Travel Trade Gazette

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Travel Trade Gazette
Type Weekly newspaper
Owner(s) TTG Media Limited
Founder(s) Leslie Stone and Ted Kirkham
Founded 1953
Language English
Headquarters London
ISSN 0262-4397
Official website www.ttgdigital.com

Travel Trade Gazette (UK & Ireland edition) is a weekly newspaper for the travel industry.

TTG, as it is widely known, was launched in 1953 by Leslie Stone and Ted Kirkham[1] and is the world's oldest travel trade newspaper. It features news, destination reports and careers advice for the travel and tourism industries. Sectors covered include travel agents, tour operators, airlines, cruise companies, hotels, tourist boards, rail travel, ferry lines, business travel and web-based operators.

The paper has an audited circulation of 18,670[2] and is distributed via subscription and controlled circulation to high street travel agents, homeworker agents, call centres, tour operators and other travel organisations. It is published on Thursday.

TTG also publishes ttgluxury, a quarterly publication for the luxury travel sector, and bespoke supplements as well as running several events including the TTG Travel Awards, TTG On Tour roadshows and ttgluxury seminars. For the past two years TTG has also produced the WTM show dailies, for London's World Travel Market, magazines that are distributed on each day of WTM to over 50,000 attendees.

The paper's website, TTGdigital.com, features news, photo galleries and job vacancies. TTG also operates the ttgluxury.com website and provides online training courses via TTG Knowledge.

A TTG campaign in 2007 to cut queues at UK airports was backed by The Sun newspaper.[3]

TTG employs about 20 staff and is published by TTG Media Limited. It is based at TTG's head office near Waterloo at 2-6 Boundary Row, London, SE1 8HP.

TTG is also published under licence in the Middle East and North Africa, Russia, the Czech Republic, Italy, Poland and Hungary, and by TTG Asia Media Pte Ltd in Singapore and China.[4][5]

Competitors[edit]

TTG's main competitors are Travel Weekly in print and Travelmole and e-tid.com online.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Bray & Raitz: "Flight to the Sun", page 36. Continuum, 2001
  2. ^ "ABC - Travel Trade Gazette - UK & Ireland". ABC. 2012-05-29. 
  3. ^ "Cut holiday queues this summer". The Sun (London). 2007-07-09. 
  4. ^ http://www.ttgmena.com TTG Middle East & North Africa
  5. ^ http://www.ttgasia.com TTG Asia

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