taking attendees will receive an email with Login ID and password information when the portal is ready.

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Early Bird Rates
(Until 5/31/2023)
(After 6/1/2023)
Tour Operator/Buyers Taking Appointments*
This includes one appointment book for your company and one attendee registration. For each appointment book your company takes, you will get an attendee registration free. (Additional Tour Operator attendees from the same company may register at the $375 rate.)
 $0 $375
Tour Operator/Buyers Attendee Registration
An additional tour operator/buyer attendee. This person may share the appointment book of the company or not take appointments.
 $375 $375
NEW Tour Operator/Buyer Taking Appointments + Membership
 $1,170 $1,170
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Rates listed above.
Tour Operator/Buyer Taking Appointments $665 $665
Tour Operator/Buyer NOT Taking Appointments $670 $670

Appointment Taker: Designated as the primary contact for one book of appointments with suppliers of products and services (hotels, restaurants, destinations, etc.). Each company may have more than one book of appointments.

Important note: A book of appointments consists of 100+ potential appointment slots filled with suppliers. Only those tour operator attendees committed to meet with all their pre-scheduled appointments should register with this rate.

Rotating/Sharing Appointments: An additional tour operator/buyer may share a book book of appointments.

Not Taking Appointments: Includes access to full conference but does not include access to business appointment portal.

Buyer is any business entity that conducts or arranges student or youth travel. This includes tour operators, receptive tour operators, group travel planners and travel agencies who want to meet with suppliers of student and youth products and services.

*By registering as a Tour Operator/Buyer, you are agreeing to:

  • Each Tour Operator registered to take appointments receives their own book of appointments. One email address may be associated with each appointment book. You may share your book of appointments with a rotating/sharing appointment registrant or a non-appointment taker.
  • You must complete the company profile in the appointment portal prior to appointment requests opening.
  • You must attend all prescheduled appointments and be available at your booth throughout all business sessions on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
  • Tour Operators not meeting these requirements will be invoiced an additional $375 USD.

*Membership Policy

SYTA Membership must be current through August 31, 2023 to receive member rate. Membership dues must be paid in full prior to August 1, 2023. If membership dues are not paid by August 1, 2023, registration rate may change to the non-member registration rate.

Cancellation/Refund/Substitution Policy

In the event SYTA must cancel the conference due to any unforeseen circumstances, SYTA will issue a full refund for paid registrations. SYTA is NOT liable for reimbursement of any expenses (included but not limited to transportation, hotel, food and beverage, incidentals) incurred by 2023 Annual Conference registered attendees as a result of the conference cancellation.

Conference cancellations must be received in writing no later than June 23, 2023. All cancellations are subject to a 20% administrative fee. SYTA will not issue refunds for registrations or event add-ons after June 23, 2023 however, substitutions without penalty are welcome through July 14, 2023. Substitutions made after July 14 will be subject to a $75 fee. SYTA regrets that refunds will not be given for no-shows. To be considered for a refund, requests must be submitted in writing by email to [email protected].

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Tour operators, receptive tour operators, group travel planners, travel agencies who receive and send students, youth, and school groups domestically and internationally.

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Registration Questions

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 703-610-1263
Fax: 703-610-0270

Membership Questions

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 703-610-0250
Fax: 703-610-0270