The Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board will be participating at this year’s North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) Conference & Marketplace.
On Thursday, September 16, the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board’s President, Nacho Cadena, who is also President of the Puerto Vallarta Hotel Association will host a reception with a Mariachi Trio and Mexican food for the members taking part in this year’s conference and do a presentation on the city and its plethora of editorial opportunities.
Founded in 1991 by a group of sixteen travel writers, NATJA is the second largest association of writers, photographers, editors, and tourism professionals dedicated to redefining professional development for the travel industry. Members of the association have been published in leading publications including the New York Times, National Geographic and USA Today.
Puerto Vallarta, an active member of NATJA, has been participating in the NATJA Awards for 3 years in a row with hotel and vacations packages to the destination distributed to the winning writers.
Over 200 active journalists, associate members and guests are expected to participate in the conference from May 5-8th which will mark the first time the conference takes place outside of the United States.
“We are pleased to bring our conference to Puerto Vallarta, a destination that is very popular with our membership, and we are confident that their experience in this beautiful destination, will result in wonderful stories, tweets and blogs” stated Helen Hernandez, NATJA CEO. “We look forward to introducing our members to a new side of Mexico and highlight Puerto Vallarta’s world-class tourism infrastructure.”
Details on the conference are still under development with registration starting with this year’s conference, held in Huntsville, AL from Sept 16-19, 2014.
The result of the work done by Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board’s PR agency, LATITUDE, this will be the second international writer’s conference taking place in the destination. In 2012, Puerto Vallarta hosted the Canadian chapter of Society of American Travel Writers, SATW, and the largest professional travel journalist association in North America.
Additional information on Puerto Vallarta is available at www.visitpuertovallarta.com