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THE WAYFARER NORTH AMERICAN TRAVEL JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION
Individuals, cities insist imposing on others is a rotten idea
onsideration has apparently become a
ALLIED WITH EAST-WEST NEWS BUREAU
CI've had neighbors who left their dogs
THE PREZ BOX Dan Schlossberg
Fall 2002 Volume 10 Issue 4 out 24 hours a day, allowed their kids to
shriek in the streets, parked at fire at least, who don't think public smoking is fourth quarter.
hydrants, and permitted arriving carpools acceptable behavior. The latest to jump on All too often, law-abiding Yankee
May meeting to feature speakers, workshops, sightseeing to blast their horns at all hours. that bandwagon is the Mayor of Boston, Stadium fans are subjected to similar mis-
I've also been on a press trip with a Thomas Menino. His proposal, like one beer-havior.
Newport to host first NATJA conference man who not only falsely claimed to rep-
resent Copley News
previously suggested by New York Mayor
Mike Bloomberg, would effectively ban
And we all remember the snowball
fight at Giants Stadium, where intoxicated
Service but also insist- smoking at work, making all bars and fans pelted players and each other in a
Theofsmallestthegather the Union first Providence,been donatedand meals.top
largest when mem-
will local tours,
Complimentary hotel rooms for the
event have by three
ed on smoking in the
elevator, not only
restaurants 100% smokefree.
"Banned in Boston," once a ridiculed
Loudness alone can be enough of a
breaking the law but variety of puritanical censorship, might nuisance: after a barrage of complaints,
annual meeting next spring. hotels within walking distance of each imposing on the lungs finally prove beneficial to the public, the Seattle Mariners are attempting to
The three-day, three-night confer- other: the Hotel Viking, the Marriott, of the others in his assuming the idea isn't shot down by the revoke the two season tickets held by a
ence, scheduled for May 12-15, will and the Newport Harbor Hotel. presence. He also city's health commission after public hear- well-to-do but leather-lunged fan. He's
include accommodations and meals, Each will house 20 travel journal- reached deep into a ings. suing, saying he paid $32,000 for the tick-
SF airport property business meetings, workshops, semi- ists, though the headquarters proper- fruit jar at an outdoor There is precedent: five states, includ- ets and therefore has a license to yell
nars, sightseeing, and airport/railroad ty and site of most meetings will be picnic after emerging ing populous California, have made virtu- whatever he wants. He also claims dis-
provides new prize transfers from nearby Providence. the Hotel Viking.
Dan Schlossberg from a port-o-potty that ally all public areas smokefree and hun- crimination because he's a white man with
The Crowne Plaza San Francisco Transportation arrangements remain Room assignments will be made had no sink for hand-washing. dreds of municipalities have followed suit. three adopted black daughters.
International Airport has provided a handsome incomplete, though NATJA is working by the Newport Convention & Visitors Now that cold & flu season is here, Even the Lincoln Towers, a 29-story The man is not only inconsiderate;
late addition to the list of First Prizes in the even shaking hands or touching door- luxury hi-rise in Manhattan, is getting into he's a boor. And boors belong behind
to arrange discounted or complimen- Bureau on a first-come, first-served knobs can be hazardous to one's health. the act. After residents complained that closed doors.
NATJA 2002 competition: a three-night stay for
two on the Club Level of its Burlingame, CA
tary rail and air tickets. basis under the direction of Evan And we won't even discuss the issue of passive smoke invaded their air vents, the As the world gets increasingly over-
property, plus a complimentary dinner for two. Other than transportation, the only Smith, vice president for travel mar- recirculated air on planes. building's board of directors voted unani- crowded, consideration is becoming even
The prize, valid anytime during calendar expense for members attending the keting. In their initial welcome speech, flight mously to ban smoking throughout the more important.
year 2003, swells to 28 the number of first conference will be registration, at a Smith was instrumental in instigat- attendants could remind passengers to building, including private residences. When something so simple can fix a
prizes in the competition. There are also two price to be determined. This fee, not ing the idea of a Newport conference cover their mouths when coughing or Bergen Record columnist Mike Kelly problem so big, the effort must be made –
Grand Prizes: a five-night stay for two, with all unlike the one charged by the Society and securing the support of three top sneezing. They could also ask people to applauded, stating, "America's war on even if law enforcement is the only alter-
breakfasts and one dinner, in a mission-style of American Travel Writers (SATW) for properties, along with touring compa- tone down the volume of their conversa- smoking has already gone on too long, native.
guest suite of The Legacy Golf Resort, its national conference, will defray nies and other local venues. tions. with too many ridiculous attempts to delay
Phoenix, or a four-night trip on the Montana Screaming babies are one thing but the inevitable bans against what many HOTEL AMENITIES
speakers' fees and help underwrite inconsiderate adults are quite another smokers admit is an unhealthy habit . . . Several years back, I printed a short
Daylight, America's longest multi-day, daylight-
only scenic tour train (run by Montana Rockies
such expenses as bus pickups in (Continued on page 7) matter, especially when there's no Smoking advocates fight each day as if list entitled "What every hotel should
Rail Tours). escape. they were defending the Alamo. What have." Many readers agreed and a few
Entry forms and complete sponsor informa- The problem has become acute in tobacco firms and smokers ignore is that didn't but the list is back by popular
tion appeared in the last issue of The Wayfarer Web presence puts NATJA in big leagues Madrid, which has just launched a 15- smoking drains billions in public funds demand:
and are also available online at www.natja.org. The North American Travel Journalists month campaign called "SSSHHH! appropriated to fight cancer and other dis- 1. Adequate room soundproofing
Deadline for entries is November 1. Association is on the Internet!
At www.natja.com, both members and non-
www.natja.org Control Your Noise!" A dozen blue-clad
mime artists with fingers at their lips are
eases linked to cigarettes."
Once again, the key is consideration.
