Group Travel Pros Spend More Time on TRIPinfo Than Any Travel Site
 

The Team

Mark Browning
Chief Executive Officer

Mark has 35+ years travel marketing experience. He has thoroughly traveled all 50 USA states, Europe, the Caribbean and attended 225+ industry shows. From 1977-1992 Mark's firm represented 13 successful launches by major USA travel publishers. In 1993 he launched TRIP in print, and in 1996 TRIPinfo.com - the 1st website for the travel professional B2B market. He has addressed many groups on travel marketing and, with the USTTA in the 1990s, and Brand USA since 2012, avidly promotes inbound tourism to the USA. Mark holds a degree in marketing from Vanderbilt University, was inducted into Who's Who in Advertising, and honored with the STS "Spirit of Southeast Tourism Award." He lives with his wife of 30+ years in their native North Atlanta. Both greatly enjoy traveling, especially with their two grown children.

Eric Cunningham
Chief Information Officer

Eric joined the company in 1998. He administers the company's Apple network, the TRIPinfo.com website, and the databases that are the backbone of the company. He maintains the circulation lists for both the magazine and email newsletter, as well as managing the company's web analytics. Originally from the Midwest, Eric has traveled around the U.S., including Alaska & Hawaii, and to Canada, Mexico, England, Japan and the Caribbean. He enjoys spending time with his wife and dogs, playing softball and rooting for the Green Bay Packers and Atlanta Braves.

Sheala Browning
Chief Content Officer

Sheala became involved in travel media publishing in 1985, following a distinguished 11-year career as a training specialist. Sheala has traveled extensively throughout 48 states. As Editorial Director, she forged TRIPsouth's recognition as a quality reference product, as well as the Marketing Volume Travel newsletter when it originally appeared in print, and later fax, in 1995. Sheala holds a degree in English from the University of Georgia and a Masters in Human Resources from Georgia State University. She is an active ALTA and USTA tennis player and is actively involved in the homeowner's association of the neighborhood where she and Mark built their home in 1985.

Scott Isenburg
Chief Technology Officer

Scott joined the team in 2013. He maintains our internal database structures and provides technical support for the website. Scott constantly finds innovative ways to accomplish high efficiency between our source database and resultant 31,400+ links on the TRIPinfo.com portal. A native of Atlanta, he began programming as a young teenager, fine-tuning his technology expertise at Georgia Tech, graduating in 2009. Scott enjoys anything dealing with the outdoors and photography. He has traveled across the USA and overseas, and planned and led Adventure Travel groups to the Florida Keys, Grand Canyon, Hawaii, Lebanon, and Utah.

Sam Griffiths
Chief Design Officer

Sam became Chief Design Officer for TRIPinfo.com in 2014, upon deftly creating the site's 6th facelift in 18 years online. The contemporary Gray-Scale-Content approach provides dominant branding for Wide Skyscraper page sponsors, while maintaining simple, 2-click format and fast load speed. Sam also designed a fun, animated video that easily tells the TRIPinfo.com story in ~2 minutes, and he creates supporting graphics for industry presentations. An Atlanta area native, Sam obtained a BA degree in Telecommunication Arts & Film Studies from the University of Georgia in 2007. He is highly skilled in both Graphic & Motion design and has delivered top work in New York City, Los Angeles & Atlanta. Fitting with the rest of the team, he has traveled extensively from coast to coast throughout the USA.

Chuck Hester
Chief Communications Officer

Chuck joined TRIPinfo.com in 2014, and is all about communications - with customers, partners and the social media community. A marketing and social media maven, Chuck is a LinkedIn expert who is working on making TRIPinfo.com the best travel professional's resource online and in social media. A graduate of the University of Southern California, he has traveled to 49 states, worked in Southern & Northern California, North Carolina & Pittsburgh and has spoken to business conferences in Australia, Canada & Mexico. Through social media he has connected with business associates and friends throughout the world and has addressed audiences via teleseminar in Poland, Sweden, Israel & Brazil.

