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Last-Minute Bidding on Travel Deals You Don’t Want to Miss

Posted by on Nov 13, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Everyone loves finding a great deal when it comes to vacations and leisure travel. How would you feel about a Caribbean getaway including lodging at beautiful resort for less than half the original cost? SATW is now offering the perfect opportunity to catch some serious travel steals, just in time for the holidays! Right now (and only until this Friday), the Society of...

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U.S. Government Sees Travel & Tourism As A Priority For Economy Commerce, State, Homeland Officials Tell SATW Travel Writers

Posted by on Nov 12, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Global Entry, TSA Trusted Traveler Programs Working, but Need More Personnel BILOXI, MS (Nov. 6, 2013) – Government officials told attendees at the recent annual Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) Convention in Biloxi, MS that travel and tourism is an essential part of the U.S. economy and that many government agencies are working together to ensure growth,...

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Historic Mississippi Gulf Coast, Emphasis On New Media Attracts Greater Number Of SATW Members For 2013 Annual Convention

Posted by on Oct 29, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Mississippi Gulf Coast hosted 317 active and associate members of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) — travel’s most trusted voices — for the 2013 SATW Annual Convention held at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, MS.  SATW members were drawn not just for the history and attractions of the Mississippi Gulf Coast but also for the...

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Gary Arndt Named 2014 Photographer of the Year In Annual SATW Muster Photo Competition

Posted by on Oct 25, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) presented Gary Arndt with the award for 2014 Photographer of the Year through the organization’s annual Muster Photo Competition during its convention which took place Oct. 20-25 at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Marlene Goldman was the Silver Award winner and Eric Lindberg took home the...

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SATW Members Win 7 Gold Lowell Thomas Awards, 23 Places in All

Posted by on Oct 21, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

SATW members Catharine Hamm, Kendra Williams, Toby Saltzman, Andrew McCarthy, Rick Steves and Richard Bangs all won gold awards in the 2013 SATW Foundation Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition. Actor-writer McCarthy took two golds. Saltzman and silver winner Spud Hilton were present at the awards luncheon during the SATW conference in Biloxi, MS. SATW Foundation...

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To Do This Week: Explore #MSGulfCoastSATW

Posted by on Oct 21, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Welcome to the 2013 SATW Convention on the Mississippi Gulf Coast! We’re looking forward to a week full of awards, discussions, meet-ups and professional development. More than 50 Mississippi Gulf Coast attractions are excited to welcome SATW to the region and hope to make your visit both enjoyable and productive by showcasing the best travel the area has to offer. Here...

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Gary McKechnie “Launches” the 5th Edition of Great American Motorcycle Tours

Posted by on Sep 6, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

SATW new member and guest blogger, Gary McKechnie, highlights the literal launching of the 5th edition of his book, Great American Motorcycle Tours:  When you get a travel guide published, sometimes people make a big fuss about it. But add an extra decade and rack up a few more editions and the once-anticipated release lacks luster. But after recently spending several...

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Cruise Industry Continues Uphill Battle to Recover Tarnished Reputation

Posted by on Jul 18, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

In January 2012, cruise ship Costa Concordia struck a rock and turned on its side off the shore of the Italian island of Giglio killing 32 people. Barely more than one year later in February 2013, Carnival Triumph cruise liner experienced a fire in the engine room, knocking out all of the ship’s engines, electricity and air conditioning. Passengers and crew members...

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Submission Deadline is Fast Approaching for the FTF Teen Travel Writing Scholarship

Posted by on Jul 17, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

There’s still time to submit an essay for the seventh annual Teen Travel Writing Scholarship sponsored by the Family Travel Forum (FTF) in association with Society of American Travel Writers.  Submission deadline is July 22, 2013.  FTF encourages young writers to share experiences and images in an essay for a chance to win scholarships, grants and gifts. This year’s...

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What I Learned at TBEX: SATW’r Insights

Posted by on Jun 20, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Wondering what an SATW’r might have to learn from TBEX? Wonder no longer: 10 things SATW members brought back from Toronto. Laura Bly, Bly on the Fly  Wendy Haase, Director of Tourism Marketing, Destination Irvine (Irvine CVB)   Doug O’Neill, Executive Editor, Canadian Living   Diana Lambdin Meyer, Mojo Traveler John DiScala,  Johnny Jet     Matt Owen,...

