New York Travel Writers Association

About Us

The New York Travel Writers Association is a non-profit, professional organization composed of individuals who earn a living as travel writers, editors, and broadcasters. Since 1946 it has brought together journalists for fellowship and for information about issues that impact the travel and tourism industry.

Keeping abreast of developments in the world of travel is paramount to this association. To that end, NYTWA holds monthly meetings, many of which are events that introduce members to new venues in the New York area, meet other travel industry professionals, and learn more about a travel company, destination, or attraction. Other meetings feature experts—some of them from NYTWA’s ranks—who discuss matters that affect travel and journalism. Increasingly, these include technological, security, and economic issues.

Membership is on an invitation-only basis, and the organization cannot exceed 80 Active Members, a provision created to maintain NYTWA as an elite group of professionals. Prospective members must be individuals who earn a living as journalists for consumer or trade publications, books, broadcast media, or online media.

Over the years, two additional membership categories have evolved: Retired Members and Associate Members (the latter group consisting of former journalists who joined as Actives, then moved into public relations or marketing). All members of NYTWA are permitted to join other professional organizations.

For further information, contact:

Kelsy Chauvin, President, kelsy [@] nytwa.info
Clint Brownfield, Vice President
Susan Raphael, Secretary
Nan Lyons, Treasurer

To host or attend a meeting, contact the Program Committee:
Clint Brownfield, clintenyc [@] aol.com
Pat Canole, patcanole [@] aol.com

For information about membership, contact the Membership Committee:
Harvey Chipkin, Chair, hchipkin [@] comcast.net
Geri Bain, geribain [@] aol.com

Donna di Lucca. Credit: Susi Raphael

Donna di Lucca. Credit: Susi Raphael