The Australian Society of Travel Writers committee invites current members to substantiate for 2018-19 memberships. Writer, PR and Digital Influencers are required to complete the online substantiation form between 1-30 April. Prospective members are invited to apply via the online registration form.
Members substantiate annually to demonstrate they are actively involved in the travel industry. This ensures the credibility of the ASTW as an association that represents travel media professionals. All members must satisfy strict criteria to join and provide details of their published output or industry participation.
Life Members, Friends of the ASTW and new members who joined from 1 May, 2017 are not required to substantiate.
The ASTW is a 300-strong group of travel writers, editors, radio and television broadcasters, digital influencers, bloggers, guide book authors, photographers and travel industry public relations professionals whose work appears regularly in major newspapers, magazines, airwaves and websites across Australia and the world.
Member benefits include networking with like-minded industry professionals at regular events in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne; professional development seminars; the ASTW Awards for Excellence; access to member contact details and TravMedia; and travel industry discounts and deals. The highlight of the ASTW calendar is the annual convention and famil program held between August and November in Australia or overseas.