Northstar Group Publisher Bruce Shulman To Retire

Northstar Group Publisher Bruce Shulman To Retire


SECAUCUS, N.J (September 5, 2019)— Media veteran Bruce Shulman will be retiring on
October 1 as Senior Vice President/Group Publisher of the Retail Travel Group, in one of several executive announcements made today by Northstar Travel Group.

Shulman’s portfolio includes Travel Weekly, TravelAge West, the Ultimate Hotel Guide, World of Luxury and Family Getaways. He has been in sales and publishing roles at Northstar since 2000, having moved to Travel Weekly 15 years ago from Northstar’s Hotel & Travel Index. Prior to his time in media sales, Shulman had a successful career in hospitality management. He will continue in a part-time strategic advisory role for Travel Weekly and TravelAge West to ensure a seamless transition. “Bruce set the bar high for the brands he led,” said Robert Sullivan, President of Northstar’s Travel Group, “and his leadership has positioned both the teams and the titles he oversaw for continued growth and success.”

Taking his place as leader of the commercial side of the Retail Group will be Anthony Carnevale, currently Publisher of the BTN Group, which includes Business Travel News, Procurement and The Beat. At the BTN Group, Carnevale distinguished himself by developing unique integrated marketing/communications programs, and helped drive the success of digital products/platforms, events and marketing services.

“Anthony will be a terrific asset to the Retail Group. His experience, perspective, market knowledge and leadership make Anthony the perfect candidate for his new role as Senior VP/Group Publisher of the Retail Travel Group, “said Sullivan

Succeeding Carnevale as Associate Publisher of BTN Group will be Lindsay Straub. Lindsay joined Northstar in a marketing role in 2013 and moved to a sales role in 2015, where her passion and drive helped the BTN Group achieve record setting revenues. She will assume her new role on October 1.

Jay Nelson will be promoted within the Retail Group to Vice President Business Development/ Strategic Accounts, effective October 1. A nine-year veteran of the group, he was initially in a business development role, following a successful sales career with Hotel & Travel Index. Nelson was promoted to Associate Publisher in 2015 and has had a stellar track record working with key accounts and developing sales talent. In his new role, Nelson will work closely with Carnevale in handling key account initiatives across both Travel Weekly & TravelAge West.

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, business and sports meetings, incentives, hospitality, and travel technology.

Northstar is the owner of well-known brands including Travel Weekly, TravelAge West, Travel Weekly China, Travel Weekly Asia, Business Travel News, Successful Meetings, Meetings & Conventions, Incentive, M&C China, M&C Asia, Travel42, Axus Travel App, and Web in Travel. The company produces more than 80 face-to-face events in 13 countries in retail travel, hospitality, corporate travel, travel technology, sports travel, and the meetings & incentive industry with market leading events including The Meetings Show, Business Travel Show, Global Travel Market Place and Cruiseworld.

In addition, Northstar owns Phocuswright, the leading research, business intelligence, and event producer serving the travel technology industry. Northstar Travel Group is the leading producer of hotel investment events globally, including ALIS, the largest hotel investment conference in the world and HICAP, Asia Pacific’s most important annual investment conference.

Northstar is also the majority shareholder in Inntopia, the leading SaaS e-commerce software, CRM database marketing and predictive analytics business serving the mountain destination, golf, activities, hospitality, and specialty destination travel markets.

Based in Secaucus, NJ, the company has offices in New York, NY; Stowe, VT; Denver, CO; Edwards, CO; Burlington, VT; Los Angeles, CA; Costa Mesa, CA; Lombard, IL; and global offices in Singapore, Beijing, and Shanghai. And soon to be London.

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