The British Educational Travel Association (BETA) and Italian Association of Language Consultants & Agents (IALCA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support, strengthen and increase collaboration between their members in the youth, student and educational travel industry

The purpose of this MOU is to strengthen cooperation between the two associations, to build trust, align messaging and to offer reciprocal support and industry intelligence.

Commenting on the partnership, Emma English, BETA’s Executive Director said 

We are delighted to sign an MoU with IALCA. Our goals align perfectly and Italy is an important source market for the UK. By aligning with IALCA we are able to formulate a series of actions and events that can support the long-term recovery of our members. Through this partnership we will encourage member to member collaboration to create safe, fun and innovative products, programmes and itineraries for young people

Pina Foti, President IALCA added

IALCA has always made collaboration one of its strengths believing that it is the key to interpreting the changes in our industry and the MOU signed with BETA aligns perfectly with this value.  On our 25th year of activity, that we are celebrating  this year, we are pleased to partner up with BETA and put to use the experience of both our Association to better support our members and the youth, student and educational travel industry

The two associations already share a series of common objectives including promoting the importance of youth mobility and increasing the quality of the products, programmes and itineraries available to young travellers.

Find out more about IALCA here