DMO & Publication Membership

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NATJA understands the importance and value in destinations and media interacting with one another. 

For almost 25 years, NATJA has distinguished itself as one of the premiere professional associations that is redefining professional development for the travel industry. More than just an association, NATJA prides itself in being a welcoming community of travel journalists and destination marketing organizations that aims to enrich careers and lives by working together and helping each other achieve educational and professional goals.

Your membership in NATJA provides a unique opportunity for CVBs/DMOS to have direct access to travel media through our semi-monthly newsletter, as well at our annual conference where destination representatives can mix and mingle in-depth with travel media.


For DMOs, NATJA offers the following benefits:

  • Connect with over 300 travel media members from all over the U.S., Canada, Mexico and other international markets through the NATJA website, through our Facebook Group or in person at the NATJA Conference

  • NATJA provides an affordable way to promote your destination to travel media, including distribution of your press releases and events to our mailing list of over 1,800 travel media subscribers

  • Post on the members-only Facebook Group, composed of over 300 active members, ask questions, network with media members, and share your destination on Twitter Tuesday and Facebook Friday!

  • Create your destination’s profile, showcase your destination, search our directory of qualified media members, connect and community with media, and more

  • Share your destination’s news with fellow members and over 3,000 media and destination subscribers in our semi-monthly e-newsletter, NATJA Notes

  • Member discount to the annual NATJA Conference & Marketplace where you can network with media throughout the conference

  • Online access to complimentary webinars and up-to-date professional development relevant to the challenges DMOs face in this ever-changing industry

  • Opportunity to be featured on the NATJA website as Featured Member of the Month

  • Complimentary entry in the annual NATJA Awards Competition, which recognizes the best in travel media & destination marketing! Additional entries are only $50USD compared with $200USD for non-members

  • Complimentary ads in TravelWorld International, NATJA’s magazine written and photographed by members which publishes four times per year.

Requirements for Membership

  • Eligible organizations include convention & visitors bureaus, destination marketing organizations, tourism boards, PR agencies, tour operators and/or any organization involved in travel or with travel media
  • Primary membership is awarded to the organization/company
  • Each organization can list up to three (3) individuals as contacts for the organization
  • New DMO members must pay the $500USD annual dues to initiate their membership. To remain in good standing, DMO members must pay $500USD annual dues by their anniversary date
  • All members must agree to and uphold the NATJA Code of Ethics
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