Staunton Visitor’s Guide Wins Travel Reporter Group Award

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The City of Staunton Department of Tourism tied Visit Puerto Rico for bronze in the 30th Annual North American Travel Journalist Awards competition in the 2021 Visitors Guide category.

Staunton has been honored for its Staunton 2021 Visitors Guide.

“The best tour guides are those who inspire and inform. Rather than cluttering our post with a hodgepodge of listings and advertisements, we’ve intentionally taken a step back from hard selling,” said Sheryl Wagner, Staunton’s Director of Tourism. “Instead, we sought to inspire wanderlust, showcasing both iconic landmarks and hidden gems, while delivering a serious commitment to storytelling.”

Founded in 1991, NATJA is an industry leader in travel journalism that fosters high-quality journalism by supporting the professional development of its members, providing exceptional program benefits and valuable resources, honoring the excellence in journalism around the world and by promoting travel and leisure to the general public. Public.

NATJA also publishes International Magazine TravelWorld.

“As NATJA celebrates 30 years of recognizing the best in travel journalism, we are proud of this year’s list of winners,” said Helen Hernandez, CEO of NATJA. “Despite COVID-19, the 2021 submissions provided an opportunity for unique experiences that resulted in thoughtful, informative and safe travel stories. Thank you to everyone who submitted and to our judges who spent countless hours reviewing each submission. We celebrate all of your hard work and effort and hope you will join us in celebrating this year’s winners.

Wagner also noted, “It was vital that we approach the COVID pandemic in a responsible but not alarming way. We’ve filled the pages of our guide with outward-facing images, touched on sensible travel precautions, and mixed in photographs showing both visitors and local residents wearing masks to reinforce the new reality of travel.

The Staunton 2021 Visitor’s Guide can be viewed online at

For more information on NATJA or a full list of winners and honorable mentions, visit

For more information on visiting Staunton, visit

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