Associate Members

MTJA Inc. Associate Members are engaged primarily in public relations and destination marketing within the travel industry who work or reside within the Association’s membership area and have worked regularly with travel media for a minimum of one year.

PLEASE NOTE: MTJA Inc. attempts to maintain an Active-to-Associate ratio of approximately 3:1 in order to preserve the group’s primary identity as a travel journalism association and to focus on the ability of Active Members to produce high-quality travel content. Because our ratio is currently at maximum capacity, as of Dec. 2017, we are not presently accepting new applications for Associate Membership. If you would like to add your name to a waitlist, please contact Jessica O’Riley at the phone number or email below. We will be in touch as soon as the opportunity to apply for MTJA Associate Membership is once again available.  

Categories of MTJA Inc. Associate Members include:

  • Associate Members
  • Alternate Associate Members
  • Exempt Members

If you’re interested in applying for MTJA Inc. Associate Membership, please see detailed submission requirements on the Application Form for MTJA Inc. Associate Membership. Omission of any required items will result in the return of your application and prolong or negate the consideration process.

Each application is considered in the context of MTJA Inc.’s current needs, size, geographic distribution and determination of quality. Acceptance is based upon review and recommendation by the Membership Committee with final approval by the MTJA Inc. Board. Membership is not automatically awarded when the requirements on the application form are met and is at the discretion of the Membership Committee and the Board of Directors.

Applicants should be aware all applications receive a thorough and careful review, a process that can take anywhere from three to 12 weeks, depending on receipt of all materials and the ability of the Membership Review committee and board to review, verify, evaluate and act. We will confirm receipt of applications as quickly as possible and move expeditiously to maximize opportunities for new members to attend upcoming MTJA Inc. meetings.

All applicants will be notified of the results of the review process in as timely a manner as possible. Those accepted will be considered MTJA Inc. members in good standing only after payment of dues in the amount of $215 for Associate Members and $175 for Alternate Associates if membership is accepted between Jan. 1 and June 30; $107.50 for Associate Members and $87.50 for Alternate Associates if membership is accepted between July 1 and Dec. 31. Membership renewal thereafter is effective for a one-year period from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31.

Questions about Associate Membership qualifications or criteria? Please contact:
Associate Vice President, Jessica O’Riley at 515-348-6256 or


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