JOIN US

Thank you for your interest in SATW!

SATW comprises over 1,000 members across
North America – as well as several overseas members.

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
  • Discounts negotiated for SATW members often more than offset the cost of membership. Take a look at some of what’s offered HERE.
  • 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 newsletter
  • 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
  • Our members are active in the travel industry. All members must requalify for membership every 3 years. These are the same requirements that new members joining SATW must meet.
  • Check out our Membership Flyer!

HOW TO JOIN SATW

When you apply for membership to SATW, you become part of a Council (Freelance, Digital Publisher, Editors, or Associates) based on your role in the industry, and part of a Chapter, based on your geographical location or chosen affiliation (Eastern, Central States, Western, Canadian). International applicants are welcome and can select to be associated with any chapter.

STEP 1: DETERMINE YOUR TYPE OF MEMBERSHIP.
Associate

You are a publicist or public relations representative in the travel industry.

Application fee is US$50

Annual dues are US$390

Digital Publisher

You are digital publisher with an average of 25,000 users per month for the past 12 months

Application fee is US$50

Annual dues are US$225

Editor

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.

Application fee is US$50

Annual dues are US$225

Freelance

You are a travel journalist who receives payment for the content you produce in published outlets and you reach a significant audience.

Application fee is US$50

Annual dues are US$225

***For Canadian applicants:  as we are unable to accept foreign currencies at this time, please note that we will be using an exchange rate of Cad $1 = US $0.74, which means you will receive a 26% discount. Please note, Canadians who join between October 15, 2023 and January 31, 2024 are eligible for this discount. The fees (comprising both Application and first year’s Annual dues) you will pay therefore are:

    • Associate Membership:  Regularly US$440, you pay US$326
        • Code: CANADAASSOCIATE2023
    • Organizational Associate Membership (up to 3 members):  Regularly US$1,170, you pay US$866
        • Code: CANADAORG2023
    • Actives (Digital, Editorial and Freelance): Regularly US$275, you pay US$203.50
        • Code: CANADAACTIVE2023
    • Organizational Active Membership (Digital, Editorial and Freelance): Regularly US$550, you pay US$407
        • Code: CANADAORGACT2023
STEP 2: APPLY.
  • Fill out the application form based on your membership category.
  • Application must be completed in one sitting. You do not have the option to save and continue later. Errors or omissions in your application can cause approval to be delayed or withheld. Please ensure that all information that is requested is provided, and that it is accurate.
  • Read and sign SATW’s Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct within the application
  • Submit non-refundable application fee and first year dues*
  • You will be contacted by our membership coordinator within six weeks for more information or to learn that you have been accepted

Click the link below to apply in your membership category.

  Associates                Digital Publisher                   Editors                   Freelance                   Organizational Memberships      

THANK YOU TO OUR ORGANIZATIONAL MEMBERS AND PARTNERS: