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 put out by American Express
Publishing Corporation, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Express Company led by President and CEO Ed Kelly. The company also publishes Food & Wine
, Travel + Leisure Family
, and Departures
magazines. Major competitor and rival – Condé Nast Traveler
Initially published in 1937 as U.S. Camera and Travel
, it was acquired by American Express in 1968. It was named Travel & Camera
from 1969 to 1971, after which it assumed the name Travel + Leisure'
. The predecessor titles focused on travel photography, but the name change signaled a shift toward travel coverage in general. The editor-in-chief is Nancy Novogrod.
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 , an annual reader survey rating destinations and travel providers, have been announced every August since 1995. Other annual features include the , a list of the world's top 500 hotels, and , where readers rank U.S. cities in different categories.
publishes original Web content and destination guides. The site's executive editor is Rich Beattie.