Founded in 1991 by a group of sixteen travel writers, the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) is one of the largest professional associations of travel writers, photographers, editors, bloggers and tourism professionals dedicated to the highest quality of journalism excellence in promoting travel and leisure activities to the general public. This is accomplished through its ongoing professional development programs, bi-weekly newsletter, annual awards competition and annual conference and Marketplace.
NATJA has two membership levels.
In addition, NATJA publishes TravelWorld International magazine, a member benefit since its stories and photography are done exclusively by NATJA members. CVB/DMO members receive complimentary advertising annually as part of their member benefit.