Northstar Travel Group Partners with Wellness Publishing Industry Leader for Advisor Education

Northstar Travel Group Partners with Wellness Publishing Industry Leader for Advisor Education


Mary Pat Sullivan
Senior Vice President of Marketing
Northstar Travel Group
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Northstar Travel Group Partners with Wellness Publishing Industry Leader for Advisor Education

Wellness Travel University to Launch Sept. 7

Secaucus, New Jersey (August 24, 2021) – Northstar Travel Group today announced an alliance with Organic Spa Media LTD, the leading authority in wellness travel and wellness living, to launch Wellness Travel University. This new education platform is designed to educate the trade community and specifically help Northstar’s travel advisor audience learn how to sell the burgeoning wellness travel segment estimated at US$212.7 billion in 2020. The platform will go live on September 7. 

Wellness Travel University is an e-learning platform designed to offer travel advisors education in two formats. One format is branded, sponsored courses and the other, an in-depth six module GOLD course, created by Organic Spa Media LTD’s team of experts including Dr. Melanie Smith, associate professor and researcher from Budapest Metropolitan University’s Institute of Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality. The platform will also include a comprehensive wellness travel/tourism glossary, access to updated wellness travel content, e-books focusing on wellness travel destinations and access to Organic Spa Media LTD’s digital edition library. 

Northstar Travel Group has partnered with Organic Spa Media to promote the new platform and provide elite access to the travel advisor audience of all the retail travel brands in the Northstar portfolio including Travel Weekly, TravelAge West, Travel Pulse and Agent@Home. The education platform will reside on Northstar’s Travel Agent Academy platform. 

“We’re very excited to partner with the leading authority in wellness to help empower and educate our expansive audience of travel advisors,” said Anthony Carnevale, senior vice president &

group publisher, Northstar Travel Group. “The wellness travel market is exploding and as the leading B to-B information and marketing solutions company serving the leisure/retail market, we want to ensure our audience has access to the highest level of education and information that will help them grow their businesses.”

Phase two of the launch will include a travel advisor referral program for consumers who, when planning a wellness vacation, will be able to search zip codes and access Wellness Travel University certified advisors.

“We have been in the business of wellness for over 15 years,” said Beverly Maloney-Fischback, CEO, founder & publisher of Organic Spa Media LTD. “It only seemed logical that we be poised to capture this explosive trend in wellness travel and create a platform that offers value to our stakeholders, the traveladvisor community and our audience.”

To learn more about Wellness Travel University, please visit


About Organic Spa Media LTD:

Organic Spa Media LTD is the leading authority in the wellness travel, natural beauty and wellness living space. The brand provides readers and viewers with insight and expert advice on the latest in wellness travel, organic living, natural beauty, ethical fashion, health and fitness, sustainable design and more. 

The mission is to inspire, motivate and educate modern wellness consumers, empowering a life of purpose, intention and well-being.

Organic Spa Media LTD, publishes Organic Spa Magazine, produces the biannual Experience Wellness & Travel media event franchise, and owns LIVE WELL Membership brand, Shop Beauty online and Wellness Travel University.

To learn more about Organic Spa Media, please visit the website

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About Northstar Travel Group 

Northstar Travel Group is the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the travel industry including leisure/retail, corporate/business travel, corporate and sports meetings, incentives, hospitality, and travel technology.

Northstar is the owner of leading brands serving these travel segments. The company produces more than 100 face-to-face events in 13 countries in retail travel, hospitality, corporate travel, travel technology, sports travel, and the meetings & incentive industry.  In addition, Northstar owns Phocuswright, the leading research, and event producer serving the travel technology industry. Northstar Travel Group owns the BHN Group, the leading producer of hotel investment conferences. 

Northstar is also the majority shareholder in Inntopia, the leading SaaS e-commerce software business serving the mountain destination, golf, activities, and hospitality markets.

Based in Secaucus, NJ, the company has eight offices in the U.S., UK, Singapore, and China.  

Northstar Travel Group is owned by funds managed by EagleTree Capital.