Travel Weekly’s agenda-setting daily Business:am email briefing today marks the tenth anniversary of its first edition on January 25, 2011.
Over the past decade, more than 2,500 Business:am emails have been sent, featuring more than 28,000 news stories and almost 3,000 opinion columns, special reports and analysis features.
Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the daily morning emails have been accompanied by more than 220 Business:pm briefings in addition to regular breaking news alerts. During the first peak, the alerts were also extended to weekends in order to keep the industry abreast of the latest developments.
Lucy Huxley, editor-in-chief of Travel Weekly Group, said: “For the past decade our Business:am emails have been essential reading for senior executives and the wider travel industry, with an unrivalled mix of news, comment and analysis in addition to the latest share prices and business headlines.
“Since the beginning of the Covid pandemic, they have become even more valued as the Travel Weekly team continues to deliver market-leading content every day and without charge.”
Stuart Parish, managing director, said: “The tenth anniversary of Business:am is a significant milestone, and the response we have seen in the past 12 months in particular is testament to the quality and insight we are delivering not only as the leading online source of news, but as the only trade magazine serving our industry in print every week.”
He added: “In 2020, page views on travelweekly.co.uk increased 65% year-on-year to more than 15 million and showed 104% growth when compared to 2018.
“This response to our digital output is reflected across our Travel Weekly-branded social media, with more than 162,000 followers across Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn meaning we are reaching over 90,000 more accounts than any other trade media title.”
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