2. Doors and curtains that keep out
The complete 2002 sponsor list:
Grand Prizes members can learn about the group's history, apply to join, or enter the annual travel journalism roaming city streets to spread the word, Just as owning a trumpet does not give its 3. Coffeemakers and free coffee
Montana Rockies Rail Tours trip (4 nights) awards competition. while posters bearing their images have owner the right to play at 3 o'clock in the (including decaf)
The Legacy Golf Resort, Phoenix (5 nights) The user-friendly site, created by Apollo Interactive in California, includes separate sections been plastered around town. There's even morning, owning a pack of cigarettes does 4. Double vanities (vital for couples)
First Prizes on member services, benefits, publications, and awards, as well as a detailed history of the group. a web page asking residents to wear slip- not give anyone the right to invade the 5. Nonsmoking floors as well as non-
Admiral Fell Inn, Baltimore Dialing the site initially yields two pop-up boxes, a "What's New?" section announcing the May pers in the house, refrain from slamming lungs of a nonsmoker. smoking rooms
The Charles Hotel, Cambridge, MA 2003 Newport conference and a blurb on the NATJA awards that contains links to entry forms, doors, and not remodel their homes after Nor should excessive beer consump- 6. Nonsmoking rooms without ciga-
The Colony Beach & Tennis Resort, Longboat Key, FL detailed sponsor information, and even a list of last year's winners. dark. tion morph into a public menace. Without rette burns & foul odors
Comfort Suites Downtown, New Orleans
Crowne Plaza San Francisco
The history section includes information on the 1991 founding of the group, a listing of The anti-noise campaign, which could alcohol's influence, the police of Prince 7. Cable-TV with multiple choices,
alliances and affiliations, and a biography of president Dan Schlossberg. spread to other European capitals, hopes George's County, Md. would not have including Headline News and The
Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu, Quebec
Fairmont Newfoundland, St. John's
A "Contact Us" section lists telephone numbers for the NATJA administrative office in to crack down on people who honk the needed pepper spray to break up a fan Weather Channel
Fairmont Royal York, Toronto California and e.mail addresses of officers, including Schlossberg, executive director Elizabeth second a light turns green, whose normal brawl during a Monday night football 8. A printed list of TV channels and a
Fifteen Beacon, Boston Barnes, director of sales Doug Kanyer, public relations director Marina Polvay, legal counsel Jack tone of conversation is a bellow, or who game between the Philadelphia Eagles green on-screen marker that matches
Hermosa Inn, Paradise Valley, AZ Miller, and director of FAMS and conventions Belkis Kambach. think noisy late-night carousing on public and Washington Redskins at FedEx Field 9. Toilets that don't run all night
Hilton Santa Clara (CA) There are also e.mail addresses for general information, membership, and press inquiries, streets is acceptable behavior. last month. The spray drifted onto the field 10. Hot water 24 hours a day
Hotel Monaco, Denver plus a link to the allied East-West News Bureau (EWNB). There are some, in the United States and caused an eight-minute delay in the 11. Telephones that do not require an
The Inn at Perry Cabin, St. Michaels, MD The membership area allows for credit card payment of dues, currently $125 per year plus a "access charge" for toll-free or credit-card
JetBlue Airways (two tickets) one-time administrative fee of $25. Rules for membership, including submission of 10 clips or
The Lodge at Moosehead Lake, Greenville, ME calls
broadcast tapes within a one-year period prior to application, are also included.
The Mount Washington (NH) Hotel
Noble House Resorts (Seattle, Santa Fe, Redondo
Beach, or Coconut Grove)
The Orchid at Mauna Lani, Hawaii
Benefits, also listed on-site, include use of an editorial calendar, e.wire service, e.wire data-
base, subscriber database, Travel World International magazine, and a member database.
There's also a venue allowing members to create and activate their own personal web pages at
THE WAYFARER 12. Refrigerators rather than mini-bars
(let guests stock their own food and
13. VCRs that record as well as play
no cost, with a proviso for updating biographies, credits, and affiliations, with links to published North American Travel Journalists Association
Raft Maine 14. Desk space with lighting
Red Mountain: the Adventure Spa, Ivins, Utah
Also listed under "benefits" are industry news, FAM trips and other opportunities, and infor- Allied with East West News Bureau 15. Designated "quiet rooms" for light
Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club, St. 531 Main Street #902, El Segundo, CA 90245
Petersburg, FL mation on press credentials and use of the NATJA logo. sleepers
Royal Palms Hotel & Casitas, Phoenix There is also a blurb on executive director Elizabeth Barnes, a fulltime employee of NATJA, 16. Adequate dresser & closet space
The Sagamore, Bolton Landing, NY and the 40-member, California-based management team, many of them specialists in electronic 17. Morning newspaper delivery
Southwest Airlines (ten $50 gift certificates) marketing, web site development, and new media communications. Published bimonthly, except March and August. Fax 201-791-3349. E.mail seven days a week
Spirit Airlines (two tickets) Travel World International magazine, an electronic travel e.zine listed at www.travelworld- Dan@natja.org. Elizabeth Barnes, publisher. Dan Schlossberg, editor-in-chief. NATJA 18. Restaurants that are not smoke-
Westin Hilton Head Island (SC) magazine.com, and The Wayfarer, a newsletter distributed both by print and Internet, are detailed free only between 7:30 and 3 p.m. on
Windsor Court Hotel, New Orleans in the "Publications" section, along with Team World, an electronic member-to-member newslet- encourages input from both members and others in the travel/hospitality industry but weekends
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (two nights at any US ter. reserves the right to edit material for brevity, clarity, and good taste.
property) (Continued on page 6)
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Airline, restaurant winners keep crowns in 5-Star Awards Fall fun features flurry from ski slopes, sunny spots
After votes were counted in the hotly- the Mississippi River, is featuring the 200th BOSTON: The four-year-old Hotel @ MIT
costed NATJA 5-Star Awards, four of last
year's winners managed to keep their titles.
Both winning airlines, JetBlue (domestic)
anniversary of the Lewis & Clark expedition.
Hertz knocked out Alamo as the Best
Car Rental Firm, while the five-star
5-Star Awards is a 210-room property jointly owned by the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology and
TRIPS FOR MEMBERS
Forest City Enterprises of Cleveland.
and Virgin Atlantic (foreign), held their posi- Phoenician, an Arizona retreat, displaced the (New Orleans), Rich Grant (Denver), and Guestrooms offer technological amenities from 690-50080, www.chesapeakelights.com). delaware.com).
