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October 1, 2012
Diamond Bar, CA
 Linda Kissam, PR Chair
On behalf of the IFWTWA
International Food Wine and Travel Writers Association
2012-2013 Membership Incentive
The International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) is now a global network of journalists who cover the hospitality and lifestyle fields, and the people who promote them.The IFWTWA  offers cutting-edge information, press trips,  and educational opportunities for the professional writer.  IFWTWA is reaching out to all wine, food, travel writers, online journalists, and bloggers to expand  and enhance their travel, culinary or wine writing career through an affordable membership program.Member Benefits and types of memberships fall into three categories;  Regular, Industry Associate and Student. Membership benefits include writer ‘leads’, a relevant and dynamic monthly newsletter, amazing industry networking opportunities, new media initiatives and a focused, hard working Board of Directors. In 2012 , IFWTWA hosted a  conferences in Las Vegas, followed by three spectacular trips to Phoenix, Napa, and Gulf Shores. On average IFWTWA offers 3-4 press trips a year to IFWTWA members only.


Writers joining  before January, 2012, will receive free membership until the end of 2012 along with their paid dues for 2013.


Note: The IFWTWA 5th Annual Conference is being held May 23-27 in Hawaii.  The organization sets its standards high as they continue to provide “insider” activities that revolve around food,wine, travel experiences, entertainment and professional development. Details are available online at www.IFWTWA.org


To find out more about an IFWTWA membership visit the Membership Page . Student memberships are $75 annually + $50 first year initiation fee = $125.  Regular Member is $150 annually + $50 first year initiation fee = $200, Asscoiate Membership is $235 +$50 first year initiation fee = $285.

To see what type of Press Trips have been offered in 2012-13 visit our Home Page.