Jasons Travel Media

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Jasons The Travel Media Specialists
Type of site
Travel Media
Available in English
Slogan(s) It’s out there. Go find it.
Website http://www.jasons.co.nz
Commercial Yes
Registration No
Launched June 1996
Current status Public limited company

Jasons is a provider of travel information in New Zealand, Australia and the South Pacific. It designs and prints over 60 publications (over 6.5 million copies) and distributes over 10 million brochures per year through the largest brochure distribution network in New Zealand. The company also owns multiple travel websites with online booking for accommodation, activities, campervans and car rentals in New Zealand and around the world.[1]


Starting as a family business in 1967 by John Sanford, Jason Publishing Co Ltd was formed and then renamed to Jasons Travel Media in 2000. Its former CEO was Steven Joyce who is the current Minister of Economic Development, Minister of Science and Innovation, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment and Associate Minister of Finance in New Zealand .[2] In 2005, it was successfully listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange.[3]

Print Publications[edit]

Jasons produces 62 free travel guides annually,[4] by producing New Zealand, Australian and South Pacific publications. Jasons New Zealand print products extend to accommodation, activities and leisure publications, five New Zealand regional What's On guides plus dining guides.


The company launched the Jasons Travel Channel™ (www.jasons.co.nz) in mid 1996. Since then, they have extended to also own Holidayguide.co.nz, dutymotel.co.nz, and roomsearch.co.nz. In late 2011 and early 2012 the Jasons iPhone and iPad apps were launched, with over 7,000 users downloading them.[5]


The brochure distribution network serves 4000 locations across New Zealand.[1] The network distributes millions of brochures a year for more than 1000 tourism companies.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "About Jasons". Jasons Travel Media. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Hon Steven Joyce". Parliament of New Zealand. Retrieved 2011-05-19. 
  3. ^ "Jasons Travel Media Limited Ordinary Shares (JTM)". NZX. Retrieved 2011-05-19. 
  4. ^ "Dual Media - Online and Print". Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Dual Media - Online and Print". Jasons Travel Media. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 

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