SYTA relies on its network of Allied Members to promote the social and economic value of student travel worldwide. Allied members include but are not limited to: associations, foundations, nonprofits, education, travel and hospitality, government and media.  Allied members receive Associate Member Benefits and a customized partnership agreement to reflect the relationship between the Allied organization and SYTA. 

Allied Members receive up to two (2) complimentary Annual Conference Registration as a non-appointment taking attendee.  Allied members who wish to take appointments may register as an Allied taking appointments and pay the registration fee.

If you would like to become an Allied Member, please contact [email protected]

Registration for the 2024 SYTA Annual Conference will open to members first. To renew your membership or join, email [email protected] or visit


Allied Member Rates

Allied Taking Appointments $1,375
Allied NOT Taking Appointments Complimentary

Taking Appointments: Include one book of appointments with tour operators/buyers. Only one appointment taking registration per member company.

Not Taking Appointments: Includes access to annual meeting, general sessions and networking. Does not include access to business appointments.


Allied membership is designed for organizations that promote the social and economic value of student travel worldwide, not limited to: associations, foundations, nonprofits, education-focused organizations, and the media. Allied members receive Associate member benefits and a customized partnership agreement to reflect the relationship between the Allied organization and SYTA. For more information, please email [email protected]


If your SYTA membership renewal is due prior to August 31, 2023, then membership must be current and paid in full prior to August 31 to receive member rate. The member rate will be applied during the registration process. If membership is not paid at the time of the conference, attendees will receive an invoice for the difference between the member and non-member conference rate.

Full registration payment for appointment taking attendees must be received by Friday, July 12, 2024, or their appointment book will be cancelled.

Full registration payment for non-appointment taking attendees must be received by Friday, August 2, 2024, or their registration will be cancelled.

Registration staff will not be able to print your personal appointment schedules or other materials on site.   

Registration cancellations must be received in writing to [email protected] by Friday, June 21, 2024, to receive a refund. Future credits will not be issued.

Registration substitutions must be received in writing to [email protected] by Friday, August 2, 2024.

No-shows or cancellations will not receive a refund or future credit after Friday, June 21, 2024. Appointments will not be rescheduled via phone or video call.

In accordance with SYTA’s member data policies, attendees will not receive a registration list with full contact details. You can locate a buyer or seller’s contact information in the appointment portal but will not have an option to download a master list.

Most tour operators/buyers receive full appointment books, aside from their scheduled breaks. Appointment takers are expected to take all appointments to receive the complimentary rate. Appointments are scheduled based on mutual requests first, followed by buyer requests, then seller requests (based on availability).

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There are plenty of opportunities to network at our conference. If you have not had the opportunity to meet with a particular buyer or seller company, let a member of the SYTA leadership, SYTA staff, or Conference Committee know and we’ll assist with arranging a personal introduction, outside of the appointment times. We’re always available to help connect you with other attendees.

Housing Policy

We request that you stay at one of the 2024 SYTA Annual Conference host hotels. SYTA takes a financial risk when securing rooms for the conference. Attendees who stay outside the block will be charged an additional $200 after the conference. If your company has a formal travel policy regarding hotels, please email this information to [email protected]. Local NYC attendees that prefer to commute to our events are exempt from this policy. We appreciate your consideration and look forward to seeing you in NYC.

SYTA is NOT liable for reimbursement of any hotel expenses incurred because of individual or group cancellations or cancellation of the conference by Staff.