MSNBC.com New Destination For the Travel Connoisseur

New content partners provide fast access to diverse travel expertise

For Immediate Release – Keeping up with one’s inner adventurer just got easier. MSNBC.com, a leading provider of online news and information, is expanding its MSNBC.com Travel site to include fresh, useful content from the world’s premier travel magazines. From the extreme sports enthusiast to the spa junkie, the cruise fan to the guy just dreaming at his desk, travel enthusiasts will find MSNBC.com Travel to be the starting point for many great adventures.

“People go to MSNBC.com to find information on a variety of topics,” said Dean Wright, Editor of MSNBC.com. “Now, thanks to an array of outstanding content partners, MSNBC.com Travel can help individuals navigate the huge world of travel information from a trusted, centralized online source.”

As part of the expanded MSNBC.com Travel offering, Wright and his team are bringing on dozens of industry partners to provide a well-rounded cadre of news and information for consumers seeking journalistic travel advice. American Express Publishing, World Publications and Primedia are among the global media partners engaged to provide editorial features on everything from golf, surf, sport fishing, hiking and kayaking vacations to spa getaways, business travel, island vacations, luxury travel, budget travel and more.“By partnering with industry experts in numerous niche markets, MSNBC.com Travel takes the guesswork out of travel research,” said Wright. “Individuals can simply turn to MSNBC.com to find the best resources for the type of adventures they follow. For individuals actually planning an excursion, this unbiased research creates a great starting point.” Select content from each publisher will be offered on MSNBC.com Travel, with direct links to each magazine for further reading. MSNBC.com Travel has approximately four million unique users each month, and is anticipated to grow by year-end. The revamped Travel site will increase the quantity and diversity of content exponentially, which will draw even more traffic to not only MSNBC.com Travel, but also to each partner’s web site. New content partners will continue to be added as MSNBC.com develops this fully appointed, one-stop travel resource.

Participating magazines and webzines from these and other new content partners include:

American Express Publishing
o        Travel + Leisure magazine
o        Travel + Leisure Golf magazine  
o        Travel + Leisure Family magazine

CruiseCritic.com

North American Travel Journalist Association
o        Travelworld International magazine

Primedia
o        Canoe & Kayak magazine
o        SG magazine
o        Surfer magazine
o        Surfing magazine
o        Wave Watch magazine
o        Climbing magazine
o        Powder magazine
o        Bike magazine
o        Skateboarder magazine
o        Snowboarder magazine

RoadsideAmerica.com

SkiSnowboard.com

SpaFinder.com/Luxury SpaFinder magazine

Sunset Magazine

Tripso.com

World Publications
o        Islands magazine
o        Sport Diver magazine
o        Destination Weddings and Honeymoons
o        Spa magazine
o        Caribbean Travel & Life
o        Resorts and Great Hotels  

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