The North American Travel Journalists Association, and Visit Syracuse, cordially invite travel media professionals and destination marketing organizations to join us in Syracuse, New York for the 17th Annual NATJA Conference & Marketplace at the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel & Conference Center from May 15 – 18, 2019.

NATJA has partnered with the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University to bring you top-notch professional development, created exclusively for NATJA attendees, in addition to our popular workshops, The Editors Panel and So, What’s the Big Idea?


Come and network with destinations, editors and travel media. Find your next story idea, your next outlet, the next journalist for a FAM. Make lasting relationships!


From wine and yoga to indoor rock-climbing and much more, afternoon tours in will give you a chance to see new sides of Syracuse! Open to media and DMO attendees.


Just for travel media! Explore the Finger Lakes and Central New York by adding a pre or post-conference press trip – included with your conference registration!


Ready to Register?

Are you Travel Media?

Take advantage of this opportunity to mix and mingle with editors and destinations, get your creative juices flowing, and hone your skills!

Are you a DMO or PR Professional?

This is your chance to learn the latest industry trends and network with editors and travel media from all over the U.S. & Canada!


“If you want to network, meet wonderful writers, and make new friends while exploring a destination on a well planned visit, then NATJA is a perfect fit.”

“I enjoy the NATJA membership immensely – I placed it in our annual budget as a permanent line item so we should be members for the long haul. The conference is one of the best I attend all year.”

Robert Alvarez

VISIT BIG BEND

“We went to panels and sessions that made us better (or hopefully wealthier) writers. We made mutually beneficial relationships with people we hung out with for days. Including some major editors. “