Northstar acquires Tnooz news organization

Northstar Travel Group, parent of Travel Weekly, has acquired Tnooz, a news organization with a longstanding focus on online travel and travel technology.

Tnooz will be merged with PhocusWire, a media service operated by Phocuswright that covers digital travel, over the course of the remainder of the year, Northstar said. Tnooz's editorial focus, content archive and many of its signature products will be retained by PhocusWire.

Bob Sullivan, president of the travel group at Northstar, which includes both Phocuswright and Travel Weekly, said in a statement that Northstar was excited to merge Tnooz into PhocusWire under the leadership of PhocusWire editor-in-chief Kevin May. "We are confident that the loyal audience and partners of both brands will be very pleased with the results as these two leading travel news brands join forces," Sullivan said.

Tnooz was founded in 2009. According to its website, its focus is on travel news in technology, digital distribution, web strategy, startups, financing and media and marketing.

"Over the past nine years, Tnooz has developed a large following of travel leaders through strong and consistent editorial coverage of the most important topics impacting the travel technology ecosystem," said Pete Comeau, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Phocuswright.

"We are excited to welcome the Tnooz readers and commercial partners to PhocusWire as we build the strongest and most targeted audience eager to understand how technology impacts all facets of today's travel industry." 

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