About the North American Travel Journalists Association

NATJA’s mission is to provide educational and networking opportunities to help members excel in their craft and exceed their professional expectations.

The industry is experiencing substantial changes as developments in publishing and communication change roles, processes and opportunities for travel journalists and travel destinations. The North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) is committed to helping media members navigate these changes, learn new skills and techniques and position themselves to prosper in the new multiplatform travel journalism environment and be among the top tier of travel journalists. As the only professional organization to promote the symbiotic relationship between destinations and freelance, independent media, NATJA provides education and tools for Convention and visitors bureaus and destination marketing organizations to succeed in their objective of developing travel and tourism opportunities for their constituents.

The Benefits of Media Membership

Would you like to a part of a thriving and intelligent community of journalists, photographers, bloggers, podcasters and other content creators who focus on travel or the travel experience? If your answer is yes, then NATJA is the association for you!

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Awards Competition

The NATJA Awards Competition honors the “best of the best” from travel media and travel promotion submitted by print and online travel magazines, in-flight magazines, public relations agencies, convention & visitors bureaus and destination marketing organizations (CVBs/DMOs) from the United States, Canada, Mexico and internationally. The 2017 NATJA Awards Competition will kick-off August 1, 2017.

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The Benefits of DMO Membership

Are you a destination marketing organization looking to make the most out of your marketing dollars? NATJA helps maximize your ROI by giving you the resources to reach out to hundreds of travel media, and much more!

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Annual Conference

The annual NATJA Conference & Marketplace is a great place to network with media and destinations throughout the conference and at the marketplace, participate in expert-led professional development sessions, and really get to know what it means to be a part of the NATJA community. Save the Date! Next year's conference will take place in Branson, MO from April 24 - 27, 2018. Stay tuned for more details!

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