Student Youth Travel Association

Mission Statement: The Student & Youth Travel Association (SYTA) is the premier association of businesses dedicated to providing life enhancing travel experiences to students and young people. We instill confidence in our travelers by establishing quality and safety standards for travel providers, and we empower our members through advocacy, education, training and networking opportunities.

Our mission is to:

  1. Promoting the development and growth of the student and youth travel market.
  2. Expanding SYTA’s role as the “Voice of Student and Youth Travel” by keeping the industry, the press, consumers, and the general public informed on student travel related issues, information, and relevant data.
  3. Supporting the efforts of members to strengthen themselves and their businesses for growth and unforeseen challenges.
  4. Developing partnerships with education and travel organizations worldwide that share our common interests and goals.
  5.  Having a positive impact on the world around us.

Summary of Services: SYTA is the non-profit, professional trade association that promotes student & youth travel and seeks to foster integrity and professionalism among student and youth travel service providers. SYTA is “The Voice of Student and Youth Travel”.


SYTA Annual Conference
August 25-29, 2017  |  Albuquerque, NM

SYTA Annual Conference
August 24-28, 2018 |  Baltimore, MD

SYTA Summit 2018 
January 17-21, 2018 |  San Jose, Costa Rica

SYTA Social 
October 3, 2017 | Pigeon Forge, TN

SYTA Social 
October 17, 2017 | Philadelphia, PA

SYTA Social 
December 19, 2017 | Chicago, IL

SYTA Social 
February 13, 2018 | San Antonio, TX

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Key Executive:

Carylann Assante, CAE, Executive Director