Travel With Barb Earns Student Travel Safety Certification 

Travel With Barb recently earned designation 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. 

At Travel With Barb, we pride ourselves on our integrity, exceptional service, and value. We are passionate about the ways travel opens the minds of young people by providing both educational and inspirational opportunities. We strive to exceed the expectations of our clients by delivering memorable and remarkable experiences. Being one of only a few tour operators to complete this top-level safety and risk management certification is a testament to the TWB standard of service and our dedication to our teacher clients and their students.

“We are very proud Travel With Barb, a SYTA member, is a certified Student Travel Safety Organization. “ said Carylann Assante, SYTA CEO. “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.” 

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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