Travel + Leisure and Departures Report Double-Digit Ad Revenue Growth Through April
New York, NY (February 11, 2013) - American Express Publishing leading travel and luxury lifestyle titles Travel + Leisure and Departures report double-digit growth in print ad revenue, as well as strong ad paging gains through April of this year versus the same period in 2012.
“Cultivating a wide range of advertising business, from jewelry and watch to automotive and travel, has been integral to our success. And, as the dominant magazine brands in the travel and luxury lifestyle categories, our ability to connect our marketing partners with affluent audiences who respond to their messages continues to set us apart,” said Steven DeLuca, senior vice president and publishing director.
Departures’ Jan/Feb and Mar/April issues are up 12 percent in ad revenue and 7 percent in ad paging collectively, versus 2012. These gains mark Departures’ third consecutive year of advertising growth. New business in Departures covers multiple categories, and includes Bentley, Maserati, Belstaff, Mulberry, Surrey Hotel, Quin Hotel, Qantas, Poliform, Ligne Roset and more.
Travel + Leisure is projected to be up 18 percent in ad revenue and up 7 percent in ad paging in through April, 2013 versus the same period last year. Notable and new T+L advertisers include Tag Heuer, Lancôme, Hermès Fragrance, Glenfiddich, Lincoln, Ghirardelli, Fidelity, Singapore Tourism, Tourism Ireland, and Amazon Kindle, among others.
DEPARTURES is published exclusively by the American Express Publishing Corporation for Platinum Card and Centurion members from American Express. DEPARTURES’ international network includes 18 editions in more than 50 countries, including Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. DEPARTURES digital footprint includes departures.com, "DEPARTURES BlackBook To Go" available on iPad, and the "DEPARTURES Ultimate City Guides" app available on iPad and iPhone. Follow DEPARTURES on Twitter @DeparturesMag.
About Travel + Leisure:
With an eye for the authentic, the innovative, and the irresistible, Travel + Leisure (www.travelandleisure.com, @travlandleisure) fuses expert reporting on culture, food, style, and design with stunning photography, transporting readers to the places-and the travel experiences-that matter now. T+L, the monthly title from American Express Publishing and the long-standing authority in its field, has the largest audience of any travel magazine and is an indispensable guide for global nomads. Travel + Leisure has a network of international editions, including Travel + Leisure Mexico, Travel + Leisure Turkey, Travel + Leisure China, Travel + Leisure South Asia, and Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia.