upper midwests' publishing company
Our signature full-color magazine is known for being the best source for Midwest group travel planning available to today’s tour operators, travel agents, bank club directors, and group leaders. Fresh and effective travel ideas from 9 states and central Canada offer 25+ new and unique “real time” itineraries and/or itinerary stops for group travel planners in every issue.
Tournament Fishing Times is dedicated to promoting year round fishing in Minnesota and the upper Midwest. It is published 3 times a year – Spring, Summer and Fall/Winter and is the only publication that promotes the sport of fishing via fishing tournaments and fishing events. It is distributed through sporting goods stores, tournaments and wherever fishing enthusiasts gather.
The Travel Companion is an annual Minnesota travel resource that is distributed into the hands of active adults, boomers and small groups (reunions, etc.). The Online Travel Companion is also digitally distributed to educators, scout leaders, church group leaders, and other student and youth group field trip and travel decision-makers.
Explore Native American magazine is designed to promote tourism and cultural attractions, annual events and gaming properties within Native America for the leisure travel. These destinations are rich in native heritage and culture. Promoting tourism while preserving the culture of American Indian communities across the country is an economic development investment, that tribes have been participating in for many years.
At Itineraries, our success has come from gaining an understanding of the tourism world and building relationships. What has transpired are partnerships with Midwest organizations including our state’s Explore Minnesota and numerous tourism and convention bureaus in every corner of the state. With the marketing backgrounds of our creative team, Itineraries, Inc. Also offers specialty advertising and marketing services that speak to everything involved in tourism.
Who We Are
Itineraries Inc. focuses on drawing groups to the Midwest through several publications using an itinerary format. All itineraries are written in real-time and focus on the convenience of the traveler. We are constantly researching new and exciting travel ideas while keeping advertisers, planners, readers, and travelers in mind. Each magazine we produce is designed for a variety of people—from outdoor enthusiasts to collectors of antiques. We understand the many reasons for travel and strive to highlight the Midwest as a tourism destination.
What We Do
Founded in 2001 by marketing professional Heather Lahren, Itineraries Inc. began with the simple idea of promoting group travel to Minnesota. Gaining the support of the local tourism industry, the company decided to broaden its horizons, changing its name from Itineraries Minnesota to Itineraries Midwest. As the company began to expand, so did its network. People wanted to see more. Heather took on more projects and over the years developed a variety of publications including our Travel Companion & Field Trips guide, Explore Native America, Explore Southern Minnesota, and Tournament Fishing Times. Now under the name Itineraries Inc., the company is approaching its ten-year anniversary and looks forward to new and exciting opportunities in the years to come.