Professional Memberships

Good News Tour & Travel, Inc. is proud to be members of the following organizations to ensure a reputation of high quality in both the music education and student travel:

Student Youth Travel Association (SYTA) is the non-profit, professional trade association that promotes student & youth travel and seeks to foster integrity and professionalism among student and youth travel service providers. SYTA is “The Voice of Student & Youth Travel.”SYTA members are Tour Operators, Travel Agencies and supplier organizations (Hotels, Restaurants, Attractions, Airlines, Destination Marketing Organizations, etc.) that are committed to student and youth travel. All member companies have met criteria and adhere to SYTA’s Purposes, Goals and Code of Ethics.

NAfME: The National Association for Music Educators mission is to advance music education by encouraging the study and making of music by all.

The American Bus Association (ABA) represents the business concerns of both U.S. and Canadian privately owned motorcoach and tour operators. ABA represents the U.S. bus industry in Washington, DC, and supports the government affairs activities of its Canadian members and counterpart associations. ABA facilitates relationships between the North American motorcoach industry and all related segments of the travel and supplier industry. In addition, ABA creates awareness of the motorcoach industry among consumers in North America (USA, Canada and Mexico), and communicates publicly on important issues like motorcoach and highway safety.

AIG Travel Guard/Travel Guard International is a leader in student tour insurance. AIG Travel Guard has covered millions of students for over 20 years. AIG Travel Guard insurance plans include student travel insurance and student medical travel insurance for both domestic and international trips. Plans may include valuable medical coverage, trip interruption, emergency travel and health services and more.

The International Airlines Travel Agent Network’s (IATAN) mission is to promote professionalism, administer meaningful and impartial business standards, and to provide cost-effective products, services and educational programs that benefit the travel industry. Through the use of its informational and other resources, IATAN provides a vital link between the supplier community and the U.S. travel distribution network.

Better Business Bureau (BBB) is a non-profit, public service organization providing instant access to business and consumer alerts.  BBB Membership is by invitation to companies that have demonstrated sound business practice.  Clients will learn that GNTT is a member, stands behind their product and/or services, has a good business reputation and cares about promoting ethical business practices.

The use of the BBB Logo means GNTT has pledged to meet the BBB standards for ethical online business practices and agrees to resolve complaints using their dispute resolution program.

GNTT is a proud sponsor of the 50th Anniversary Wisconsin Music Educators Association.