ABTN purchased by Centaur Media

The website and newsletter Air & Business Travel News has been purchased by
Centaur Media Plc, the specialist business publishing and events
company.ABTN dates from as long ago as 1965, and as a fortnightly
trade tabloid size newspaper was acquired by Malcolm Ginsberg in 1993,
changing to its present electronic format in1998.

Graham Sherren, chairman and chief executive of Centaur, said: “ABTN
will compliment our highly successful Business Travel and Travel
Technology shows and become the first publication in our Travel

“Centaur’s strategy is to build on its strength in the markets in
which it already operates, as well as looking for other communities
where it can apply its knowledge and expertise. This latest
acquisition reflects the successful continuation of that strategy.”

Malcolm Ginsberg said: “I have known the team at Centaur since they
launched the Business Travel Show in 1995. Now with its transfer from
Olympia to Earls Court looming up in February I look forward to
working with Centaur to take ABTN to the next stage of its

Centaur is one of the UK’s leading business-to-business publishers
including Marketing Week, New Media Age (NMA), Design Week, Creative
Review, The Lawyer, Finance Week, Money Marketing and The Engineer. It
also has a major exhibitions division that runs around 24 shows a year
in various market sectors. http://www.centaur.co.uk