tions at the top of the class, while Four Windsor Court, a plush New Orleans proper- Mindy Bianca (Maryland); Marti Mayne of high-speed T1 Internet access to multiple COLORADO: The highest gourmet restau- DENVER: Sleep with a ghost at the Brown
Seasons was named Best Hotel Chain for ty and long-time NATJA awards sponsor, as Maynely PR in Cousins Island, ME; and
phone lines and data ports. Plush robes, Aveda rant in North America is Alpenglow Stube, Palace. According to a press release from
the third straight year and 15th Street the Best Individual Hotel. Carol Baetzel, PR director of The Legacy
Fisheries, owned and operated by the Hurst The South Pacific scored a double suc- Golf Resort, a Phoenix property that is a bath products, and 24-hour room service is also perched at 11,444 feet above Keystone Resort National Trust Historic Hotels of America, some
family in Fort Lauderdale, beat off strong cess when Maui won for Best Domestic NATJA 2002 Grand Prize sponsor. featured. To arrange a visit, contact Sandra and accessible via two gondola rides. The Ski of the guests have never checked out. Just in
competition to win the Best Restaurant Destination and Tahiti, in the heart of French Members of the North American Travel Swanson, Clarke & Company, 535 Boylston St., Tip Lodge, offering a four-course dining experi- time for Halloween, the downtown property
honor again. Polynesia, took international destination Journalists Association (NATJA) and allied Boston, MA 02116 (Tel. 617-536-3003, Fax ence, was an 1880s stagecoach stop before offers an overnight stay for two mortals, a his-
A former winner, The Inn at Perry Cabin honors. East-West News Bureau (EWNB) vote for 617-536-8524, www.clarkeco.com). becoming the home of Keystone's founders. toric ghost tour, valet parking, turndown deliv-
of St. Michaels, MD, recaptured its crown as The West was also represented in the the 5-Star Awards each summer. CALIFORNIA: One of Northern California's Wanna ski, party, and create great prose after ery of spooky cookies, and a copy of "The
the Best Inn or B&B after a massive renova- Best Attraction category, won by San Winners receive handsome, limited-edi- hidden treasures is The Inn at Schoolhouse your return? Call Dawn Doty, communications Brown Palace Ghost Stories" brochure. Further
tion that doubled its size. Like JetBlue, it is a Francisco's cable cars in a close vote over tion certificates suitable for framing plus per- Creek, located three miles south of photogenic manager, Keystone Resort, Box 38, Keystone, info from the delightful but not frightening Mary
sponsor of the NATJA 2002 journalism Mount Rushmore and two former winners, mission to use the highly-respected NATJA Mendocino. Eight of its cottages and two of its CO 80435 (Tel. 970-496-4253, Fax 970-496- Billingsley, National Trust Historic Hotels of
awards (winners announced next issue). the Grand Canyon and the Smithsonian name in advertising and promotional litera- luxury suites offer ocean views perfect for 4105, Ddoty@vailresorts.com, America, 1785 Massachusetts Ave. NW,
Another NATJA 2002 sponsor, Montana Institution. ture. whale-watching, while the property itself is sur- www.skipress.com). Washington, DC 20036 (Tel. 202-588-6061,
Rockies Rail Tours, was named Best Beasts of the East in the voting were The complete list of 2002 winners:
Railroad, a new category this year, while Baltimore, named the most hospitable city; Best domestic airline: JetBlue* rounded by eight acres of gardens, meadow, CURACAO: The 70-room Waters Beach Fax 202-588-6292, email@example.com,
Royal Clipper won for Best Cruise Line, also Philadelphia, home of the most media- Best foreign airline: Virgin Atlantic* and forest. All rooms have private entrances, Resort, an all-inclusive resort on the Gold www.historichotels.org).
just added to the 5-Star Awards list. Another friendly CVB; and Massachusetts, with the Best cruise line: Royal Clipper bathrooms, fireplaces, and country cottage Coast's largest beach, gives guests three DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The Hotel
new category, Best Tour Operator, went to most media-friendly state tourism office. Best railroad: Montana Rockies Rail Tours decor. The oldest inn on the Mendocino stretch meals daily, unlimited alcoholic beverages and Madera, an 82-room deluxe boutique hotel, is
Shebby Lee Tours, an NTA (National Tour Members named the Acadia Railway the Best car rental firm: Hertz of the North Coast, its 1932 opening coincided soft drinks, non-motorized water sports, daily the latest addition to the capital's skyline.
Association) member from Rapid City, SD. Best New Attraction after several sampled Best individual hotel: The Phoenician with the completion of the Shoreline Highway activities, nightly entertainment, use of resort Opened in late September, the four-star Dupont
The firm, which specializes in tours west of the luxury line's initial season of service in Best hotel chain: Four Seasons* (now Highway One). It housed Coast Guard facilities, shuttle to the historic capital of Circle property is contemporary and spacious,
Northern New England and the Canadian Best inn or B&B: Inn at Perry Cabin personnel during the Second World War. The Willemstad, and all taxes and tips. To arrange a in keeping with the philosophy of the operating
Maritimes. Best domestic destination: Maui inn, 150 miles north of San Francisco, includes visit to the island of baseball star Andruw Kimpton Boutique Hotels. The property features
Ed Stone & Associates edged last year's Best international destination: Tahiti
THE PREZ BOX winner, Geiger & Associates, and
Development Counselors International as
Best restaurant: 15th Street Fisheries*
Best tour operator: Shebby Lee Tours
four lodge rooms, nine historic cottages, and
two luxury suites. To arrange a look-see, look
Jones, contact Andria. Mitsakos, BlueSky PR
( Te l . 9 5 4 - 5 2 5 - 9 8 8 8 , 5 0 3 - 2 2 4 - 3 11 9 ,
specialty guestrooms that range from a fitness
room to a high-tech flash room, DVD-stocked
up Susan Arthur Communications, #202, 3270 Andria.Mitsakos@discoverblue.com, www.sun- screening room, and even a Nosh Room, com-
the Best Travel PR Firm, but did not figure in Most hospitable city: Baltimore
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the most hotly-contested category. Most media-friendly CVB: Philadelphia 21st St., San Francisco, CA 94110 (Tel. 415- setwaters.com). plete with condiments, breakfast-in-bed, kitch-
More than two-dozen different names Most media-friendly state tourism office: 824-0663, Fax 415-826-7920, DEER VALLEY: A year after star billing in enette, and grocery shopping service. The
PASSING FANCIES were nominated as the "Best Friend to Massachusetts firstname.lastname@example.org, www.schoolhouse- the Winter Olympics, this resort town is marking fourth Kimpton property on the East Coast (all
Flight attendants who demand that all Journalists," won last year by the efferves- Best friend to travel writers: Kelly Earnest creek.com). its 22nd season with more than $4.5 million in in Washington), it joins a lineup that includes
shades be lowered to maximize movie cent Larry Meehan of the Greater Boston Best travel PR firm: Ed Stone & Associates CAMBRIDGE: Women Chefs & improvements. Ranked No. 1 in North America the Hotel Monaco, Hotel Rouge, and Topaz
viewing should realize that some passen- CVB. Best attraction: San Francisco cable cars Restaurateurs will gather in suburban Boston by Ski Magazine last year, Deer Valley invites Hotel. A fifth East Coast property, the Hotel
gers picked window seats precisely Although Meehan was a finalist again, Best new attraction: Acadia Railway for this annual conference Nov. 16-18. PR rep journalists to come see for themselves. Contact Marlowe, opens in Cambridge, MA in March.
because the natural lighting makes it eas- the 2002 award went to Kelly Earnest of the (*repeat winner) is Nancy Civetta, Civetta Comunicazioni, 90 Christa Graff, Communications Manager, Deer Press reps are Diana K. Bulger, Hisaoka PR
ier to read . . . Tampa Bay CVB. She topped the field in a
Light sleepers should insist on hotel Hamilton St., Cambridge, MA 02139 (Tel. 617- Valley Resort, P.O. Box 1525, Park City, UT (Tel. 202-466-6286, email@example.com)
photo finish that also involved CVB col- 577-8098, Fax 617-876-9233, nancy@civetta- 84060 (Tel. 435-649-1000, Fax 435-645-6939, or Kathleen Bertolani, Kimpton Hotels &
rooms without connecting doors, which
serve as natural noise conduits and rank
as one of the most ridiculous hassles in
leagues Angie Ranck (Orlando), Bev Gianna
LETTERS com.com). The contact information is new.
