Kiwi Collection Launches Refreshed Wow Travel: a Digital Travel & Lifestyle Magazine

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA and LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM and SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA–(Marketwire – July 15, 2010) – To coincide with its new brand and website launch, Kiwi Collection has re-imagined WOW Travel as an inspirational travel and lifestyle publication for those looking to expand their horizons.

Continuing to stand as a trusted resource for discovering and booking the world’s most exceptional hotels, Kiwi Collection has set out to create a new industry standard with its updated web presence, brand — and now — a unique online publication.

Continuing the cinematic, image-heavy aesthetic of the Kiwi Collection website, WOW Travel is focused on travel, but not limited to the theme. Editor in Chief, Jim Tobler, and Editor at Large, Mary Gostelow, have assembled a team of in-house and international contributing writers to cover world culture in all its forms. This team includes distinguished restaurant designer Bob Puccini, and noted travel writer, Ted Botha, among others.

Jim Tobler says, “The re-invented WOW Travel leads readers on an exciting journey around the entire world, and is bursting with ideas and helpful information that make travel on any budget possible.”

Sections include Wining & Dining, Art & Style, Spa & Sport, News & Events, and Industry Insight. Inveterate traveler, Mary Gostelow, helms the latter section, digging deep into the international hotel world as only a select few can.

Editor at Large Mary Gostelow explains, “WOW Travel is the international, ahead-of-the-minute digital magazine for discerning travelers.”

In yet another feature, WOW Likes, the editorial team takes readers on a tour through an ever-growing, curated selection of their favorite products. From coach-built supercars and bespoke shoes, to hard-to-find furniture and must-have gadgets, WOW Likes lives on the front lines of style.

July’s WOW Travel articles include coverage of Youth Day in South Africa, and Alain Ducasse’s new restaurant at the St. Regis New York. In August, expect features focused on the definition of the modern Gastropub, authentic old-world style gelato, secret islands, and one of the world’s finest wine programs, at Blantyre.

Readers can sign-up to receive WOW Travel’s newest edition — out the first of each month.


Kiwi Collection, headquartered in Vancouver, with offices in Sydney and London, is an independent curator of hotels founded by people with a passion for travel. Every hotel, including those belonging to all the well-known international brands, are personally reviewed before being invited to join. Hotels cannot pay to be included in the Collection, and are excluded if they no longer meet Kiwi Collection’s strict criteria. The collection currently features 2100 hotels in 127 countries.

Kiwi Collection was incorporated in 2003 to provide mass affluent travelers and travel agents with an up-to-date, unbiased, and trusted resource of the finest hotels around the globe. The portfolio reaches its target audience through strategic partnerships and online via, which includes Wow Travel, Kiwi Collection’s Digital Travel & Lifestyle Magazine. Kiwi Collection’s large format coffee table book series Overnight Sensations: Hotels for the Discerning Traveler is edited by co-founder and president, Philippe Kjellgren, and is published and distributed globally by San Francisco’s Chronicle Books.

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