For Immediate Release
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Tom Kemp, Chairman & CEO
Northstar Travel Group
+1 201 902-2070
NEW YORK, January 11, 2016 — Tom Kemp, Chairman & CEO of Northstar Travel Group, announced today the launch of the company's identity rebranding and new website (northstartravelgroup.com). The change highlights the transformation of Northstar into the world's leading B2B information, business intelligence, commerce and events platform serving the global travel and meetings industry.
"In the past six years, Northstar has expanded from its core media portfolio into research, SaaS e-commerce software, custom content solutions, and industry events through strategic acquisitions and new product launches," said Kemp. "Coupled with our leading brands, face-to-face events and world class content, Northstar has become the unrivaled strategic partner for travel suppliers looking to engage and transact with travel buyers."
Northstar Travel Group delivers unmatched reach and scale across the travel and meetings industries, engaging with more than 1.4 million monthly website visitors and 2.7 million content customers.
"Northstar Travel Group is dedicated to innovation," said Kemp. "In an industry that changes at lightning speed, it's important to be responsive to market needs, and to be able to deliver our content and solutions to customers exactly when, where and how they want it."
"Our clients are looking to build engagement with their B2B channels," said Tom Cintorino, Executive Vice President, Digital Media, Northstar Travel Group. "Northstar is the only company that can deliver a comprehensive, multi-channel solution suite to provide a complete customer journey from awareness to transaction."
"The new branding is a statement to our clients and partners that Northstar will continue to be the travel industry's source for innovation, creative thinking, disruptive technology and market insights and information," said Bob Sullivan, President of the Travel Group. "We're excited about the next chapter in our company's evolution."
ABOUT NORTHSTAR TRAVEL GROUP:
Northstar Travel Group is the leading provider of business-to-business news, information, data, transactions and custom content solutions for the travel, meetings and hospitality industries and parent company of brands including Travel Weekly, Travel Weekly China, Travel Weekly Asia, TravelAge West, Business Travel News, Travel Procurement, Phocuswright, Meetings & Conventions, M&C China, Successful Meetings, Meeting News, Incentive, Family Getaways, Explorer, Web in Travel and Inntopia.
Northstar's databases — Travel Weekly's Hotel & Travel Index, Official Cruise Guide, and Meetings Facilities Search — provide in-depth data on hotels, meeting and convention properties, and business travel in the United States and internationally.
Northstar publishes a number of online subscription information resources and workflow solutions including Phocuswright Research, The Beat, travel42, STAR Service Online, Intelliguide Corporate and AudienceInsights.
Northstar produces more than 52 face-to-face events including The Phocuswright Conference, Phocuswright Europe, Phocuswright India, CruiseWorld, CruiseWorld China, Global Travel Marketplace, Global Travel Marketplace West, Mountain Travel Symposium, The Global Incentive Conference, The Meetings Leadership Forum, SMU International, Independent Planners Education Conference, Meetings Destination Summits, The Beat Live, Tech Talk, Business Travel Trends Forums, the Travel Weekly Leadership Forums, Innovate, the Web in Travel conferences, WITX: Women In Travel, WIT Hospitality, and WITNext.
Northstar is the controlling shareholder in Inntopia, the leading SaaS e-commerce software platform that provides innovative solutions of reservation technology and e-commerce services to destinations, ski resorts, vacation hotels, golf courses, attraction parks, and tour operators as well as lodging, activity, event, and transportation suppliers.
Northstar is the industry leader in marketing solutions, custom content communications, content licensing and database management serving the travel and meetings industries. Northstar Marketing Solutions leverages the proprietary content, databases and expertise of the team to produce unique custom content solutions to our clients.
Based in Secaucus, NJ, the company also has offices in New York, NY; Glen Ellyn, IL; Los Angeles, CA; Winston-Salem, NC; Stowe, VT; and global offices in Singapore, Beijing, and Shanghai.
Northstar Travel Group, LLC is a portfolio company of Wicks Group of Companies LLC, a leading private equity investor in the information and business services, communications, and media sectors.