Travel Publications

The diverse magazine and book world provides the ideal place for obtaining resources, inspiration, ideas, insights and planning information. What many may not know is that many of these magazines are available online for free or for half the price of the printed equivalent.

The airline industry is especially savvy with travel magazines through the free inflight magazine offerings which can be downloaded. I recommend procuring your magazines online, as not only will you save paper but you also save clutter as all the magazines can be accessible from your tablet or smart phone. That’s the wonder of the technology we have – so make the best of it! Even travel publications are providing online electronic versions of their world guides for download. Enjoy.


[P] = Print only publication (May have assorted articles online)
[O] = Online full electronic version of publication available (in addition to print)

Travel Magazines – Sources
– Travel Agents
– Hotels
– Airlines
– Art Galleries and design institutions
– Transport Companies / Operators

Paid or free Travel magazine genres:
– Expat magazine
– Local city attractions

World travel magazines (Portal)

Wikipedia – List of World travel magazines –

Online Magazine / Book Databases / Apps


The below third party databases,  services and portals may include some of the paid and free magazines which are also directly listed by publication name under the respective names – to avoid confusion and omissions. In these cases where the magazine is listed on a database, the direct publication link on their website will also take you there. Not all magazines are on shared third party databases or portals.

3m – Ebook / cloud library portal and app (Links with local library service) – and
– Your cloud library –

Borrow Box – Electronic publication borrowing –
Flipping book (eBook or Publication reader) –

Ink Live has the following airline and travel themed publications available:

Air Berlin
Airclub – Magazine
American Airlines – Nexos
Amtrak – The National
Bangkok Airways – Fah Thai
Brussels Airlines – b Inspired
Cebu pacific – Smile
Dusit – 8
Easyjet – The agenda
Easyjet – Traveller
Eurostar – Metropolitan
Eurowings – Wings
Norwegian airlines – N
Philippine Airlines – Mabuhay
Privat air
Thomas cook airlines – Emporium
Thomas cook airlines – Travel
Tiger airways – Tiger Tales
United – Hemispheres
United – Hemispheres Dossier
United – Rhapsody
Wizz Air – Wizz

  • Issuu (Various online Publications includes official travel bureau brochures, travel magazines, tour company brochures and travel agent brochures – Free) –

and summary of followed accounts –

Note: to download publications in Issuu, click the ‘share’ tab under the publication and then if available for download, the ‘download’ button will appear to the right (next) to the ’embed’ button. New window opens and then click download PDF function.

Issuu downloader –
– Copy url of magazine edition
– Paster into doanloader site text box
– Press convert into PDF
– Right click > Print
– Save as pdf

– Includes ibooks

Joomag – Digital publishing –

Yumpu – online publication portal –

Zinio has the following travel themed publications available:

Conde Nast Traveller – U.S.
Conde nast Traveller – UK
Conde Nast Traveller – Spain
Gourmet Traveller

Lonely planet traveller
Los Angeles Magazine
Natural geographic traveller
Travel + Leisure – South East asia
Travel now
Wanderlust Magazine
Wild Magazine (Australia)

Magazine Publishers / Communications and content agencies – Selected

Bookmark content –

Medium rare content – Magazine publisher (News limited)-
News limited – news life media –
Pacific magazines –

Square up media –

Travel and Adventure Magazines (Paid)
  • France Today –
  • France Magazine –
  • Departures magazine –
  • Discover Britain –
  • Destinasia –
  • Islands Magazine –
  • Italia Magazine –
  • Italy magazine – Magazine and Italy info –

– Magazine sections – Affairs, Business, Culture, Design, Edits.

– Includes two annual Monocle special editions: Forecast and Escapist

– Can be purchased via ebay, if cannot find in the shops.

Monocle – The Escapist Travel Magazine –

  • Smithsonian Magazine –
  • Sunday Times Travel (United Kingdom) –
  • Sunset Magazine –

– Timeout Melbourne Magazine – and (Online Google Play subscription – $1 older than 1 month editions) –

Visit south America magazine –

  • Wanderlust Magazine (UK) –
  • Which travel (United Kingdom) –

Wild magazine – BBC Earth

Travel Magazines / Publications (Free)

– Travel Ideas Magazine – and app (Android) –
– Captains getaways magazine –

Airline Magazines (Free)



  • Aerolineas Argentinas –
  • Cebu Pacific –
  • China Airlines –
  • China Eastern –
  • China Southern –
  • Gulf Airways –
  • Hawaiian Airlines –
  • Hop! –
  • Iberia – Ronda Magazine –
  • IndiGo –
  • Korean Airlines – Morning Calm – and Beyond –
  • Kenya Airways –
  • Kuwait Airways –
  • Niki Airlines –
  • Nok Airlines –
  • Norwegian Air Shuttle – *Ink live*
  • Oman Air –

Qantaslink – Spirit Magazine –

Australian Newspaper (Print) Travel sections
  • Age – Saturdays / Sundays
  • Herald sun – Fridays / Sundays
  • The Australian – Weekends

List of newspapers in Australia –

Worldwide Newspaper (Print) Travel sections

Travel Guides and Books – Genres / Types
  • City art guides
  • Pictorial
  • Guides (City / country guides)
  • Stories

Publication contents – To have an idea of the content of the books, you can either: borrow the book from your local library, look at the index preview or extract of pages on the publisher page (you can download) or visit your local bookstore.