CHESAPEAKE LIGHTHOUSES: Captain
DELAWARE: She's back!! After a year as
Restaurants (Tel. 415-397-5572, www.kimpton-
the hospitality world . . . Mike Richards and son Chris are using a public information officer for the Delaware FLORIDA: The Kissimmee-St. Cloud CVB
Get this: an Alpine, Wyo. company
called Ewe4ic (get it, euphoric) Ecological
MEMBERS KUDOS FOR COLUMN
I'm writing to applaud your editorial in THE PREZ
BOX (Summer issue).
revamped Navy Special Operations vessel for
three different Chesapeake Bay lighthouse
Economic Development Office, Jennifer Boes
has resumed her old job as PR coordinator for
calls its region "the Orlando getaway you didn't
know." In the wake of a successful late-
Services rents a 600-goat herd for $1 a Those were my feelings exactly: Arab terrorists
The latest book from Bruce & June Conord committed the Sept. 11 crimes but we aren't allowed to tours: "The Great Circle Route," twice-weekly Delaware Tourism. She succeeds Carolyn September press trip that utilized Pan Am
day per animal, plus shipping, to resorts is the fourth edition of the Adventure Guide to say so. This isn't racist, this is fact. Editors need the daylong trips from Tilghman Island to a dozen White, who is now devoting fulltime to daughter Airways and Sanford International Airport, it will
preferring natural weeding to pesticides Costa Rica, released this summer by Hunter guts to not bow down to PC column-cleansing. lighthouses from the Eastern Shore to Brynna and pursuing a freelance PR career. help individual writers on assignment. Contact
(Vail Resort Association was a recent cus- Publishing. It's loaded with pictures, maps, and And re: the "See America First" movement in the Baltimore and beyond; the thrice-weekly The First State has a surprising number of PR rep Geo Morales, Kissimmee-St. Cloud
tomer of the company, which has a web a 12-page color insert, plus in-depth restaurant travel industry, my own family took a vacation to Mt.
presence at www.goatapelli.com) . . . Rushmore this summer (from California, a long drive "Passage," a half-day trip to five lighthouses; newsworthy attractions for such a tiny state. To CVB (Tel. 407-944-2415, gmorales@flori-
and hotel reviews ranging from rainforest
Can't wait to go swimming at Mexico's lodges to beachfront hideaways. Review copies but worth it) and I'm glad we did. There are so many and "The Sunset Experience," a two-hour, two- learn more, contact Jennifer Boes, Delaware dakiss.com, www.floridakiss.com).
wonderful places to go in the USA. lighthouse sunset tour that includes cham- Tourism Office, 99 Kings Highway, Dover, DE FRANCE: Donna K. Smith, who has relo-
Las Casitas Marquis Los Cabos, opening are available from Hunter's Kim Andre
Let's encourage Americans to travel within our
in December with 44 separate pools . . . (firstname.lastname@example.org). borders.
pagne. Contact Mike Richards, P.O. Box 248, 19901 (Tel. 302-672-6824 or toll-free at 866- cated to the Windy City, has several hotel
It had to happen sometime: a press Also new from Hunter is Southeast Florida, Tilghman, MD 21671 (Tel. 410-886-2215, 800- 284-7483, Fax 302-739-5749, www.visit- clients in France, as well as other appealing
release from the Golden Horseshoe Golf by long-time NATJA member Sharon Spence. SHARON ROONEY places. To learn more, contact her at Donna K.
Club of Williamsburg, VA gave the follow- The colorful 256-page guide, which sells for Windsor, CA
[Editor's Note: Sharon Rooney Public Relations Smith International, #G, 1410 W. Wrightwood
ing contact information: "Carol Godwin, $15.95, includes interviews with such local
Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614 (Tel. 773-404-6633,
Pubic Relations Manager" . . . experts as park rangers, fishermen, pilots,
scuba divers, and sailors . . .
represents numerous West Coast properties, includ-
ing Four Sisters Inns and several resorts in Wanna be cool? Take New Year's Polar Plunge Fax 773-404-6661, email@example.com).
The Georgia teens who founded the Mendocino.] HISTORIC HOTELS: Launched with 32
Janet Friedman, who won a NATJA 2001 Celebrate the New Year Canadian-style by taking an icy plunge at the Pacific
website dumblaws.com have come up book award for the wild and wacky Eccentric PRAISE FOR PRIZE Palisades Hotel, one of 37 hotels operated by the Kimpton Group in North America. The members in 1989, te roster of National Trust's
with some doozies: America, plugged the project on National Public As the winner of the NATJA 2001 Grand Prize, we
Utah first cousins can marry only after Historic Hotels of America now includes 185
Radio's "All Things Considered," heard by up to chose the Bahamas Pajamas, provided by Club Med Polar Bear Plunge package includes a one-night stay in a one-bedroom suite, dinner for
they turn 65; reptiles can't be used in con- properties in 44 states, D.C., Puerto Rico, and
10 million listeners. The $18.95 Bradt Travel North America. two at the adjacent Zin restaurant, and an optional plunge into the waters of English Bay
junction with church services in Kentucky; When we wanted to go coincided with a press trip Canada. One of the newest members is the
Guide project, now in its second printing, sold on the morning of New Year's Day. At least they don't try that Vancouver tradition at mid-
perfume can't be sold as a drink in out the first run in 12 weeks and has been so they flew us down and let us extend our return so circa 1797 Best Western Gettysburg Hotel,
Delaware; atheists can't hold public office optioned as a possible television series. For we could explore the country for another week after night! If you dare, contact Kimpton press rep Kathleen Bertolani, the Kimpton Group, known for its Colonial Revival architecture. It
in Tennessee; and South Carolina school- leaving Club Med. We had a great time.
more information, contact Jan at janetfried- Suite 200, 222 Kearny St., San Francisco, CA 94108 (Tel. 415-955-5407, Fax 415-296- reopened in 1991 after a detailed restoration.
children must be taught not to drink alco- firstname.lastname@example.org or see www.eccentricamer- CLEO PASKAL 8031, Kathleen.Bertolani@kimptongroup.com).
