Love Catalina wins national travel journalism award

The Catalina Island 2021 Visitors Guide is now available. Courtesy photo

Courtesy Love Catalina

On Wednesday March 3, the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) announced that Love Catalina, the official Catalina Island Tourism Authority, won Gold in the 29th Annual North American Travel Journalists Awards Competition in the Destination Video category. This awards competition honors the best of the best in travel journalism, photography and destination marketing that cover all aspects of the travel industry.  

Called ‘No Man Is An Island,’ the video was created shortly after the island’s closure in March 2020 as a way to educate the public about the closure, while encouraging people to plan for future travel. Produced in just a matter of days utilizing beautiful footage, the scenic and emotional video showcased our incredible destination, while reminding us all that we depend on each other to survive and thrive. To view the video, visit the Love Catalina YouTube page.

Founded in 1991, NATJA is a travel journalism industry leader that fosters high quality journalism by supporting the professional development of its members, providing exceptional program benefits and valuable resources, honoring the excellence of journalism throughout the world, and promoting travel and leisure to the general public. NATJA also publishes TravelWorld International Magazine (

2021 Catalina Visitors Guide now available

Released on March 3, 2021, the Catalina Island 2021 Visitors Guide is now available. This 76-page guide contains vibrant imagery and detailed descriptions of accommodations, restaurants, shops, services and activities to help visitors plan their trips to the island.

Due to COVID-19, as well as the current economic climate, this year’s guide will be a digital-only version featuring new Love Catalina imagery and branding. Messaging within the guide has been modified to better suit the concerns and interests of today’s traveler, including a “Know Before You Go” section highlighting safety protocol in place. 

The 2021 Catalina Island Visitors Guide will be available online on, and will continue to feature direct links to businesses. It will be available to prospective visitors through direct download, email, social media and various other digital advertising campaigns. For more information, or to download the guide, please visit