TRIPmedia Group, Inc. began with the launch of TRIP in the Spring of 1993. The quarterly periodical served as a Travel Reference Information Planner for travel professionals booking volume to the South, destination for 52% of USA travel. It reached 60% of all domestic travel pros. The publication evolved into TRIPinfo.com's Resource Atlas & Handbook - now TRIPinfo Quarterly Digital Magazine for the firm's extensive online reference information.

In 1996 TRIPinfo.com launched as the 1st B2B Travel Reference Information Portal...referenced by the travel professional users of the print guide. Today, travel professionals spend more time on TRIPinfo.com than any travel site...highest minutes per user per day by ~30,000 travel pros per month...1/4 of all group, tour, agent, small meeting, event, religious, reunion, sport, student, wedding & International planners booking groups in the USA!

By 2000 the company began its email newsletter, Internet Travel Monitor, now delivered to 15,000 travel professionals.

Today the central brand of TRIPmedia Group is the international TRIPinfo.com Online + TRIPinfo Weekly Newsletter (Internet Travel Monitor) + TRIPinfo Quarterly Digital Magazine.

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

To research and present quality USA travel information - to travel professionals booking volume - via our website, maps, email newsletters, magazine and emerging tools.

Nearly 100 years of digital travel marketing experience here to serve you! 770-825-0220

Press Releases

TRIPinfo.com Recognized as "Acceptable Ads Certified"
January 20, 2016
In era of ad blocking, a tremendous value for TRIPinfo clients. Continue Reading...
 
TRIPinfo.com Debuts "The Next Evolution of Online Travel Marketing"
January 9, 2015
This original series serves as a guide to Building Your Brand in an Online Marketplace. Continue Reading...
 
TRIPinfo.com Announces Magazine Features for 2015
November 26, 2014
Spring: Attractions, Summer: Casinos, Fall: Cruises, Winter: Destinations. Continue Reading...
 
TRIPinfo.com Launches New Preview Video
October 8, 2014
Who are the travel professionals? Where do they go? How do you get in front of them? TRIPinfo.com answers these questions in
2 Minutes 17 Seconds. See Video...
 
TRIPinfo.com Maintains Highest Engagement of All B2B Sites
October 6, 2014
Right Place. Travel Professionals spend more time on TRIPinfo.com than any travel site. See Chart...
 
TRIPinfo.com Unveils New Look
July 30, 2014
The 1st website for travel professionals planning Group + Tour + Event + Small Meeting + Agent + Religious + Reunion + Sports + Student + Wedding + International volume bookings recently underwent its 6th facelift in 18 years online. Continue Reading...
 
TRIPinfo.com Appoints Sam Griffiths as Chief Design Officer
June 1, 2014
TRIPinfo.com announces the appointment of Sam Griffiths to the position of Chief Design Officer. The hire marks a commitment to our continued creativity and the impactful design of all TRIPinfo.com media. Continue Reading...
 
TRIPinfo.com Integrates Leading Group Booking Software
January 28, 2014
TRIPinfo.com, the leading information and planning site for Travel Professionals, and HotelPlanner.com, the global leader in group inventory and contracting system for hotels, announce an important technology integration. Continue Reading...
 
TRIPinfo.com Maintains Highest Engagement of All B2B Sites
December 2, 2013
Right Place. Travel Professionals spend more time on TRIPinfo.com than any travel site. See Chart...
 
TRIPinfo.com Appoints Scott Isenburg as Chief Technology Officer
May 8, 2013
TRIPinfo.com announces the appointment of Scott Isenburg to the position of Chief Technology Officer. The hire marks a commitment to our continued use of the latest technologies and systems to help us best serve our Continue Reading...
 
North American Reciprocal Museum Association + TRIPinfo.com Form Alliance
March 28, 2013
TRIPinfo.com and The North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association today announced a mutally beneficial alliance. NARM will now provide two new Preferred Service Providers whose benefits will result in a 100% return on Continue Reading...
 
