MTWA Meetings

MTWA has about 100 members. Two-thirds are Active members, or salaried or freelance writers, editors or contributors actively engaged in producing travel-related content for newspapers, magazines, the Web or specialty publications. Associate members, or public relations professionals working in the field of travel and tourism, comprise the other one-third.

Each year, MTWA holds two meetings for its members (spring and fall) in various sites across the U.S. and sometimes even throughout the world. Destinations that host us range from towns, cities and states to regions and even countries; during the past few years, for example, we’ve been hosted by such groups as Central Iowa; South Korea; Portland, Maine; and Cincinnati, Ohio.

What’s in it for the host? Publicity! And lots of it. Spotlighting your travel destination for a group of professional travel journalists and photographers typically results in dozens of travel articles, not only in the initial months following the conference, but for years afterwards.

Take a look at our past destinations and future meeting sites below. See which outlets publish our members’ stories. Then contact us to find out more about hosting our group. You’ll be glad you did.

Click here to learn more about being a MTWA host and to apply.

Upcoming Meetings:

Milwaukee, WI
April 11-15, 2018

Lafayette, LA
October 10-15, 2017

Frankfort, KY
May 17-21, 2017

Past Meetings:

Detroit, MI
September 21-25, 2016

Columbus, OH
May 10-15, 2016

Cody, WY/Yellowstone
August 26-30, 2015

Finger Lake, NY
May 5-10, 2015

Marquette, MI
September 2-6, 2014

St. Louis, MO
April 22-27, 2014

Kansas City, MO
October 1-6, 2013

Louisville, KY
May 14-19, 2013

Fayetteville, NC
April 25-29, 2012

Quad Cities, IL and IA
October 3-7, 2012

Gulf Shores & Orange Beach, AL
October 12-16, 2011

Chicago, IL
April 6-10, 2011 – 60th Anniversary Gala

Rapid City, SD
October 13-17, 2010

Baton Rouge, LA
May 20-24, 2010

Milwaukee, WI
September 9-13, 2009

Macon, GA
March 25-29, 2009

Orlando, FL
November 6-10, 2008

Amarillo, TX
June 4-8, 2008

Door County, WI
September 2007

Indianapolis, IN
April 2007

Central Iowa
September 2006

South Korea
March-April, 2006

Traverse City, MI
September 2005

Cincinnati, OH
May 2005

Duluth, MN
September 2004

Portland, MA
May 2004

Bismarck-Mandan, ND
August 2003

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