National Geographic Traveler resumes Armenia publication
Published: Monday April 05, 2010
Yerevan - A leading international travel publication resumed its Armenian edition after a year-long hiatus caused by the death of its former editor. The re-launch of National Geographic Traveler (Armenian local language edition) was held on April 2 at the Golden Tulip hotel.
After publishing three issues in 2008 the Armenian Traveler had to suspend publication due to the death of its editor Ruben Mangasarian. Now his friends and colleagues will continue the project that Mr. Mangasarian, an eminent Armenian photographer, started.
National Geographic Traveler magazines are published in 14 countries worldwide, with the only other edition in Armenia's neighborhood published in Israel.
Areg Nazaryan, the new editor of the magazine, promised an exciting line-up of features.
"We are planning a number of events, including a biker festival and our new project which is called "Traveling without borders" that will include Armenia, Georgia, Turkey, Iran, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan," Mr. Nazaryan told the Armenian Reporter.
Also in October editors of magazine plan to invite to Armenia representatives of all 14 National Geographic Traveler publishing houses.
US Ambassador in Armenia Marie L. Yovanovitch offered remarks on the re-launch:
"It was my favorite magazine since childhood," she said. "When I turn over the magazine pages I dreamed to be in all those incredible places and I am very glad that now Armenian children can also dream and one day bring those dreams to life."
Editor's Note: Among other talent, the Armenian National Geographic Traveler is fortunate to benefit from the expertise of The Armenian Reporter's former Art Director Grigor Hakobyan. We wish Grigor and Traveler much success!