Northstar Travel Media Launches Travel Weekly PLUS
For immediate release.
Contact Diane Merlino,
Secaucus, N.J. —
Northstar Travel Media is extending the 54-year history of Travel Weekly’s
success as the industry’s leading B2B media brand with the introduction of TravelWeekly PLUS.
TravelWeekly PLUS launches Oct. 3 as a weekly paid-subscription
digital publication for senior-level executives and decision makers across all
industry verticals including cruise, hospitality, aviation, tour operators, car
rental, technology, distribution (retail and online) and destination
The proprietary content in Travel Weekly PLUS will
feature illuminating analysis, fresh perspectives, and compelling commentary
and case studies from executives, experts and innovators inside and outside of
the travel industry.
“We have been encouraged by business owners and high-level executives in the industry to launch something that
complements the ongoing news, opinion and research in Travel Weekly,” said
Northstar Travel Group senior vice president/editorial director Arnie
Weissmann. “With Travel Weekly PLUS,
we’ve created a platform that will give sophisticated business people a deep
dive on issues that are especially relevant and important to them.”
“Travel Weekly PLUS is uniquely positioned to
support the executives and decision makers who are shaping the direction of the
U.S. travel industry,” added Bob Sullivan, executive vice president of
Northstar’s Travel Group. “Its thought-provoking insights will provide
essential intelligence in an increasingly competitive environment.”
TravelWeekly PLUS developer and Editor-in-Chief Diane Merlino has
been involved with the travel industry as an editor, reporter and media
innovator for more than 25 years. She has held previous positions as Editor-in
Chief of www.travelmarketreport.com, Editor-in Chief of Travel
Professional magazine, and Editorial Director of the Retail Travel Group at
Miller Freeman. She was also lead reporter on the startup of Business Travel
News and subsequently worked as Editorial Director of Leisure Travel News. Her
first journalism job in travel was as a reporter for TravelAge West.
For more information or to subscribe, visit www.travelweekly.com/PLUS.
About Travel Weekly (www.travelweekly.com)
Online or in print, Travel Weekly brings depth,
context and perspective to events in the industry. By providing news, research,
opinion, analysis and information found nowhere else, Travel Weekly maintains
its position as the most important and influential source of news, data and
commentary to the travel industry.
In addition to a weekly print publication,
TravelWeekly.com is updated multiple times every day and is the most-visited
industry website. (It was recently honored as one of the “10 Greatest Business
Media Websites” by Media Business magazine). Additionally, TravelWeekly.com’s
Hotel Search – powered by HTI – includes more than 130,000 hotel listings and
the Cruise Search features over 18,000 cruise sailings.