Key Messages for SYTA

  • SYTA is the non-profit, professional trade association that promotes student and youth travel worldwide. Our Members are companies that work with teachers and educators to provide safe educational travel for students.  
  • SYTA is acknowledged as the authority on student and youth travel. Its members are recognized for providing the highest quality and safest educational experiences for student and youth travelers. Membership in SYTA is essential for student travel professionals and provides a measurable return on investment of time and resources. 
  • SYTA believes that travel is an education in itself for young people, giving them the opportunity to travel outside of one’s own neighborhood, school, city or country, which can be a powerful educational experience both for the traveler and people whose lives are touched by the traveler.  
  • The experience of travel outside one’s own immediate environment can expand a young person’s understanding of people who differ from them and increase empathy for others.
  • SYTA is motivated by the potential of the “multiplier factor” of positive change that travel can inspire in young people who travel, and all the generations they will affect in the future.