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William Theodore (Bill) Tomicki is an American journalist and travel writer. He is the president, publisher and editor in chief of ENTREE Travel Newsletter. Tomicki is a former travel columnist for the New York Times Syndicate and Bel-Air Hotel Magazine, the senior editor of Traveler Overseas Magazine, and has co-authored four books. He also served as a contributing editor for Private Clubs Magazine, POLO magazine and was a founding editor of San Francisco Magazine and LA Style.
William Tomicki graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in English in 1962. He served in the U.S. Air Force Reserves during the Vietnam War. In 1967, he was elected as a member of the Explorer's Club in New York. Tomicki was the youngest person to serve as vice president for Tiffany & Co. in 1969. From 1971 to 1979, he served as vice president of sales and marketing for John's Island Real Estate Co in Vero Beach, Florida, then moved on to vice president for Sotheby's, the international auction and real estate company. He retired and moved to Montecito, California with wife and children in 1981.
While working for John's Island and Sotheby's, Tomicki gathered hotel and restaurant advice in cities in different coutnries. In 1981, he came out of retirement and started ENTREE Travel Newsletter, a monthly luxury travel, food and lifestyle newsletter, which bills itself as "An uncompromising and confidential travelers newsletter." In the magazine, he specifies his intent to include insider tips and personal accounts, rather than being PR focused. the magazine has 22,000 subscribers.
He also served as a contributing editor for Private Clubs Magazine, POLO Magazine, and the Bel-Air Magazine from 1981-1990. He was also a founder and senior editor of Traveler Overseas Magazine LLC. He moved to Santa Barbara in February 2011.
Tomicki was a contributing editor for four different Los Angeles guide books including Paul Wallach's Guide to the Restaurants of Los Angeles and Southern California (1986, ISBN 0879052147), two editions of Gayot's LA Restaurants (1998, ISBN 1881066282 and 2000, ISBN 42320749) and Gayot's The Best of Los Angeles and Southern California (2000, ISBN 1881066509). Tomicki was also one of the featured authors in Fairways: America's Greatest Golf Resorts, published in 2001 (ISBN 07894745006). This book is about golf resorts in the United States and rates the course, lodging, food and other resort features on a five star scale.
Tomicki is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers, North American Travel Journalists Association, International Food, Wine, and Travel Writers Association; The International Travel Writers Alliance, New York Travel Writers Society, and New York Journal of Books.
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