The North American Travel Journalists Association is one of the premier professional associations of writers, photographers, editors, and tourism professionals dedicated to supporting the professional development of its members, providing exceptional benefits and valuable resources, encouraging high quality professional journalism, promoting travel and leisure activities to the public, and honoring the excellence of journalism throughout the world.
NATJA membership is open to media professionals who contribute articles, programs, blogs, and other content to print and digital media. Membership is also open to Publications, Convention and Visitors Bureaus and Destination Marketing Organizations in North America. NATJA’s CVB/DMO membership provides a low-cost and effective way to promote destinations by providing direct access to media and editors of publications.
NATJA’s programming and services include the annual Conference & Marketplace focusing on professional development for media and member organizations; the prestigious annual NATJA Awards Competition for travel media, publications, and destination marketing organizations; and providing our membership with the tools necessary in this world of ever-evolving communications channels.
In addition, NATJA publishes TravelWorld International magazine (www.travelworldmagazine.com), which features stories and photography exclusively by NATJA members and has a significant international readership.
Founded in 1991 by a group of sixteen travel writers, NATJA is the second largest association of writers, photographers, editors, and tourism professionals dedicated to redefining professional development for the travel industry.
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