Jakarta, August 3, 2016—DestinAsian, Southeast Asia’s leading luxury travel magazine, has just appointed Nexus as its new media representative in Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan. The company takes the place of Mediaworks Asia, which represented DestinAsian in the three territories since the
magazine’s debut in 2001. Mediaworks closed down last Friday, due to founder Kim Kenchington’s plans for early retirement after more than 18 years at the helm, which capped off a long career in the media industry.
DestinAsian Publisher Ronald Liem commented, “We are sad to see Kim’s departure and the closure of her highly respected organisation. From the outset, she has been instrumental in raising our brand awareness and drumming up business in those regions. Hong Kong is one of our key audiences and the magazine’s success there would not have been possible without her work. We wish Kim all the best in her coming retirement. Looking to the future, we are thrilled at the prospect of forging new ties and exploring new opportunities in our partnership with Nexus.”
Tak Man, Managing Director of Nexus, welcomed the move. “Nexus is excited to have DestinAsian join the family of major titles in our growing portfolio. The award-winning DestinAsian magazine has established itself as a leading luxury travel title across the Asian region and we are certain that our relationships with major luxury groups will ensure a great partnership between Nexus and DestinAsian.”
Karen Ko, who recently joined Nexus as General Manager from Mediaworks, remains the key contact for advertisers interested in reaching out to DestinAsian.
Established in 2001, DesitinAsian is an award-winning travel and lifestyle magazine in the Asia-Pacific region with a print run of 33,414 copies and a readership of 100,242 per edition. Most recently, DestinAsian has been handed the 2016 Award for Editorial Excellence in Lifestyle Coverage by the
Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA). DestinAsian is distributed in Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines. Through its website, DestinAsian.com, its evocative travel writing and stunning photos reach tens of thousands more around the globe. DestinAsian not only provides holiday destinations in a fresh, new light—by way of beautifully executed feature articles and insider updates—but it is also the ultimate resource for those who like to travel, and travel in style. The DestinAsian Media Group began operations in Jakarta, Indonesia, in 2001 and apart from DestinAsian itself, now publishes several lifestyle publications including DestinAsian Indonesia, Prestige Indonesia, DA MAN, and JOY Indonesia. www.destinasian.com
Nexus Media is a boutique media company that represents premium media titles and digital platforms. With an exceptionally strong management team based in Hong Kong and London harnessing a combined media expertise of over 120 years, Nexus is set apart by its ability to build advertiser relationships while delivering value to a range of exclusive clients.
Major titles that Nexus represents include: Elite Traveler, Conde Nast Traveler China, Hurun Report, Daily Telegraph, Ritz Carlton Magazine, Peninsula Magazine, Four Seasons Magazine, JW Marriot Magazine and many others. www.nexusmediaasia.com
Regional General Manager Sales, DestinAsian
Tel: +60 123 818 476; +65 9642 6576
Managing Director, Nexus
Tel: +852 2905 3288