Global Publishing is pleased to announce the appointment of Daisy Melwani as Editor, Digital Media Manager, effective April 1, 2012. Having extensive travel industry experience, Daisy has been brought in to enhance Global Publishing’s online presence as well as to contribute to its existing print publications Vacations & Travel, Golf Vacations, the annual V&T Holiday Planner and annual V&T Venues & Destinations Planner.
Anthony Gallagher, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, said: “We are delighted to have Daisy on-board at this stage of her career - she is the right person at the right time for our expansion as digital travel publishers. Her existing sales relationships are also a great fit for our growing client base. While our printed publications are enjoying record readership with post-GFC advertising support returning, the future of Global Publishing is in its online offerings.”
Daisy joins Global Publishing after eight years at Agents Support Systems as Editor & Marketing Executive for industry websites: e-Travel Blackboard, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Americas and ETB MICE. She was also directly involved with the website’s re-launch in 2010 and the implementation of OBrochure and its Experience Guides in 2011. Daisy has a degree in journalism from the University of Technology Sydney. Vacations & Travel magazine is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2013 and continues to be regarded as the country’s most popular travel magazine. In January 2012, Global Publishing announced it had sold the rights of the magazine to be published in the Middle East and Northern Africa and will be printed in Arabic with the first issue out in April 2012.
Natasha Dragun, who has successfully developed the company’s print and social media platform since she joined the company, will move from the position of Editor to Managing Editor across the group’s titles.