Thursday, May 25, 2017

Morris Visitor Publications Acquires Houston GuestLife Magazine

morris-webMorris Visitor Publications, LLC (MVP) has announced the acquisition of Houston GuestLife Magazine from Palm Springs, California based Desert Publications, Inc. Houston GuestLife now joins MVP’s Texas portfolio of print and online publications that include Where® magazines in Dallas, Ft. Worth and San Antonio; GuestBooks in Dallas, Ft. Worth, San Antonio and Houston; San Antonio QuickGuides; several local maps and the website

“We are excited to add Houston GuestLife to our Texas portfolio”, said Donna Kessler, President of Morris Visitor Publications. “This strategic acquisition will allow us to better serve our readers, advertisers and hotel partners in Houston. Our goal is to provide credible, curated content to inspire our readers.  We aspire to be the premier trusted source of entertainment and shopping information for local residents.  The addition of Houston GuestLife gives MVP the opportunity to provide trusted and valuable travel information to yet another astonishing Texas travel destination.”

Regional Media Advisors acted as advisor to Desert Publications, Inc.

About Desert Publications, Inc.

Desert Publications, Inc. was formed in 1965 by Milton W. Jones to continue publication of the desert area’s monthly magazine, Palm Springs Life, and to encompass the ownership of Milton W. Jones Advertising and Public Relations Agency. Milton W. Jones is President of Desert Publications, Inc. He and his son, Frank, are the sole stockholders of the corporation.

The magazine’s first issue was in 1958, and it has since become one of the largest regional publications in the nation...a lifestyle-leisure magazine that reflects both the full-time and seasonal resident of the Palm Springs area.


About Morris Visitor Publications:

MVP is a division of Morris Communications Company, LLC, and  publishes Where® Guestbook, Where® magazine, Where® QuickGuide, IN New York and IN London magazines, plus a host of other maps, guides and directories for local, business and leisure travel in major cities throughout the United States, in London and in Paris.

Morris Communications Company, LLC is a privately held media company with diversified holdings that include digital publishing and online services for newspaper publishing, visitor guide publishing, magazine publishing, radio broadcasting, book publishing and book distribution.