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National Geographic Traveller May/Jun

77 Wonders of the World β€” highlighting the very best of the world’s most awe-inspiring sites.

National Geographic Traveller (UK) May/Jun 2012
Including the 77 Wonders of the World

LONDON (5 April 2012) β€” The ninth issue of the 180-page National Geographic Traveller (UK) May/Jun 2012 issue has hit the newsstands, including the 77 Wonders of the World and the winners of the young travel writers’ competition.


Cover Story: 77 Wonders of the World β€” highlighting the very best of the world’s most awe-inspiring sites. Broken down into lists of seven, we’ve come up with everything from natural and medieval wonders, once-in-a-lifetime experiences and UNESCO’s best to industrial and architectural gems β€” as well as a few personal choices.

Editor Pat Riddell said: β€œAlthough six of the Seven Wonders of the World are long gone β€” only the Great Pyramid of Giza survives β€” the concept continues to tantalise travellers. What is the Eighth Wonder? What are the New Seven Wonders? What, in fact, counts as a Wonder?

β€œWell, guess no more. To avoid further wrangling, we’ve come up with the National Geographic Traveller 77 Wonders of the World.”

Travel Writers’ Competition Winners: Last September saw the launch of National Geographic Traveller’s inaugural young travel writing competition in association with i-to-i to find the next generation of talent. Congratulations to the winning entry by Jess Connett – read this and extracts from five runners’ up inside the magazine and online.


Destinations: Discover South-east Asia’s last unexplored frontier β€” Burma; take a remote safari in Tanzania; gorge yourself on the gastronomy of Normandy; take a long weekend on the Orient-Express; and get lost in the spectacular landscapes of Utah. Finally, take a pictorial tour of Bolivia’s stunning panoramas.

Cities: The burgeoning bright lights of Belgrade; and New Orleans’ beguiling charm and allure.

Smart Traveller: Live like a local in Lisbon, Western Australia’s foodie scene and discover our recommendations for Bangkok hotels.

Interview: DJ Norman Jay talks about discovering disco and hip hop in New York, his β€˜Olympic rings’ and touring Brazil.
Travel Talk: Ask the experts about your travel dilemmas: where to spend the Jubilee weekend?; what the new ATOL changes mean; and the lowdown on cross-Channel ferries.

Real Life: Ask yourself whether you would stay in a stranger’s house while on holiday in our house swap feature and the travel writing competition winners revealed.

For a taster of our new 26-page digital sample of the May/Jun 12 issue:


Win a six-night trip for two, to Canada with Air Canada and Nova Scotia Tourism.


β€’ Subscription gift: GBP Β£13.60 for eight issues – and a free gift (a rucksack/across the body bag) while stocks last. Don’t miss out.
Promo code: NGTMJ12.
β€’ Our website: Competitions, subscriptions, blogs, features and more.
β€’ If you can’t find the magazine – let the team know today!

National Geographic Traveller (UK) has a cover price of GBP Β£3.85, via subscription and on newsstands. For 2012 there will be seven issues (single issues for Sept and Oct) moving to an eight-issue frequency into 2013. Visit for more information.

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National Geographic Traveller (UK) is published under license by Absolute Publishing Ltd (APL), from the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C. It became the 15th local-language edition when it was launched in December 2010. The magazine is also available in China, Spain, Russia, the Netherlands, Israel, Poland, Latin America, Armenia, Czech Republic, Croatia, Indonesia, Romania and South Africa. The 180-page travel and lifestyle magazine is packed full of you-are-there photography, authentic travel experiences and inspiring narratives, all focused on the brand’s theme β€œAll Travel, All the Time.”

National Geographic Traveler (USA) is the world’s most widely read travel magazine, created in 1984. It championed sustainable travel before it was cool and, eight times annually, celebrates journeys that are about place, experience, culture, authenticity, living like the locals and great photography. It makes a distinction between tourism and travel and stresses inquisitive, not acquisitive, trips. It employs storytelling and outstanding photography to inspire readers to pick up and go, eschewing fashion and fluff in favour of articles that offer a strong sense of place, inspiring narratives that make readers take trips, and solid service information to help them plan those trips.

The National Geographic Society is one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organisations. Founded in 1888 to β€œincrease and diffuse geographic knowledge,” the Society’s mission is to inspire people to care about the planet. National Geographic reflects the world through its magazines, television programs, films, music and radio, books, DVDs, maps, exhibitions, live events, school publishing programs, interactive media and merchandise. National Geographic magazine, the Society’s official journal, published in English and 33 local-language editions, is read by more than 40 million people each month. The National Geographic Channel reaches 370 million households in 34 languages in 168 countries. National Geographic Digital Media receives more than 15 million visitors a month. National Geographic has funded more than 9,600 scientific research, conservation and exploration projects and supports an education program promoting geography literacy. For more information, visit


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Tel: +44 (0)20 7253 9906

Pat Riddell, Editor
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Maria Pieri, Editorial Director
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Matthew Jackson, Managing Director
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7253 9009

Anthony Leyens, CEO
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