Advanstar acquires travel titles

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Advanstar Communications, Cleveland, purchased the weekly Travel Agent Magazine from Universal Media for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition also includes Travel Agent International, a nine-times-a-year controlled circulation title; Travel Agent Custom Publishing; the Official Travel Industry Directory; Smart Fax, a service for travel suppliers looking to reach travel agents directly; and Travel Agent Trade Shows. Travel Agent will remain in New York. Advanstar already owns Hotel & Motel Management and Premier Hotels & Resorts.

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