Instinct magazine, the nine-year-old gay men's
lifestyle title, has purchased the eight-year-old quarterly
Gay Travel News, the company announced Wednesday.
The purchase price paid to GTN's owner and
founder, the LGBT marketing firm Community Marketing
Inc., was not made public.
"It's a perfect addition to the award-winning
content our readers enjoy every month," said
the magazine's founder and publisher, J.R. Pratts, in
a press release. "Instinct's fans--as we
like to call our readers--are the types that like to
get away, and do it as often as they can."
of titles puts Instinct in direct competition
with LPI Media, a division of PlanetOut Inc., which
publishes The Out Traveler as a quarterly
supplement to The Advocate and Out magazines,
the best-selling titles in the LGBT magazine market.
Instinct is the second best-selling gay men's
lifestyle magazine after Out.
Gay Travel News, described as a "quarterly
consumer newsletter" in the press release, will be
relaunched in conjunction with Instinct's
October travel Issue.