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We encourage all Summit attendees to experience Colorado Springs Pre and Post-Summit. Reduced hotel room rates are available for attendees wishing to extend their stay – visit our Hotel & Travel Page for additional information.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Colorado Springs Student-Friendly Hotel Tours (tour operator only; registration required)
Sponsored by: Visit Colorado Springs
11:45 am – 5:00 pm

Tour Operators: Visit five of the most student-friendly hotels in Colorado Springs. You’ll begin with lunch at the DoubleTree by Hilton Colorado Springs before seeing four additional properties. Pre-registration is required. Transportation provided by Colorado Springs CVB.


11:45 am Depart The Broadmoor
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch & Tour at DoubleTree by Hilton Colorado Springs
1:15 pm – 1:45 pm Tour at LaQuinta Inn & Suites South
2:00 pm – 2:45 pm Tour at Hotel Elegante Conference & Event Center
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Tour at SCP Hotel
3:45 pm – 4:15 pm Hyatt Place Colorado Springs/Garden of the Gods
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Return to The Broadmoor
Details on Participating Hotels

Pre-Summit Sightseeing Tour(s)
(registration required)
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Cave of the Winds, Discovery Tour ($75)
Cave of the Winds is an historic natural landmark filled with amazing formations just waiting to be discovered by you. This is one of the region’s original attractions and is a great year-round choice for family fun and adventure. Explore the electrically lit portion of the cave on a 45–60 minute guided walking tour which includes 15 rooms, a 1/2 mile of concrete walkways, and 196 stairs. Summit attendees will learn about the history and geology of the cave while being shown some of its most beautiful formations.

U.S. Air Force Academy ($75)
Set at the base of the Rocky Mountain foothills, the U.S. Air Force Academy is so much more than an undergraduate institution and military base. With state-of-the-art technology and modern architecture, this campus offers Summit attendees a collection of awe-inspiring attractions to explore.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Post-Summit Stay & Play

Discover the extraordinary activities and personalized service that has made The Broadmoor an iconic destination among Colorado hotels.


“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.”

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

“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!”

Kara Mihalevich, President, Adventure Student Travel, LLC

“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!”

Tara Hippensteel, Director of National Tour & Travel, Hard Rock Café

“SYTA Summit has been an invaluable resource for both personal growth and building partnerships with other tour operators and vendors that has helped strengthen our business.”

Steve Maehl, Vice President, Global Travel Alliance

“The Summit is great. I Love the destinations we have visited and the size of the event itself. There is a real opportunity at Summit to spend quality time with all of the attendees and in a relationship based business, that time is everything.”

Bob Hofmann, Vice President, Broadway Inbound

SYTA Strategic Partners


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