Safety Guides

Crisis Communications Planning Guide (CCPG)

In addition to responding during a crisis, organizations need to communicate effectively with their clients, the public, and their teams. The Crisis Communications Planning Guide helps travel organizations prepare their own individual plans for responding during an emergency or unexpected event. The guide is available to SYTA members at my.syta.org.

SYTA International Safety Resource Guide (ISRG)

The SYTA Safety Committee and International Committee developed a guide for addressing the unique circumstances of planning for safety and incident management while traveling internationally. The guide is available to SYTA members at my.syta.org.

SYTA Crisis Response Planning Guide (CRPG)

With all the current events happening around the world, it has never been more important for student and youth travel organizations to have effective Crisis Response Plans.  The Crisis Response Planning Guide is designed to support student travel organizations in building effective crisis response plans. The guide is available to SYTA members at my.syta.org.

Bon Voyage!

A legal and policy-making guide for school boards on international student travel.

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Safety Resource Guide

This guide has been developed to provide ideas for addressing many of the challenges associated with traveling with students and youth.

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Motorcoach Brochure

Successful travel by motorcoach is the result of diligent planning, thorough investigation, timely updates and experienced negotiations. Learn about the facts related to motorcoach companies, driver’s hours of service requirements, new driver coercion rules, and more.

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Depart Smart: Travel HEROES Safety Certification Course

Depart Smart is on a mission to save lives and lead the world in travel safety. We are honored and humbled to be travel safety thought leaders, as seen in major news. Our passion is helping global citizens depart smart so they return safe.

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Certified Student Travel Organization (CSTO) Workshop

SYTA is offering active members the opportunity to attend a Certified Student Travel Organization (CSTO) Workshop in October. This workshop provides an overview of the CSTO Application and Certification process and meets one of the requirements for Certification. CSTO applicants are required to take this Workshop before applying for their CSTO. Additional information on the CSTO is available on my.syta.org. A virtual version of the workshop will be available in November. Active members are encouraged to attend whether or not they are applying for certification.

October 22, 2019 | 4:00pm EST Register
October 28, 2019 | 3:00pm EST Register
October 30, 2019 | 12:00pm EST Register


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