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Upcoming Webinars:

Please note, topics and speakers are subject to change.


Bring a cup of coffee and join us!


– On May 26 at 1pm ET, tune in to learn “How to profit from the royalty-driven guidebook model” with SATW Past President, David Swanson and SATW member, Josh Stevens of Reedy Press. Register here.


– More webinars and hangouts throughout the Spring will be posted soon.

Past Webinars:

What Your Hotels Need From You Right Now, and What They’ll Need Going Forward
On May 19, this webinar was moderated by industry legend Chuck Pinkowski with panelists Biran Patel, hotel owner and member of AAHOA, Chris Daly of Daly Public Relations and Ted Davis of BENCHMARK Global.

You Thought You Were Ready for a Crisis, But…
On May 12, Peggy Bendel, Bendel Communications International, featuring associates from different brands of the travel industry, including Disney and MGM.

A New View: Travel Marketing Past the Peak of COVID-19

On Tuesday, May 5, Robyn Domber, Vice President, Research at Development Counsellors International (DCI) reviewed the data from the second version of the survey that includes feedback from both the media and PR professionals. You can find a PDF of the data here.

Editors Panel Moderated by Jane Wooldridge

On April 28, 2020, Jane Wooldridge moderated a panel of top editors including Samir Patel, Acting Editor in Chief, Atlas Obscura, Deanne Kaczerski, Digital Executive Editor, Travel + Leisure and Departures, Peter Terzian, Features Editor, Travel + Leisure, Arnie Weissmann, Editor in Chief, Travel Weekly and Fred Gonzalez, Managing Editor, American Way, Celebrated Living and Nexos magazines.

Plan for the Rebound with President, Jane Wooldridge and Ronny Stoddart

On April 21, 2020, President Jane Wooldridge and Content Marketer, Ronny Stoddart, talked about what you can do during the downtime to help plan for the future.

Survival Tips and Tricks with President Elect, Larry Bleiberg

On April 14, 2020, President elect Larry Bleiberg offered his tips and tricks for getting through the current state of the world and opened it up for members to give their helpful tips, too!



SATW x DCI Survey Results Webinar

On April 7, 2020, SATW, in partnership with Development Counsellors International (DCI), joined forces to understand better how travel journalists are faring during this global pandemic. 

This research is a snapshot of travel journalists’ perceptions during the COVID-19 crisis. Above all, the responses help provide hope, with 47% of travel journalists still actively organizing editorial travel in the future. This pandemic will end, and when it does, travel public relations professionals and the travel journalists they work with will want to be prepared, and this research is an early step towards a much-anticipated recovery phase.
To see the results of the survey, please click here.
SATW and DCI presented new research which profiles how travel journalists are responding to the COVID-19 crisis and what they need from travel PR professionals during this unprecedented time. This webinar was facilitated by Associates Council Chain, Donna O’Daniels and DCI’s Karyl Leigh Barnes and Robyn Domber.

COVID-19 and Travel Implications

Please see below the webinar SATW held on March 4, 2020 in regards to the current COVID-19 and travel implications it may cause. Please note, this webinar did not have any visuals. This webinar featured Erika Richter, Senior Director, Communications, American Society of Travel Advisors, Catharine Hamm, Travel Editor, Los Angeles Times, Julie Loffredi, Manager of Media Relations, and Gabe Sagile from Travelzoo. Catherine acted as our own Rachel Maddow and moderated, asked questions and gave her perspective as well.

Freelance Council
(journalists, photographers and content providers)

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



Associates Council
(Travel brands and Public Relations in the travel industry)

You are a travel journalist who receives
payment for the content you produce in
published outlets and you reach a significant
audience, or are a website/blog
owner with an average of 10,000 UVs
per month. All fees are in US Dollars.


Application fee is $75

New Member fee is $100

Annual dues are $155



Editor’s Council

You work primarily as a staff editor of travel media with a readership of 25,000 or more 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



SATW is has four geographical chapters:


  • Canadian Chapter
  • Eastern Chapter
  • Central States
  • Western Chapter

Click Here to find out more about becoming a member