Travel Guides and Books – Publishers

– Before you go
– Top 10 (Top 10 city specialities and qualities)
– Hot spots
o Landmarks and architecture
o Cultural and art spaces
o Markets and shops
o Restaurants and cafes
o Nightlife

– Maps
– Accomodation

  • Dos de Artes (Spanish Architecture and Attractions detailed books and visual books) –
  • Everyman Map Guides –
  • Explore Australia (Australian City guides, Camping and great outdoors, pictorial, activity and other travel related books) –
  • Footpath travel guides (Melbourne) –

– Includes: Handbook Series, City Focus guide series, Country Handbook, Region Focus guide series.

– 25 best
– Precincts range
– Explore Australia
– Marco polo

– Hardie grant guides –
– Hardie grant – Pocket precincts –
– Hardie grant – Precincts –
– Travel books – and

  • ** Herb Lester (Creatively designed world travel city guides, maps and travel inspired books  – featuring menu guides for Spain, Italy and France) –

Horizon travel press – travel guide –

  • Kuperard Travel Publications (‘Culture smart’ Cultural practices per country books, World Religion Customs books and Philosophy books) –

Includes: Sprial Guides, Travel Handbooks, Travel Guides, Baedeker guide series, maps and road atlases)

– Map, Need to know (City essentials), Hotels, Food and Drink, Retail, Things we’d buy, Essays, Culture, Design and architecture, Sport and Fitness, Walks, Resources)

– Includes: Map guides, Outdoors.

Amazon – Moon travel books –

Mag books –

– Amsterdam, Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New Orleans, New York, Paris, Philadelphia, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington DC

Other Non-Travel specific Publishers – Company genres

– Universities

Other Non-Travel specific Publishers – Companies

Arbon publishng –

Black inc books –
– Coming soon –
– Nero Publishing –
– La trobe Uni press –
– Quarterly essay –
– Australian foreign affairs – Quarterly –
– Redback (IWorld issues) –
– Black Inc –

Penguin random house – pre released books –

– Popular penguin books –
– Pocket penguins –

Penguin – Classics Series –
Penguin – Black classic series –
Penguin – Popular Penguin Book Series orange –

Map producers / Cartography companies
  • A la Carte Maps –
  • AA Maps (Maps and road atlas – Europe, USA, France, Britain, Ireland) – and
  • Ausway (Primary used Australian driving map directory – Includes Melway, Sydway, Brisway and Melway Perth) –
  • Borch Map –
  • Collins –
  • Crumpled city map –
  • Insight guide –
  • Marco polo –
  • Michelin (City / country Maps and road atlas shop – Includes: Europe / USA, Canada and Mexico / Spain and Portugal / Italy / Great Britain and Ireland / Germany, Benelux, Austria, Switzerland and Czech Republic) – Maps shop – and and–atlases-114-c.asp
  • Nancy chandlers guides / maps (Thailand)  –
  • National geographic – maps –
  • Tuttle –
  • UBD –
  • Woodlane publishers (Australian city interest maps) –

Language Learning Publications and language specific bookshops

– Amazon language book summary –

Audio Books (General)

World Newspapers

Libraries – Borrow travel books and then take down notes.
    – Includes: Interlibrary loans

Australian Publishing sector and newsagencies

Book, Magazine and Map Retailers

– Includes Indie bookshops

– Travel and Holidays Guides –

– Bargain Shop –
– Book club classics –

– Guidebooks –
– Travel Holiday guides –

Book grocer –
– Stores –

  • Booktopia (Major online bookseller) –

– Ebooks –

– Blog –

– Booktopia – Travel and holidays –
– Booktopia – Upcoming –

– Booktopia – DK Books –

– Booktopia – Language books –

  • Chart and Map shop (Fremantle, Western Australia) –
  • – Maps – Atlasas, Maps, Road maps; Marine charts; Books – Flora and Fauna, First aid and survival, Language, Meteorology, stars and space, travel, atlases, Travel guides

– Vintage Travel posters –

Magazine Subscription Services (Printed)

Recommended Reading Portals

New york times best seller list –

Recommended Travel related books

Note: Recommended books specific to cities, countries and regions of the world are located in the ‘Regional reference pages – within each world region page, and then each city or sub-region’

Links last checked : 29/08/2016

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