A Safe Return to Travel: Student Edition

We understand that planning student travel is not a priority right now.

We also know students will travel again, and as proud members of Student & Youth Travel Association (SYTA), we are here for you when that planning begins. In light of the ongoing pandemic, we are fully committed to providing continued safe guidance, expertise and travel assistance for you when you begin to reschedule travel plans affected by Coronavirus.

The SOCIAL IMPACT of Travel on Students
COVID-19: Educator Resource Guide for Student Group Travel
Leaders in Travel Address COVID-19

Are you familiar with S.T.E.P? The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service to allow U.S. citizens and nationals traveling and living abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.





We at Southwestern Travel Group are staying up-to-date with vendor’s continually changing, policies and guidelines. When the time comes to travel again, we will continue to make safety our number one priority. As we work towards a safe return to travel, many of our vendors are introducing the following procedures:

  1. Increased frequency of cleaning disinfecting public spaces
  2. Posted guidelines to help keep travelers safe
  3. Sanitizing stations
  4. Limiting occupancy

Note from our partners in Orlando, FL: “We continue to monitor the Coronavirus situation closely and focus on the well-being of our guests and team members.  We are watching all updates from local and international health authorities and taking all precautions. We encourage our guests to do the same.”

BE SURE TO check out this month’s issue of SYTA’s Teach & Travel publication for travel pointers, emerging destinations and how we, as partners of SYTA, are promoting safe travel. The spirit of travel is alive and we, at Southwestern Travel Group, will always BELIEVE IN TRAVEL. Fuel your travel spirit, planning your next visit to one of these emerging destinations:


















Also, make sure to take advantage of the VIRTUAL SIGHTS! Check out ways to experience attractions from across the country, from the comfort of your home as we #ROAMFROMHOME

We will travel again. When that time comes, we are HERE FOR YOU.

Our team of travel experts would love to help you plan your next adventure. At Southwestern Travel Group, our depth of expertise, knowledge of destinations, and attention to detail saves you time, money, and headaches. As travel experts, we can handle any emergency that may arise when you’re on the road — everything from a missed flight connection to a hotel that closes unexpectedly—and we will go the extra mile. To book your next trip, contact us today at 800.222.4441 or [email protected].