Brian IsraelSVP & Publisher [email protected]
Brian Israel- Co Publisher of Travel Market Report. Brian joined the TMR team in February of 2019 to lead Travel Market Report’s sales efforts. Brian has 20+ years’ experience in travel media working on both the trade and consumer side of Publishing and has developed a wealth of experience across print, digital, custom content and events. Brands include Travel + Leisure, Bon Appetit, Saveur, Travel Agent Magazine and Travel Weekly. Along with Brian’s extensive media experience he has also managed several high level Travel Advisor Advisory Boards throughout his career giving him excellent insight into the agent community across all consortia.
Daniel McCarthyEditor-in-chief [email protected]
Daniel McCarthy is the Editor-in-Chief at Travel Market Report, leading an award-winning team in covering issues across the travel industry. He is a member of the 2019 FOLIO Rising Class and the winner of the Journalist of the Year Award in 2021 from the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA). His previous work has appeared in the Boston Globe, New York Daily News, and more. He is based in Brooklyn, New York.
Denise CaiazzoCopy Editor [email protected]
Denise Caiazzo has been dedicated to the travel industry for more than 25 years. She has served as an editor and writer at top-tier B2C and B2B travel publications. She has also worked with leading travel companies - including American Express, The Peninsula Hotels, Budget Rent a Car, Visa, Travelsavers, and the World Travel & Tourism Council - as a public relations executive and marketing consultant. Throughout the years in her editorial and consulting positions, Denise and her teams have been honored with such awards as the PRSA Silver Anvil (the Oscar of the public relations industry), HSMAI Awards, and Magellan Awards.
Dori SaltzmanEditor [email protected]
Dori Saltzman has been writing about travel since 2007, with a focus on the cruise industry and retail strategies for the trade. She was part of the inaugural editorial team at Travel Market Report when it launched in 2009. Previous to re-joining TMR, Dori worked for eight years at CruiseCritic.com. Her work has also appeared in Travel Weekly and Travel Agent. She is a NATJA (North American Travel Journalists Association)-award winning writer. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and a clowder of cats.
Kelly FontenelleCaribbean Sales Director
Kelly Fontenelle has always been an advocate for travel advisors and is the founder of (TASC) Travel Advisors Selling the Caribbean. TASC is an organization of leading travel professionals who seek opportunities for networking, connection, education, and selling the Caribbean. The TASC, now under the TMR banner, organization and Facebook Group has become a catalyst for future trends in marketing the Caribbean and has grown beyond its travel advisor’s foundation to welcome destination marketers, hotels, travel trade, passionate entrepreneurs, and purveyors who highlight travel experiences that amplify Caribbean tourism.
Travel Market Report’s Editorial Advisory Board was established in 2011 to provide the editors with the uncensored input and guidance of industry leaders. The Board supports Travel Market Report in fulfilling its charter as the Voice of the Travel Seller.
The Advisory Board meets quarterly with Travel Market Report editors to:
The Advisory Board is made up of travel sellers who represent a cross-section of the travel agency industry. Members serve at the invitation of Travel Market Report for a one-year term, with the possibility of renewal.
2023 Advisory Board Members
Sanya Weston, Your Premier Travel Services, Travel Leaders
Jackie Friedman, Nexion
Kareem George, Culture Traveler LLC, OASIS Travel Network
James Ferrara, InteleTravel, Ensemble Travel Group
Jenny Cagle, Elm Grove Travel, WI (MAST)
Zeina Gedeon, Travel Professionals International, Toronto, Ontario (Travel Professionals Int’l)
Jennifer Lee, Travel Planners International, Maitland, FL (TPI)
LuAnn Lisell, Lisell Travel, Plano, TX (NEST)
Christen Perry, Classic Travel Connection, Birmingham, AL (Affluent Traveler Collection)
Theresa Scalzitti, Cruise Planners, Coral Springs, FL (American Express)
Leo Sgovio, Markham Cruise & Travel Centre, Markham, ON (TRAVELSAVERS)
Bryan Shilling, AAA Travel Products & Services, Heathrow, FL (AAA)
Richard Vanderlubbe, tripcentral.ca, Hamilton, Ontario (Independent)
Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg, Valerie Wilson Travel, New York, NY (Virtuoso)
Shawn Friesen, Expedia CruiseShipCenters, Thunder Bay, ON (Expedia CruiseShipCenters)