hol every year before Halloween. ica.com. Montreal, Canada (Continued on page 5)
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TRIPS Orient-Express consolidates PR Operations TRIPS Hawkins hawks chic clients from sunnier spot
Good news for travel journalists: Orient-Express Trains & Hotels has named the Hawkins International, which calls itself "the boutique travel PR agency," has moved
always-helpful Audra Poole its primary publicist for seven properties, including all four to new Manhattan digs that it says are more sunny and spacious. That should be good
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(Continued from page 4) of its American hotels. She now represents Charleston Place, Charleston, SC; The news for its clients, including the 140-property Le Meridien Hotels & Resorts [lemeridi-
Windsor Court, New Orleans, LA; Keswick Hall, Charlottesville, VA; and The Inn at the Wind in Atlanta also attended the midsum- en.com]; Fifteen Beacon of Boston [xvbeacon.com]; the White Barn Inn of
To belong, hotels must be at least 50 years old, Perry Cabin, St. Michaels, MD, as well as Maroma Resort, Riviera Maya, Mexico; La mer opening of the Marietta Movie Memorabilia Kennebunkport [whitebarn.inn.com]; London's 51 Buckingham Gate [51-buckingham-
eligible for th National Register of Historic Samanna, St. Martin, French West Indies; and Bora Bora Lagoon Resort, Tahiti, French Museum. Adjacent to the Marietta History gate.com]; Schooners Inn and Stripers Fish Shack [schoonersinn.com]; Mountain
Places, and recognized locally for historic sig- Polynesia. To reach Audra, formerly affiliated only with Charleston Place, write Audra Museum, the new attraction is housed in a 19th Travel Sobek [mtsobek.com]; and Petit St. Vincent [psvresort.com]. To arrange a visit,
nificance. Rosters are available for $3.50 from Poole, PR Director, Orient-Express North America, 1110 Alabama Drive, Winter Park, century building most recently used as a contact Jennifer Hawkins, Hawkins International PR, Suite 401, 119 W. 23rd St. (at
NTHP, P.O. Box 320, Washington, DC 20055- FL 32789 (Tel. 407-599-9935, Cell 843-224-2970, Fax 407-599-9355, restaurant. To learn more, contact Audrey Avenue of the Americas), NY, NY 10011 (Tel. 212-255-6541, Fax 212-255-6716, jen-
0320 or see www.nationaltrust.org. email@example.com). Griffies, Office of Public Information, City of firstname.lastname@example.org) or Amy Newcomb (email@example.com).
KEY WEST: Ocean Key Resort, located at Marietta, P.O. Box 609, Marietta, GA 30061
historic Zero Duval Street, has 100 rooms and (Tel. 770-794-5509, Fax 770-794-5505, NY, NY 10001 (Tel. 212-868-1900 x227, Fax separate adult and family pools and a 900-foot
suites, oversized Jacuzzis, and views of the NY, NY 10001 (Tel. 212-868-1900 x233, foodways of early New England at harvest time. firstname.lastname@example.org). 212-465-0849, email@example.com, flowing river fed by waterfalls. Press contact is
Gulf of Mexico, Key West Harbor, or historic firstname.lastname@example.org, www.danfords.com). Cooking, baking, food preservation, and the NEW ORLEANS: Maison Orleans, just www.qcpr.com). Megan Neher, Lavidge & Baumayr PR, Suite
Mallory Square, scene of the nightly "happen- MAINE: The Schooners Inn at the skills of weaving, shoemaking, musketry, black- over a year old, is the only Ritz-Carlton bou- ROCKY MOUNTAINEER RAILTOURS: 190, 6263 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ
ing." A member of Noble House Hotels and Breakwater, a newly-renovated boutique-style smithing, printing, and pottery-making will be tique property in the USA. The romantic choice North America's largest private passenger rail 85250 (Tel. 480-998-2600, Fax 480-905-9282,
Resorts (a NATJA 2002 sponsor), the property property located along the water's edge in demonstrated. Press contact is Susanna for newlyweds, honeymooners, and couples company plans two-day December rail journeys email@example.com, www.lavidge.com).
is located five minutes from Key West Kennebunkport, offers water views from each Bonta, PR manager, Old Sturbridge Village, 1 looking fo a luxurious getaway, the French through "the land of 1,000 Christmas trees," ST. KITTS TRAIN: The Caribbean's first
International Airport. More intriguing than the of its 17 rooms. Cable-TV, voice-mail, air-condi- Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, MA Quarter property is represented by a new first- with eastbound departures from Vancouver to comprehensive island tour by luxury train
location and the views is the Suite Dreams tioning, and other modern amenities grace all 01566 (Tel. 508-347-3362 x338, 800-SEE- time mom: Simone Rathle, Simone Ink, P.O. Banff or Calgary Dec. 19 and 27 and west- launches Oct. 18-22 with a press weekend. The
package: deluxe junior suite accommodations, rooms and suites, which also have sleek mod- 1830, firstname.lastname@example.org). Box 25723, Washington, DC 20007 (Tel. 800- bound trips Dec. 21 and 29. In addition to the St. Kitts Scenic Railway National Tour will use
daily breakfast for two, two drinks per person, ern furnishings and custom-crafted furniture by MEXICO: The first Hilton-branded property 496-1733, email@example.com). two-day rail trip, 10 tours of varying lengths are the same 30-mile line built in 1912 to deliver
one dinner served in-suite, rose-petal turn- Thomas Moser. Each was named for a historic in Los Cabos has opened for business. With OUTER BANKS: Headed down to coastal also available. The line's regular schedule runs sugar cane from plantation fields to mills in
down, champagne and chocolate-covered ship that was built along the nearby river. 375 oceanfront rooms and 66 suites, the Hilton North Carolina this fall? Sites to see include the from mid-April to mid-October with more than Basseterre, the capital. The narrated tour will
strawberry turndown, and aromatherapy beads Intrigued? Learn more from Amy Newcomb, Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort towers above nation's tallest brick lighthouse, the hill where 40 package tours ranging from 2-14 days. cross 23 bridges and through the world's only
for the in-room Jacuzzi. The package sounded Hawkins International PR, Suite 307, 234 Fifth the Sea of Cortes. For information on press the Wright Brothers first flew, and the Pea Contact Michelle Dunn, manager of communi- growing rainforest, home of green vervet mon-
so good we almost headed straight for the air- Ave., NY, NY 10001 (Tel. 212-684-7158, trips and individual visits, contact Audrey Island National Wildlife Refuge. Don't go with- cations and media relations, Rocky keys, rare birds, and butterflies.
port after receiving the alluring e.mail. PR rep firstname.lastname@example.org, www.schoonersinn.com). Benedetto or Carolyn Izzo-Feldman at Carolyn out contacting Quinn E. Capps, marketing man- Mountaineer Railtours (Tel. 604-606-7200, Accommodations, activities, tours, meals, and
Chuck Smith won't have trouble getting writers MANHATTAN: In addition to the Grenada Izzo-Feldman Integrated Communications (Tel. ager (Tel. 800-446-6262, capps@outer- mdunn@ rockymountaineer.com). airfare are included. Contact Kerrianne
to go there. Contact him at Noble House Hotels Board of Tourism, New York's Park Central 845-358-3920, email@example.com). banks.org). SANTA MONICA: To arrange a press visit F i t z p a t r i c k ( Te l . 2 1 2 - 7 6 4 - 0 3 4 0 ,
& Resorts, #283, 160 W. Camino Real, Boca Hotel has become a client of Richartz Fliss MISSOURI: Innkeepers in the Show Me PALM BEACH: Since 1896, The Breakers to the Art Deco Georgian Hotel, a plush ocean- firstname.lastname@example.org).
