50 years of travel
Hotels and resorts
THEY MADE THE NEWS
Answers (from left): Juan Trippe, see P. 23; Kemmons Wilson, see P. 28; Ted Arison,
see P. 38; Mario Perillo, see P. 48; Earlene Causey, see P. 53.
Dear Travel Professionals,
Fifty years is a long time in the business world,
longer than most careers and most trends.
So it is with a sense of pride and accomplishment that we reach this 50-year milestone and
present this special anniversary issue.
It represents the work and dedication of Travel Weekly’s entire extended family of editorial
and publishing professionals, past and present,
including the eight previous publishers who are
It is, in part, a tribute to all of them.
It is also a tribute to the thousands of travel
professionals, past and present, whose business
decisions made the news, and whose appetite
for news and information sustained our sense of
But we hope it also serves as an opportunity to
pauses and reflect on the evolution of this uniquely dynamic
Travel Weekly began when the jet age began and chronicled
the explosive growth in leisure and business travel that followed.
For the airlines, the distribution system, the destinations and
all other sectors of the travel industry, it has been 50 years of
dizzying challenges and opportunities.
In the pages that follow we invite you to share some interesting moments from those five decades and to imagine, as we do,
where we will go from here.
Vice President & Publisher
PUBLISHERS OF THE PAST
TRAVEL WEEKLY’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY