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Are you connected to the tourism/travel/hospitality industries or travel media in any way? If so, please specify how (kindly include any relevant company names/Web sites!).
Executive editor of and Caribbean editor of Recommend magazine. Follow @EdWetschler at Twitter.

I've written for The New York Times, Delta Sky, Caribbean Travel & Life, financial publications,, advertorial publishers, etc. I'm a Caribbean expert and serial office holder in SATW.

Reading the Tea Leaves: Caribbean Travel Trends

Carlisle Bay, Antigua

St. Barthelemy Avec Amour

National Museum of American Jewish History (won Silver in an SATW contest)

Stalking the Star-Spangled Banner (another award winner)

New York's Best Small and Mid-Size Museums

Is Gettysburg America's Most Tragic Battleground?

Best of Pittsburgh: 10 Great Things Behind the Steel Curtain

How Much Money Do You Need to Be Happy?

Retirement Plan Solutions: The Early Starter and the Late Starter
On which destinations & travel topics can you advise members especially well?
The Caribbean, Pennsylvania, Manhattan.
What destinations are you most interested in learning about?
The Caribbean.
Other travel / language expertise?
I know where to camp out at Machu Picchu.

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Spotting Indiana Stars, Heroes and Villains in Indianapolis

You didn't know that President Benjamin Harrison was from Indiana? That's okay; Indiana has sexier local heroes, celebrities whose very names make grown Hoosiers weep. Better yet, they feel compelled to honor their heroes in…


Posted on November 12, 2015 at 12:30pm

Baha Mar Update

Statement from BMD Holdings, Developer of Baha Mar Resort, Regarding the Appointment of a Receiver by The Export Import Bank of China



November 2, 2015--BMD Holdings, the developer of the Baha Mar resort project, today issued the following statement on behalf of its Chief Executive Officer, Sarkis Izmirlian:


"The appointment of a receiver by the Export Import Bank of China continues the unfortunate pattern of disastrous…


Posted on November 2, 2015 at 3:46pm

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Posted on May 26, 2015 at 4:30pm

10 Tips on Press Releases

This is a presentation I gave to the Caribbean Tourism Organization's PR Alliance May 20th. In theory, it was about press releases for the travel trade, but it applies to releases for consumers, too.

If you're a media professional, you're probably doing all the right things already. Or are you? Here…


Posted on May 20, 2015 at 3:00pm

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At 4:17pm on October 25, 2015, Rosalind Cummings-Yeates said…

Thanks Ed! I was going for a Caribbean theme!

At 5:20pm on October 21, 2015, Pauline Frommer said…

Thanks Ed!

At 6:21pm on August 31, 2015, Simon Willis said…

Hey Ed, I saw it on your facebook and felt like I was missing out. So, here I am.

At 4:02pm on July 27, 2015, Alan Lenton said…

Hi Ed,

Thanks for the welcome - I look forward to future interactions on Tripatini!

At 8:57am on July 18, 2015, sandra alison walker said…

Thank you so much for the heads up, Ed, and for the welcome! I shall apply straight away.

At 11:58am on May 13, 2014, Amy Kerr said…

Ed, thank you for the welcome!

At 11:06am on February 5, 2014, Victor Tribunsky said…

Ed, thank you for such a refined comment.

At 6:20pm on January 20, 2014, Monique Y. Wells said…

It would be my pleasure!

At 4:35pm on January 20, 2014, Monique Y. Wells said…

I did indeed, Ed!  Thanks for sharing the link.  This article is extremely popular and I'll be posting about it on Facebook tomorrow.  It will be good inspiration for people to take the Entrée to Black Paris walk on "James Baldwin in Paris"!

At 1:51pm on December 30, 2013, Freda Gore said…

Hi Ed Thanks  for including our service. The Article was well written and on point. Any plans for 2014 Caribbean Travel. Love Tripatini and what your are doing with the website. I look forward of being more involved in 2014. Let me know what I can do to help. Have a Successful New Year




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