Since tourism leaves a permanent footprint that impacts the environment of destinations,
SATW established the Phoenix award in 1969 to recognize conservation and preservation efforts




SATW is committed to providing professional development resources to members for continued growth in the areas that impact our professionals. SATW’s access to the leaders in the travel writing industry provides members with the highest level of insight to improve their professional skills.


To sample some of SATW’s professional development, check out some of the topics on SATW’s 60 Second Travel Writer series, SATW Webinars and more here. If you’re an SATW member, check out the Members-Only Professional Development page.


The full gallery of Professional Development topics and seminars are provided for SATW members-only. Not a member? Find out how to join SATW.


Our Upcoming SATW Webinar


Topic:  Hashtags on Instagram: A Simple Formula to Reach Your Audience & Attract the Right Followers


Date & Time:  Monday, June 17th, 1 p.m. ET, 10 a.m. PT


Skill Level: Intermediate (some familiarity with Instagram will be helpful)


Description: Hashtag use has grown more popular than ever before. Used correctly, hashtags can help your account grow exponentially, and help you to reach the targeted niche audiences you are most wanting to reach. But most people are not using hashtags correctly or to their fullest advantage.


This webinar will cover:


  • The right way and the wrong way to use hashtags in your posts and beyond – most people are doing it wrong, and it’s actually easier to do it right!
  • Where, besides your posts, to use hashtags on Instagram
  • Captions or comments? Where is the right place to post your hashtags.
  • Is it ever too late to add a hashtag? The best times to add hashtags.
  • Simple hashtag “formulas” for exactly what kinds of hashtags to use, and how many.
  • One simple hashtag-related tip to do right before you posts, to maximize engagement on every post. 
  • Where to find the greatest hashtags that will help your posts reach your target audience.

Even if you have never intentionally used a hashtag in your life, this webinar will quickly bring you up to speed.


Ciaran BlumenfeldPresenter:  Ciaran Blumenfeld is a creative entrepreneur and founder of  Vitamin H by Juiced Social, an AI enhanced, topical hashtag research tool.  She is also the founder of, a social media analytics tracking service used by tens of thousands of customers.


Ciaran is a popular speaker,  and keynoter, who has entertained and informed audiences around the world at dozens of events. Recent appearances include TBEX, GenZ Social Summit, Social Media Summit Ireland, Women in Travel,  Affiliate Summit, Type A Conference, Mom 2 Summit,  and numerous private corporate training events. 


Ciaran is also the publisher of the family travel/lifestyle blog Ciaran has been named as one of the “15 Most Powerful Moms in Social Media” by Working Mother Magazine and has been featured in Forbes, The New York Times and Fast Company. Ciaran lives in Southern California with her husband and kids and can be found @ciaranblu on Instagram.


Registration for this great Instagram webinar is now open. Click on this link to go to the Members-Only Professional Development page.