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Kerry J Cannon Jr

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Kerry J Cannon Jr

Kerry J. Cannon Jr. is the group publisher at Questex Media Group Inc., overseeing the Travel Agent Media Group based in New York City. Cannon has been in publishing for 26 years, and in tourism-related publishing and marketing for 18 years.

In his current role, Cannon has direct management and P&L responsibility for Travel Agent magazine, the oldest and market leading travel agency publication, now in its 78th year of publication. He also oversees Travel Agent University and the Travel Agent Custom Publishing division of Questex, as well as Home-Based Travel Agent magazine and the Home-Based Travel Agent Expos in Las Vegas.

For three years prior to assuming this leadership post at Travel Agent magazine, Kerry ran the spa and beauty publications for Questex Media Group, Inc. (formerly Advanstar Communications). Prior to joining Advanstar, Cannon launched a travel marketing and multi-media company called Destinations On Tape, where many of the world’s top destination and resort spas were among his clients. Cannon successfully ran Destinations On Tape for 10 years, before selling the business to Cahners Travel Group in 2000.

Cannon is married, with two children and lives in Norwalk, CT.

Recent Articles By: Kerry J Cannon Jr

It's All in the Numbers
June 1, 2008

Recently some terrific research was released that paints a clear picture of your world as home-based travel agents, and of the travel distribution landscape overall. This past month, PhoCusWright Inc., the leading research company in the travel industry, unveiled the findings of its new report,...more >>

kerry cannon $110 Billion and Counting!!!
May 12, 2008

Kerry Cannon analyzes PhoCusWright’s Travel Agency Distribution Landscape: 2006–2009

Hit a Nerve…
April 14, 2008

So it’s official…the response to my column, “Airlines and Agents,” last month (March 3) was the largest, and most emotionally charged of any I’ve written over the past several years. I was remarking about the disconnect between the comments of an IATA official who suggested that 75...more >>

Giving Back
April 1, 2008

Those of us in the travel industry are tremendously fortunate. We get to see places, meet people and experience things that many people don't. We are among the "haves" in a world with way too many "have nots." But if we approach our journeys with open eyes, it becomes...more >>

Success in Las Vegas
March 1, 2008

In December we held the Second Annual Home-Based Travel Agent Expo in Las Vegas. And despite the fact that it was held a couple of months back, the feedback that I continue to get prompts me to share some insights with you.

Get Smart
February 8, 2008

One of the surest ways to be the best agent you can possibly be, and bring the most value to the clients you serve, is by being more knowledgeable than anyone else about what you're selling. Whether it's a particular destination, a resort collection, a cruise ship or a certain type of...more >>

Official Caribbean Partner
February 4, 2008

AS A REGULAR READER OF TRAVEL AGENT MAGAZINE, you have no doubt noticed that we cover the Caribbean quite extensively. Being such a wonderful and diverse region, the Caribbean offers a vast array of travel experiences for your clients-and great money-making opportunities for you.

Another One for the Record Books
January 7, 2008

WHAT A WAY TO CLOSE OUT THE YEAR! Vegas Travel Week, our huge weeklong industry confab, took place at the Mandalay Bay convention center the first week of December, and what an overwhelming success it was. More than 10,000 travel professionals of every stripe were there to network, learn, make...more >>

More Good News
November 26, 2007

In the past week or so, i've come across several very interesting research reports and articles that further reinforce the health and resurgence of the travel agent distribution channel. Overall, travel spending is up-way up-both through online and traditional channels. But here's a really telling...more >>

A Cohesive Caribbean
November 12, 2007

Having spent an entire week in the caribbean in late october, i am moved to share some observations about a fascinating dynamic that is taking place there. The Caribbean Tourism Organization, under the inspired leadership of Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace, held its 30th annual Caribbean Tourism...more >>

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