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Bob Rogers Travel Earns Student Travel Safety Certification 


Naperville, IL, Apr. 10, 2024 – Bob Rogers Travel recently received 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 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.

Bob Rogers Travel (BRT) is a leader in the student travel industry, having taken over 650,000 students on over 8,000 trips since its founding in 1981.  Founded by a former high-school band director, BRT has enjoyed steady growth based on its focus on performance travel, deep relationships with educators, life-changing experiences for students, and safe travel for all.

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

“The safety of our travelers – students, educators, chaperones and parents – has always been of utmost importance at Bob Rogers Travel, and that will never change,” said Todd Rogers, BRT Co-CEO.  “We’re proud to be one of only 13 companies to have earned this recognition from SYTA.”

About SYTA 

SYTA is the premier association of businesses dedicated to providing life-enhancing travel experiences to students and young people. SYTA instills confidence in student travelers by establishing quality and safety standards for travel providers, and empowers its members through advocacy, education, training, and networking opportunities.

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.

Media Contact: 
Todd Rogers
Bob Rogers Travel
(800) 373-1423 x202

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