Raton, FL 33432 (Tel. 561-362-8704, Fax 561- Clark & Pope. To arrange a visit, contact State have F.U.N. in Bed, according to a new has been a Palm Beach landmark. The ocean- front property that belongs to Historic Hotels of TAMPA BAY: Welcome back! For the first
368-4117, Cell 561-703-1727, csmith@noble- Melissa Viola, RFC&P, Suite 222, 400 Morris campaign promoted by the clever-but-devilish front retreat for the rich and famous, a five-dia- America, contact sales manager Jasmine time since they stopped running in 1946, street-
househotels.com). Ave., Denville, NJ 07834 (Tel. 973-627-8180, Marti Mayne. Standing for Free Unstressed mond, five-star property, is represented by Thompson, The Georgian, Hotel, 1415 Ocean cars are part of the Tampa street scene. The
KILLINGTON: Skiers will find the new web- Fax 973-627-8410, email@example.com). Nights, the F.U.N. in Bed program involves the Bonnie Reuben (Tel. 212-956-0218, reuben- Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401 (Tel. 310- 2.3-mile TECO Line trolley network, featuring
site easier to navigate than the Outer Limits, MARYLAND: The Edge, an Ocean City 95+ members of Bed & Breakfast Inns of firstname.lastname@example.org). 883-6244, Fax 310-656-0904, jasmine@geor- replicas of the original Birney Safety Cars and a
the steepest mogul slope in eastern North designer hotel with 12 suites that are named Missouri (BBIM). Since August, guests staying QUINN & CO. CLIENTS: Arawak Beach gianhotel.com, www.georgianhotel.com). streetcar museum at the Ybor Station, opened
America (1200 vertical feet in one-half mile). rather than numbered, gives guests the chance at BBIM members received F.U.N. in Bed cards Inn, Anguilla; Aruba Sonesta Beach Resort; El SCOTTSDALE: The newest addition to the in October. Cruising at 25 mph, cars take 22
The new site, created over a three-year period, to visit such places as South Beach, the Jungle, that, when filled, can be exchanged for $100 Al Israel Airlines; Four Points by Sheraton Los string of luxury properties in this tony Phoenix minutes to make the 11 stops on the line, which
features more real-time information. Press con- and the Left Bank. Rooms include panoramic gift certificates, applicable for future stays. Angeles International Airport; GOGO suburb opens Nov. 3. That's the projected stretches from downtown through the Channel
tact is Kim Jackson, News Bureau Director, water views, balconies, Jacuzzis, fireplaces, Want to hear more? Call Marti Mayne, Maynely Worldwide Vacations; Hilton Caribbean (8 prop- timetable for the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, District, Ybor City, the convention center, aquar-
Killington, 4763 Killington Road, Killington, VT and original art, as well as feather bedding, Marketing, 392A Cousins St., Cousins Island, erties); Island Destinations; Le Meridien; the first Westin-branded resort in the Greater ium, and more. Also nearing completion is a
05751 (Tel. 802-422-6237, Fax 802-422-6113, heavy terry towels and robes, and natural ME 04096 (Tel. 207-846-6331, Fax 207-846- Liberty Travel; Long Bay Beach Resort & Villas, Phoenix area. The 735-room property, which riverwalk that will eventually line the entire
email@example.com, www.killington.com). soaps and lotions. A small wading pool over- 5664, Cell 207-650-1741, firstname.lastname@example.org). Tortola, B.V.I.; Ocean Point Resort & Club, includes 63 suites and 32 casita units, has all downtown waterfront, allowing pedestrians to
LONG ISLAND: Danfords on the Sound is looks Assawoman Bay. Contact Karen Nash, MOHONK MOUNTAIN HOUSE: This Sunny Isles Beach, Miami; Sceptre Island; the usual Westin amenities, including the walk from the performing arts center to
a New England-style complex of 12 white-wood The Edge, 56th Street on the Bay, Ocean City, National Historic Landmark, located less than Gorham Hotel, NY; Westin New York @ Times Heavenly Bed and Bath, oversized desk, two Channelside and the aquarium. Wanna see for
and red brick buildings in the village of Port MD 21842 (Tel. 410-524-5400 x4021, 888-371- two hours from Manhattan, is worth a visit in Square (opens November); Westin Rio Mar dual-line speaker phones, voice-mail, and high- yourself? Contact the always-earnest Kelly
Jefferson, NY. The 85-room property also has a 5400, www.fagers.com). any season. To arrange one, contact Kimberly Beach Resort, Rio Grande, PR; Westin St. speed Internet access. But its architecture, Earnest, Tampa Bay CVB, Suite 2800, 400 N.
75-slip marina, waterfront restaurant, and sea- MASSACHUSETTS: October in Old Traudt, manager of public relations & promo- John Resort & Villas, U.S.V.I. The best news is styling, and landscape design underline its self- Tampa St., Tampa, FL 33602 (Tel. 813-342-
sonal Clam Chowder house and spa. To Sturbridge Village, a 200-acre living history tions, Mohonk Mountain House, Lake Mohonk, that Carla Caccavale, one of our favorite PR proclaimed theme, "Treasuring the Essence of 4 0 5 3 , K e a r n e s t @ v i s i t t a m p a b a y. c o m ,
arrange a stay in any season, contact museum off Exit 9 of the Mass Pike (I-90), New Paltz, NY 12561 (Tel. 845-256-2163, Fax people, has been made a partner in the firm. Arizona." In addition to golf, tennis, and eight www.visittampabay.com).
