About SYTA

About SYTA
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."

Our Mission
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 Vision
We give opportunities to students and youth so they can gain greater understanding of the World through the experiences of travel.

Our Members

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

SYTA Youth Foundation
The SYTA Youth Foundation is the is the 501(c)(3) philanthropic sister organization of the Student & Youth Travel Association (SYTA). The purpose of the Foundation is to create ongoing awareness and assistance programs for the direct benefit of youth. The SYTA Youth Foundation acts as a vehicle for the many volunteer resources and funding capabilities available from SYTA members, the Student & Youth Travel Industry, the Educational Community, and the Public.

The SYTA Youth Foundation believes that TRAVEL CHANGES LIVES FOR GOOD, and to that end, SYF strives to provide access to travel opportunities for the maximum number of young people that would otherwise be unavailable due to family hardship, budget cuts in school systems, or simply lack of the access to or education about travel as a learning experience. To learn more, visit

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