Northstar Travel Group Launches Travel Weekly PLUS

Northstar Travel Group 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 PLUSTravelWeekly 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 management. 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, 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.


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