NATJA Launches New Travel Discussion and Chat Forum

The North American Travel Journalists Association launches a new travel discussion and chat forum for members.

Pasadena, CA, July 24, 2010 --( The North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) has launched a new chat forum aimed at keeping travel writers, photographers, editors, and destinations in constant communication. The chat forum was added to their website,, and allows travel industry professionals to share experiences, story ideas, and stay relevant within the travel community.

The chat room is open to all currently active NATJA members as part of the benefits package for the organization. Membership which is due annually is $150.00 for media and $500.00 for CVB/DMOs. All media will be qualified and must submit a minimum of 10 articles for review published within the past year.

“We’ve created an open forum where travel writers, editors and destinations can come together and help each other with travel arrangements, tips and up-to-date information,” states Helen Hernandez, CEO of NATJA. “By providing this added benefit to our membership we’re allowing them to take advantage of immediate opportunities.”

The forum allows members to comment on other posts and articles as well as post their own topics for discussion. For information about the chat forum or website, contact Dawn Vivenzio at

The North American Travel Journalists Association is an association of writers, photographers, editors, and tourism professionals dedicated to promoting professional opportunities for our members. To join NATJA, applicants must prove only that they are legitimate working travel journalists but do not need "sponsorship" from incumbent members. NATJA’s mission is to support the professional development of its members, provide exceptional benefits and valuable resources, support high quality professional journalism, promote travel and leisure activities to the public, and honor the excellence of journalism throughout the world. NATJA conducts an annual awards competition and conference and marketplace open to all travel professionals. For more information, go to

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Dawn Vivenzio