Suzanne Roberts Named Travel Media Competition Winner

Congratulations to Suzanne Roberts, author of Bad Tourist! Her book is a Bronze Winner for the 29th annual North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) Awards Competition. The following is the press release from the NATJA.

PASADENA, CA—The North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) announced that Suzanne Roberts won the bronze in the 29th Annual North American Travel Journalists Awards Competition in the Travel Book or Guide category. This awards competition honors the best of the best in travel journalism, photography and destination marketing that cover all aspects of the travel industry.  

“The past year has been one of the most challenging and tragic years within memory. Necessarily, the travel and tourism industries were substantially shut down, and while we are cheered by early signs of recovery, we are all aware losses and challenges will continue to mount for some time,” noted Helen Hernandez, CEO of NATJA. “Yet, despite this landscape of loss, NATJA members and others not yet part of our NATJA family, have sucked it up, made needed adjustments, and produced a remarkable body of work. Many submitted their work in this year’s competition, and we are well satisfied–though not surprised–to see that the range and quality of submissions has increased, and the bar for this year’s awards is the highest we have seen over the last twenty-nine years of the NATJA Award’s existence. Thank you to all who submitted in this difficult year for your efforts. We hope you will celebrate with us this year’s winners.”

Founded in 1991, NATJA is a travel journalism industry leader that fosters high quality journalism by supporting the professional development of its members, providing exceptional program benefits and valuable resources, honoring the excellence of journalism throughout the world, and promoting travel and leisure to the general public. NATJA also publishes TravelWorld International Magazine (www.travelworldmagazine.com).

For more information about NATJA or a complete list of award winners and honorable mentions, visit www.natja.org.

Suzanne Roberts is the author of Bad Tourist: Misadventures in Love and Travel (Nebraska, 2020), Almost Somewhere: Twenty-Eight Days on the John Muir Trail (Nebraska, 2012) and four collections of poetry. She was named the Next Great Travel Writer by National Geographic’s Traveler, and her work has been published in Best Women’s Travel Writing and listed as Notable in Best American Essays. She teaches for the low-residency MFA program in creative writing at Sierra Nevada University.

And congrats to all the other award winners!

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