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Honolulu Publishing buys Spotlight-Gold magazines

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Honolulu Publishing Co. has purchased the Spotlight-Gold visitor-oriented magazines from Inflight Marketing Inc. for an undisclosed price.

The visitor publications will be a “strong fit” with Honolulu Publishing’s Drive Guides, said Chairman David Pellegrin, in a statement.

The drive guides are distributed by Hawaii’s car rental industry and, like the Spotlight-Gold magazines, publish versions for each of the four major islands.

Inflight Vice President and Group Publisher Sandra Kinsella will join Honolulu publishing in an identical role and will continue to oversee the Spotlight-Gold magazines.

Inflight Marketing President William Schoen, based in California, plans to sell the Kakaako building that houses the publications, hence the decision to sell the magazines.

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