December 20, 2006 12:20 ET Publishes Debut Issue of Magazine

RIDGEFIELD, CT -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 20, 2006 -- LLC announces the publication of the premiere issue of, the source for managed travel insight. Focused on the ongoing transformation of procurement and travel management, provides the trends, case studies, market intelligence, analysis and benchmarks that procurement experts need to source, procure, fulfill, measure, evaluate and report.

In the 44-page premiere issue, examines Cisco Systems' collaborative approach to travel and meetings procurement; efforts by General Mills to source minority-owned travel suppliers; the latest initiatives for integrating expense data; a discovery by Dominion Resources on the pitfalls of advance-purchase airline tickets; various models of travel management company pricing; and the ins and outs of outsourcing travel management functions. The debut issue also introduces regular departments including Technology, Leading Practices and Compliance, as well as relevant news briefs and pages of benchmarks and indicators.

" has been immediately welcomed in the marketplace, providing further evidence of the need for targeted, timely information on the convergence of procurement and travel management," said CEO and president Tim Reid. "With its debut, has staked its claim in this dynamic environment by profiling some of those professionals on the leading edge and exploring the latest sourcing and management trends."

The quarterly magazine is distributed to more than 12,000 procurement professionals in North America and complemented by an online information portal and monthly e-newsletter containing timely news and data. To subscribe to, and to download our free travel procurement white paper, visit is the latest addition to the network of brands. Focused on the specific information needs of various constituents within the travel management, meetings management and business travel sectors, also produces The Beat,, The Transnational and their respective Web sites.

About LLC

Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Ridgefield, Conn., LLC,, is an integrated media company serving the managed travel and meetings markets. The company provides information services via publications, Web sites, newsletters, RSS feeds, conferences, events, webcasts, custom publishing, list rentals, research, database marketing and market intelligence. produces The Beat,;,; The Transnational,; and,

Contact Information