ALL Members enjoy the following benefits:
Annual Professional Development Conference
Official Press Card
Home Page Member Profile
Showcase yourself with your bio, links to your website(s), books and clips. You keep it up-to-date, so it represents your current accomplishments.
IFWTWA Online Magazine Global Writes
This online magazine showcases our members’ articles and automatically updates to your public profile. This is an excellent resource for writers seeking publishing and byline opportunities.
(members-only monthly newsletter) Each issue is packed with Association news, upcoming press trips, markets looking for writers, contests, story opportunities, and new member information. Many writers get assignments from Press Pass, and use it to announce to peers and to the public relations community attainments such as new books out, awards, and recognition.
Media Trips/Press Trips
IFWTWA offers members 2 – 4 IFWTWA-organized press trips each year. Hosts determine acceptance for press trips. Additional press trip opportunities are announced to members via email.
Regional Membership Coordinators (RMCs)
RMCs coordinate regional networking opportunities and act as liaisons to assist members and prospective members.
Membership Referral Credit
When you refer new members who list your name on their application, your dues for the following year will reflect a one-time credit of $20 for each new member.
Members can contribute to the Blog with articles and comments, allowing for communication and networking with other members.
Social Media Networking:
LinkedIn, Facebook, Tripatini and Twitter
These groups are open to both members and non- members so they can see what we’re about and build our online presence. We have many PR group members, making it a great place to network and discover opportunities.
YouTube Video Channel
After members upload their food, wine or travel video to their own YouTube Channel, they can request that it be added to the IFWTWA YouTube Channel as well, increasing exposure (views) for participating members.
Partnerships and Discounts
Food4Media.com and TravMedia.com
Our press releases are published to their databases of over 10,000 journalists, and they send a press release when new stories post on Global Writes, increasing exposure for members who submit articles to GW.
(Members Only sign-in page) Designed to meet the needs of the professional travel writer, Travel4Press offers free, fast and easy access to all the latest travel news sources. We have an additional feature for IFWTWA Journalist Members & Associates.
Member discount of 20% with AccessMyID.com, a secure and protected online storage service for your important confidential travel documents.
Hertz Auto Rentals Discount
Members receive a discount of 15% off of the best available rate on car rentals through Hertz.
Members receive a significant discount on an annual membership to this online learning portal offering on-demand classes and tutorials on a wide variety of topics.
MediaBistro Avant Membership Discount
Members can save $10 on an annual Avant Membership, which features numerous valuable benefits for journalists.
MedJet Assist Discount
Members with a primary address in the US, Canada, or Mexico can save $35 on an annual individual MedJet Assist membership, or $45 on an annual family membership. MedJet Assist provides emergency medical evacuation and transportation while traveling domestically or abroad.
US Embassy for Mexico – Our contact will provide clear answers. Info is on Members Only link page.
In addition to those benefits listed above, Associate Members enjoy these additional benefits:
We now have media rates in our online press kit with a reduced, reasonable rate for Associate Members. The data for our website page views are updated daily in our online press kit under “About Us.”
- Have any new story angles, press trips, or new clients announced in our monthly newsletter. • Link to your site from ours on our links page.
- Our Executive Director will send out an e-mail blast every couple of months announcing to all of our members what is happening in your area—advising them of new story opportunities.
- Network with our Regular Members online and at our annual conference or on our media trips.
- Participate in our professional development.
- We will work with you to arrange media trips or regional luncheons.
- Access to all of our members, public and private.
- Submit articles to Global Writes.