Northstar Travel Media acquires Mountain Travel Symposium
The B2B travel information media company Northstar Travel Media today announced that it had acquired Mountain Travel Symposium, an event for North American skiing and resort professionals.
Previously this month Northstar said it had acquired Web in Travel, a Singapore-based media platform. This was the second Asia-based acquisition for the company. In march Secaucus-based Northstar acquired Travel Weekly China, Travel Weekly Asia and Events China from Contineo Media.
Northstar publishes Meetings & Conventions, Successful Meetings, and Meeting News. Thomas Kemp is CEO of Northstar, a B2B veteran who was president of Miller Freeman from 1977 to 1996, and CEO of Penton Media from 1996 to 2004. Much of Northstar Travel Media comes from the old Cahners Travel Group, which was sold by Reed Elsevier to Boston Ventures in 2001. Northstar Travel Media was acquired by the private equity company The Wicks Group.