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TravMedia.com is the world's largest online news portal for the travel media and industry professionals. We were established in 1999 by former travel editor Nick Wayland and we are now firmly entrenched in nine regions of the world Germany, Canada, Africa, United Kingdom, USA, Middle East, Asia, New Zealand and Australia -- servicing travel media and travel companies.
More than 25,000 journalists globally use TravMedia as an information source to help them research and write their stories.
TravMedia also operates sister company Food4Media. Food4Media distributes food-related press releases, videos and information on the food industry.
TravMedia.com, Wine4media.com and Food4Media operate separately but are part of the family which now includes Sport4Media.com, Property4Media.com, Homes4Media.com, Fashion4Media.com, Beauty4Media.com, Motoring4Media.com, Technology4Media.com, Health4Media.com, Business4Media.com, Weddings4Media.com, Kids4Media.com and Entertainment4Media.com
Nick Wayland, CEO and Founder, TravMedia
Nick is a former travel editor who pioneered the technology that created TravMedia (in 1999) and associated companies (in 2005) Sport4Media.com, Property4Media.com, Homes4Media.com, Fashion4Media.com, Beauty4Media.com and Entertainment4Media.com and Food4Media.
Nick knows the media and understands from his own experience the needs of a hectic travel writer to be able to research material on the go. He was travel editor of Courier Newspapers for ten years and a regular ski contributor to Australia's Sun Herald and Melbourne's Age Newspaper.
Nick is an active member of the Australian Society of Travel Writers, Co founder of the ASTW website and ASTW Committee Member (2001-2002). He also is the media advisor to the Visit USA Committee and works closely with the BGTW and NATJA in other regions. Nick is an advisor to Tourism NSW, Judge for Gourmet Traveler Annual Awards, Judge for Hotel Management Awards and serves on various other Travel Industry Committees, along with the ASTW travel writing awards.
Nick calls Sydney home, although he is a regular visitor to London and New York spending his time equally between these two offices.
Susan Wilson, Director Business Development, TravMedia USA
Susan Wilson directs business development for TravMedia including the online press room of the annual International Pow Wow trade show for the U.S. Travel Association.
Mark O'Toole, Senior Vice President, TravMedia USA
Mark O'Toole has nearly two decades of experience, providing marketing services to the travel industry and supporting the needs of the media. He has worked with companies in all areas of the travel industry, including e-Travel, Amadeus, StudentUniverse.com, WorldRes and many others. Mark also was a founding member of New England Cable News, the country's largest regional newschannel. He has had deep involvement in the National Business Travel Association and ACTE in the past. Currently, Mark is on the board of directors for the Freedom Trail Foundation, representing one of the country's most noteworthy historic and cultural landmark attractions. He is a frequent traveler and understands the challenges and opportunities in today's travel landscape.
Alex Bernasconi, Assistant Regional Manager, TravMedia USA
Alex graduated from Washington State University in May of 2011, with a Bachelors Degree in Communications Public Relations and minor in Italian.
Sharon Garrett, Managing Director, TravMedia Middle East
Australian-born and educated, Sharon Garrett heads the TravMedia Middle East office. Sharon has more than a decade of experience providing marketing and public relations services to the international hotel industry and supporting the needs of the media. With five years experience in the Middle East, freelance travel writing and co-presenting a weekly travel show on Dubai Eye radio 103.8FM, she has a strong understanding of the expectations of both the industry and the media.
Resham Kirpalaney, Regional Manager TravMedia Asia
Resham has a background in Analytical Chemistry, which has allowed her to travel and work extensively in Hamburg, Michigan and London. A passion for travel, combined with a love for Food, Resham has worked in the F&B industry before working for a boutique luxury lifestyle PR Agency in Hong Kong. A passion for social media and all things digital, Resham joined Food4Media as Online Content & Social Media Manager in 2010 and is now Regional Account Manager, Asia managing Food4Media's day-to-day operations and Social Media presence.
Maggie Chooi, Regional Manager TravMedia Asia
Malaysian native Maggie Chooi studied public relations and mass communication at the prestigious HCC in Malaysia whilst enjoying a successful career as a professional jazz musician. Extensive touring gave her an insight into the travel industry and brought her to Hong Kong, where she has worked for a number of major players in the media and travel scene, including Clapton R Finance Agency and Turkish Airlines, all the while building up her own events agency, Event Caterpillar, which services the financial and lifestyle industries. Maggie is the Regional Manager, Asia and will manage day-to-day operations as well as strategic growth of TravMedia in China our Chinese language site. A fluent speaker of Cantonese, Mandarin, Bahasa/Malay and English, she brings to her role a poignant understanding of the needs of both the media and the travel and hospitality scene across Asia.
Henry Hemming, Managing Director, TravMedia UK
Henry Hemming heads TravMedia and sister company Food4Media in the United Kingdom. Henry is a former travel journalist and has more than two decades experience in travel writing together with extensive PR, marketing and sales experience. During his tenure in journalism, Henry wrote for titles including The Times of London, Daily Mail and Travel Weekly. Henry's knowledge of the UK's travel media is second to none.
Howard Salinger, Regional Director TravMedia UK
Howard Salinger is the Regional Director for TravMedia and its sister portal, Food4Media, in the UK. Having trained as an actor, and treading the boards for years, the calling of TravMedia was too strong for Howard, and he gave it all up to convince the UK travel market that they needed TravMedia to help with their media relations. Howard has been working on TravMedia for almost 5 years and is delighted with the success it has become!
Kate Lindsey, Regional Manager TravMedia UK
The person who keeps the site ticking over, Kate Lindsey joined TravMedia in 2007 having gained plenty of experience working in the Media, following completion of her degree in Media and Cultural Studies at Nottingham University.
Mike Adams, Regional Director TravMedia Germany, Austria and Switzerland
Mike Adams, previously President of DERTOUR in London, became Partner and co-President of TourComm Germany in 2009 and is currently developing the new German-speaking TravMedia portal in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The 54-year-old Adams brings with him a broad and complex understanding of the tourism industry, gained through his various managerial roles in the US, Canada, Great Britain and Germany at companies like DER, DFDS, RCI and Walt Disney. This expert knowledge is an indispensable asset to the development and success of the German-speaking portal.
Hannah Weinreich, Regional Manager TravMedia Germany, Austria and Switzerland
An American, Hannah Weinreich received her B.A. in Visual Communication at Berry College in Rome, Georgia. Due to her passion for the German language and culture, Hannah has worked solely for German companies since beginning her career, gaining experience in the areas of marketing and design, first through an internship in Munich and then as the Membership Coordinator for the German American Chamber of Commerce in Atlanta, Georgia, where she was responsible for recruitment and retention of members, member events, publications, etc. Along with Stephanie Roas, Hannah is responsible for Strategy, Sales, Customer Relations and Administration for the German-speaking TravMedia Portal.
Annie Lyons, Regional Director TravMedia Australia
At last count Annie has travelled to 34 countries and lived and worked in the USA and South America.
Chanel Gallen, Regional Manager TravMedia Australia
Chanel graduated from Charles Sturt University with a Bachelor of Communications Journalism in 2007.
Shane Boocock, Managing Director TravMedia NZ
Shane has 20 year's experience with the New Zealand media and tourism industry. He has recently published two travel guides on Auckland and New Zealand. Shane has written travel articles for the New Zealand Herald, NZ House and Garden, On Holiday Magazine and AMEX Platinum Magazine. Shane has exceptional contacts in New Zealand and is well known amongst New Zealand's travel writers.
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