The Freelance Council provides a forum for discussion among freelance travel journalists, works to enhance the role of the freelancer in the field of travel communications, and raises skill levels through professional development seminars.



Applicants for Freelance Council are reviewed according to a point system. To qualify, applicants must produce 21 points within a 12-month period. Required proof of work based on criteria in the points chart.


Access Points Chart here.


Freelance Application Requirements:


  • You produce travel journalism on a regular basis for a variety of outlets
  • Your travel message reaches a significant audience
  • You are paid for the work you produce