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Global Travel Media Appoints US Travel Specialist Matthew Thomas As Publisher

March 11, 2019 Appointments / Movers & Shakers, Headline News No Comments Email Email

Global Travel Media & Distribution Services Pty Ltd, publisher of Global Travel Media and Destination Thailand News has appointed US travel specialist Matthew Thomas as Publisher.

The appointment follows a major review to assess how Global Travel Media could further build on its success and gain stronger reach into the global travel and tourism industry to benefit users, customers and advertisers.

Stephen Morton, managing director of Global Travel Media, says: “Matt is joining the team at a great moment for our digital businesses. Our focus is on gaining unprecedented momentum on being a leader in digital publishing with industry recognized brands, ventures and services. Last quarter we reached a target of 10 million hits per month. Matthew’s appointment is a critical feature of our strategy to accelerate this growth and overachieve.”

Matthew enjoys a wealth of experience in the global tourism and hospitality industry having previously worked for Alaska Airlines as Vice President of Sales.  Also, he has held sales and marketing positions for Air Canada, Continental Airlines and Thai Airways.

Matt is a former managing editor for Black Meetings & Tourism Magazine, a trade publication targeting the annual $70 billion African American MICE market and enjoys long-time experience in digital and lifestyle media. His experience also includes managing high-performing digital teams and developing and implementing editorial and SEO strategies.

“It is an exciting time to be joining Global Travel Media,” says Matthew. “We are in a period of incredible growth with our team expanding globally and website traffic increasing across our key sites and

“Our robust SEO strategy continues to deliver consistent month-on-month traffic growth. However, we see that growth accelerating with new titles, ventures and promotions.”

“We look forward to assisting you reach your information and sales goals in 2019.”

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