SATW: Inspiring Travel Through Responsible Journalism.

A YEAR OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WEBINARS

IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 AND TRAVEL IMPLICATIONS

Resources:

COVID-19 FAQ (Info for both US and Canadian citizens)

Webinars:

Upcoming Webinars:

Please note, topics and speakers are subject to change.

 

Bring a cup of coffee and join us!

 

      • December 8 at 1pm ET – MMGY Global survey results on Black Leisure Travelers. This webinar is open to all and free for members and $15 for non-members. Register here.
      • January 5 at 1pm ET – Coaching/Writing kick off

 

For recordings of our past virtual hangouts and for the most recent information on COVID-19, please click here. Interested in sponsoring a webinar? Click here for more information.

 

Registration for SATW’s webinars are for members-only unless otherwise noted. All the recordings below are open to non-members. For members interested in registering for a webinar, please log in with your member information and click on “Professional Development”. From there, you’ll be able to register for the newest webinars.

 

Not yet a member of SATW? Visit satw.org/join-us. Interested in sponsoring a webinar? Click here for more information.

Past Webinars:

Legal Contracts & Protecting Your Online Publication

This is a webinar on knowing your legal rights and responsibilities as an online publisher, including what you contracts you need and when, when to file a DMCA, what language needs to be in your FTC disclosure and when to use i and how/when to tackle Copyright infringement. This webinar features Jamie Lieberman, owner and founder of Hashtag Legal.

▶ Watch the recording here

Instagram

Yulia Denisyuk leads this informative webinar that can enhance your Instagram expertise.

Instagram is one of the most-used social media platforms, especially when it comes to travel inspiration and planning. But it’s also a powerful tool for travel media professionals looking to grow their business by promoting work and sharing stories. This session will teach attendees how to leverage their platform to grow their professional brand, build an engaged audience, and create professional relationships that lead to assignments.

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WORKSHOP: How to Brand Market YOU & stand out in a post-pandemic world

Writing about & promoting travel is fun. That’s why we do it. But promoting yourself is hard & most of us don’t realize how important it is for our success or how to get started.

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Weathering the Storm: How CVB’s Can Survive These Challenging Times

Presented by SATW Associate at Large, Vicki Ashford

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Tips on Using Constant Contact 

Presented by the Canadian Chapter and moderated by Martha Chapman

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Working With Sponsors

Moderated by Martha Chapman

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State of the Industry: What the Future of Travel Looks Like

Moderated by SATW Member, Lavanya Sunkara

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How Tour Companies are Pivoting

Moderated by SATW President, Jane Wooldridge

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The Future of Sustainability

Moderated by Greg Miller, Executive Director of CREST

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Take Time for Yourself: Mental Health Checks for these Strange Days

Moderated by Eastern Chapter Chair, Kim Foley MacKinnon

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Language of Diversity

Hear more about the most current accepted use of language when referring to different groups of people, cultures and abilities.  Among the panelists were representatives who can advise on language for LGBTQ, LatinX, Black, Indigenous and persons with disabilities, as well as a representative from AP Style.

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Affiliate Marketing for Online Publishers

Presented by the Digital Publishers Council and moderated by Keryn Means

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What your SATW Board does!
Learn more about the governance of the association. Moderated by SATW Past President, Paul Lasley.

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Polishing Your Resume with Shavonne Gammage
Shavonne Gammage, SVP, Human Resources at Kellen Company shared her insight on polishing your resume along with interview tips and tricks for Associates and Actives.

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Happy Hour with Editors
Shared insights on travel and cruise with SATW members, other writers and PR pros.

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The Summer of Self Drive RV Trips
As consumers seek travel options that allow them to continue to ‘maintain their bubble’, self-drive RV trips have exploded in popularity. Across the continent, RV and camper sales are up, rentals have become scarce and campsites are filling up with travelers who’ve opted to spend a week (or two) on a pre-set, sometimes pre-booked, self-drive RV trip within North America. During this webinar you’ll learn the ins and outs of this burgeoning travel product, which, prior to the pandemic, was below the radar of many travel pros.

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Launching new hotel/tour/ship products now – why you’d do it and what it takes
Moderated by SATW member Fran Golden, experts discuss the future products in the travel industry.

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How to Look and Sound Great on Video: Tools and Techniques for Video calls and Beyond
SATW member and 10x Heartland Emmy Award Winning Travel Video Journalist Juliana Broste, TravelingJules showed us the tools and techniques to master video basics and learn how to approach more advanced set-ups for your growing online goals. Check out some products recommended by Jules here.

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Behind the Scenes with the 2020 Muster Photo Competition Judges
On June 30, Past President, David Swanson along with a panel of judges from the 2020 Muster Awards explained to members how to select your best portfolio photos.

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Does SATW Care About Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
On June 23, SATW’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee presented “Does SATW Care About Diversity, Equity and Inclusion?”, a webinar dedicated to facilitating meaningful and engaging discussion with the SATW membership, which resulted in some clear, actionable take-aways.

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Future of Cruising
On June 16, SATW Editor member, Fran Golden, moderated a panel with four different speakers from the cruise industry on the future of cruises including what’s predicted for post-COVID 19.

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Mastering Gutenberg for WordPress
On June 2, Michael Tieso of Reggio Digital Studio and formerly WordPress.com provided some helpful tips and tricks about WordPress’s Gutenberg feature. Moderated by Keryn Means of the Digital Publishers Council.

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Guidebook Writing
On May 26, Past President, David Swanson along with Josh Stevens of Reedy Press discussed their tips and tricks of Guidebook writing.

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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.

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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.

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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.

▶ Watch the recording 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.

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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.

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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!

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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, Insuremytrip.com and Gabe Sagile from Travelzoo. Catherine acted as our own Rachel Maddow and moderated, asked questions and gave her perspective as well.

▶ Watch the recording here

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

 

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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

 

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Editor’s Council
(Editors)

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

 

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SATW is has four geographical chapters:

 

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

Click Here to find out more about becoming a member