Affiliations, Sponsorships, Accreditations, and Awards
We are proud to be a part of so many programs.
Providing students with unforgettable educational experiences is an effort that goes beyond Bennett Travel. We are surrounded by world-class programs and partners that support our vision and we support each other in the same fashion. Below are some organizations with which we are proud to share relationships.
Michigan School Band & Orchestra Association
Bennett Travel is pleased to be a member of the Michigan School Band & Orchestra Association. Michigan School Band & Orchestra Association's mission is to provide each student intellectual and creative instrumental music experiences expressed through emotional and artistic communication.View Website
Michigan State Vocal Music Association
Bennett Travel is proud to be a member of the Michigan State Vocal Music Association. As innovative leaders in vocal music education, the Michigan State Vocal Music Association provides experiences that inspire their diverse community. Michigan School Vocal Music Association is a non-profit that supports and encourages the expression of vocal talent and musical creativity. Programming includes festivals that encourage students to strive for excellence, honors choirs that unite voices from schools throughout the state and professional development opportunities that inspire teachers to foster environments where students thrive. Their vision is to reach the hearts of all people through song.View Website
Music for All (MFA)
Sponsor: Official Student Travel Partner
Through Music Travel Consultants, Bennett Travel is pleased to be the Official Student Travel Partner of Music for All and Bands of America. Music for All is one of the largest and most influential national music education organizations in support of active music-making. Music for All is unique in that it combines programming at a national level with awareness campaigns, research and advocacy. Bands of America, the nation’s leading presenter of music events for high school band students, champions a mission to create and provide “positively life-changing” experiences for students, teachers, parents and communities.View Website
Winter Guard International
Preferred Travel Partner
Through Music Travel Consultants, Bennett Travel is pleased to be Winter Guard International’s Preferred Travel Partner. WGI Sport of the Arts is the world’s premier organization producing indoor color guard, percussion, and winds competitions. As a non-profit youth organization, WGI also serves as the governing body for the indoor color guard, percussion, and winds activities. It is called the Sport of the Arts because it brings music to life through performance in a competitive format. Even with over 40 years of history, the sport continues to evolve and grow.View Website
Heart of America Show Choir and Concert Choir Competitions
Official Travel Partner
Through Music Travel Consultants, Bennett Travel is proud to be Heart of America’s Official Travel Partner. Since 2015, Heart of America has been hosting performance events for the finest choirs in iconic cities across the US. From NYC to KC, Orlando and Nashville, Tennessee, they have become the leader in professionally produced, educational experiences for performers and fans alike. Located in family-friendly, entertainment meccas, HOA Festivals light up the stage so your star can shine bright. HOA is also committed to Sharing the Love via random acts of kindness, by cheering on our competitors and through philanthropic endeavors.View Website
Recognized Youth Travel Planner
Through Music Travel Consultants, Bennett Travel is proud to be a Disney Parks Recognized Youth Travel Planner. Music Travel Consultants/Bennett Travel was also selected to be a part of the Walt Disney World Resort/Disneyland Resort Youth Travel Planner Symposium.View Website
Disney on Broadway
Preferred Travel Planner
Through Music Travel Consultants, Bennett Travel is pleased to be Disney Broadway’s Preferred Travel Planner. Disney Theatrical Productions Limited (DTP), also known as Disney on Broadway, is the flagship stageplay and musical production company of the Disney Theatrical Group, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Studios, a major business unit of The Walt Disney Company.View Website
Preferred Youth Travel Planner
Through Music Travel Consultants, Bennett Travel is proud to be an official Universal Orlando Preferred Youth Travel Planner. Universal Orlando Resort™ is proud to partner with select vendors that provide superior service and quality products for the ultimate theme park and resort hotel experience.
Student & Youth Travel Association (SYTA)
Approved Tour Operator - SYTA Certified Member
As a charter member of SYTA (Student & Youth Travel Association), founded in 1997 to protect travelers younger than 26 years of age, Music Travel/Bennett Travel endorses and complies with SYTA's strict code of ethics. In addition, Music Travel Consultants meets SYTA's requirement that members have tour protection coverage of $200,000 more than that offered by NTA's Consumer Protection Plan.View Website
Student & Youth Travel Association (SYTA) Youth Foundation
Platinum Circle Sponsor
Formed in the year 2000, the SYTA Youth Foundation is the 501(c)(3) philanthropic sister organization of the Student & Youth Travel Association (SYTA). SYTA Youth Foundation’s mission is to impact the lives of students and youth through travel experiences that change their lives.
SYF believes that TRAVEL CHANGES YOUNG LIVES FOR GOOD, and to that end, SYF strives to provide access to travel opportunities for the maximum number of young people that would otherwise be unavailable due to family economic hardship, budget cuts in school systems or simply lack of access to or education about travel as a learning experience.View Website
National Association for Music Education
National Association for Music Education (NAfME), among the world’s largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers. The Association orchestrates success for millions of students nationwide and has supported music educators at all teaching levels for more than a century.
Since 1907, NAfME has worked to ensure that every student has access to a well-balanced, comprehensive, and high-quality program of music instruction taught by qualified teachers. NAfME’s activities and resources have been largely responsible for the establishment of music education as a profession, for the promotion and guidance of music study as an integral part of the school curriculum, and for the development of the National Standards for Arts Education.View Website
National Band Association
Sponsor: Corporate Member
The National Band Association, founded on September 11, 1960, is the largest professional organization for bands in the world. It was organized for the purpose of promoting the musical and educational significance of bands and is dedicated to the attainment of a high level of excellence for bands and band music. The NBA is an organization open to anyone and everyone interested in bands, regardless of the length of experience, type of position held, or the specific level at which one works. The membership roster includes professionals and students from every facet of the band world. NBA is today’s professional organization for band directors, and it stands ready to serve all members of the association through a variety of projects and initiatives.View Website
American Bus Association
ABA (American Bus Association) is the trade association of the intercity bus industry. Active in representing members' interests before the U.S. Government, it also facilitates relationships between North American motorcoach and tour companies. Promoting motorcoach travel to consumers is a major ABA focus.View Website
National Tour Association
NTA is made up of over 600 professional tour companies and allied travel suppliers. NTA members must carry a minimum of $1 million dollars of professional liability insurance coverage, and each must have had two years experience in tour operations.View Website
International Airlines Travel Agent Network
Choosing IATAN is business decision ensuring that our company and sales are accurately identified and recognized by industry suppliers globally.View Website
Educational Division of Music Travel Consultants
Music Travel's youth education division, Educational Destinations, specializes in learning tours for students of all ages, planning both customized and pre-packaged group programs within the USA and throughout the world. Popular trips include Washington, D.C., Williamsburg, Chicago, Gettysburg, New York, Philadelphia, Boston, St. Louis, Hollywood and Toronto.View Website
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