We’re excited to share the new look of www.travelpress.com.

The new site provides all of the news that you’ve come to expect from Canada’s most trusted and authoritative travel industry website, but in a brighter, bolder, cleaner and easy-to-read format.

Join us in popping the champagne corks and celebrating the launch of the new www.travelpress.com – marking another first for Baxter Media and also, our way of celebrating our 55th anniversary of continuous publication of our magazines and our electronic publications.

A little bit of history – did you know we’ve been in the electronic journalism game since 1990?

Yes, 1990, before the dial-up modem became a household name.

That’s when PressToday first made its debut. It was quite an achievement in those pre-Internet days as the industry was just beginning to recognize that technology was moving in a new direction and the industry needed to sign-in, so to speak, in order to take advantage of the new opportunities it offered.

In October 1993, with Baxter Publications’ electronic news services receiving rave reviews from travel agent users, Canadian Travel Press announced that it was launching a three-day conference and trade show called Focus on Automation: Moving the Canadian Travel Trade Into The Next Generation.

Baxter’s conference, Focus on Automation took place in Toronto in May 1994, offering a stellar line-up of travel technology experts and attracting a strong turnout from the agency community. The BIG QUESTION from agents during the show was do CRS systems give travel agents the best available rates when they’re booking hotels and cars?’

In January 1996, Baxter Publications arrived on the Internet with the launch of Travel Universe – the first web-based news site for the Canadian travel industry.

As Travel Universe gained popularity with the agency community in Canada, Baxter Publications decided it was time to ramp things up, replacing Travel Universe with the first iteration of its industry-leading www.travelpress.com website in February 1998.

With its move to the web achieving remarkable success, in January 1999, the newly-branded, Baxter Travel Group unveiled electronic editions of both Canadian Travel Press and its sister publication, Travel Courier – another industry first for Canada’s favourite travel trade publisher.

So let’s raise a glass to the past and the future and welcome in a new era at www.travelpress.com … GOOD TRAVEL NEWS FASTer!