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Why TBEX?…Part 2

Posted by on Jun 14, 2013 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

Written By SATW Member Barbara Orr  Concrete Take-Aways from TBEX: One interesting and ironic bit of advice offered by Ryan Levitt in the session on Creative Pitching For Experienced Travel Bloggers  – “Try to be more like print journalists.  Query newspapers and magazines to sell your stories, as well as featuring them on your blog. After all, they (that would...

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Why TBEX?…Part 1

Posted by on Jun 11, 2013 in SATW Event | 1 comment

Written By SATW Member Barbara Orr  There was so much buzz and excitement at TBEX that one of the best parts of the experience was absorbing some of that energy. What surprised me most was the diversity of attendees – all ages, different career stages, different areas of specialty.   All those levels, all that contrast of perspective certainly added to the...

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New Member Highlight: Evelyn Spence

Posted by on Feb 26, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

SATW would like to welcome our newest member, Evelyn Spence. Evelyn Spence has skied with reindeer herders in Mongolia, ridden her bike up Pikes Peak, traversed Slovakia’s High Tatra Mountains on telemarking gear, and participated in the Bataan Memorial Death March—all for the sake of a story. Evelyn is sure to be a great addition to our society.   Take a chance...

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WHERE TO TRAVEL: THE TOP 10 LESSER-KNOWN (BUT JUST AS ENGAGING!) WEDDING PROPOSAL SITES IN THE US & CANADA

Posted by on Feb 7, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The most romantic of all holidays, Valentine’s Day, is right around the corner!  If you want to treat your beloved to a special getaway to enjoy the day – or even pop the question – the Society of American Travel Writers, Travel’s Most Trusted Voices, presents the top 10 Valentine’s Day travel sites you may not have heard of, but that offer some of the best in...

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NYC Destination Accelerator Conference Discount for SATW Members

Posted by on Jan 31, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Modern travelers are inundated with choice. They are overwhelmed by suggestions about where to go, how to get there, what to do while there, and the tools through which to make it all happen. On February 26th, 2013, Destination Accelerator is hosting a full day conference to address key questions that help destination marketing professional explore new and effective ways...

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SATW Welcomes Newest Member, Allison Miller

Posted by on Jan 29, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

            SATW would like to welcome our newest associate member, Allison Miller. Allison is located in  Aspen, Colorado where she is the Media Relations Director for Darnauer Group Communications. Allison is very enthusiastic about connecting with writers and helping her clients effectively and creatively publicizes their products and...

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10th Annual New York Times Travel Show

Posted by on Jan 10, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The 10th Annual New York Times Travel Show is coming up quickly! On January 18th through January 20th, 2013, this convention is open to not only travel professionals but also the general public. While you are attending you will get a closer look at domestic and international hot spots, gather some great travel tips from experts in the travel field, join in the celebration...

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TOP 2013 TRAVEL TRENDS? FIND OUT WHAT EXPERTS FROM THE SOCIETY OF AMERICAN TRAVEL WRITERS SAY AT THE NEW YORK TIMES TRAVEL SHOW

Posted by on Jan 8, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Predictions are already being made for travel trends in 2013, and the top insights and topics of interest will be shared and analyzed at this year’s New York Times Travel Show (January 18 to 20).  Members of the Society of American Travel Writers, “Travel’s Most Trusted Voices,” will once again be featured on several panels alongside key industry leaders. SATW...

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WHERE TO TRAVEL: THE TOP 10 LESSER-KNOWN (BUT JUST AS BRIGHT!) HOLIDAY LIGHTS IN THE US

Posted by on Dec 17, 2012 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

Many travelers are familiar with the beautiful holiday lights at historic US locations such as Rockefeller Center in New York, but what about lesser known sites with just as much shine to celebrate?  The Society of American Travel Writers, Travel’s Most Trusted Voices, presents the top 10 holiday lights sites you may not have heard of, but that are definitely worth a...

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TRAVEL WRITERS AND FAMILY TRAVEL FORUM ANNOUNCE WINNERS OF ANNUAL TEEN TRAVEL WRITING & PHOTOGRAPHY SCHOLARSHIPS

Posted by on Nov 19, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), in association with Family Travel Forum (FTF), the award-winning resource for family vacation information, announces the winners of the sixth annual FTF Teen Travel Writing & Photography Scholarship.  The annual contest encourages teens to share their travel experiences in words and images. “Travel is a fundamental...

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