Trinidad & Tobago to host American Travel Writers meeting


PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) is the most exclusive and prestigious organization in North America for professional travel writers, photographers, broadcasters and digital journalists.

The Tourism Development Company Ltd (TDC) won its bid to host the Society of American Travel Writers Freelance (SATW) Council Meeting 2016 in Trinidad and Tobago from 13th – 17th September, 2016.

Trinidad and Tobago’s public relations representative in the US – Cheryl Andrews Marketing Communications (CAMC) represented the TDC’s interests in the negotiations for hosting the event in the dual-island destination, which forms part of TDC’s plan to increase awareness of destination Trinidad and Tobago in North America. Members of SATW’s Freelance Council include writers, broadcasters, electronic journalists, and photographers from the United States and Canada. In magazines, newspapers, travel books and guides, radio and television programs, and online travel websites and blogs, SATW’s members strive to provide complete, accurate and interesting information on travel destinations, facilities and services.

The delegates’ itinerary will include a mix of meetings as well as opportunities to explore Trinidad and Tobago for story ideas and photography that meet the needs of their respective audiences and media outlets. The group’s itinerary is being arranged by the TDC and the Trinidad & Tobago Incoming Tour Operators Association and will include visits to sites and attractions on both islands, as well as cultural and culinary experiences, all designed to present the destination’s attributes to a diverse mix of consumers across various media platforms.