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.

Thank You, Oxnard!

Thank you to the Oxnard Convention & Visitors Bureau for rolling out the red carpet for all of the attendees at the 14th Annual NATJA Conference & Marketplace. Thank you to Amtrak for partnering with NATJA and getting many of our attendees from all across the United States to and from Oxnard. #DiscoverOxnard16 was an amazing event, and it could not have been possible without all of Oxnard's partners coming together: Ventura County Coast, Conejo Valley, Visit Camarillo, Silverado Stages, Stay in Simi, Lompoc Valley, Visit San Luis Obispo County, Paso Robles, Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau, Island Packers, Marine Emporium Landing, Santa Barbara Adventure Company, Channel Islands Kayak Center, Scarlett Belle, Southern California Jet Skis, Heritage Square Oxnard, Oxnard Downtowners, Jersey Mike's, Honey Cup, The Waterside Restaurant & Wine Bar, Explore Wines, Roadrunner Shuttle, Mountain House Adventure Meals, The Kitchen, and La Dolce Vita. Click here to watch the conference retrospective video!

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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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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