Travel + Leisure
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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 owned and published by Meredith Corporation. Its main competitors are Condé Nast Traveler and National Geographic Traveler.
Initially published in 1937 as U.S. Camera and Travel, the magazine later assumed the name Travel + Leisure in 1971. The predecessor titles focused on travel photography, but 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. 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.
Current and defunct international editions:
- Travel + Leisure Australia / New Zealand (launched October 2005), ceased after December 2009 issue
- Travel + Leisure China (launched October 2005)
- Travel + Leisure Mexico (launched October 2002)
- Travel + Leisure Russia (launched September 2003, defunct as of late 2007)
- Travel + Leisure Turkey (launched April 2005)
- Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia (launched December 2007)
- Travel + Leisure South Asia (launched September 2006)
- Travel + Leisure India (launched January 2008)
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