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The Student & Youth Travel Association (SYTA) is here to help provide your business with resources and guidance to navigate these uncertain times. We continue to provide virtual education opportunities and crisis communication toolkits and a variety of support to our members to help grow and resolve the complicated issues that have resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you’re a tour operator, travel agent, or supplier that services the student and youth travel industry and are interested in growing your business, you should consider joining the Student & Youth Travel Association (SYTA). When you become a SYTA member, you’ll have the opportunity to network with like-minded travel professionals and share ideas to grow your business.

SYTA provides the platform for all student travel members to exchange ideas, expertise, and lessons learned with leaders and staff of other organizations like yours—both in person and online through the SYTA membership directory.

If you’d like to learn more or schedule a time to talk about how SYTA can help you achieve your student travel goals, contact [email protected]

Tour Operator

SYTA Active Membership qualifications applies to group travel planners, tour operators, travel agencies, wholly owned subsidiaries of SYTA Active Member Categories and receptive tour operators applying for active membership.



Members include but are not limited to attractions, hotels, restaurants, transportation, insurance, technology, financial services, destination marketing organizations, convention and visitors bureaus, state and provincial marketing organizations, international tourism boards, and receptive operators.



Allied members include but are not limited to: associations, foundations, nonprofits, education, travel and hospitality, government and media.



Dual membership applies to companies that meet all the criteria of both an Active and an Associate member. This may be a tour operator that provides customized tours to student groups and also serves as a receptive tour operator for a destination or a transportation company that also provides customized group travel services to its customers.

International Affiliate

This community is open to student Tour Operators or Suppliers with offices outside the United States.


Code of Ethics

All members are committed to professionalism and integrity in student and youth travel. All companies adhere to SYTA’s Purposes, Goals, and Code of Ethics.