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 committee meeting dates. If you have any questions or problems with the application process please contact secretariat@astw.org.au,  as we are happy to assist you.

MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

CONTACT INFORMATION

SUPPORTING INFORMATION

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.

2. Supporting Documentation

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, except editors, will initially be Associate Writer members. Please use the UPLOAD buttons below to upload evidence of published/broadcast/online output in the past twelve (12) months prior to application. Business cards, pdfs of published work and other supporting evidence (such as letters on letterhead) must be scanned and uploaded.

Digital Travel Influencer Member

Applicants must be working full time as a Digital Travel Influencer.

Bloggers must provide Google Analytics data proving a minimum of 20,000 unique page views a month over the previous three consecutive months, must show a minimum of 25 travel-related posts or 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.

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.
PR/Brand referral
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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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 membership 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.

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.