HOBOKEN, N.J. & CHICHESTER, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--John Wiley & Sons Ltd., the European company of global publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JWa) (NYSE:JWb), announced today that it has acquired Whatsonwhen Ltd., a U.K.-based provider of travel-related online content, technology, and services.
“The acquisition of Whatsonwhen will significantly enhance Wiley’s extensive travel-related content business, which includes the integrated online and print Frommer’s, For Dummies, and Unofficial Guides brands,” said Stephen A. Kippur, Wiley’s Executive Vice President and President, Professional/Trade Publishing. Mr. Kippur continued, “Whatsonwhen’s dynamic and scaleable technology platform, unique and valuable content assets, expertise in site-building, and outstanding client roster will extend our ability to capture a greater share of burgeoning spending in online travel marketing, and will bring Wiley powerful new capabilities, which will be of interest to consumers and travel-related companies.”
“We see great opportunities for growth as part of Wiley. Its formidable sales and marketing presence and its market-leading travel information brands will bring Whatsonwhen’s content and capabilities to new customers in markets in the U.S. and around the world,” said Robert Flynn, CEO of Whatsonwhen.
Whatsonwhen publishes an award-winning online calendar of cultural events around the world at whatsonwhen.com, visited by millions of travelers each month. In addition, it licenses content from its events database and provides customized content development and private label website creation services. Founded in 1999, Whatsonwhen’s blue-ribbon clientele ranges from British Airways to Hilton Hotels to The Discovery Channel.
Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., provides must-have content and services to customers worldwide. Our core businesses include scientific, technical and medical journals, encyclopedias, books and online products and services; professional and consumer books and subscription services; and educational materials for undergraduate and graduate students and lifelong learners. Wiley has publishing, marketing and distribution centers in the US, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia. Wiley’s European operations are based in Chichester, England. The Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols JWa and JWb. Wiley’s Internet site can be accessed at http://www.wiley.com