Samantha Oehl, Quinn & Co., 237 W. 35th St., blends fall colors with backward looks into the 845-256-2720, email@example.com, Contact her at Quinn & Co., 237 W. 35th St., food-and-beverage venues, the hotel features WINDSTAR CRUISES: The luxury cruise
www.mohonk.com). line plans 66 cruises for next year in the
MONTANA: Though Glacier National Park Aegean and Mediterranean. In July and August,
Diversified Scottsdale samplers whet media’s appetite closed for the season in September, it's never Write about Massachusetts? Try for Morris Award Windstar makes its first visit to the Baltic Sea
too early to think about next summer. Rail buffs and Northern Europe with eight sailings. Press
Writers with a wide variety of tastes and assignments should find something to like in the list of media FAMS The Jerry Morris Master Writer Award, open to all North American journalists pub-
will love the Izaak Walton Inn, a B&B not only contact is Mary Schimmelman, PR manager,
created by the Scottsdale CVB. Each is limited to 6-10 participants, preferably with letters of assignment, with lished by U.S. outlets in 2002, honors articles that have promoted Massachusetts as a
flexible itineraries and guests invited (at their own expense) on occasion. With details posted at www.scotts- loaded with choo-choo memorabilia but located Windstar Cruises, 300 Elliott Avenue W,
on Amtrak's main line. Unlike the nearby park,
top travel destination. Pieces should reflect the quality and variety of the Bay State's his-
dalepressrom.com, the schedule given The Wayfarer contains the following: Seattle, WA 98119 (Tel. 206-301-5318, Fax
• Romance in the Sonoran Desert (Nov. 18-22), featuring customized itineraries so guests can enjoy private the inn is open all year. Contact Ray or Rhonda
tory, culture, and environment.
time at Royal Palms Hotel & Casitas (a NATJA 2002 sponsor) and the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon The award, named for retired Boston Globe travel editor Jerry Morris, consists of a 206-286-3229, PR@windstarcruises.com).
Dominick, Izaak Walton Inn, 290 Izaak Walton
Inn Road, Essex, MT 59916 (Tel. 406-888- plaque plus a three-night stay in Blantyre, one of the few Relais & Chateaux luxury
• Art Around Town (tentatively Feb. 4-7), a sampling of new cultural attractions PR REPS: Mention in this column is free.
• Media Golf Shootout (tentatively Mar. 2-6), for golf media only 5700, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.izaak- properties in the state.
Entrants must complete an entry form along with two copies of their articles (at least Send concise, one-graf blurbs, along with
• Savor the Flabor of the American Southwest (tentatively Apr. 23-27), a culinary experience waltoninn.com).
The CVB will also make arrangements for three journalists per event at the Phoenix Open, Arabian Horse 1200 words) by January 17, 2003. complete contact info (phone, fax, e.mail,
Show, Culinary Festival, and National Festival of the West, among others. Individual media tours can also be
MOVIE MUSEUM: Several people who snail mail addresses) to NATJA, 10 Ballard
attended the 1939 world premiere of Gone With For further information, contact Jim Lee, Development Counsellors International,
arranged. Place, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410-3601 (Fax 201-
Contact PR director Laura McMurchie, Scottsdale CVB, 7343 Scottsdale Mall, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (Tel. 461 Park Avenue South, NY, NY 10016 (Tel. 212-725-0707 x149, Fax 212-213-3827,
email@example.com). 791-3349, e.mail firstname.lastname@example.org). No phone
480-429-2253, Fax 480-421-9733, LM@scottsdalecvb.com).
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Entertainment 2003 BARNEStorming Elizabeth Barnes "Big Six" airlines can learn from service-minded hotelier
offers review copies The damage to our economy and stock
Forward steps for NATJA and EWNB
Complimentary review copies of the travel, hotel,
and dining publications produced by Entertainment
he East West News their information to the travel and hospitality industry.
market is not just due to the criminal and uneth-
ical activities of corporations like Enron, TRAVEL WITH KAL Kal London
Publications of Troy, MI are available to members
The company, now in its 41st year, publishes 161
T Bureau and North
American Travel Journalists
However, EWNB is about much more than just press
release distribution. The most important benefit is its
WorldCom, and Global Crossing. The actions
and policies of USAirways, Delta, United,
regional and metro guides. Association became affiliated affiliation with NATJA and the ability for Subscribers to
Continental, American, and Northwest Airlines from traveling on the day they were supposed plus two convention hotels, Rosen Centre and
Coupons provide 2-for-1 discounts and significant in 2000. Since then, member- network with established, credible travel journalists.
have done more to damage our economy than to travel? It's bad enough that the six airlines the Rosen Plaza, that offer some of the lowest
savings for flights, cruises, car rentals, museums, the- ship in one entitled you to Similar to the NATJA site, Subscribers can access the
the Enrons of the world. charge $100 to change a travel itinerary. rates in Greater Orlando. He built all of them,
aters, zoos, restaurants, clubs, sports venues, and reap the benefits of both. The "Marketing and Communications Service Center" by
Our economy needs people traveling, stay- The same carriers took in close to $5 billion and the 1500-room golf resort, without borrow-
more. original East West News entering an ID and password.
ing at hotels, visiting attractions, eating in in taxpayers' money a few weeks after Sept. 11 ing any money.
Owners of the Entertainment Book, the compa- Bureau Web site attempted to Some of you have been confused by the recent
restaurants, and renting cars. But how have but apparently wasted all of it. Instead of using Rosen doesn't run to Congress demanding
ny's main product, can gain access to additional ben-
serve both partnered organi- changes. These two Web sites have brought a positive
these airlines helped to increase travel? that funding to make new hires, they laid off tax dollars. He doesn't cut back on service. And
efits by registering their memberships at entertain- Elizabeth Barnes They've done nothing. In fact, their actions thousands of employees. One (USAirways) has he doesn't stand still.
ment.com. Regular benefits, many of them new for the zations. However, after growth to both these organizations with the hopes of
thought, study, and much input from our members, the furthering career development and exposure for
continue to hamper travel. already gone bankrupt and another (United) is Rosen has decided to institute a $29 room
2003 edition, include: They cut back on flights and service and rumored to be next. Where did all that money rate at his four leisure hotels and give guests
• Access to printable coupons and online offers decision was made that the best way to serve our Members of NATJA and Subscribers of EWNB. While
members is to have separate, stand-alone Web sites the Web sites may be separate, there have not been
introduced policies that discourage passengers go? Some apparently went to pay off coupon books worth hundreds of dollars. He
• Member discounts on out-of-town editions of from flying. They destroyed the travel agency Washington lobbyists. even provides a kids-eat-free promotion. All
Entertainment for NATJA and EWNB that more clearly outline the any changes in features, functionality, or benefits; you
• Ability to purchase discounted movie tickets purpose and benefits of each respective organization. still use your current ID and password to access the
industry, reducing by thousands the number of At least one airline still deserves our praise. three of these ideas are increasing business at
online As a result, natja.org was created and launched at the Services Center. The combined resources and bene-
people promoting and selling travel. Boy, do we Southwest (a NATJA 2002 awards sponsor) his hotels by making travel more affordable.
