TravelAgeWest.com has received the Gold award for Travel Journalism Website for the second year in a row.
For two consecutive years, TravelAgeWest.com has received the highest accolades from the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA). The website received the Gold award for Travel Journalism Website in both the 2013 and 2014 NATJA Awards Competitions.
Following a comprehensive Web redesign in 2013, TravelAgeWest.com nearly tripled its Web traffic. The website provides travel professionals with engaging, multimedia-rich Web content that includes a range of content types, including in-depth features, roundups, first-person reviews and blog series.
In addition to recognition for the website, TravelAge West staff members received several awards for excellent writing, including several awards for the Trade Travel Article category.
The awards competition, now in its 23rd year, honors the “best of the best” in travel writing, photography and promotion that cover all aspects of the travel industry worldwide.
“NATJA received an overwhelming number of entries in this year's awards competition,” said Helen Hernandez, CEO of NATJA. “The stories and photographs were so compelling and life-like that they placed the reader in that moment. This made it challenging for the judges to select the winners. The award entries this last year were clearly, the best ever in NATJA's history. We congratulate all of the Grand Prize winners [and] Gold, Silver and Bronze winners for bringing to life their travel experiences for the general public.”