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John McMahon

Executive Vice President / Group Publisher

John McMahon

John McMahon has been in travel & hospitality industry for 17 years. He started his career at Reed Travel Group working on Hotel & Travel Index, Official Hotel Guide and OAG Products. After leaving Reed, John started with Advanstar as Publisher of Premier Hotels & Resorts and was responsible for making it the leading luxury hotel guide worldwide. John was an integral part of launching Luxury Travel Expo Las Vegas. Now it’s 8th year, Luxury Travel Expo is the largest luxury travel agent event in the world. He also was responsible for launching Luxury Travel Advisor, which quickly became the authority to luxury travel professionals worldwide. Just recently John spearheaded the launch of Incentive Travel Exchange, which gathered together incentive buyers and suppliers for one to one meetings in Las Vegas held at THEhotel. 

Recent Articles By: John McMahon

John McMahon and Michelle Lardizabal, VP-sales, Club Med USA These Ain’t Your Grandma’s All-Inclusives
March 24, 2016

From a new adults-only Zen Oasis to Cirque du Soleil experiences, Club Med is continuing to roll out new product updates. Here's a quick look.

JOHN MCMAHON EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT/ GROUP PUBLISHER Column: Why You Should Embrace Change in Your Travel Business
October 21, 2015

The travel professional community is not, and never will be, "over." Here's how you can keep adapting your business to thrive in a changing industry.

John McMahon Column: Why Clients Are Traveling on the Edge
September 23, 2015

The traveling consumer who used to play it safe is now seeking to go to neighborhoods with a bit of edge and mystery to them. Here's how to connect with these clients.

Column: How to Learn and Earn
September 10, 2015

Travel Agent University team has just upgraded the site’s technology to give you an even richer experience as you learn more to earn more.

John McMahon, Executive vice president Questex Travel Group Long Island ASTA – Giving and Receiving
June 8, 2015

Recently John McMahon was invited by Club Med to the Long Island (New York) Chapter to receive a generous donation for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Here's a look at the event.

John McMahon Column: Brand Me!
March 25, 2015

A hotel that endeavors to accommodate all types of guests rather than specialize and cater to a specific audience will have the vacancy light on for many a night. Your future mirrors that hotel brand; you need to get out of the mode of selling all things to all people. Here's why.

John McMahon (third from right) and fellow AmaReina guests take a break during their 43-mile bike ride through Germany. Column: Cruising With AmaWaterways and American Express
January 19, 2015

John McMahon offers some helpful tips to succeed in the growing river cruising market.

Rodolfo Lopez Negrete, CEO of the Mexico Tourism Board, with John McMahon Column: Mexico Travel Is Bigger and Better Than Ever
October 21, 2014

Los Cabos will be fully operational for this winter season and Mexico, as a tourism destination, is back bigger and better than ever.

John McMahon Column: Royal Caribbean's Multigenerational “WOW”
September 1, 2014

As I meet and speak with so many agents I continue to hear your challenges with multigenerational travel. How do you satisfy such a diverse group with different ages, likes and dislikes?

Column: Taming the Tantrum Flyers
August 4, 2014

Lufthansa is leading the way in showing how to deal with customers with loud and unruly large families traveling together.

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