Professional Development 


SATW is committed to providing high quality professional development sessions to its members at conferences, webinars and in our online library. Our experts provide insight and professional growth opportunities to our writers, photographers, editors, PR professionals and destination representatives on a regular basis. Our member-only section has the full library of professional development sessions available. If you are not yet a member of SATW you can access some of mini-tips below in our 60 Second Travel Writer series.


60 Second Travel Writer

Valuable travel writing tips on topics ranging from the effective use of numbers in stories to the use of descriptors shared in a quick audio format. Tips provided by LA Times Travel Editor, Catharine Hamm and narrated by Westways Travel Editor, Elizabeth Harryman.


1. Good Writing Begins With Good Reporting

2. Show Me, Don’t Tell Me

3. Numbers – Ugh or Awesome

4. Using Numbers Effectively

5. Pitfalls of Descriptors

6. Being Your Own Editor

7. Reliable Sources

8. Using All the Senses

9. Using Quotations

10. Writing Tight

11. Being Professional

12. Using Passive Voice

13. Space Fillers

14. Redundancies

15. Cliches


If you’re an SATW member, check out the Members-Only Professional Development page. Not yet a member? Become one today.