Anne Marie MoebesPublisher firstname.lastname@example.org
As the Publisher of Travel Market Report, a daily online business publication, Anne Marie oversees its management, administration and marketing partnerships. Serving as ‘the advocate and voice of today’s travel professional,’ Travel Market Report is one of the leading travel trade publications. As an independent forum and information source for travel professionals, Travel Market Report covers breaking travel news as well as editorial on retail strategies, leisure and business travel, meetings, technology and health and wellness travel. Under Anne Marie’s guidance, it is staffed by some of the most well-known travel trade journalists in the industry. Travel Market Report is one of three global travel companies that Anne Marie manages under the American Marketing Group umbrella; she is also responsible for Acclaim Meetings and Well-Being Travel.
Anne Marie brings 30 years of experience in travel agency operations to her current role. Throughout the span of her career, she has held senior management positions with the prestigious ASTA organization, TRAVELSAVERS and Alamo Rent-A-Car; she is also a former travel agency owner. Her experience covers everything from integrated marketing and promotions to strategic planning, loyalty/rewards programs, sales development, branding, training and e-commerce.
Brian IsraelAssociate Publisher email@example.com
Brian Israel- Associate Publisher of Travel Market Report. Brian joined the TMR team in February of 2019 to lead Travel Market Report’s sales efforts. Brian has 20+ years’ experience in travel media working on both the trade and consumer side of Publishing and has developed a wealth of experience across print, digital, custom content and events. Brands include Travel + Leisure, Bon Appetit, Saveur, Travel Agent Magazine and Travel Weekly. Along with Brian’s extensive media experience he has also managed several high level Travel Advisor Advisory Boards throughout his career giving him excellent insight into the agent community across all consortia.
Daniel McCarthyEditor-in-chief firstname.lastname@example.org
Daniel McCarthy is the Editor-in-Chief at Travel Market Report, leading an award-winning team in covering issues across the travel industry. He is a member of the 2019 FOLIO Rising Class and the winner of the Journalist of the Year Award in 2021 from the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA). His previous work has appeared in the Boston Globe, New York Daily News, and more. He is based in Brooklyn, New York.
Denise CaiazzoCopy Editor email@example.com
Denise Caiazzo has been dedicated to the travel industry for more than 25 years. She has served as an editor and writer at top-tier B2C and B2B travel publications. She has also worked with leading travel companies - including American Express, The Peninsula Hotels, Budget Rent a Car, Visa, Travelsavers, and the World Travel & Tourism Council - as a public relations executive and marketing consultant. Throughout the years in her editorial and consulting positions, Denise and her teams have been honored with such awards as the PRSA Silver Anvil (the Oscar of the public relations industry), HSMAI Awards, and Magellan Awards.
Marilee CrockerEditor-at-Large firstname.lastname@example.org
Marilee Crocker is a business and travel trade journalist who has covered the travel and meeting planning industries for various publications since the 1980s. She was managing editor of Travel Weekly and Meetings & Conventions magazine, and a senior contributing editor to Travel Professional. Marilee's in-depth reporting on industry and consumer trends has earned her multiple editorial accolades, including Folio Gold and Silver awards for excellence in reporting. Her interest in home-based business inspired Marilee to launch biz@home, a twice-monthly newspaper column that ran for many years and was nationally syndicated. Marilee lives on Cape Cod.
Paul M. RudenColumnist email@example.com
Paul M. Ruden is the former Executive Vice President for Legal & Industry Affairs for the American Society of Travel Agents, where he was responsible for all of ASTA’s internal and external legal activities, industry policy issues, state and federal legislation, consumer affairs, and media activity. Ruden also served as Acting Chief Operating Officer of ASTA for periods in 1992 and 1998-1999.
He is the author of “Competition in the Distribution of Travel Services — The Future of Travel Agents,” an economic study published by ASTA in January, 1997, and authored and edited the ASTA Travel Agent Manual (1990, 1995). He also wrote “Distribution Dilemmas,” in the Handbook of Airline Marketing, McGraw-Hill (1998), and “Competitive Issues Arising from the Orbitz Joint Venture,” in Air & Space Lawyer, American Bar Association (Spring, 2001).
