Gannett, Donrey Media Join Forces to Expand Hawaii.com
McLEAN, Va. – Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE:GCI) and Donrey Media of Las Vegas, Nev., announced today they have formed a limited liability corporation to operate and expand Hawaii.com, a tourism and entertainment Web site.
“Hawaii.com has the potential to become the definitive Hawaii tourism site, and we’re thrilled to be able to join with Donrey in making it so,” said Mike Fisch, president of Gannett Pacific. “We’re able to bring together Gannett’s nationwide print and online resources to provide tourists and destination marketers a convenient way to connect. The Hawaii resources of Donrey and Gannett, together with the Hawaii.com brand can also provide comprehensive entertainment resources for local residents and tourist needs.”
“We are pleased to join Gannett in this new venture,” Sherman Frederick President of Donrey remarked.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Gannett will help develop content for the site and use the company’s resources to drive traffic to the site. Among those resources are more than 100 Internet sites, including USATODAY.com, one of the most popular news sites on the web.
Donrey publishes the Hawaii Tribune-Herald in Hilo, the North Hawaii News in Waimea and West Hawaii Today in Kailua-Kona. Donrey’s flagship newspaper is the Las Vegas (Nev.) Review-Journal. Donrey also operates one of the United States’ largest tourism web sites, lasvegas.com.
Gannett Co., Inc. is an international news and information company that publishes the Honolulu Advertiser and 96 other daily newspapers in the USA, including USA TODAY, the nation’s largest-selling daily newspaper. The company also owns in excess of 300 non-daily publications in the USA and USA WEEKEND, a weekly newspaper magazine. In the United Kingdom, Gannett subsidiary Newsquest plc publishes more than 300 titles, including 15 daily newspapers. Gannett also operates 22 television stations in the United States and is an Internet leader with sites sponsored by most of its TV stations and newspapers.