Indesign Media Group, which specialises in architecture and design in the Asia Pacific, has acquired Luxury Travel Media.
The brand is a digital-led and print publication for Australian travellers looking to explore local and global destinations.
Commercial details of the deal with previous owner Gary Allen have not been revealed.
Indesign Media Group’s managing director Kavita Lala has appointed Sydney-based journalist Katrina Holden as editor for the luxury travel brand.
Holden is the former editor of Luxury Travel magazine, Vacations & Travel magazine, inflight magazines for REX Airlines, contributing editor to Travel Monitor, and Australian drinks titles, Drinks Trade and National Liquor News.
Lala said: “Indesign Media’s luxury design platforms, Indesign and Habitus, have established a strong connection to the type of traveller Luxury Travel speaks to – driven by exceptional design and forward-thinking sustainability practices.
“As the founders of Australia’s prestigious architecture and design Sustainability Awards, established in 2006, we’re excited to draw on our expertise to celebrate and acknowledge the best operators in the luxury travel space who lead the way in eco-tourism and sustainable travel initiatives.”
CEO of Indesign Media Group Raj Nandan, said: “Given our strong credentials in shaping the design, architectural and sustainability narrative in Australia and the region, we feel this was a natural extension for our audiences.
“We aim to give our readers a new kind of digital-rich Luxury Travel brand, publishing a continual flow of intelligent content about travel news, destinations and initiatives in the air, land and sea as told through the lens of people, design and sustainability practices.”
The new Luxury Travel magazine will roll out fresh content from this month, with the first print issue coming out in the next quarter.
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