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Condé Nast Traveller to Launch in Middle East

The title is to be published under a license agreement with Arab Publishing Partners.

LONDON — Condé Nast Traveller will launch in the Middle East in the next 12 months, said Jonathan Newhouse, chairman and chief executive of Condé Nast International. It will be the first Condé Nast brand available in the Middle Eastern market.

Published under license agreement with Arab Publishing Partners (APP), a division of the ITP Group, the Gulf region’s largest consumer and business magazine publisher, it will be the eighth edition of Traveler available globally.

"Following the recent launch of the magazine in China, it's a natural step for the number one travel title to enter the Middle East," Newhouse said in a statement Wednesday.

Ali Akawi, managing director of APP & ITP Consumer, said: "Travel is an important part of the lives of people in the Gulf, whether for leisure or business. Testament to this is the fact we have three of the world’s leading airlines based here, and an abundance of international, five-star hotels."

"The readers of Condé Nast Traveler are discerning, affluent and cultured. They expect a superior, memorable travel experience, and we look forward to showing them how and where they can receive this, both globally and within this region."

Condé Nast Traveler currently has seven editions globally, with an international readership of over 1.1 million a month.