Bloomington, Minnesota. Johnny Jett was awarded the TravMedia Travel Journalist of the Year award at the SASI-ONE Awards Breakfast, Thursday, January 30 during the ONE Travel Conference at the Radisson Blu Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota. TravMedia Director of Global Communications, Dominika Dryjski, presented the award to Jett. In doing so, she said, “TravMedia is proud to have the opportunity to salute Johnny Jett with this award. He demonstrates the excellence in journalism and the dedication in driving tourism with both his travel journalist leadership and as Editor-in-Chief of Johnny.Jet.com, a leading travel information website. where he highlights unique travel destinations and shares travel tips.” The travel journalist award is sponsored by TravMedia, an international news distribution service company to recognize excellence in travel journalism.
Johnny Jett (born John Einar DiScala) is a US-based travel writer. He travels over 150,000 miles and visits 20 countries each year, writing about his travel experiences from around the world including his informative free weekly travel newsletter and sharing his perspective with his Twitter/Facebook/Instagram followers.
Jett has been featured over 3,000 times in major publications, including USA Today, Time, Fortune and The New York Times. He has also appeared on countless television networks and is a regular guest on radio shows including Leo Laporte’s The Tech Guy, Peter Greenberg Worldwide and Bob Sirott’s WGN radio show in Chicago.
His website, JohnnyJet.com, has been named "one of the top best money-saving web sites for travel" by Budget Travel Magazine and the L.A. Times calls it "one of the top 10 essential travel resources on the internet."
Along with sharing travel tips on his website, in interviews, on social networks and speaking engagements at shows such as the LA Times Travel & Adventure Show and the New York Times Travel Show and TBEX, Johnny has also written a book, entitled “You Are Here. Traveling with Johnny Jet. The Ultimate Internet Travel Guide.”###
The TravMedia Journalist Award is one of 23 SASI-ONE Awards (SASI = Shop America Salutes Innovation) for shopping and cultural tourism marketing excellence presented with Shop America Alliance and the U.S. Cultural & Heritage Tourism Marketing Council in partnership with CenterCal Properties. Brandace Bruning of CenterCal Properties is the SASI-ONE Awards Chairperson.
SASI-ONE Awards recognize prominent leaders in the tourism industry for their vision and commitment to developing shopping and cultural tourism. Along with the 7 SASI-ONE Gold Awards and 12 SASI-ONE Merit Awards for shopping and cultural tourism marketing excellence, 4 SASI-ONE Special Award Recipients were honored in the categories of Shop America Tour Operator of the Year, TravMedia Travel Journalist of the Year, Cultural & Heritage Tourism Destination of the Year and the SASI-ONE Chairman’s Award. The achievements of SASI-ONE Winners from throughout the USA, Mexico and Latin America and the winners of the special awards were showcased in a video presentation.
About ONE Travel Conference:ONE Travel Conference for Shopping, Dining and Cultural & Heritage Tourism is produced annually by Shop America Alliance and the U.S. Cultural & Heritage Tourism Marketing Council. The Conference brings together leaders in the travel industry to focus on The Power of Partnership, speaking with ONE Voice. For more information visit ONETravelConference.com or call 843.341.6392.
About Shop America Alliance:Shop America Alliance is the travel trade organization representing hundreds of the premier shopping tourism destinations, retailers, shopping centers, museum stores and outlets in North America. Founded in 1998, Shop America Alliance co-produces the annual ONE Travel Conference and SASI-ONE Awards and The Cultural Traveler guidebook, publishes Shop America Magazine and markets more than 200 shopping tours in 40 cities. For more information, visit shopamericatours.com or call 707.224.3795.
About US Cultural & Heritage Tourism Marketing CouncilUS Cultural & Heritage Tourism Marketing Council (USCHT) is a travel trade association marketing US cultural and heritage tourism experiences both nationally and internationally. USCHT represents leading U.S. tourism destinations, attractions and travel partners engaged in marketing U.S. cultural and heritage to travelers throughout the United States and around the world, co-produces the annual ONE Travel Conference and SASI-ONE Awards and The Cultural Traveler guidebook and sponsors market research on the Cultural and Heritage Traveler. For more information, visit USCHT.com and TheCulturalTraveler.com or call 843.341.6392.
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