John Stone

John Stone
Senior Contributing Editor

John Stone is a Contributing Editor for Travel Agent magazine and Luxury Travel Advisor with more than 25 years of experience as a writer and editor of travel industry publications. A member of the startup editorial team of Business Travel News at CMP Publications in the mid-1980s, John moved over to serve more than 15 years as Senior Editor and News Editor at Tour & Travel News / Leisure Travel News before becoming News Editor for publisher Joel Abels at Travel Trade Magazine in New York. Most recently John served as Media Relations Manager at Travel Insured International in Connecticut, before relocating in 2012 to Florida’s Gulf coast where he is now based as an independent travel journalist.

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Stories by John Stone

Florida Bets Pitbull Will Amp Up Record Visitor Numbers

Travel Agent got a chance to check in on the latest plan by Visit Florida to boost the state's record tourism numbers at this week's 48th Florida Governor’s Conference on Tourism at the Tampa Convention Center. Find out what's next for the Sunshine State.

Germany’s 41st Travel Mart Reveals a Strong Heartbeat in Thuringia

The German National Tourist Board (GNTB) convened its 41st Germany Travel Mart during the final weekend of April for the first time in the state of Thuringia, one of the five eastern states of the former German Democratic Republic. The meeting destination proved to have legitimate reasons for being promoted by the hosts as the new “heart of Germany.”