Empower teachers to create change by expanding the classroom to the world.
Lapeer, MI (PRWEB) October 21, 2008
John Krish, General Manager of Travel Adventures, Inc. in Lapeer, MI recently assumed the position of President of the Student & Youth Travel Association (SYTA®) at its annual conference in San Antonio, Texas. A major travel industry event, the SYTA conference attracted more than 1,000 student and youth travel professionals, including tour operators and suppliers from destinations throughout the United States, Canada, and around the world.
"Our organization continues to play a vital role on shaping tomorrow's leaders. According to a recently released report from the United Nations World Travel Organization, student and youth travel is recognized as the fastest growing segment of the travel industry. It represents more than $165 Billion in annual spending. This is a growing industry and one that can truly make a difference in the lives of the students and youth of the world. This association is the absolute best resource for anyone affiliated with the student and youth travel industry," said Mr. Krish.
As president Mr. Krish will provide leadership and direction for SYTA, a growing association whose mission is to promote and support integrity and professionalism among student and youth travel service providers. His years of experience in public education as well as the travel industry will be an asset for the over 800 members that the association represents.
The Student & Youth Travel Association, "The Voice of Student and Youth Travel®," is a non-profit, professional trade association, which was formed in 1997. Members of SYTA include tour operators, attractions, convention & visitor bureaus, state/provincial offices of tourism, hotels/hostels, restaurants, theaters, transportation and other organizations involved in student and youth travel. Current Active members (tour operators) of SYTA account for over $1.5 billion in student and youth travel, providing trips for over 2.2 million participants each year. For more information visit syta.org.
About Travel Adventures
Travel Adventures is a student tour provider staffed by educators who understand the needs of teachers. It has served over one half million students since 1987 and its mission is to "Empower teachers to create change by expanding the classroom to the world." To discover more about Travel Adventures and its many educational programs, visit TravelAdventures.com.