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Survival in business requires perseverance, creativity, and focus. Explore how this plays out in leadership and executive management at the SYTA Summit, a thought-provoking executive learning experience with an element of fun.

“I was able to spend some quality time with my accounts and prospects, while enjoying a great experience at summit.”

Kevin Herlihy, National Accounts Manager, Travel Insured International

“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

“Educational sessions allow members to stay current on a variety of industry topics, ranging from safety to legal compliance to technology, marketing and more. A SYTA Summit’s inclusive package is incredibly great value, and guests are welcome. I cannot think of a reason why any member would not attend.”

Dan Kellerd, Executive Vice President, WorldStrides

“Honestly, I have to admit that this was my first SYTA Summit and wasn’t sure what to expect. I’ve attended many many trade shows over the years but with SYTA Summit you get the one on one engagement, round table discussions, just having interaction on a relaxed level really gave me the opportunity to get to know everyone and not to mention, everyone really makes you feel like family. This was such an ice breaker for me, going into 2016 SYTA Annual Conference!

I’m hooked on SYTA Summit & looking forward to 2017!”

Colleen Palmertree, CHSE, CTTP, National Sales Manager, Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau

“Not only does a SYTA Summit allow ample time for senior executives and business owners to network and attend educational sessions, it always takes place in an interesting, relaxing setting before the student travel season gets really busy.”

Dan Kellerd, Executive Vice President, WorldStrides

“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, President, Global Travel Alliance

“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, Group Travel Coordinator, 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

“Success comes from knowing what you don’t know, more than coming from what you do know.”

Ray Dalio

“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

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SYTA Summit 2017