Thirty-seven years after its last issue, the ever-popular Holiday magazine returned last year. It was a story not to be missed and an issue for every collector and lover of print.
Jeremy Leslie, the author of the MagCulture blog, wrote a great piece on travel magazines in the onefinestay's in-house publication Guestbook. He writes: "As long as there’s been a travel industry, there’s been a travel writing industry... A forerunner to this crop of intelligent, highly readable travel journals was Holiday, an American monthly that in the early 1960s sold over a million copies... However, after Holiday ceased printing in the 1970s the genre never fully recovered."
Reflecting on better newsstands, Leslie writes that the new generation of travel magazines are helping the travel writing to return to its excellent form. And what's more important for all those new travel mags: "They can be enjoyed as diversion alone or used as a guide. They represent a return to aspiration and a wider move toward a beautifully made, bespoke read."
Looking forward for the next issue of the Holiday.