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New York, NY, July 21, 2010 — The Huffington Post (‘HuffPost’), a leading social news and opinion site, today announces the launch of ‘HuffPost Travel’ (www.huffingtonpost.com/travel/), a new section featuring up-to-the-minute travel news, travel tips and advice, deals, reviews of hotels, cruises, spas, and airlines, compelling photographs, blog posts about travel, and more. HuffPost Travel offers essays and photo diaries conveying the diversity and joys of travel. The section is edited by Kate Auletta. Starwood Hotels & Resorts is launch sponsor. Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, made the announcement.
“I’m delighted that we’re adding a lively travel section to the HuffPost mix,” said Arianna Huffington. “Some of my happiest — and most enriching — moments have come through travel: my first trip out of Athens when I was 11 (to Paris); my first trip to America when I was 16; traveling around India at 17, riding third-class, but getting a first-class education. So we want HuffPost Travel to be both practical (hot deals, travel tips, hotel reviews) and inspiring — a reminder that travel can be a great way to unplug and recharge, and also to learn and grow. And our community will be a big part of the section, offering tips, sending in photos, and posting reviews. HuffPost Travel is a great addition to our site.”
HuffPost Travel spotlights travel coverage from around the world — from urban jungles to desert oases. The section has last-minute getaway ideas, holiday travel tips, exotic travel ideas and ideas for exploring closer to home. HuffPost Travel presents travel poetry and prose written through the ages, in addition to spectacular images from around the world.
HuffPost Travel taps into the wealth of knowledge and opinion of HuffPost’s loyal community which is encouraged to contribute to the section, offering tips and photos, and favorite destinations and hideaways. Bloggers appearing on HuffPost Travel include: Scott Conant, Philippe Cousteau, Kimberly Ovitz, Melissa Biggs-Bradley, Mario Batali, and Andre Balasz.
Said Kate Auletta, “My goal is to make HuffPost Travel a go-to resource for all things travel. The site will be a marketplace of exciting ideas, travel essays, useful information and arresting photography. I’m especially excited to embark on this journey with the help of HuffPost’s loyal and opinionated community.”
Starwood Hotel & Resorts sponsorship of the launch of HuffPost Travel includes display ads and social sharing tools. The campaign also includes sponsored slideshows and a branded Twitter hashtag appearing as part of a customized social sharing tool on HuffPost.
Said of David Marr, SVP Brand Management North America for Starwood Hotels & Resorts: “HuffPost’s educated and savvy readers are an appealing group for Starwood Hotels & Resorts, as our customers are sophisticated and have high expectations when it comes to travel. We’re looking forward to engaging with HuffPost readers, from inviting them to vote on our slideshows to using HuffPost to insert the Starwood Hotel & Resorts brand into the social stream — from HuffPost Travel to Twitter and Facebook.”
About The Huffington Post:
The Huffington Post (www.huffingtonpost.com) is a leading social news and opinion site which in four and a half years has become an influential and oft-quoted media brand –“The Internet Newspaper.” The site has coverage of politics, media, business, entertainment, living, style, sustainable ‘green’ living, world news, technology, nonprofits, college life, books, religion, food, arts and comedy, and is a top destination for news, blogs and original content. The Huffington Post (“HuffPost”) has over 30 million unique visitors per month (source: Google Analytics) and is the most-linked-to blog on the Internet, per Technorati. In 2008, the site launched its first local version, HuffPost Chicago; HuffPost New York, HuffPost Denver and HuffPost LA launched in 2009. The Huffington Post has an active community, with over 2.5 million comments made on the site each month. HuffPost Social News launched in 2009 to leverage the power of social networking to allow readers to create their own personalized social networking-like news pages on HuffPost itself. The Huffington Post Twitter Edition launched in 2010. HuffPost has 6,000 bloggers — from politicians and celebrities to academics and policy experts — who contribute in real-time on a wide-range of topics making news today. Among those who have blogged on HuffPost are Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Larry David, Nora Ephron, Larry Page, Madeleine Albright, Robert Redford, Neil Young, Rahm Emanuel, Albert Brooks, Mia Farrow, Russ Feingold, Al Franken, Ari Emanuel, Gary Hart, Edward Kennedy, Harry Shearer, John Kerry, Bill Maher, Nancy Pelosi, Madonna, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ryan Reynolds, Craig Newmark, Alec Baldwin, Donna Karan, Kenneth Cole and Donatella Versace. A comprehensive list of the contributors to The Huffington Post can be found in its blogger index: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/theblog/index/
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