23 MAY 2022
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Malcolm Ginsberg, owner and Editor-in-Chief of Business Travel News (Business Travel News Ltd), is to step down at his 80th birthday in October.
Originally called ABTN (Air & Business Travel News) and founded by the late John Pointer, a travel industry media pioneer, in the 1970s as a bi-weekly travel trade tabloid, it was purchased by Ginsberg in 1992, and evolved as a fax newsletter. With the coming of the internet it developed around the turn of the century into the weekly BTN you see today.
Business Travel News in its present form has generated getting close on 20,000 stories, breaking news galore, and as the London Evening Standard once said “A must on a Monday morning”.
Ginsberg says that his final ON TOUR Monday 3 October will be a resume of his 50 years plus in the travel industry, meeting and generally knowing most of the movers and shakers in the business over five decades. He went to his first IATA AGM in 1972 when it was held in London’s Guildhall, Knut Hammarskjöld, Director General at the time.
What next? “Some sort of consultancy role might fit as I gradually slide into the background”, he says. “In my PR days I sat on the board of three airlines and also acted for a number of airports. Perhaps someone will want to use my knowledge of the industry”.
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Malcolm Ginsberg, Edgware, North London
I would like to thank all those who have sent kind words. The plan is not to disappear. I still have plenty of energy left. And this goes for Linda (Mrs G) who is also stepping back. Contact me on email@example.com