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Kenneth Shapiro, Editor-in-Chief
Lisa Frobisher, Marketing Manager
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TravelAge West launches new travel agent focused website www.travelagewest.com
LOS ANGELES, June 15, 2013– TravelAge West today relaunched www.travelagewest.com, a website devoted to inspiring and informing travel agents through its award-winning stories about destinations, cruising, hotels, adventure travel, family travel, travel agent incentives and more. The site is designed to reflect the vivid imagery and stylish design that has become a hallmark of the TravelAge West brand. The New TravelAgeWest.com also utilizes the concept of responsive design, so busy travel agents can easily move back and forth between their laptop, tablet or mobile device. Streamlined navigation and user-friendly site organization allows travel agents to quickly find the content they need. New features on the site include a hotel search with 140,000 properties and a cruise search with 18,000 cruise sailings, 360 ships and 90 cruise lines. Geo Quiz, the magazine’s popular back-page feature, will be getting an all-new treatment online, with an interactive tool that, among other features, allows visitors to track (and tweet) their scores over time. And, the massively popular Click & Win contest where agents can win travel prizes, will offer a new, more user-friendly experience. Additionally, the site will be integrated with the brand’s entire suite of digital products to bring advertisers the greatest return on investment. “For more than 40 years, TravelAge West has been the trusted voice of the travel industry in the Western U.S.,” said Jack Grant, publisher of TravelAge West. “With our award-winning writing and design, our revamped website brings the best of travel to life for our readers.” “The magazine's first-hand, on-site reports and fresh destination coverage is a valued resource for travel agents,” said Kenneth Shapiro, editor of TravelAge West. “The new site does a great job of highlighting this award-winning coverage in a vibrant and engaging way.
About Northstar Travel Media, LLC
Northstar Travel Media is the leading provider of news, information and data for the travel, meetings and hospitality industries and owns leadership brands Travel Weekly, Business Travel News, Meetings & Conventions, Successful Meetings, Incentive, Meeting News, Procurement Travel, PhoCusWright and TravelAge West. NTM’s electronic directories — Travel Weekly’s Hotel & Travel Index, OfficialCruiseGuide.com, and M&C Facilities Search — provide in-depth data on hotels, meeting and convention properties, and business travel in the United States and internationally. In addition to its directories and periodicals, NTM publishes a number of online subscription information resources, including The Beat, Travel42, Weissmann Reports, STAR Service Online, Intelliguide Corporate and BTP24. Northstar produces more than 20 face-to-face events including CruiseWorld2011; Home-Based Travel Agents Shows; LeisureWorld2011; M&C InterAct; Successful Meetings Universities; TAW ExecConnect; The Beat Live; the Travel Weekly Leadership Forums and The PhoCusWright Conference. Northstar also is an industry leader in marketing services, custom communications, content licensing and database management serving the travel and meetings industries. Based in Secaucus, New Jersey, USA the company also has offices in New York; Glen Ellyn, Illinois; Los Angeles; and Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Northstar Travel Media, LLC is a portfolio company of Wicks Group, a leading private equity investor in the information and business services, communications, and media sectors.
About TravelAge West
TravelAge West is the leading trade magazine for travel agents and the travel industry in 14 Western States. Serving its 22,000 readers for over 40 years, the biweekly magazine is a main source of news and product information for the region’s agents and travel executives.