History Of Association
The International Association of Professional Brochure Distributors (IAPBD), which in 2016 changed its name to Visitor International, was founded in 1975 by six men: Terry McDonough of Florida Folder Service (now called Brochure Displays, Inc.), the late Bill Miller of F.PI.S., Inc., Art Miller (no relation to Bill Miller) of Florida Timetable Service, Harper Thaw of Southern Folder Distribution Co., and Bob Price and Jim Howell of Southern Travel Information Service.
They referred business to one another as their clients or prospective clients inquired about services in other member areas. Soon, other brochure distribution companies in the United States became members and this extended to Canada and then to Europe and beyond. You can see our list of worldwide members here.