In June, 2001, the Speaker of the House of Representatives appointed Ruden one of the nine commissioners of the National Commission to Ensure Consumer Information and Choice in the Airline Industry. In 2001 he also served on the Department of Transportation Air Carrier On-time Reporting Advisory Committee. In 2008, by appointment of the Secretary of Transportation, he served on the DOT National Task Force to Develop Model Contingency Plans to Deal with Lengthy Airline On-Board Ground Delays.
Prior to joining ASTA in 1990, Ruden was in private law practice in Washington, DC for nineteen years. He was retained by ASTA in 1979 for the final deregulation case directed at the travel agency‑airline relationship, the Investigation into the Competitive Marketing of Air Transportation. Ruden worked as a Trial Attorney at the Civil Aeronautics Board from 1967 to 1969. Ruden graduated from Yale University in 1964 with a Bachelor of Arts cum laude degree and earned a J.D. degree from the Harvard Law School in 1967.
Dori SaltzmanEditor firstname.lastname@example.org
Dori Saltzman has been writing about travel since 2007, with a focus on the cruise industry and retail strategies for the trade. She was part of the inaugural editorial team at Travel Market Report when it launched in 2009. Previous to re-joining TMR, Dori worked for eight years at CruiseCritic.com. Her work has also appeared in Travel Weekly and Travel Agent. She is a NATJA (North American Travel Journalists Association)-award winning writer. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and a clowder of cats.
Kelly FontenelleCaribbean Sales Director
Kelly Fontenelle has always been an advocate for travel advisors and is the founder of (TASC) Travel Advisors Selling the Caribbean. TASC is an organization of leading travel professionals who seek opportunities for networking, connection, education, and selling the Caribbean. The TASC, now under the TMR banner, organization and Facebook Group has become a catalyst for future trends in marketing the Caribbean and has grown beyond its travel advisor’s foundation to welcome destination marketers, hotels, travel trade, passionate entrepreneurs, and purveyors who highlight travel experiences that amplify Caribbean tourism.
Travel Market Report’s Editorial Advisory Board was established in 2011 to provide the editors with the uncensored input and guidance of industry leaders. The Board supports Travel Market Report in fulfilling its charter as the Voice of the Travel Seller.
The Advisory Board meets quarterly with Travel Market Report editors to:
The Advisory Board is made up of travel sellers who represent a cross-section of the travel agency industry. Members serve at the invitation of Travel Market Report for a one-year term, with the possibility of renewal.
2022 Advisory Board Members
Sandy Anderson, Riverdale Travel, Coon Rapids, MN (Signature)
Van Anderson, Avoya Travel, Fort Lauderdale, FL (Avoya)
Jenny Cagle, Elm Grove Travel, WI (MAST)
Tony Fragapane, Voyages Concierge Deluxe Travel, Quebec (TRAVELSAVERS)
Zeina Gedeon, Travel Professionals International, Toronto, Ontario (Travel Professionals Int’l)
Jennifer Lee, Travel Planners International, Maitland, FL (TPI)
LuAnn Lisell, Lisell Travel, Plano, TX (NEST)
Craig Pavlus, Pavlus Travel, Albuquerque, NM (Travel Leaders)
Christen Perry, Classic Travel Connection, Birmingham, AL (Affluent Traveler Collection)
Theresa Scalzitti, Cruise Planners, Coral Springs, FL (American Express)
Leo Sgovio, Markham Cruise & Travel Centre, Markham, ON (TRAVELSAVERS)
Bryan Shilling, AAA Travel Products & Services, Heathrow, FL (AAA)
Lynda Sinclair, Vision Travel Services, Toronto, Ontario (Independent)
Richard Vanderlubbe, tripcentral.ca, Hamilton, Ontario (Independent)
Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg, Valerie Wilson Travel, New York, NY (Virtuoso)
Shawn Friesen, Expedia CruiseShipCenters, Thunder Bay, ON (Expedia CruiseShipCenters)