SECAUCUS, NJ – Northstar Travel Media, the leading business-to-business media company serving the global travel industry, announced that Jack Grant has been appointed Publisher for TravelAge West and Associate Publisher for Travel Weekly. He reports to Bob Sullivan, Executive Vice President and Group Publisher for the Retail Travel Network, the BTN Group and PhoCusWright.
Previously under separate management, Northstar has made the strategic decision to bring Travel Weekly and TravelAge West under the same senior management team which will be lead by Grant. He is responsible for overseeing all digital and print advertising sales as well as developing future growth initiatives for both brands.
Each publication will maintain dedicated content, sales and marketing teams but will now leverage the combined customer and market strength of both brands to develop expanded business for the Northstar portfolio in the retail travel industry.
“We are delighted to have Jack join the Travel Weekly and TravelAge West team. He is a seasoned professional with a proven track record of success,” said Bob Sullivan, Executive Vice President and Group Publisher of the Retail Travel Network, the BTN Group and PhoCusWright. His depth of experience and leadership will no doubt benefit our organization greatly.”
Grant is an experienced consumer magazine publishing executive, most recently serving as Vice President of Integrated Sales for Hachette Filipacchi Media, US. He also has a successful track record as a publisher with Gruner & Jahr USA Publishing, Hearst Corporation, NY Times Magazine Group, and Times Mirror Magazine Group.
Michelle Rosenberg, formerly the publisher of TravelAge West and VP of the company’s Marketing Solutions Group, is committing her full time and energy to the Marketing Solutions Group, Northstar’s new initiative to provide custom marketing solutions to travel industry vendors and marketers.
“We are extremely pleased with the strong market response to the launch of our Marketing Solutions Group earlier this year, and we are increasing our investment in the growth of this strategic new initiative,” said Tom Kemp, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Northstar Travel Media, LLC.
Bruce Shulman has been appointed Associate Publisher of National Accounts for Travel Weekly and TravelAge West.
About Northstar Travel Media, LLC:
Northstar Travel Media is the leading provider of news, information, events, and data for the travel, meetings and hospitality industries and parent of brands including Travel Weekly, Business Travel News, PhoCusWright, Meetings & Conventions, Successful Meetings, Meeting News, Incentive, TravelAge West, and Family Getaways.
Northstar produces more than 20 face-to-face events including the PhoCusWright Conference, CruiseWorld; Home-Based Travel Agents Shows; LeisureWorld; M&C InterAct; Successful Meetings Universities; TAW ExecConnect; The Beat Live; and the Travel Weekly Leadership Forums.
NTM’s electronic directories — Travel Weekly’s HotelandTravelindex.com, Official Cruise Guide, and M&C 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, NTM publishes a number of online subscription information resources, including travel42, STAR Service Online, Weissmann Reports, Intelliguide Corporate and Business Travel Planner.
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, New Jersey, the company also has offices in New York, Glen Ellyn, Illinois; Los Angeles; and Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Northstar Travel Media, LLC is a portfolio company of BV Investment Partners, a leading private equity investor in the media and communications sector.