Nine’s papers refresh Traveller section for 2019

The travel section of Nine’s metro newspapers has been redesigned for 2019, partly inspired by the success of its occasional glossy magazine formats.

Editor Anthony Dennis said the time was right for a redesign as people kick off the new year back at work dreaming about their next holiday. 

The new-look Traveller debuted on Saturday

“All the indicators are that Australians, a nation of inveterate travellers, begin to dream about their next holiday destination immediately after returning from the summer break (if not while they’re still on it,” he said on page two of Saturday’s The Sydney Morning Herald.

He said Traveller now has a fresh, easier-to-read design, with a host of new regular features.

The companion Sunday version of Traveller, which appears in papers such as The Sun-Herald and The Sunday Age, has also been given a refresh.

Despite the changes, Dennis said the soul of the inset magazine remained the same.

Dennis’ letter to readers in Traveller

“Although the aesthetics have altered, the essence of Traveller as an inspiring, informative and entertaining guide to what has become an Australian passion, remains,” he said in an additional letter within the Traveller section.

Last year, when they were still owned by Fairfax, the papers also revamped the television section, The Guide. Editor Paul Kalina said the evolution had to happen to reflect readers’ changing viewing and listening habits.


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