St. Joseph Communications has sold its Where Alaska & Yukon title to Georgia-based publisher and franchise-owner Morris Visitor Publications, LLC.
The acquisition adds the visitor title to MVP's roster of Alaska-based publications, including Alaska Magazine, The Milepost, the Alaska Journal of Commerce, The Chugiak/Eagle River Alaska Star, the Alaska Equipment Trader and Destination Alaska.
MVP owns the Where brand worldwide except in Canada [see comment]. St. Joe's owns the Canadian brand and continues to publish 11 Canadian regional editions with a total readership of 9 million in Calgary, the Canadian Rockies, Edmonton, Halifax, Muskoka, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, Whistler and Winnipeg. St. Joseph also operates where.ca, a travel website. Effectively, the sale divests the only part of the Where Canada portfolio outside of Canada.
MVP has a broadly based portfolio of travel and visitor-related publications throughout the U.S. and in New York, London and Paris.