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CANCELED: Advice for Traveling Teacher Leaders

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Advice for Traveling Teacher Leaders

Presented by Michael J. Bowers, President and CEO, Travel Safety Solutions
Hosted by Katy Summers, Sr. Manager of Education and Professional Development, SYTA

Sponsored by SYTA – The Student & Youth Travel Association

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The Student Youth Travel Association (SYTA) and its tour operator members are very proud of their commitment to travel safety. They take the steps necessary to reduce the chance of an unwanted event occurring during a trip. As a member of SYTA, tour operators adhere to strict performance and safety standards designed to improve the professionalism of the industry while placing special emphasis on implementing best practices to improve the travel experience.

When a SYTA tour operator leads tour groups, they strive to ensure these practices are in place. When they are not leading the tour group, and to support traveling teachers, they want to share their safety practices to help your trip runs smoothly.

Mr. Bowers will share these best practices and insights into how each recommendation could be implemented. We hope all traveling teacher leaders join us for this informative presentation as time and experience have shown that following these simple suggestions can reduce the chance of a problem surfacing while on a student travel trip.

This edWebinar will be of benefit to middle school through higher education teachers and school and district leaders. There will be time to have your questions answered at the end of the presentation.


Michael BowersAbout the Presenter

Michael J. Bowers is the president and CEO of Travel Safety Solutions and is an experienced executive with extensive knowledge of the airline, travel and safety, and risk management practices. He served as the senior director of safety and health with People to People Ambassador programs and was responsible for more than 100,000 students and 4,000 traveling teacher leaders that traveled each year. Most recently, Mr. Bowers partnered with the Student Youth Travel Association (SYTA) to create the student travel industry’s first of its kind safety and operational standards. Mr. Bowers is a published writer, speaker, and blogger on all things related to student travel safety.


Katy SummersAbout the Host

Katy Summers is the senior manager of education and professional development for the Student & Youth Travel Association. Katy manages certifications for professionals and organizations within the student travel industry that are focused on professional development and meeting safety standards. Prior to her current role, Katy was a classroom teacher, then moved into the role of curriculum development manager, and then education manager for a travel organization. She has a strong passion for providing education and professional development to learners in the student travel world to ensure students travel safely and get to experience the joy of travel!

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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.®



Wednesday, April 22, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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