Travel Classics Writers
Conference in Tucson

Travel Classics West 2017

Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa
Tucson, Arizona
November 16-19, 2017


Terms & Conditions page

This conference is FULL: to join wait list, submit via the form below.

Conference Fees:

Early Bird (until Aug. 1, 2017): $625
After Aug. 1, 2017: $725
Spouse/Guest: $600
Additional 3% service fee for PayPal
Discount for past TC Attendees: $200

Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa

$205 /per night, single or double, excluding 12.05% tax (or current rate). Gratuities, Wi-Fi, and daily buffet breakfast are included. Triple: $235; Quad: $265, plus tax. These rates are available from 3 days prior to 3 days after the conference. Upon acceptance, writers will be given a link where they might register for their hotel room at the discounted media rate. Note: The hotel has a three-day cancellation policy.

Attendee and guest payments are due in full by October 1, 2016. To qualify for the early bird rate, you must pay the discounted fee of $600 in full by August 1, 2016, otherwise the regular fee will apply.

Accommodations fees are not included, and are to be paid directly to the hotel.


Open to 40 professional travel writers who have published a minimum of three major magazine articles within the last 18 months. A list of publication credits must accompany the application, along with two qualifying clips (winners of the Travel Classics Writers Contest need not submit clips but must send a list of recently published articles).

Your deposit reserves your spot.

Because only 40 writers will be accepted, a $425 deposit must accompany the application. The deposit is 100% refundable if the applicant is not accepted, and acceptance will be determined two weeks after receipt of application. If for any reason an applicant decides not to attend the conference, the deposit will be refunded in full up until August 1, 2017. Qualified wait-listed attendees will receive priority for the next Writers Conference.

Conference Fee:

The conference fee is $725 ($625 early bird rate). A $425 deposit, which will be deducted from your conference fee, must accompany your application. Please note: Attendee and guest payments are due in full by October 1, 2017 or the applicant's registration is void. For those receiving the early bird discount, the entire early bird fee of $625 is due by August 1, 2017, or the regular fee will apply. Discount for past TC Attendees: $200.

Guest Fee:

A charge of $600 for a non-participating spouse or friend will be applied to the attendee's conference fee to cover guest expenses, such as meals and activities not picked up by the accommodations fee.

Conference and Accommodations fees include:

  • 3 nights accommodations with breakfast, Wi-Fi and gratutities
  • 3 scheduled breakfasts, lunches, and dinners
  • Refreshments during 4 scheduled breaks
  • All evening activities (including transportation to and from offsite events)
  • Editor presentations and one-on-one consultations with 7 or more editors
  • Exposure on in Alumni News and TC Authors Section
Not included:
  • Airfare
  • Ground transportation to and from airport
  • Lunches and snacks for guests
Please read Registration Information, Terms & Conditions before completing your application form.
For more information, please contact Maren Rudolph at

How To Submit Your Application:

  • STEP 1: complete the form above, then print out this page
  • STEP 2: submit this form on-line
  • STEP 3: mail the printed form along with your check* for
    a) $425 deposit or complete conference/accommodations fee;
    b) a list of your recently published magazine articles, and
    c) two recent clips
    (winners of the Travel Classics Writers Contest need not submit clips)
    *or pay via PayPal; additional 3% transaction fee applies


Application Form

Read the Terms & Conditions:
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the Registration Information, Terms & Conditions (REQUIRED).
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Pay online (via PayPal):

(fees + 3% service charge)


or mail your check to:

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