Gannett Acquires Tourist Magazines in Hawaii
McLEAN, VA – Gannett Co., Inc. today announced the acquisition of the “101 Things to Do” series of magazines in Hawaii.
Included in the transaction are four quarterly magazines: 101 Things to Do on Kauai, 101 Things to Do on Oahu, 101 Things to do on Maui and 101 Things to Do on The Big Island. Also acquired by Gannett are the Web site, 101thingstodo.com, and the right to expand the franchise into other areas of the country.
The publications were owned by Greg Gardiner through two companies: 101 Inc. and G&L Investments Inc. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
“These fun and informative magazines are a great asset for Gannett not only because they enhance the publications we already own in Hawaii, but also because they are a great idea we can take into other markets,” said Gary L. Watson, President, Gannett Newspaper Division.
Gannett also owns the Honolulu Advertiser and has a fifty percent interest in Hawaii.com.
Gannett Co., Inc. is a leading international news and information company that publishes 100 daily newspapers in the USA, including USA TODAY, the nation’s largest-selling daily newspaper. The company also owns in excess of 400 non-daily publications in the USA and USA WEEKEND, a weekly newspaper magazine. Gannett subsidiary Newsquest is the United Kingdom’s second largest regional newspaper company. Newsquest publishes more than 300 titles, including 17 daily newspapers, and a network of prize-winning Web sites. Gannett also operates 22 television stations in the United States and is an Internet leader with sites sponsored by its TV stations and newspapers including USATODAY.com, one of the most popular news sites on the Web.