Thank you for your interest in SATW!

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


  • 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 discounts on evacuation insurance, travel gear, photographic supplies, airport parking, airport VIP lounges, car sharing, hotel rates, vacation packages, guidebooks, and more
  • 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
  • Opportunity to list your blog link on the SATW website


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.

Freelance, Bloggers/Website Owners

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 US$100

Annual dues are US$175


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 US$100

Annual dues are US$175


You are a publicist or public relations representative in the travel industry. All fees are in US Dollars.


Application fee is US$125

Annual dues are US$340

  • Fill out the application form based on your membership category
  • Sign Code of Ethics 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
  • To read through the review process your application goes through, click here


Click the link below to apply in your membership category.


Freelance                       Bloggers/Website Owners                       Editors                      Associates


* All new members will pay the first year dues in full. Your second year of membership, due at the end of each year, will be pro-rated based on when you joined.