Meiji-Mura: A Vast Open-Air Architectural Theme Park Near Inuyama Castle

Explore a golden age of architecture when Japan built the foundation for its modern-day society AICHI PREFECTURE, JAPAN – 1 November 2021 – A 40-minute car or train ride north from Nagoya in the heart of Japan’s central Tokai region brings the traveler to Inuyama, a city that boasts not only the sixteenth-century Inuyama Castle, […]

Katherine Andrews to Head Newly Created Office of Outdoor Recreation

Ten Members Named to New Advisory Board (LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) – Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism (ADPHT) Secretary Stacy Hurst today announced the selection of Katherine Andrews to serve as the first director of the Arkansas Office of Outdoor Recreation. In addition, Sec. Hurst announced the 10 members of the new Arkansas Outdoor Recreation […]

Industry Newsletter (November 1, 2021)

Discover Puerto Rico’s American Rescue Plan (ARP) Funds Investment Strategy- THIS WEEK! Discover Puerto Rico’s ARP webinar will be held on Thursday, November 4 from 1:30-3pm. The investment of the American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds will be applied to programs and initiatives keenly designed to achieve strategic objectives formulated to stabilize the Island’s economy through […]

A trip through Europe

Just returned after two weeks in four countries, and lots of people have been asking me, “what is it like traveling in Europe right now?” It’s amazing. It’s Europe the way it used to be, before over-tourism and tour buses and cheap flights. Bruges was practically deserted at night. On a Saturday morning, we walked […]

This week in North Little Rock (11.1.2021)

Things to do this week in North Little Rock (as of 10.25.21) *denotes FREE admission Full calendar of events: Argenta Community Theater will be performing The Sound of Music from November 3 until November 21. Thursday, November 4 *8a–7:30p | The Old Mill at T. R. Pugh Memorial Park (3800 Lakeshore Dr.) *9a–4p | […]

November 01: A Letter From NATJA’s CEO

Greetings! Wherever you are in the world, we hope that you are enjoying the change in season. There is a crispness in the air that is so wonderfully refreshing after the hot summer months. The change of pace is quite replenishing as well, especially as we move into the holiday season. It’s an exciting time […]

2021 November Featured Destination of the Month: Visit Galveston

Visit Galveston is the official destination marketing organization for Galveston Island, Texas, and is accredited by Destinations International. Galveston may be best known for its 32 miles of sandy beaches, but there’s far more to experience in this historic beach destination! Galveston, Texas is a charming Southern retreat just 50 miles from Houston. It’s a […]

2021 November Featured Journalist of the Month: Fyllis Hockman

Fyllis Hockman is an award-winning travel journalist who has been traveling and writing for over 25 years — and is still as eager for the next trip as she was for the first. Her articles appear in newspapers across the country and websites across the internet. She has won multiple first and second place awards […]

2021 November Featured Journalist of the Month: Victor Block

Victor chaired the Freelance Council and served on the Board of Directors, was Co-editor of The Travel Writer for 10 years (when it was a monthly print publication mailed to members), and won a President’s Cup in 1990 “For meritorious service to SATW.” Victor’s travel features are distributed by two national syndicates to about 100 […]

Awards Competition Deadline Extended!

Great News! You now have more time to submit to the 30th Annual NATJA Awards Competition! Submit your travel or destination marketing content for the chance to be recognized for your work! Entries must be submitted online by Monday, November 15th! For guidelines, categories and the entry form go to

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