Internova Travel Group | February 06, 2023
One of the world's largest travel service providers, Internova Travel Group, recently announced plans to launch a new magazine OLTRE. The magazine is produced for 100,000 affluent customers of Global Travel Collection's luxury travel advisors. Global Travel Collectionpremium and luxury travel division, Global Travel Collection, is the world's most sophisticated group of travel agents and agencies.
Elaine Srnka, who used to work for Virtuoso and is now the Senior Vice President of Editorial at Internova, will oversee OLTRE. She is in charge of all Internova's business units and their brands' editorial strategies and content. Laura Sport, another Virtuoso employee, has been appointed Vice President of Publishing. Brad A. Johnson, Editorial Director, worked for Modern Luxury Media for ten years as the national travel editor, and Devin Duckworth, Design Director, came from Fodor's Travel.
Four issues of OLTRE will be published each year, each with a print run of 100,000 copies and an even larger digital audience. Each collectible volume will be printed on eco-certified, archival-quality paper that appears like a keepsake.
The first volume of OLTRE will be debuting this year's spring. Volume 1 will cover the globe from the North to the South poles, adding stops at Bangkok, Mykonos, California, and all points in between. Photo shoots in Italy, London, and other places add to the visual sophistication, and the editors' Look Book guides the most anticipated events in the fashion industry. In addition, every issue will have interviews with exciting travelers in the style of Marcel Proust, tips and insights from travel advisors, and articles about culture, style, and other luxury travel topics.
About Internova Travel Group
One of the largest travel services providers in the world, Internova Travel Group, is a collection of top brands that offer high-touch, personal travel expertise to both leisure and business clients. The company manages leisure, business, and franchise enterprises through the portfolio of different divisions. The travel group represents 100,000+ travel advisors in more than 6,000 company-owned and linked with 80+ countries located primarily in the US, Canada, and the UK.
Northstar Travel Group | January 09, 2023
Northstar Travel Group, the leading provider of information services, events, data, and marketing solutions focusing solely on the travel industry, recently appointed Jason Young as its new CEO. Young will replace Thomas Kemp, who served as Chairman and CEO since 2009, while Kemp will be assuming the position of Chairman.
A visionary in advertising technology and an innovative pioneer of the digital transformation of the media industry, Jason Young spent 20 years with Ziff-Davis Media, a leading IT information and media business, climbing to the CEO role. He established Smart Device Media, a mobile advertising network that Crisp Mobile eventually acquired. He then became the CEO of the joint company, after which Quotient Technology acquired Crisp.
Quotient Technology served the packaged goods industry as a data-driven advertising tech company and appointed Jason Young as Chief Media & Marketing Officer after acquiring Crisp. His most recent employment was as President of Chicory, a contextual commerce media company working in the consumer-packaged goods industry. Young has fueled product innovation around new advertising platforms and data-driven media with his 30+ years in the industry.
Alongside the leadership change comes the promotion of Bob Sullivan, a travel industry icon and President of Northstar's Travel Group, who will now serve as the company's Chief Commercial Officer.
"I am thrilled to have the benefit and opportunity to work and partner with a leader like Bob, whose industry knowledge and expertise will be critical as Northstar looks to expand on its leadership position."
-Jason Young, the newly appointed CEO
Bob Sullivan said about the new CEO, I am excited about the passion, experience and skills Jason brings into the business and am eager to work with him to unlock even more value for our customers and partners. I could not be more excited about the opportunity ahead for Northstar.
About Northstar Travel Group
Northstar Travel Group is the travel industry's premier provider of information services, data, events, and marketing solutions. Its diverse audience encompasses every travel segment, including leisure, sports, business, incentives, meetings, hospitality, and travel technology. The company is also the majority shareholder of Inntopia, the market leader in marketing cloud, e-commerce software, and business intelligence operating in the activities, golf, mountain destination, and hospitality industries. With headquarters in Rutherford, New Jersey, the company operates out of five offices across the U.S., U.K., and Singapore. Northstar Travel Group is owned by funds managed by EagleTree Capital.
Plusgrade | March 01, 2023
Plusgrade, an ancillary revenue solutions provider for the travel industry, announced its extensive partnership with AirAsia. This partnership would empower AirAsia customers to bid for upgrades and reservations for extra space and comfort.
The travel industry is in progress, starting with the relaxation of the travel restrictions for the Asia-Pacific region in early 2023. Ancillary services are an excellent option for enhancing customer experience and revenue generation. They would help airline, rail, and hotel companies with travel returns so that the returns could even exceed those before the pandemic. Travelers are more interested in a streamlined travel experience for innovation and comfort, improving their journey. The ancillary services like upgrades and extra space beside their seats for flight reservations would make travel more pleasant. More space gives them an area to stretch and relax, and the upgrades allow travelers to avail of premium products and services that are generally out of reach.
CEO of Plusgrade, Ken Harris, said, "We are thrilled to join forces with AirAsia to support them in driving meaningful ancillary revenue through incredible traveler experiences." He added, "We look forward to supporting AirAsia as they continue to innovate and develop new products and services for their customers, and to expanding our footprint in the thriving APAC region."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
Group Chief Commercial Officer of AirAsia, Ms. Karen Chan said, "This collaboration will enable us to offer more passengers the chance to access our premium products and services, such as our award-winning premium flatbeds or hot seats with extra legroom. We are confident that our guests will love this innovative and seamless way to enhance their travel experience."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
Headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Plusgrade, an IT consulting and services provider for the travel industry, offers solutions for ancillary revenue powerhouse, upsell, merchandising, and revenue upgrade platforms for the airline industry worldwide. It assists airline, hospitality, passenger rail, cruise, and financial services companies with revenue generation through excellent customer experience. Its ancillary revenue powerhouse generates massive revenue in a single new revenue opportunity in its platform for its partners. In addition, it enhances travel experiences for its partners' passengers and guests. Finally, its premium upgrade bidding accelerates return on unsold premium inventory for an engaging and effortless customer journey.