History

1939 Hotel & Travel Index is launched by Elwood Ingledue

1952 Successful Meetings magazine is launched by Phil Harrison, Founder, Bill Brothers Publishers (later Bill Communications).

1958 Travel Weekly is launched in New York City by Irwin Robinson, combining two previous publications, Travel Items and Travel Courier.

1960 Sloane Travel Agency Reports, later known as STAR Service, is founded in West Hartford, Connecticut, by Bob Sloane, a syndicated travel columnist.

1966 Gellert-Wolfman Publishing Corp. in New York begins publishing Meetings & Conventions.

1966-68 Ziff-Davis buys Travel Weekly and Hotel & Travel Index.

1969 TravelAge West is launched in New York City by Martin Deutsch, editorial director, with Robert Parrish as publisher.

1977 Meeting News is launched by co-founders Peter Shure, Arthur Hyman and Larry Gralla of Gralla Publishing.

1984 CMP launches Business Travel News.  Rupert Murdoch buys Ziff-Davis' travel-related brands, including Travel Weekly, Hotel and Travel Index, Official Hotel & Resort Guide and Meetings & Conventions, grouping them under the Murdoch Magazines umbrella. 

1986 Weissmann Travel Reports is founded by Arnie Weissmann in Austin, Texas.

1989 Reed International creates Reed Travel Group via its acquisition of Travel Weekly, Meetings & Conventions and the hotel databases from Murdoch Magazines.

1996 Reed Elsevier buys Weissmann Travel Reports from Arnie Weissmann.

1998 Reed Elsevier restructures the Reed Travel Group as Cahners Travel Group within Cahners Business Information.

2001 Boston Ventures purchases Northstar Travel Media (formerly Cahners Travel Group) from Reed Elsevier.

2003 Northstar launches Intelliguide Corporate.

2009 Tom Kemp joins NTM as Chairman and CEO

2009 Northstar acquires The Original Home-Based Travel Agent Show and Conference from Real Trade Shows, Inc.

2010 Northstar acquires five media brands from The Neilsen Company's Business Media Travel Group.

2010 Travel Weekly launches the CruiseWorld and LeisureWorld tradeshows for travel agents.  Northstar acquires ProMedia.travel, publisher of The Beat, Procurement.travel, Management.travel and The Transnational.

2011 Northstar acquires PhoCusWright, the premier publisher of independent travel and tourism research and the producer of the PhoCusWright Conference.  Northstar launches Marketing Solutions.

2012 Northstar Travel Media acquired by Wicks Group. BV Investment Partners completes sale to the Wicks Group of Companies.

2013 Northstar Meetings Group partners with Zentila to offer dynamic sourcing and booking on facility search site.

2013 Northstar Travel Media acquires Your Travel Insider.

2014 Northstar Travel Media acquires leading b2b Travel Media Brands in Asia.

2014 Northstar Travel Media acquires Asia's leading online travel content brand, Web In Travel.