A note from Jim Gebbie, BATW Executive Director:

BATW was recently mentioned in a PitchTravelWrite.com blog entitled “Which Travel Writing Association Is Right for You?” The blog, written by Roy Stevenson, said:

“Sometime after you decide to become a travel writer or travel blogger, you’ll begin wondering about whether or not you should join a travel writer’s association.  When I teach workshops and coach clients, they ask me for recommendations to reputable groups. It’s confusing.

“There are lots of groups out there and it’s difficult to know which ones can serve your particular needs.  This article will help you decide whether or not to join a travel writers association. And if you decide to join one, this article will help you find just the right one for you.”

Stevenson’s top five: The international Travel Writer’s Alliance, Travel Massive, International Food Wine Travel Writers Association, Society of American Travel Writers, and Travel Journalists Guild.

BATW was recommended for “further research” as one of the best Regional Associations.

Regional Associations
Bay Area Travel Writers

Here’s what the blogger says about himself:

Roy Stevenson is a professional travel writer and the author of www.PitchTravelWrite.com.  Over the past nine years, he’s had more than 1000 articles published in 200 magazines, trade and specialty journals, in-flights, on-boards, blogs and websites and has traveled on assignment around the U.S. and to dozens of international destinations.