FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Chairman & CEO
Northstar Travel Media, LLC
Northstar Travel Media announces Bob Sullivan promotion
Secaucus, NJ USA, July 28, 2014 – Northstar Travel Media, the leading business-to-business information company serving the travel and meetings industries, has promoted Bob Sullivanto President of the Travel Group. Sullivan is now responsible for Northstar’s Retail Group (Travel Weekly and TravelAge West,) PhoCusWright, the Business Travel News Group, Your Travel Insider, Mountain Travel Symposium, Web In Travel, and the retail travel group in Asia and China, including Travel Weekly China and Travel Weekly Asia. Mr. Sullivan will be leading Northstar Travel Group’s continued development as the company diversifies its product offerings and expands further into global travel markets. “We are excited to recognize the success that Bob has achieved in growing the Travel Group. He has been instrumental in executing our strategic plan, which includes significant organic growth as well as execution of strategic acquisitions. Bob has also achieved superior financial results for the Travel Group,” said Thomas Kemp, Chairman and CEO of Northstar Travel Media. Northstar Travel Media has made a considerable investment in growth in 2014, acquiring five companies in a span of six months. These investments are strategic to diversification of revenue sources, globalization, and providing technology solutions to their clients.
The five acquisitions are:
- Contineo Travel Group, based in Singapore and including brands such as Travel Weekly China, Travel Weekly Asia and M&C Events China
- Web in Travel, a group of travel technology conferences in Southeast Asia
- Mountain Travel Symposium, a retail travel event serving the mountain travel and ski industry
- Inntopia, an e-commerce software provider serving the leisure travel industry
- Dataswell, a financial database of global travel industry suppliers and participants
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, Marketing Solutions, 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, 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; Winston-Salem, NC, Beijing and Shanghai, China; and Singapore. Inntopia is based in Stowe Vermont.
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.