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Winners of the 2018 NATJA Awards Competition Announced
Thursday, January 17, 2019 01:22 PM

NATJA has announced the winners of the 2018 Travel Media Awards Competition. Click here to see who won!

Winners of the awards competition, as well as the recipient of the 3rd Annual Keith Bellows Award will be celebrated at the Inaugural Awards Dinner on Friday, February 15th in Los Angeles, California. Click here for details.

NATJA Announces Inaugural Awards Dinner
Wednesday, January 02, 2019 10:00 AM

The North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) will celebrate the winners of the 2018 Awards Competition on Friday, February 15th at a dinner at the City Club Los Angeles, located on the 51st floor of the City National Bank building with sweeping views of Los Angeles. Tickets are available for $75 per person and are available for purchase here. 

Hotel accommodations will be available at The Mayfair Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Click here for all of the awards dinner details.

Competition finalists will be announced on or about January 15th.

David Noyes to Receive Keith Bellows Award for Excellence in Travel Journalism
Friday, February 16, 2018 06:24 PM
The North American Travel Journalists Association is pleased to announce that David Noyes will receive the Keith Bellows Award for Excellence in Travel Journalism for his outstanding work as a journalist and photographer and his commitment to changing the world through the organization he founded, Innocent Eyes Project. The Keith Bellows Award was established to honor his work as the long time Editor-in-Chief of National Geographic Traveler, as an advocate for the importance of travel and its power to transform and teach about the world, cultures, people, and economies.
2017 NATJA Awards Winners Announced!
Thursday, February 08, 2018 10:00 AM

PASADENA CA - The North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) has announced the winners of its 2017 NATJA Travel Media Awards Competition. Awards were given to publications, travel journalists, photographers whose work was published in print and online media from September 2016 through August 2017. Additionally, awards were given to the top destination marketing organizations. The competition, now in its 26th year, honors the “best of the best” in travel media. 

Click here to read the full announcement.

NATJA Advisory Board Meets in Idyllwild, CA
Friday, February 02, 2018 01:05 PM

NATJA Advisory Board Meets in Idyllwild, CA

 Last month, the NATJA Advisory Board held its first annual retreat where they discussed potential new member benefits and exciting professional development sessions for our annual conference. Hosted by NATJA members Marc Kassouf and Nathan DePetris, proprietors of Strawberry Creek Inn and Quiet Creek Inn, the naturally tranquil setting of the retreat created a serene environment, opening the door to innovate conversation and a healthy flow of ideas. The media attendees were Susan Cohn, Tonya Fitzpatrick, Jeffrey Lehmann, Shelly Rivoli, Nathan De Petris, Helen Hatzis & Tim Leffel, alongside attending CVB representatives Jo Duncan - The Beenders Walker Group, Francesca Donlan – Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel, Barbara Marrett – San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau, Charles Winters – Huntsville/Madison County CVB, Kathryn Farrington – Discover Newport, RI. Advisory board not able to attend were Vickie Ashford, Gustavo Rivas-Solis, Dale Sanders, Robert Jerome. A big 'THANK YOU' to Marc and Nathan for hosting and everyone able to attend, we are excited to implement the thought provoking ideas generated from this inspiring retreat.



Advisory Board in Idyllwild, Ca First Annual Advisory Board Retreat   Photo Credit: Jeffrey Lehmann (Left to right:  Tim Leffel, Nathan DePetris, Barbara Marrett, Tonya Fitzpatrick, Yani Leon, Brittney Hernandez, Shelly Rivoli, Kathryn Farrington, Helen Hatzis, Francesca Donlan, Jeffrey  Lehmann, Helen Hernandez, Susan Cohn, Jo Duncan, and Marc Kassouf) 
Advisory Board 'Brain Storm' at Strawberry Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast  Photo Credit: Helen Hernandez [(Left to right) Photo 1 Jo Duncan, Tonya Fitzpatrick, Jeffrey Lehmann, Susan Cohn Photo 2 Shelly Rivoli, Brittney Hernandez, Helen Hatzis, Barbara Marrett, Francesca Donlan, and Yani Leon  Photo 3: Charles Winters, Nathan DePetris, Tim Leffel and Ben Root]



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