AttractionSuite + TRIPinfo.com Form Alliance
March 13, 2013
TRIPinfo.com, the world's leading information and planning site for Travel Professionals, and AttractionSuite, the fast growing provider of online inventory and reservation systems for attractions, announce a technology and marketing Continue Reading...
 
B2B Travel Marketing Update: A White Paper on Media Transition
March 6, 2013
The Early Days. When TRIPinfo.com launched as the 1st website serving the travel professional B2B market in1996, it was alone in the segment for more than a year. Back then marketers employed their long-established pattern Continue Reading...
 
TRIPinfo.com Maintains Highest Engagement of All B2B Sites
February 6, 2013
More time on TRIPinfo.com means more time to see your message. See Chart...
 
TRIPinfo.com Compiles Research from Multiple, Respected, Industry Sources
January 9, 2013
TRIPinfo.com compiles research from redundant, respected, industry sources. Evidence is clear that 123,000 Travel Professionals spend $194 Billion of $813 billion industry Continue Reading...

Notice of Privacy Policy

We value you as a customer and we know how much privacy means to you. We are pleased to inform you of our policies for collecting, using, securing, and sharing customer information.

OUR PRIVACY PRINCIPLES:
• We do not sell customer information.
• We do not allow those who are doing business on our behalf to use our customer information for their own marketing purposes.
• We require any person or organization providing products or services on our behalf to protect TRIPmedia Group customer information.
• We afford prospective and former customers with the same protections as existing customers with respect to the use of personal information.


INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT:
We collect and use information we need to conduct our business, to advise you of our products and services, and to provide you with customer service. We may collect and maintain several types of customer information needed for these purposes, such as those below:

Types of information we may collect and how we gather it:
• From you, on advertising reservations, or on other forms, through telephone or in-person conversations with your TRIPmedia Group representative, such as your address and telephone number.
• From your transactions with us, such as your payment history, and through any updating of applicable reference information for our guides and internet indexes if you provide information on your attraction, destination, festival, meeting site, or shopping facility.
• From non-TRIPmedia Group companies, organizations, or consumer reporting agencies, such as your reference information or credit history.


HOW WE USE INFORMATION ABOUT YOU:
We use customer information to update reference information in print and online, ensure proper billing, service your accounts, and offer you other TRIPmedia Group products we feel may suit your needs.

INFORMATION DISCLOSURE:
We share information about our transactions (such as payment) and experiences (such as in updating reference information) with you within TRIPmedia Group and with TRIPmedia Group representatives to better serve you and to help meet your current product and service needs. We may share information about you with persons or organizations inside or outside our company that perform marketing services for us or with whom we have joint marketing agreements, such as our affiliated companies. These agreements allow us to provide a broader selection of products to you.

We may also share customer information with consumer reporting agencies and with other entities as needed to handle your account and to protect against fraud and unauthorized transactions.


WHAT INFORMATION WE SHARE:
We may share information within TRIPmedia Group that was obtained from your reference information updates, or information obtained from a consumer report, such as your credit history. We may also verify information provided by you, such as your attraction, destination, festival, meeting site, or shopping facility reference information.

WHY WE SHARE:
We may share information about you within TRIPmedia Group:
• To enhance our service to you.
• To measure your interest in our products or services.
• To improve existing products and develop new ones.
• To monitor customer trends.


WHO WE SHARE WITH:
We may share information within TRIPmedia Group including:
• TRIPinfo.com
• TRIPinfo Maps
• TRIPinfo Weekly Newsletter
• TRIPinfo Quarterly Digital Magazine


TRIPmedia GROUP PROTECTS CUSTOMER INFORMATION
In order to ensure the safety of customer information, we continually:
• Maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards
• Review our policies and practices
• Monitor our computer networks
• Test the strength of our security


TRIPmedia GROUP AFFILIATED COMPANIES:
• AttractionSuite
• Brand USA
• International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA)
• National Association of Reciprocal Museums (NARM)
• Travel Spike


EMAIL US WITH QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS ABOUT OUR PRIVACY POLICY:
info@TRIPmediagroup.com