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.
“Through his professionalism, creative talent and his devotion to ensuring that children in the developing world receive an education, David symbolizes what Keith Bellows stood for with his love of travel and humanitarian spirit,” stated Helen Hernandez, NATJA CEO. The award will be presented at the annual NATJA conference, which will be held this year in Branson, Missouri from April 24 – 27. For more information on the conference, go to http://branson2018.natja.org.