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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Travel Mags in Trouble?

Rumours uncomfirmed that Penny Wilson Editor in Chief of RBI's Travel Weekly has gone. Also unconfirmed that UBM's TTG is to go online only.

I guess we just have to wait for the news about how any such change reflects the continued success of the magazine rather than an admission that this would be further evidence of the urgent need for a new magazine model.

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At 12:04 pm, Anonymous Penny Wilson said...

Well, I'm still here as editor in chief of the TWgroup until 1st May. Yesterday, I announced my early retirement to follow my partner, Martin Bloomfield, into the sunset. We always wanted to retire at 50 and we're lucky we can do just that. I won't be hiding away in my potting shed though. I have so many plans it is going to take at least 6 months to sort the wheat from the chaff! I was never a long term appointment at Travel Weekly. Rather, my job was to glue together all editorial throughout the TWgroup and institute a strong managment structure, which I've now done. We're now all about multi-channel delivery. Travel Weekly magazine is but one product among a tasty smorgasbord of offerings in the TWgroup, not least Gazetteers, travelweekly.co.uk and travolution.co.uk. And we've a lot more to come shortly, and before I go. Watch out for it all on www.travelweekly.co.uk.

 
At 5:22 pm, Anonymous Lucy Huxley said...

There is absolutely no truth in the rumour that TTG is going online only. As the leading travel trade weekly newspaper, which has been published now for 57 years, we remain wholly committed to our print product. We also have a thriving digital presence which is attracting more unique users every month, so you can expect more from us in the online arena as well as in print.
The confusion may have arisen because we have taken the decision to take our monthly magazine for the corporate sector, TTGBusiness, online only for this year.
Lucy Huxley, TTG editor

 

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