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Holt, MI, Tuesday, April 2, 2024 – Educational Tours, Inc. recently earned certification as a Certified Student Travel Organization (CSTO) from the Center for Student Travel Safety, an affiliate of the Student and Youth Travel Association (SYTA), the official Voice of Student Travel. 

The CSTO certification is awarded to companies who have met or exceeded the minimum of 25 safety standards established by the Center and SYTA. SYTA is the only association in the industry equipped to educate student travel providers about all aspects of student travel, with an emphasis on student travel safety and personal and educational enrichment. The standards are derived from the most effective practices in the industry and are based upon SYTA’s Code of Ethics and reviewed by an objective commission of industry experts. 

Educational Tours, Inc. was founded in 1983 and has built a reputation for offering straight-forward, exceptional service with customized experiences. Their experience in the industry runs deep, with most of the team having been with ETI for more than 15 years. There is hardly a situation or destination ETI hasn’t encountered or planned for. ETI delivers expertise in all they do, believes that travel is a vital part of any education, and works hard each day to ensure that every trip is a positive experience. 

“We are very proud Educational Tours, Inc., a SYTA member, is a certified Student Travel Safety Organization,” said Carylann Assante, CAE, CEO of SYTA. “This company has demonstrated its dedication to reaching the highest level of professionalism in our industry. Their clients can feel an extra added measure of confidence that they are working with a company that values and prioritizes education and training in safety and risk management.

“In our commitment to student safety and educational enrichment, we at Educational Tours, Inc. are honored to earn the Certified Student Travel Organization,” said Donna Adam, President of Educational Tours, Inc. “With this certification, we reaffirm our dedication to providing exceptional service and ensuring that every journey with us is not only enriching but also as safe as possible.”

Click here to learn more about why a CSTO certification is important. You can reach Educational Tours, Inc. at 1-800-654-4560 or

About SYTA 

SYTA ( is the non-profit, international professional trade association that promotes student and 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 ®.”

About the Center for Student Travel Safety (The Center)

The Center is a non-profit, independent C-3 organization, working in partnership with SYTA to administer and grant SYTA certification programs. Together they provide education, training, and knowledge resources for its members in the areas of risk and incident management, emergency response plans, and overall safety practices that address the challenges of traveling student and youth groups globally.




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