Apply to Join ASTW

Thank you for applying to join the ASTW. To apply for membership, you need to submit an Application Form (below).

Once your application is received, it will be reviewed by members, to ensure you meet the criteria for membership. On acceptance, you will receive a welcome email, ASTW info pack,  access to the members only area of the ASTW website, access to benefits and the ASTW closed Facebook Page. Membership application takes up to 60-90 days for approval depending on Board meeting dates. If you have any questions or problems with the application process please contact,  as we are happy to assist you.



Writer Member


1. Sponsors' Names

Please note: - Each applicant must be recommended to the ASTW by two (2) Full writer members. - You must contact both sponsors to ask them to sponsor your application before submitting the online application form. - Sponsors must have known you for at least 12 months and will be contacted by the Secretariat to substantiate your application.

Writer Member

To join as a writer member, you must have published at least 7,000 words of travel content in the past 12 months. All new writer members will initially be Associate Writer members. Please download and fill out this form (article title, link, publication date and word count) AND provide a link to evidence of published/broadcast/online output in the past twelve (12) months prior to application. If your articles are not published online, you may provide a link where we can download PDFs. The form, business cards, pdfs of published work and other supporting evidence (such as letters on letterhead) can be scanned and uploaded using UPLOAD buttons at the bottom of this form.

Digital Publisher Member

Bloggers must provide Google Analytics data proving a minimum of 20,000 unique page views a month over the previous six consecutive months (we recognise the impact COVID-19 has had on travel blogs and will take this into account), must show a minimum of 25 travel-related posts and a minimum 20,000 travel-related words in the previous year and must have a reference from at least one travel-related PR or brand they have worked with on a campaign/trip/family.

Please verify your site’s monthly traffic by running a report out of Google Analytics using this template
  1. From the Chrome browser, log into the account your Google Analytics is attached to.
  2. Click this URL to create a template of the dashboard in your Google Analytics.
  3. Clicking the link will take you to a dropdown list of views. Choose the profile and view of the analytics for your entire site.
  4. Change the time period to the last six (6) months.
  5. Export as a PDF (link near the top) and upload the report using the upload button in the application form or alternatively, email the PDF to
PR/Brand referral
Instagrammers must maintain over 100,000 followers and show evidence of a minimum of 125 travel-related posts over the 12 months with a reasonable level of engagement. Photos count as 250 words.
YouTubers must also maintain over 100,000 subscribers and show evidence of a minimum of 12 travel-related videos. Instagrammers and YouTubers must also must have a reference from at least one travel-related PR or brand they have worked with on a campaign/trip/family.
PR/Brand referral
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Public Relations Member

PR members act on behalf of an airline, tour operator, national tourist office, hotel or other recognised travel industry organisation and must have been in their current position for at least six months to be eligible for membership. PR members applying must provide two ASTW writer or associate writer members as referees that can vouch for their PR activity within the travel and tourism sector if required.
The information presented here is a full and accurate summary of my published/broadcast travel-related material for the past six months. I understand that the joining fee is non-refundable but if my application is rejected the fee will be refunded in full. If admitted to the ASTW, I agree to be bound by the ASTW constitution and to observe and uphold the ASTW's code of ethics.
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