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National Geographic Traveler is a magazine published by the National Geographic Partners in the United States. It was launched in 1984. Local-language editions of National Geographic Traveler are published 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. National Geographic Traveler's main competitors are Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure.

National Geographic Traveler
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December 2012/January 2013 cover of National Geographic Traveler
EditorGeorge Stone
Frequency8 per year
Total circulation
(June 2012)
First issue 1984 (1984-month)
CompanyNational Geographic Partners
CountryUnited States
Based inWashington, D.C.

Keith Bellows was the editor-in-chief until October 2014.[2] Executive editor Norie Quintos was named acting editor-in-chief[2] before Maggie Zackowitz was appointed editor-in-chief in May 2015.[3] Longtime contributor George Stone was named editor-in-chief on January 27, 2016.[4]

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


  1. ^ "eCirc for Consumer Magazines". Alliance for Audited Media. June 30, 2012. Retrieved December 2, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Bellows leaves National Geographic Traveler, as another consumer editor moves on". Travel Weekly.
  3. ^ "National Geographic Traveler Reveals Its New Editor-in-Chief". Skift.
  4. ^ "George Stone Appointed Editor-in-Chief, National Geographic Travel". January 27, 2016. Retrieved January 27, 2016.

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