Here is the SYTA Summit at Sea schedule at a glance.  Please use the drop-down menu to see the schedule by day.


Wednesday, January 31 Time Hotel
Staff and Board Arrivals    
SYTA Board Meeting 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM  
SYTA Board Dinner 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM  

Tour Operator Arrivals

Board of Trustees Arrival

Thursday, February 1 Time Hotel
Breakfast on Own 7:00 AM – 8:30 AM  
Orlando “FAM”
Tour Operators Only 
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM  
Joint Board Meeting 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM  
Joint Board Lunch 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM  
SYTA and SYF Board Meetings 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM  
SYTA Social 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM  
Friday, February 2  Time Hotel / Allure of the Seas
Breakfast on Own 7:00 AM – 8:30 AM  
Tour Operator Education / Round Tables
Sponsored by Visit Orlando
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM  
SYTA and SYF Board Meetings 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM  
Pre-Summit 2024 Attendees Depart for Port Canaveral 12:30 PM  
Summit 2024 Attendees on Board 2:00 PM  
Summit at Sea Welcome and Sponsor Meet-Up
(All attendees expected to attend. Attendees will go to dinner from the Welcome Event – Casual Attire)
2:30 PM – 5:00 PM  
Summit at Sea Dinner
(Seatings 5:30 PM)
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM  
After Glow / Show 8:00 PM  
Saturday, February 3 Time Allure of the Seas
Breakfast on Own 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM  
SYTA Summit Welcome (Morning Joe) 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM  
Interactive Workshop with Kevin Brown 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM  
Lunch – Windjammer (on ship) or CocoCay 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM  
Group Activity on CocoCay
(All attendees expected to attend)
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM  
Dinner (Seatings at 5:30 PM) 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM  
After Glow / Show 8:00 PM  
Sunday, February 4  Time Allure of the Seas
Cruising at Sea    
Breakfast on Own 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM  
SYTA Summit Huddle (Morning Joe) 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM  
Education Sessions 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM  
Lunch – Ship Dining 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM  
Group Activity 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM  
Dinner Seating 5:30 PM  
After Glow / Show 8:00 PM  
Monday, February 5  Time  
Arrive Orlando
(Port Canaveral)
6:30 AM  
Self Departure
(carry your own luggage)
7:30 AM – 8:00 AM  
Porter Carry Luggage Off Ship 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM  
All Must Depart 9:00 AM  
Shuttle Departures / Coach to Orlando TBA    
Flights 12:00 Noon or Later    


Dr. Michael A. Mazzarisi, President, Performing Arts Consultants

The best part of a SYTA SUMMIT is that it provides the opportunity for travel professionals to meet in a conversable setting without the pressure of a 7 minute meeting or have to deal with the barrage of conference masses. Every tour operator has unique abilities, and since I am a big proponent of partnerships, SUMMIT becomes an ideal network to forge plans for new and exciting joint ventures.

Kara Mihalevich, President, Adventure Student Travel, LLC

To me, SYTA Summit is the most valuable conference that I attend. I always find the educational seminars very useful and because it is a smaller, more intimate conference, you get to build a much deeper relationship with the sponsors. This is also the only conference that I have ever really had the opportunity to get to know other attendees. I absolutely LOVE SYTA Summit!

Tara Hippensteel, National Director of Tourism, City Cruises

SYTA Summit provides an unique opportunity to get up close with my SYTA partners and many of our buyers. The environment lends itself to a causal, natural environment – no pressure just building my network!

Steve Maehl, Global Travel Alliance

It was over ten years ago that I attended my very first SYTA event at the 2009 Summit. I learned a lot, and made new friendships, but what impressed me the most was discovering an organization that desired to come together to collectively improve our industry and continually works together to change young lives for good through travel.