JoanJetsetter.com Wins Travel Broadcast Video Award
Immersive content leads the charge at the 26th annual Travel Media Awards Competition
Each winter, the North American Travel Journalist Association (NATJA) recognizes storytellers in all aspects of the travel industry from podcasters to photographers. Now in its 26th year, the Travel Media Awards Competition honored the journalistic work of the likes of National Geographic Traveler, USA Today, The New York Times, Huffington Post and, get this, JoanJetsetter.com.
I'm stoked to have taken home two awards this year, one in the Travel Broadcast Video category for a 360-degree video I shot on a recent trip to St. Kitts and Nevis. On St. Kitts, slavery, history and tourism are all intertwined, and this video gives a small taste of the culturally significant attractions that exist beyond the island's beautiful beaches.
Virtual reality, 360-video and immersive content did well at the Travel Media Awards Competition this year. To that end, my cover story "Virtually Yours," which was featured in travel industry publication TravelAge West, took home the Gold Award in the Travel Trade category.
“As the awards entries continue to grow, it becomes increasingly difficult for our judges to pick the winners from such a talented pool of submissions," said NATJA CEO Helen Hernandez in a statement. "We thank our judges, who represent academia, publications, photographers, and PR professionals, for their significant time commitment in making this year’s selections."
The mission of NATJA is to foster high quality journalism by supporting the professional development of its members, providing exceptional benefits and valuable resources, honoring the excellence of journalism throughout the world, and promoting travel and leisure to the general public. Thanks, NATJA, for all you do 🙏