These are exciting times for TNT as we expand our reach into the southern hemisphere with a raft of new travel publications under our wing.

Our publisher – TNT Publishing Ltd – has acquired TNT Magazine Australia and New Zealand, reuniting the three publications.

“It was the right time to realise our next ambition – to reunite the brands that got separated some years ago and progress towards establishing a firm global footprint,” said TNT CEO Kevin Ellis.

It’s good news for TNT’s travel-thirsty audience.

“Most importantly for this internet-savvy independent travelling and backpacking community, it will ensure the web platform that has seen massive growth in the northern hemisphere will have now a footprint in the Pacific region,” Ellis said.

TNT Australia and New Zealand managing director Ian Wakeling said he is looking forward to seeing the magazine taking off Down Under.

“I’m delighted to see the TNT brand reunited on a global scale. Kevin and his team have done great things in the northern hemisphere and I look forward to watching them do the same down here,” Wakeling said.

TNT Publishing has also snapped up Independent Travel Exchange (ITE), the Adventure & Backpacker Industry Conference (ABiC), the Golden Backpack Awards and the B2B newsletter and website Backpacker Trade News from Focal Attractions.

“We were looking for a company who could turn Backpacker Trade News and the events portfolio into international brands.

“TNT Publishing was the obvious choice with its unique reach into the UK, Ireland, Europe, South Africa and now Australia, New Zealand and Fiji,” said Focal Attractions publishing director Martin Lane.