Travel Safely with Ellison

At Ellison, we take pride in our attention to health and safety, responsible travel and risk management. As a leader in the Canadian travel and tour industry, our measures meet and exceed global industry certifications providing our clients with peace of mind.

Ellison is a proud long-standing member of the Student and Youth Travel Association (SYTA), the premier association of businesses dedicated to providing life enhancing travel experiences to students and young people. SYTA instills confidence in travellers by establishing quality and safety standards for travel providers, and empowering members through advocacy, education, training and networking opportunities.

To learn more about SYTA and the benefits of travelling with a SYTA partner, watch this inspiring video or visit their site.


Ellison is a Certified Student Travel Organization


Their Vision: To create a culture of safety to instill confidence in our travellers.

Their Mission: SYTA’s Center for Student Travel Safety leads the industry in the enhancement and elevation of health and safety protocols and crisis readiness for student group travel experiences. We provide access to practical training, shared resources and best practices for our members and the student travel community.

For more information on the benefits of travelling with a CSTO certified travel organization, please click here.

Health & Safety

Our health and safety policies follow the public health guidance of Canadian and Global health authorities including the Public Health Agency of Canada, the US Centers for Disease Control, the European Centers for Disease Control and The World Health Organization. As a stamp holder of the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Safe Travels protocols for tour operators, we follow strict protocols and work with likeminded suppliers who share our dedication to health and safety protocols for all of our Ellison tours. We continuously monitor health and safety related travel advisories in each of our destinations, and ensure we’re providing the appropriate advice, risk management protocols and support for all of our Ellison Tours.

Risk Management

At Ellison, we pride ourselves on our attention to risk management and duty of care. We take proactive measures to avoid travel disruptions, and continue to invest in technologies and global travel alert services that give our clients peace of mind. Our monitoring systems allow us to quickly determine where our clients are located anywhere in the world, and flag any potential risks or travel advisories as they are determined.  With Ellison, you have someone to rely on while travelling. For more information, please see our You’re Protected Document

Dedicated Safe Travels Team

Our Safe Travels Team brings together public health and risk management expertise, educators and highly skilled travel planners and tour managers to ensure that robust policies and procedures are in place for the health and safety of our tours. Our team will ensure that our tours meet all appropriate COVID-19 and other public health guidelines, and that our Ellison tour managers are equipped with health, safety and risk management training, as well as all of the tools and resources to facilitate a safe experience for our travellers. Further, our Safe Travels Team is available 24/7 to our groups on tour, should any assistance be required. For more information contact