National Geographic Traveller (UK)
Complete brand management
Founded in 1888, the National Geographic Society is the world’s largest non-profit scientific and educational organisation. The Society’s media interests cover television, books, magazine publishing and websites, while its travel magazine, National Geographic Traveler, was one of the world’s most widely read during its 1984 to 2019 run. In 2010, National Geographic Partners, the Society’s media arm, required a local partner to launch the Traveller brand in the UK, develop a local voice and manage content across multiple platforms
APL Media launched National Geographic Traveller (UK) in 2010, building upon the Traveller brand with a unique magazine for the UK, published six times a year. A website and iPad edition quickly followed, while the magazine has since increased in frequency to 10 times a year.
In the years since APL Media launched the title in the UK, National Geographic Traveller (UK) has gone from strength to strength, while the relationship with National Geographic Partners has continued to evolve as requirements have changed.
In addition to producing an award-winning magazine, APL Media’s digital team work closely with National Geographic online travel editors to produce content for nationalgeographic.com, providing engaging articles that match the brand’s editorial priorities, and managing social media channels and newsletters targetted at a UK audience. In addition, editorial content produced by APL Media’s team of editors is syndicated across other international language editions.
A range of popular events have helped the brand to engage with its loyal audience in new ways, and we launched sister magazine Food by National Geographic Traveller in 2018, helping the title expand into new markets.
6.1 millionPage Views Per Year
3.4 millionUnique Visitors Per Year
7,000+2023 Event Attendees
Each issue of National Geographic Traveller (UK) reaches a readership of 180,000, while the magazine has won multiple awards for its unique and engaging content.
Online, nationalgeographic.com/travel receives 300,000 unique users a month and has attracted a large following on social media, while over 7,000 people attended a National Geographic Traveller event in 2023.
The partnership between APL Media and the National Geographic Partners has enabled the latter to further the reach of the Traveller brand, access additional revenue streams and harness the talents of a creative UK-based team, all at no risk.