It's easy to forget that PhocusWire is still less than 12 months old - so we're thrilled today to be announcing our first acquisition.
Our parent company, Northstar Travel Group, has acquired tnooz and its related assets as part of a plan to further accelerate development of PhocusWire.
Tnooz will be merged with PhocusWire over the course of the remaining months of 2018, with its content archive, many of its signature products and long-standing editorial focus on online travel and travel technology being retained by the PhocusWire team.
The acquisition is another signal of the rapid impact on the travel, tourism and hospitality sector that PhocusWire has achieved in the 12 months since its launch at The Phocuswright Conference 2017.
We've come a long way!
U.S.-based tnooz was founded in 2009 and became an important marker in coverage of the digital travel economy, including the pioneering of early industry hackathons and the profiling of hundreds of industry startups. Our editor in chief Kevin May was on the founding team at tnooz and was its editor until the summer of 2016.
We are thrilled that the tnooz audience will be joining us here on PhocusWire.
Some remarks from the official press release:
Pete Comeau, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Phocuswright, says: "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. 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."
Bob Sullivan, president of the travel group at NTG, adds: "We are very excited to merge tnooz into PhocusWire under the leadership of our 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."