Questex Media Group Acquires Ataway Exchange

Questex Media Group LLC, parent company of Travel Agent magazine and Luxury Travel Advisor, has acquired Ataway Exchange from Vantage Strategy, Inc. Questex and Vantage Strategy have also formed a strategic alliance to offer digital consulting and advisory services to hospitality and travel companies and organizations.

Ataway Exchange is a community network, technology event and information provider serving CMOs, CTOs and e-commerce management in the travel, destination and hospitality industry.

"We're pleased to complete this transaction and bring the services of our Hospitality+Travel group to this important community," said Kerry Gumas, president and CEO of Questex Media Group LLC.

"The Ataway Exchange is a venue where leaders and executives in the travel industry network and interface with experts and thought leaders in the technology arena," said Michael Pusateri, president of Vantage Strategy, Inc. “With the rapid evolution of online, mobile and social technology available to market destination, hospitality and travel products, there is a need for the community of marketers and technologists to interact on an on-going basis. Ataway Exchange meets this need through its conference and live networking programs as well as through other information services it provides year- round. The Advisory Board is a major success factor and is very active in setting the program agenda and value proposition for this targeted community.”

"We look forward to serving the Ataway Exchange community," said John McMahon, executive vice president of Questex Hospitality+Travel group. "Mike and his team have created a valuable resource for the industry. With the access to our content and marketing assets that they'll gain and our event management resources, we're confident that we can further expand the brand to serve the industry on a global basis."

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