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Travel + Leisure
Editor-in-ChiefJacqui Gifford[1]
Total circulation
(June 2012)
First issue1937
CompanyDotdash Meredith
CountryUnited States
Based inNew York City, New York

Travel + Leisure is a travel magazine based in New York City, New York. Published 12 times a year, it has 4.8 million readers, according to its corporate media kit. It is published by Dotdash Meredith, a subsidiary of IAC, with trademark rights belonging to Travel + Leisure Co., a timeshare company capitally separate from IAC but licensing trademark to. Its main competitor is Condé Nast Traveler.


Initially published in 1937 as U.S. Camera and Travel, the magazine later assumed the name Travel + Leisure in 1971.[3][4] The predecessor titles focused on travel photography. Still, the name change signaled a shift toward travel coverage in general.

The magazine specializes in leisure travel and often features articles written by novelists, poets, artists, designers, and non-travel journalists. It is known for its travel photography and covers featuring models lounging in upscale environments.

Its World's Best Awards, an annual reader survey rating airports, cities, cruise ships, hotels, and islands, have been announced every August since 1995. Votes added by the magazine's readers are taken into consideration to recognize and give out the awards.[5] Other annual features include the T+L 500, a list of the world's top 500 hotels, and America's Favorite Cities, where readers rank U.S. cities in different categories.

Travel + Leisure magazine was purchased from American Express Publishing by Time Inc. (which would later be acquired by Meredith Corporation) on October 1, 2013.[6][7]

In 2021, Wyndham Destinations acquired Travel + Leisure from Meredith Corporation. The Travel + Leisure magazine is published independently by Dotdash Meredith under a long-term license agreement.[8] Travel + Leisure Co. sells rights to manufacture, market, and sell products bearing the Travel + Leisure trademark to licensees.[citation needed]

International editions[edit]

Current and defunct international editions:[9]

  • Travel + Leisure Australia / New Zealand (launched October 2005), ceased after the December 2009 issue
  • Travel + Leisure China[10] (launched October 2005)
  • Travel + Leisure Mexico[11] (launched October 2002)
  • Travel + Leisure Russia (launched September 2003, defunct as of late 2007)
  • Travel + Leisure Turkey (launched April 2005)
  • Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia[12][13] (launched December 2007)
  • Travel + Leisure South Asia (launched September 2006)
  • Travel + Leisure India (launched January 2008)[14]


  1. ^ "Jacqueline Gifford Named New Editor in Chief of Travel + Leisure". adweek. Retrieved 2014-10-08.
  2. ^ "eCirc for Consumer Magazines". Alliance for Audited Media. June 30, 2012. Retrieved December 2, 2012.
  3. ^ "Top 100 U.S. Magazines by Circulation" (PDF). PSA Research Center. Retrieved 4 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Our History". American Express Publishing. Archived from the original on 2 March 2009. Retrieved 15 February 2013.
  5. ^ "Methodology: How We Conduct the World's Best Awards (2018)".
  6. ^ "Media It's Official: Time Inc. Buys AmEx's Food & Wine, Travel & Leisure Magazines". Ad Age. Crain Communications. 10 September 2013. Retrieved 11 October 2013.
  7. ^ "Meredith Is Buying Time Inc. for $1.8 Billion".
  8. ^ "Wyndham Destinations Acquires Travel + Leisure Brand from Meredith Corporation in Strategic Alliance; Wyndham Destinations to Be Renamed Travel + Leisure Co". Retrieved 2021-04-22.
  9. ^ "interesting travel articles=". Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  10. ^ "Bam | Nature Is An Idea | 自然是个概念". Retrieved 4 December 2010.
  11. ^ "Kate Joynes-Burgess". Katejb. Retrieved 4 December 2010.
  12. ^ "Bangkok is No.3 in Travel + Leisure Survey". Nation Multimedia. 15 July 2009. Archived from the original on 18 July 2009. Retrieved 4 December 2010.
  13. ^ "Indiatimes Shopping". Indiatimes. 1 August 2009. Retrieved 4 December 2010.
  14. ^ "Home".

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