Join SATW


Why join SATW

  • Networking opportunities for travel journalists and travel publicists including one-on-one Marketplace meet-ups at meetings and conventions
  • Professional development opportunities 
  • Chapter and Council meetings throughout the year and our Annual Convention designed to introduce members to new destinations around the world
  • A listing in our member directory, used by media and visitor bureaus to locate the top professionals in the travel and travel writing industries
  • Member publications, including the Traveler and our E-news, filled with information on new contacts, markets, research trips, and story queries
  • Member discounts on evacuation insurance, travel gear, photographic supplies, airport parking, airport VIP lounges, car sharing, hotel rates, vacation packages, guidebooks, and more
  • Access to the members-only section of this website
  • Writing and photography competitions recognizing professional work 
  • Inclusion into the SATW media database which is used to match media inquiries with  member experts on topics and destinations 
  • Opportunity to list your blog link on the SATW website and be included in the SATW Speaker's Bureau listing


How to Join SATW

When you apply for membership to SATW, you become part of a Council (Freelance, Editors, or Associates), based on your role in the industry, and part of a Chapter, based on your geographical location (Eastern, Central States, Western, Canadian). Applicants must reside in the U.S. or Canada or have their work published primarily through North American media.

Step 1: Determine your type of membership.

  • Freelance - You are a travel journalist who receives payment for the content you produce in published outlets, and you reach a significant audience. All fees are in US Dollars.
    • Application fee is $75
    • New Member fee is $100
    • Annual dues are $155
  • Editor - You work primarily as a staff editor of travel media with a readership of 25,000 or more per month, own a website with more than 25,000 unique visitors per month, or are a salaried editor or staff writer. All fees are in US Dollars.
    • Application fee is $75
    • New Member fee is $100
    • Annual dues are $155
  • Associate - You are a publicist or public relations representative in the travel industry. All fees are in US Dollars.
    • Application fee is $125
    • New Member fee is $200
    • Annual dues are $300

Step 2: Apply.

  • Fill out application form
  • Sign Code of Ethics at end of form
  • Submit application fee and new member fee
  • Wait to hear from the membership coordinator, who will verify your application and may request more information
  • Upon acceptance into SATW, pay membership dues

To read through the review process your application goes through, click here.

Click the link below to apply in your membership category.

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