Forum Sessions

Tuesday, January 25

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Networking Breakfast

Welcome Adele Youngs, SYTA President

Adele gives an overview of the Forum meeting objectives and agenda for the day.

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
NYC & Company Talks: Global Student Travel
Welcome by Fred Dixon, President and CEO, NYC & Company

An industry update and panel discussion on the global student industry featuring market research, country updates on inbound and outbound travel, and tour operator and supplier perspectives on facilitating travel for 2022 and 2023.

NYC Talks session is available to participating tour operators as part of the Forum and all NYC & Company member companies. Supplier registration for NYC & Company member companies will come from NYC & Company closer to the date.

*all NYC & Company members and SYTA Associate members are invited to attend this session.

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
NYC Student Travel Perspective
Facilitated by Reginald Charlot, Managing Director – Tourism Market Development, NYC & Company

Presentation is what is new for student travelers with a focus on multicultural itinerary opportunities.

Interactive discussions on key issues impacting student travel to NYC with tour operators and leaders from New York City’s tourism community.

3:15 PM – 5:00 PM
Student Tour Operator Roundtables (Tour Operators Only)
“Ted Style” presentations on key issues impacting student travel with engaging discussions on how we can resolve them and restart student travel.

Wednesday, January 26

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Breakfast with the SYTA Board of Directors

Advocacy task force gives update on SYTA’s efforts with national, state and local agencies and the outline for developing a coordinated educator/consumer facing campaign for Spring 2022.