About BETA

The British Educational Travel Association (BETA) was established in 2003 as a not for profit membership association and now represents some of the biggest and best-known businesses in the youth, student and educational travel industry.

Since then we have pro-actively created a platform and network for businesses engaged within the sector, to meet, network and trade.  BETA’s role is to represent and co-ordinate the interests of this fast growing and dynamic industry.  

In 2019 our members served over 38 million young travellers wanting to study, tour or work.

Our two long-term strategic aims are:

  • to highlight the enormous value of youth, student and educational travel to, from and within the UK
  • to create commercial opportunities between buyers and sellers of youth related products

 The association currently represents over 120 organisations across the following sectors:

Youth and student tour operators and travel retailers
School travel organisers
Youth accommodation providers (homestay, hostels, student accommodation)
Activity holiday and summer school/camp providers
Language schools, education providers and educational institutions
official student and tourism bodies
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Study abroad, work exchange, au pair and internship programme organisers
Gap year, volunteering and adventure travel organisations
Destinations, tourist boards, RDAs, LGOs
Transport and sightseeing operators
Attractions, restaurants and venues
  Plus many others