For Immediate Release
January 7, 2015
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Group Digital Media Director
Travel Weekly & TravelAge West
SECAUCUS, NJ – TravelWeekly.com, the travel industry's most-visited website, announced its nextgen relaunch with a radically redesigned format, new features and responsive design. TravelWeekly.com provides travel professionals and suppliers with critical news, analysis and commentary. The new TravelWeekly.com is now optimized for all screens – desktop, mobile and tablet – allowing an effortless multi-device adaptation. The responsive website provides users with clean design and streamlined navigation allowing for a seamless user experience. “The new TravelWeekly.com reflects the new generation of sophisticated products being created at Travel Weekly and throughout Northstar Travel Media,” said Neal Tornopsky, Group Digital Media Director of Travel Weekly and TravelAge West. “We’re providing our audiences with the content they need, the way they want it." As part of the redesign, TravelWeekly.com features a new immersive luxury section offering properties, products and destinations through a series of images, videos and interactive elements. “In creating this new luxury section, we've discovered a revolutionary way to present brands to the travel professional community,” said Bruce Shulman, Publisher of Travel Weekly and TravelAge West. “These ‘experiences’ are designed to showcase the features while virtually transporting the user.” In addition to its refreshed look and navigation, TravelWeekly.com offers a blog area which includes first-person dispatches by staff reporters from the field. There is also a new presentation format for In-depth stories and long-form trend analysis features. The new hotel search and cruise search sections have also been reimagined to boost reader engagement. (The hotel search includes more than 140,000 detailed hotel listings and cruise search features information on more than 20,000 cruise sailings.) Editor in chief Arnie Weissmann said the initial response from readers has been overwhelmingly positive. "The site will continue its evolution through 2015, introducing new content and features," he said. "This new platform is very robust, and we have the opportunity to interact with readers in new and exciting ways."
ABOUT TRAVEL WEEKLY:
Travel Weekly, the industry's authoritative and trusted voice, is the most influential provider of news, research, opinion and analysis to the North American travel trade marketplace. In addition to a weekly print publication, TravelWeekly.com, updated several times daily, is the most-visited industry website. Travel Weekly is a division of Secaucus, New Jersey-based Northstar Travel Media, the largest travel business-to-business travel publisher in the world.
ABOUT NORTHSTAR TRAVEL MEDIA:
Northstar Travel Media is the leading provider of news, information and data for the travel, meetings and hospitality industries and parent of brands including Travel Weekly, Travel Weekly China, Travel Weekly Asia, Events China, Business Travel News, Travel Procurement, PhoCusWright, Meetings & Conventions, Successful Meetings, Meeting News, Incentive, TravelAge West, Family Getaways, Explorer, Your Travel Insider and Luxury Cruise News, Web in Travel and Inntopia. Northstar’s electronic directories — Travel Weekly’s Hotel and Travel Index, Official Cruise Guide, and M&C Facilities Search and Successful Meetings 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, Northstar publishes a number of online subscription information resources, including The Beat, travel42, STAR Service Online, Intelliguide Corporate and BTP24. Northstar produces more than 40 face-to-face events including The PhoCusWright Conference, PhoCusWright Europe, CruiseWorld, Global Travel Marketplace, Global Travel Marketplace West, M&C InterAct, M&C Events, M&C Asia, Successful Meetings Universities, The Beat Live, Tech Talk, Business Travel Trends and Forecast Forums and the Travel Weekly Leadership Forums, Innovate, the Web in Travel conferences, WITX: Women In Travel, WIT Hospitality Roadshow and WITNext, and Mountain Travel Symposium. 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, NJ, the company also has offices in New York, NY; Glen Ellyn, IL; Los Angeles, CA; and Winston-Salem, NC.
Northstar Travel Media, 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.