Join me July 14, 2021 for the Media Panel: New Trends in the Travel & Hospitality Landscape

Interviewed by Lisa Ellen Niver, Founder, Travel Journalist, & TV Host of We Said Go Travel

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Rosanna Caira:

Rosanna Caira is the editor and publisher of Kostuch Media overseeing its varied portfolio of print, digital and events products. In her capacity as editor of Canada’s two leading hospitality publications, Foodservice and Hospitality and Hotelier magazines, Rosanna directs the editorial and graphic content of both publications, and is responsible for the editorial vision of the magazines and its many digital products.
In addition to her editorial duties, Rosanna also serves as publisher, directing the strategic development of the Sales and Marketing, Production and Circulation departments. She is also responsible for the company’s many events, ranging from the Icons & Innovators, to the Pinnacle Awards and the Women in Tourism & Hospitality conference.
Rosanna is well known in industry circles across Canada, representing the magazines at industry functions and has served on various Boards and committees. These include the Canadian Hospitality Foundation, the Ontario Hostelry Institute, and the Canadian Business Press. Rosanna is a recipient of the Ontario Hostelry Institute’s Gold Award in the media category, and has served on the Board of Directors of the American-based International Food Editors’ Council. In September 2006, the Italian Chamber of Commerce named Rosanna one of the 32 most successful business women in Canada of Italian Origin. And, in 2016, Rosanna was bestowed with an Honorary degree – the Bachelor of Business Administration in Hospitality — from Toronto’s George Brown College.

Amy Alipio:

Amy Alipio is assistant managing editor at Nat Geo Travel, where she started as an assistant editor 20 years ago.  She has won several industry awards for writing and editing. Before Nat Geo, she worked as an editor at WHERE Washington magazine and Budapest Weekly. She has a Masters degree in Journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.

Julia Cosgrove, AFAR MEDIA:

Julia Cosgrove is the Vice President and Editor in Chief of AFAR, the critically acclaimed travel media brand that inspires, guides, and empowers travelers to have enriching experiences that make a positive impact on the world. AFAR launched in San Francisco in 2009 with AFAR magazine and Learning AFAR, a nonprofit foundation that has funded trips abroad and in the U.S. for more than 1,000 underserved high-school students. In its print magazine, digital platform, and podcast, AFAR’s credo is consistent: Travel can be a radical force for good for the planet, local communities, and travelers.
Under Julia’s leadership, AFAR is the only brand to win a Lowell Thomas Award every year since launch and the only travel brand to be a National Magazine Award finalist for General Excellence across both print and digital. In 2018 Julia made the Folio: 100 list of the most influential people in magazine and digital media. Julia speaks frequently to large audiences about travel, and she has led panels, interviewed industry leaders, and delivered keynote addresses at the Travel Classics conference, the Society of American Travel Writers Editors’ Council, the Skift Global Forum, the IMAG Conference, the Women’s Travel Fest, the Family Travel Association Summit, the Symposium for Professional Wine Writers, the Public Relations Society of America Travel and Tourism Section Conference, and more.
Prior to launching AFAR in 2009, Julia was a writer and editor at media companies big and small, including Time OutBusinessWeek, and ReadyMade. A graduate of Barnard College, Julia has taught magazine writing and design at the d.school at Stanford University. She lives in Berkeley, California, with her husband and two young daughters.
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Travel Should Be a Force for Good

Read more in Hotel Business: “Virtual Women in Travel and Hospitality Conference coming next week

BY HOTEL BUSINESS ON JULY 8, 2021
An online gathering of enlightened women and advocates in the travel, tourism and hospitality industries will be on held on July 14, with 2021 edition of the Women in Travel and Hospitality Conference, powered by BLLA. The event has been held annually since 2013 and is supported by more than 12,500 women globally who belong to the Travel Industry Executive Women’s Network (TIEWN).
Highlights of the conference include support of women in media, such as Lisa Ellen Niver with more than 1.3 million views of her travel videos and her panelists from National Geographic and AFAR Media. Top travel advisor owners will review how resiliency carried them through the pandemic to their success today and guiding business and leisure travelers through the myriad of global travel restrictions.

Read more in HospitalityNet: “The 2021 Edition Of The Women In Travel And Hospitality Conference, Powered By BLLA, To Be Held Digitally July 14, 2021

Los Angeles – This Trade Conference is an online gathering of enlightened women and advocates in the travel, tourism, and hospitality industries. The event has been held annually since 2013 and is supported by more than 12,500 women globally who belong to the Travel Industry Executive Women’s Network (TIEWN).
This Conference recognizes women internationally who lead in their fields and who are excited to pass on their legacies. This conference consciously creates a forum for women to support each other and to discuss, debate, and deliberate on issues of importance as it relates to the modern female achiever. As our community grows, we feel it is important to tackle issues that influential women in this industry space must face, particularly post-Pandemic. We consciously support all avenues of success for our network of femme entrepreneurs and professionals including ownership and management as well as securing investors for their hotels, technology, and other projects.
Highlights include support of women in media such as Lisa Ellen Niver with over 1.3 million views of her travel videos and her panelists from National Geographic and AFAR Media. Top travel advisor owners will review how resiliency carried them through the Pandemic to their success today and guiding business and leisure travelers through the myriad of global travel restrictions. From top female hotel owners to wellness to new technologies to crisis management, the array of topics in this year’s Agenda is a very wide range of content you won’t find anywhere else. Niki Leondakis, ex-CEO of Kimpton Hotels returns to the stage for an update on Leadership Skills in a Changing World. Attendees will select their favorites and then be able to come back for a week or a month, depending on their ticket, to review the other sessions.

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