OLD Media Moves

WSJ to launch travel services, says it won't interfere with editorial

January 28, 2010

The Wall Street Journal announced Thursday the launch of WSJtravel,
service offering trips to domestic and international destinations, including Europe, Asia, South America, Africa and Australia.

The paper says that WSJtravel is operated independently of The Journal’s news department, as the Journal maintains separate news and business
operations. Travel editor  Scott McCartney writes a popular travel blog called “The Middle Seat Terminal.”

WSJtravel is offering nearly 50 travel packages, spanning a range of budget levels, with more to be added in the coming weeks.

“WSJtravel is the latest extension of The Wall Street Journal franchise and we established this service to offer something truly unique and distinct to travelers,” said Imtiaz Patel, vice president of group sales and strategy for The Journal, in a statement. “WSJtravel vacations will let individuals, couples or families experience a destination from the Journal’s viewpoint through a collection of trips that enrich a traveler’s knowledge and immerse them into a particular destination.”

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