You might say this company guides professionals in the travel business. Northstar Travel Media is a leading trade magazine publisher that focuses on the hospitality, travel, and meetings industries with such titles as Travel Weekly, TravelAge West, and Meetings and Conventions. It also publishes industry information and directories; sells subscriptions to online data; produces industry trade shows; and provides marketing services. The company traces its roots to the 1939 publication of Hotel & Travel Index by Elwood Ingledue, the son of a hotel owner in Glendale, California. Today Northstar Travel Group is owned by Wicks Group, a private equity firm that invests in information, education, and media companies.

Change in Company Type

The company was acquired by Wicks Group in 2012 for an undisclosed amount. Wicks was attracted to Northstar's growth over the last few years despite challenging economic conditions.

Geographic Reach

Based in Secaucus, New Jersey, Northstar also has offices in New York City; Glen Ellyn, Illinois; Los Angeles; Sherman, Connecticut; and Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Sales and Marketing

Northstar targets travel agents, meeting planners, and other travel and hospitality industry professionals through its various product lines. All total, its reaches more than 1.7 million monthly unique visitors online, while it manages more than 1.1 million subscriptions to its content.


Northstar has evolved from a traditional business-to-business publisher to an integrated information and marketing solutions provider.

Mergers and Acquisitions

The company has been using acquisitions to grow in its core markets while at the same time diversify revenue streams. In 2013 Northstar acquired Your Travel Insider, a digital publishing firm focused on the consumer travel market.  The addition of Your Travel Insider provided Northstar with significant position in the consumer travel database market to complement its leadership in the travel trade industry.

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100 Lighting Way Fl 2
Secaucus, NJ 07094-3681
Phone: 1 (201) 902-2000
Fax: 1 (201) 902-2045


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Chairman and CEO: Thomas L. Kemp
  • Chairman and CEO: Thomas L. Kemp
  • Director Information Technology Infrastructure and Operations: Rich Mastropietro

Major Office Locations

  • Secaucus, NJ

Other Locations

  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Glen Ellyn, IL

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