Sending a letter for publication

Written by travelers for other travelers, ITN presents candid, firsthand accounts and appraisals of overseas destinations, tours, cruises, airlines, hotels, etc., plus travel tips, special experiences, perspectives on travel, etc. For publication, letters and Feature Articles are accepted from subscribers only.

When sending a letter for publication, keep in mind. . .

  • ITN only covers destinations outside of the United States.
  • Letters are printed in the Travelers' Intercom section and range in length from a paragraph to a few hundred words. Shorter items are more likely to be printed than lengthier accounts. Photos (with captions) are always welcome.
  • With any letter or Feature Article, include your name and the mailing address at which you receive ITN. An e-mail address and phone number for possible follow-up questions from our editors is appreciated.
  • With any write-up, include travel DATES (specific calendar dates or the beginning and ending dates of your trip, tour, cruise, etc.), the PRICES you paid (if airfare was included, from where to where?) and CONTACT INFORMATION for any firms and establishments mentioned. (For any tour company, include its address, phone/fax numbers, e-mail address and/or website. For any hotel or restaurant/café, include its address or an idea of its location. Regarding a cruise, name both the ship and ship line and include the line's contact information, if possible.)
  • If you received travel, products or services for free or at a discount from any company or place that you’re writing about, you must disclose that fact.
  • Articles and letters selected for publication will appear first in the magazine and later on the website.
  • For more details on submitting letters or a Feature Article or photographs plus what NOT to forget to include in any write-up, refer to our Publication Guidelines.
    • Send all letters, submissions for the The Funniest Thing section, ITN Report Cards and other short items for print to ITN’s editorial offices at 2116 28th St., Sacramento, CA 95818, or e-mail editor@intltravelnews.com.

      (Send feature-length articles [photos required] to Beth Habian, Features Editor, P.O. Box 1148, Florence, OR 97439, or e-mail beth@intltravelnews.com.)