Skip navigation
Skip navigation
You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser.
Latest issue

The world’s weird and wonderful islands have long given travellers a taste of a secluded culture and beauty

National Geographic Traveller (UK) September 2012

LONDON (8 August 2012) — The 11th issue of the 180-page National Geographic Traveller (UK) September 2012 issue, which includes an island hideaways special, has hit the newsstands.

Cover Story: Island hideaways — The world’s weird and wonderful islands have long given travellers a taste of a secluded culture and beauty distinctly separate from any mainland neighbour. From the curious Italian isola of Pantelleria and the beguiling, exotic Zanzibar to Thailand’s lesser-known islands and, closer to home, the Shetland Islands, we’ve selected some of the planet’s most unspoilt and decidedly charming islands.

Destinations: Tribal tales in Ecuador; the beauty of Croatia; the ’stans of Central Asia; a long weekend in Newcastle; and marvel at the new heart of South Africa. Finally, take a pictorial tour of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.

Cities: Beyond the glitz and glamour, Los Angeles has a softer side; while Turin is truly majestic.

Smart Traveller: Live like a local in Barcelona; enjoy Savoie’s haute-cuisine; and discover our recommendations for Hong Kong hotels.

Interview: Sir Richard Branson talks about his favourite destinations, hair-raising hot air balloon adventures and holidaying in the UK.

Author series: Actor and travel writer Andrew McCarthy tells us about his love of Hawaii.

Travel Talk: Ask the experts about your travel dilemmas: learning Spanish in Cuba; the best way to buy train tickets; and driving in France.

Real Life: A family adventure — young ‘explorers’ tackle Morocco. And Airbnb — the latest travel trend put to the test.
For a taster of the 26-page digital sample of our new September 2012 issue, visit:

Win an eight-day trip to Turkey with Trafalgar, Turkish Airlines and the Turkish Culture and Tourism Office.

NEW Subscription gift: £13.60 for eight issues – plus a free gift (a rucksack/across-the-body bag) while stocks last. Don’t miss out.
Promo code: NGTS12.
Our website: Competitions, subscriptions, blogs, features and more.

National Geographic Traveller (UK) has a cover price of GBP £3.85, via subscription and on newsstands, and is published eight times a year. Visit for more information.

Find us on Facebook:

National Geographic Traveller (UK) app is available for iPad and iPhone, from the app store:



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 “All 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 “increase 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


For Editorial Enquiries:
Tel: +44 (0)20 7253 9906

Pat Riddell, Editor
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7253 9906

Maria Pieri, Editorial Director
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7253 9906

Dean Lewisman, Head of Business Development
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7253 9009

Matthew Jackson, Managing Director
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7253 9009

Anthony Leyens, CEO
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7253 9009

This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of APL Media (Absolute Publishing) in the following categories: Travel, for more information visit