SOURCE: JARP Publishing

JARP Publishing

May 30, 2015 09:49 ET

UPDATE - Premier Traveler Articles Take Top Honors and Make History, Being Awarded at The 2015 Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) Contest

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - May 30, 2015) - This spring, Premier Traveler (PT) magazine garnered a first-place award from the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), an organization dating back to 1955. The magazine and its Features Editor Janet Forman, were crowned for articles that were published in the magazine: "Editors Letter," in which Forman recalls when she first fell in love with travel while making lifelong friends, won Best Magazine Article - Romance; and "Food For Flight," a feature noting the pioneering airline kitchens riding the newest wave, Won Best Magazine Article - Food and Wine - second place.

The articles were selected from entries submitted by professional travel writers and photographers from across the country. Submissions that have won SATW awards in years past were published in such prominent outlets as the Boston Globe, International Travel News, the Miami Herald, and National Geographic Traveler.

SATW Chairman, Laura Phillips Bennett in a note quoted:
"This is a first in the record books - as far as we know no Editor's Letter has ever won this contest. This is especially significant considering that Janet's entry was being judged against several hundred other entries from some of the top travel writers in the USA."

"PT is honored that such a well established organization as SATW has recognized the exceptional-quality of our content," said PT CEO Jake Porter. "And, although our entire staff is to be commended on their efforts and contributions, we congratulate Janet Forman on her record breaking achievement."

"PT's Executive Director Adam Rodriguez who leads our team in his own energetic style has a top-notch, high-energy team," remarked Publisher Anthony Giani. "His insistence (or demands) that the magazine produces content that will address and inform the needs of today's modern, worldly and savvy jet setter are unwavering. With an infectious enthusiasm, Rodriguez delivers a unique publication geared towards a new breed of Traveler - one that embraces a hip and elite lifestyle all its own."

"We're delighted to confirm that PT's superior articles are not only engaging to readers, but to travel-industry professionals as well," beamed Rodriguez, repeating, "You ain't seen nothin' yet!"

Premier Traveler's Editorial Awards

  • 2014 BEST MAGAZINE ARTICLE, FOREIGN TRAVEL
  • 2014 BEST IN-DEPTH COVERAGE ON A TRAVEL-RELATED THEME
  • 2014 PHOTOGRAPHY, ACTION, 2ND PLACE
  • 2014 THE BUSINESS OF TRAVEL, 2ND PLACE
  • 2014 BEST MAGAZINE ARTICLE: FOREIGN TRAVEL, 2ND PLACE
  • 2014 BILL MUSTER GOLD AWARD: CULTURAL CATEGORY
  • 2013 BEST MAGAZINE ARTICLE: U.S. TRAVEL
  • 2013 BEST MAGAZINE ARTICLE: FOREIGN TRAVEL
  • 2013 BEST BUSINESS TRAVEL MEDIA AWARD

About Premier Traveler:
Premier Traveler (PT) was created as an outlet for its readers' voices to be heard. Perpetually on-the-go (both domestically and abroad), with high expectations and a taste for luxury, PT readers always have something to share -- a personal experience, an opinion, a suggestion, a question -- and PT was designed to listen and to get the answers they need.

The open dialogue doesn't stop with letters and emails from readers. PT goes one step further by creating frequent questionnaires on a variety of topics, allowing the editorial team to inject the magazine's content with valuable and relevant insights.

As perennial global travelers, PT readers demand premium products and services but can still appreciate a good deal. That's why they turn to PT for the latest travel news and information, while also learning about exciting promotional offers and losing themselves in candid hotel and flight.

About Janet Forman:

A journalist and film producer, Forman has picked up two Lowell Thomas Gold Medals and a Silver, the 2014 Bill Muster Gold Medal for Best Cultural Photo, the 2011 Bill Muster Photo Gold Medal for her Single Subject Portfolio on Abu Dhabi and was named Pacific Asia Travel Association Journalist of the Year 2000. She has received awards from SOLAS, NATJA, the governments of Belgium and South Africa and two 2013 SATW Eastern Chapter First Place awards for Best Magazine Article U.S. Travel and Best Magazine Article International Travel. Her diverse outlets include National Geographic Traveler, Wine Enthusiast, Premier Traveler (Features Editor), the Globe and Mail and Travel+Leisure Southeast Asia. Forman holds an M.F.A. from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and writes from the brownstone she renovated in Harlem, New York. janetforman.com

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