In February 2018, ABTA, the travel association, awarded Waterfront Publishing the licence to publish ABTA Magazine, along with a portfolio of print and digital products.
The new magazine portfolio provides ABTA members, partners and the wider travel industry with high quality, highly relevant publications featuring in-depth industry insights, news from ABTA and sector and destination features.
ABTA Magazine, which launched in May 2018, is a bi-monthly publication in a new size and format, distributed to more than 12,000 ABTA members and industry contacts.
As well as offering industry insights and sector and destination features, there are new sections for readers’ letters plus competitions.
ABTA Magazine is also be available online at ABTAmag.com, which is bolstered by breaking news, more reactive comment pieces and longer-form insights.
Along with the bi-monthly publication, Waterfront will produce a number of other products as part of the publishing package including an annual ABTA Handbook plus targeted special publications and supplements.
Waterfront Publishing is an independent publisher based in central London. It has two in-house magazines, Cruise Adviser and Solus, both aimed at the travel trade. It has also produced magazines on behalf of ABTA, the Travel Association; Travelzoo; the Cruise Lines International Association, UK and Ireland; Cruise & Maritime Voyages; The Travel Village; Emerald Waterways; and Advantage Travel Partnership. Its design agency The Studio by Waterfront offers copywriting, proofreading and design for print, digital, advertising and branding.