The Huffington Post launched its newest vertical Wednesday, HuffPost Travel, featuring news, travel tips and advice, deals, reviews, photos, and blog posts, and sponsored by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide.
Kate Auletta is the editor of HuffPost Travel, and contributing bloggers will include Scott Conant, Philippe Cousteau, Kimberly Ovitz, Melissa Biggs-Bradley, Mario Batali, and Andre Balasz.
My goal is to make HuffPost Travel a go-to resource for all things travel. The site will be a marketplace of exciting ideas, travel essays, useful information, and arresting photography. I’m especially excited to embark on this journey with the help of HuffPost’s loyal and opinionated community.
And HuffPost co-founder and editor in chief Arianna Huffington added:
I’m delighted that we’re adding a lively travel section to the HuffPost mix. Some of my happiest and most enriching moments have come through travel: my first trip out of Athens when I was 11 (to Paris); my first trip to America when I was 16; traveling around India at 17, riding third-class, but getting a first-class education. So we want HuffPost Travel to be both practical (hot deals, travel tips, hotel reviews) and inspiring — a reminder that travel can be a great way to unplug and recharge, and also to learn and grow. And our community will be a big part of the section, offering tips, sending in photos, and posting reviews. HuffPost Travel is a great addition to our site.