• Expanded travel section with savings on end of Summer and eastwestnews.org was re-pur- fits generated by our affiliations provide our Members
need those travel agents now (the Internet is continues to offer low fares and tickets worth Harris Rosen is also building a 150,000-sq.
accommodations, transportation, attractions, and din- posed to address these new objectives. and Subscribers value unmatched by any other jour-
not the answer). 100 per cent of their value for up to a year from ft. school of hospitality management for 1,000
ing North American Travel Journalists Association- nalistic organization. I encourage you to take FULL
As I write this column, the six major airlines date of purchase, in the event the passenger students at the University of Central Florida.
• Quarterly member newsletters with savings tips www.natja.org advantage of what the East West News Bureau and
have decided to further penalize passengers by has to cancel. The highest unrestricted fare on The CEOs of the six major airlines need to
and news about new offers The NATJA site was designed to serve the needs North American Travel Journalists Web sites have to
making it more expensive to travel (reducing or Southwest is $299 one way. The message to learn from people like Harris Rosen, as well as
• E.mail alerts with new local and online offers
of our journalists, writers, editors, and photographers. offer!
eliminating the value of non-refundable tickets), consumers is simple: use Southwest if they fly the CEOs of Southwest, JetBlue, Spirit, and
Founded in Detroit in 1962, Entertainment charging excessive fees for things like paper out of a nearby airport and links to a destination Singapore Airlines. But I have my doubts they
Publications has grown into the world's leading mar- Its emphasis is on professional development. The site Final Note - Press Card
will provide Members with up-to-date information on Many members wonder if the NATJA press card
tickets, as well as $40-$80 for a third item of you want. will do anything creative to increase business.
keter of coupon books, discounts, and merchant pro- checked baggage (golfers beware). And they There are a few other good airlines, includ- In fact, I predict they will continue to blame
motions. Its network now includes more than 70,000 industry news and active new members, details about (or any press card for that matter) is a benefit to jour-
the NATJA conference, and currently, information and nalists or photographers. Here is one testimony from
continue to insult leisure passengers, treating ing NATJA awards sponsors JetBlue and Spirit everyone but themselves and their policies for
local merchants and national retailers representing them like second-class citizens. plus Singapore Airlines, that also believe serv- their dismal financial condition.
275,000 North American locations. More than eight submission forms for the 2002 NATJA Awards a current Member:
million books are sold annually. Competition. From the NATJA site, Members can "Hi Elizabeth and All, Just wanted to say that my
Air Travel's Big Six have implemented rules ice is still important.
The 2003 edition features more than 4,000 hotels access the Member Services, now aptly titled "The EWNB/NATJA press card came in very handy on a trip
and procedures to penalize anyone purchasing Switching gears for a second, let me now Kal London of New Britain, CT hosts "Travel With Kal,"
and resorts and discounts on United Airlines. Marketing and Communications Service Center", by this week to New York. At the Metropolitan Museum of
non-refundable tickets. Why, for example, say something good about a hotel owner. Harris heard by more than a million listeners on WMRD
Often sold as a fund-raiser, Entertainment entering their member ID and password. The "Service Art, I asked for a comp admission with my card, and
should someone purchase an airline ticket two- Rosen owns six properties in Orlando and is Middletown and WLIS Old Saybrook. The host and
Publications products raise nearly $90 million per year Center" provides access to all of EWNB's services, they gave me 3 admissions comped, for my family and
three months down the road when they might building a seventh, a golf resort. Rosen Hotels producer formerly owned one of the state's largest
for charitable causes. When purchased through local including timely, in-depth media intelligence, the edito- me. Then at Laguardia Airport, I showed the card to
lose their money if something prevents them & Resorts owns four leisure-type properties travel agencies.
fund-raising campaigns, the book is available at a spe- rial calendar, exclusive eWire service, and the mem- American Airlines Club Desk and they graciously gave
cial discounted price ($5 off retail).
ber/subscriber database to find story opportunities me a comp visit while waiting for my flight. Just want-
Entertainment's metro editions typically range in
price from $25-$50. and/or sell your work. ed to pass this on to other members....and say
For press review copies, contact Jennifer L. Foss, East West News Bureau- www.eastwestnews.org thanks."
The EWNB site has been re-worked to empha- - Sharon Lloyd Spence/New Mexico
Publications, 2125 Butterfield Road, Troy, MI 48084
(Tel. 248-458-5420, Fax 248-637-9771, jfoss@enter-
of Communications, Entertainment
size the marketing and communication services that
Subscribers to EWNB receive. The goal of EWNB is to
maximize exposure and help Subscriber's disseminate
Elizabeth Barnes is executive director of the
North American Travel Journalists Association
Allied with East West News Bureau
531 Main Street #902, El Segundo, CA 90245
NATJA & EWNB
MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS Newport Alabama and shifting its dates to the
last week in June.
International wire service Although more details on the
Electronic newsletter (Continued from page 1)
Press club courtesies Newport meeting will be published in
FAM opportunities the next issue, a tentative working ADDRESS CORRECTION REQUESTED
He is working closely with NATJA
president Dan Schlossberg and schedule has been developed as fol-
Press credentials lows:
Media alerts executive director Elizabeth Barnes
Annual writer awards in arranging all aspects of the sched-
Member directory ule, which could include a New Monday May 12
Wayfarer subscription Afternoon arrivals
Travel discounts England regional marketplace, a Welcome dinner
Contests waterfront lobster bake, a barbecue,
Networking opportunities and a softball game.
Personal Web site Tuesday May 13
Travel World Magazine
May is springtime in Newport, Breakfast
Editorial Calendar with weather generally conducive to Business meeting
Annual Conference outdoor events as well as travel. The Luncheon (with speaker)
NATJA Web site location is also helpful because of Sightseeing (4 or more options)
…and much more proximity to Boston, a major air gate- Dinner
$125 (renewal) or $150 (New) U.S. for journalists way, as well as Providence, which is
$300 (new and renewal) U.S. for businesses served by the low-fare Southwest Wednesday May 14
Checks payable to EWNB or pay online at Airlines (a NATJA 2002 awards Breakfast
www.eastwestnews.org sponsor). Marketplace
Luncheon (with speaker)
Send to: The announcement of the NATJA Sightseeing (4 or more options)
Membership dues conference fills a void created by the Dinner
East West News Bureau apparent collapse of Travel Media
531 Main Street #902 Showcase, a gathering that fell in
El Segundo, CA 90245 Thursday May 15
email@example.com popularity this year after moving Breakfast
from Atlantic City to Montgomery, Checkout