May 1: A Letter NATJA’s CEO

Dear NATJA Family and Friends:  The last several weeks have been thought-provoking given the results of the Derek Chauvin trial and the increase in assaults against Asian-Americans. One does not need to be political when it comes to seeking fairness, justice, protecting our communities, and following the rule of law. The work that NATJA is…

April 16: A Letter NATJA’s CEO

Dear Friends,  As destinations open up and travel resumes, we wanted to provide an opportunity for our community to come together. While countries are in the process of having its residents vaccinated, this process probably will not be completed until later in the year. Our NATJA team felt it important to provide resources to our members during this time.  To that end, we are…

April 1: A Letter NATJA’s CEO

Happy Spring!  Spring this year marks a new beginning with a whole new meaning! Vaccinations in the United States are ramping up and we are hopeful that our friends in Canada will see a similar boost in vaccines soon. We are all eager to shed away the vestiges of winter (and 2020!) and move forward to better days.  In that spirit, we are pleased…

March 16: A Letter NATJA’s CEO

Wishing all a four-leaf clover filled with good luck! As spring takes hold and we begin to see signs of nature’s rebirth, we can’t help but be hopeful for our future. As more destinations across the United States see an increase in vaccinations and a decrease in the spread of covid-19, we are optimistic for…

29th Annual NATJA Awards Competition - Announcement of Winners

North American Travel Journalists Association Announces 29th Annual Award Winners For Excellence In Travel Journalism

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  March 3, 2021 PASADENA, CALIF. – The North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) announced the winners of the 29th Annual NATJA Travel Media Awards Competition. Awards were made to publications, travel journalists and photographers, and destination marketing organizations. Winning entries from major publications included The New York Times, Condé Nast Traveler, Bloomberg Businessweek,…

March 1: A Letter NATJA’s CEO

Greetings! As we slowly begin to open up nationally and our citizens are being vaccinated, there does seem to be a light at the end of the tunnel. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said yesterday on one of the Sunday morning shows that we may even…

February 1: A Letter NATJA’s CEO

Happy 30th Anniversary! This month marks the beginning of our yearlong celebration of NATJA’s inception. You will all be receiving a new membership pin with your renewal commemorating this milestone. Dan Schlossberg, a NATJA founder and president emeritus, will begin with a first installment of our history to be followed by Bob Nesoff. Our plan…

NATJA’s Beginnings

As Ted Baxter told his television colleagues on the Mary Tyler Moore Show, it all started at a little radio station in Fresno.

For NATJA, it all started at a little Meadowlands hotel in Lyndhurst, New Jersey.