CSTO Certificate

Ellison Travel & Tours Earns Travel Safety Certification


Ellison Travel & Tours has 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 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.

Ellison Travel & Tours is committed to creating unique and memorable experiences, opening minds and hearts through travel since 1980. A family-run business, with multiple locations across Canada, Ellison takes pride in their commitment to excellent value and customer service, safety and risk management. Ellison customizes over 600 tours per year, including student groups, musical performances, small group/family travel and other special interest tours – both internationally and inbound to Canada.

We are very proud Ellison Travel & Tours 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.

We have spent many hours over the past year fine tuning our programs and processes to meet the standards set out by the Centre for Student Travel Safety.  I am extremely proud of our team for achieving this major accomplishment of being the first Canadian tour operator to complete this certification.  It will enhance the already successful tour planning process and safety standards for all of our tours moving forward.” said Marcie Ellison Outerbridge, Vice President and Co-Owner of Ellison Travel & Tours.

You can reach Ellison Travel & Tours at 1-800-265-7022 or www.ellisontravel.com.

About SYTA

SYTA (www.syta.org) 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.

Center Certificate CSTO Ellison