Northstar Travel Media Acquires Mountain Travel Symposium

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Northstar Travel Media, a business-to-business information company serving the travel and meetings industries, has acquired Mountain Travel Symposium, a conference that attracts mountain destination travel professionals from all over the world to North America every spring.

The conference is one of the premier events focusing on mountain regions globally and the changing trends in marketing, distribution and technology.

The seven-day event provides travel industry executives the opportunity to meet one-to-one at targeted exchange sessions and at various networking functions. Representatives from mountain resort businesses have gathered at MTS each spring for almost 40 years.

"The addition of Mountain Travel Symposium is an exciting opportunity for our company," said Thomas Kemp, Chairman and CEO of Northstar Travel Media. "We have been rapidly growing our portfolio of high-quality face-to-face events serving the global travel industry. The addition of MTS, following our recent acquisition of Asia-based Web in Travel, strengthens our commitment to serving our core markets with unique and informative events."

As part of the transaction, Northstar Travel Media has entered into a management services agreement with Michael J. Pierson, Inc. to produce the Mountain Travel Symposium in 2015 and 2016.

Pierson, President of the event management company, said "Mountain Travel Symposium was just a small event when it launched. The growth of the event has been extraordinary, and with Northstar's resources behind us, I'm confident that growth will continue."

The 2015 event is scheduled in April at the Fairmont in Whistler. The operations team will report directly to Alicia Evanko, Vice President of Events for the Northstar Travel Media Travel Group.

"We're looking forward to building on the success of this conference," said Evanko. "This is the one place where the mountain travel industry's top leaders and innovators meet, and we're thrilled to be a part of it."


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