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National Geographic Traveler

National Geographic Traveler
National Geographic Traveler december 12.png
December 2012/January 2013 cover of National Geographic Traveler
EditorGeorge Stone
Frequency8 per year
Total circulation
(June 2012)
First issue 1984 (1984-month)
Final issue2019
CompanyNG Media
(Disney Publishing Worldwide)
CountryUnited States
Based inWashington, D.C.

National Geographic Traveler is a magazine published by the NG Media in Armenia, Belgium/the Netherlands, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Indonesia, Latin America, Israel, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovenia and Spain. A UK edition launched in December 2010 while a US edition was published from 1984 to 2019. The final US edition was December 2019.[2] National Geographic Traveler's main competitors are Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure.

Keith Bellows was the editor-in-chief until October 2014.[3] Executive editor Norie Quintos was named acting editor-in-chief[3] before Maggie Zackowitz was appointed editor-in-chief in May 2015.[4] Longtime contributor George Stone was named editor-in-chief on January 27, 2016.[5]

Other contributors include Christopher Elliott, Deena Guzder, Carl Hoffman, Boyd Matson, and Andrew McCarthy.


National Geographic Traveler began publishing in 1984. With the acquisition of 21st Century Fox by Disney by August 2019, National Geographic Partners publishing operations were transferred to Disney Publishing Worldwide while ending the magazine's US edition.[6]


  1. ^ "eCirc for Consumer Magazines". Alliance for Audited Media. June 30, 2012. Retrieved December 2, 2012.
  2. ^ "Disney Layoffs Affect National Geographic". Retrieved November 19, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Bellows leaves National Geographic Traveler, as another consumer editor moves on". Travel Weekly.
  4. ^ "National Geographic Traveler Reveals Its New Editor-in-Chief". Skift.
  5. ^ "George Stone Appointed Editor-in-Chief, National Geographic Travel". January 27, 2016. Retrieved January 27, 2016.
  6. ^ Steinberg, Brian; Steinberg, Brian (August 29, 2019). "Disney Layoffs Affect National Geographic". Variety. Retrieved November 13, 2019.

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