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Bill Tomicki
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Born William Tomicki
Nationality American
Occupation Journalist
Travel writer
Known for President, publisher and editor in chief of ENTREE Travel Newsletter

William Theodore (Bill) Tomicki is an American journalist and travel writer.[1][2][3] He is the president, publisher and editor in chief of ENTREE Travel Newsletter.[4][5][6] Tomicki is a former travel columnist for the New York Times Syndicate[7] and Bel-Air Hotel Magazine, the senior editor of Traveler Overseas Magazine, and has co-authored four books.[8] 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.[9]

Early life[edit]

William Tomicki graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in English in 1962.[10] He served in the U.S. Air Force Reserves during the Vietnam War.[5] In 1967, he was elected as a member of the Explorer's Club in New York.[4] Tomicki was the youngest person to serve as vice president for Tiffany & Co. in 1969.[4] 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.[4][11] He retired and moved to Montecito, California with wife and children in 1981.[12]


While working for John's Island and Sotheby's, Tomicki gathered hotel and restaurant advice in cities in different coutnries.[13] In 1981, he came out of retirement and started ENTREE Travel Newsletter, a monthly luxury travel, food and lifestyle newsletter,[14] which bills itself as "An uncompromising and confidential travelers newsletter."[15] In the magazine, he specifies his intent to include insider tips and personal accounts, rather than being PR focused.[1][16] the magazine has 22,000 subscribers.[17]

He also served as a contributing editor for Private Clubs Magazine, POLO Magazine, and the Bel-Air Magazine from 1981-1990.[9] He was also a founder and senior editor of Traveler Overseas Magazine LLC.[5][10][18] 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.[19]

Personal life[edit]

William Tomicki and his wife, Barbara,[20] have two sons, Theron and Hadley, and live in Santa Barbara, California.[4] Tomicki enjoys studying fencing and polo.[3]

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.[21][22]


  1. ^ a b "The Frequent TRAVELER : Assessing the value of luxury". The New York Times. Retrieved March 23, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Newsletter Subscription A Special Gift". Sun Sentinel. Retrieved March 23, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "The price we pay to bring readers our travel dispatches". SFGate. Retrieved March 23, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Traveling Man Finds Home in Santa Barbara". SBEntrepreneur. Retrieved March 23, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c "Show Me the Money". Santa Barbara Independent. Retrieved March 23, 2014. 
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  8. ^ "Bill Tomicki: Traveler Overseas Expert". Traveler Overseas. Retrieved March 23, 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "William Tomicki". OVGuide. Retrieved March 23, 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "William Tomicki C’62". University of Pennsylvania. Retrieved March 23, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Sotheby Parke Bernet To Set Up Regional Office". Palm Beach Daily News. Retrieved March 23, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Faces in the Crowd". 805 Living. p. 48. Retrieved March 23, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Tips for hoteliers from an experienced travel writer". eHotelier. Retrieved March 23, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Newsletters court a niche travel market". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved March 23, 2014. 
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  16. ^ "World of Advice Sold Through N ewsletters : Publishing: Nearly 200 missives compete for the specialized interests of travel aficionados. Many are informative, but readers should beware of hidden biases.". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 23, 2014.  line feed character in |title= at position 31 (help)
  17. ^ Mineards, Richard (24 April 2014). "Tree's Company: Bill Tomicki". Montecito Miscellany. Montecito Journal. 
  18. ^ "Traveler Overseas Magazine LLC". Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved March 23, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Coffee table books: Par for the course". Athens Banner-Herald. Retrieved March 23, 2014. 
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  21. ^ "Biography". North American Travel Journalists Association. Retrieved March 23, 2014. 
  22. ^ "Regular Members". International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association. Retrieved March 23, 2014.