His departure from the company as a Partner in the business and Editor of the paper comes as the 302nd issue is published for distribution to the Travel Trade and Travelling Public, and also of course for reading online.
Since the paper was launched the business – Northern Ireland Travel News – has grown to include the Northern Ireland Travel and Tourism Awards, The Big Travel Trade Event, the Travel Golf Classic, regular e-shots to the Trade and Public, and a highly regarded website which includes all the latest breaking travel news.
Brian Ogle, who has been almost 55 years in newspapers, said: “I am so lucky to have spent my entire working life in journalism – there is no other occupation like it. It’s been a great journey, especially with Travel News. It was a hobby and a passion, not a job – at all…”
He added: “I want to wish everyone well at Northern Ireland Travel News for the future, and also want to compliment the Northern Ireland travel industry which has continued to flourish despite challenges in recent years. I also want to thank all our regular readers in the Travelling Public for their support over the years.”