Group Leisure magazine has changed its name to Group Leisure & Travel magazine and appointed Keeley Rodgers as its new editor.
Commenting on the change of name, Rob Yandell, of publisher Yandell Publishing says: “We feel that this small change to our name better reflects who we are and what we offer our readers and advertisers today. The change will also signal a fresh design, new ideas and original features.
“Remarkably, it has been ten years since our last major change to Group Leisure. We are very excited by our new look and updated magazine title which has been carefully planned over several months. I hope you like the changes which we think will make finding great ideas even easier, as well as delivering an even more enjoyable magazine to read.”
The change in name brings the magazine title in line with its October trade show – the Group Leisure & Travel Show. It also means a change to another event in the coach and group tourism calendar. The Group Leisure Awards, which becomes the Group Leisure & Travel Awards.
This year the awards take place on 11 October, on the eve of the show that takes place on 12 October.
Keeley Rodgers joins the magazine from the Oxford Mail and Oxford Times newspapers where she was assistant editor.
Commenting on her appointment, she says: “I’m delighted to be joining Yandell Media and look forward to building on the success of its well-established publications. The last few years in Oxford have been an incredible adventure but the lure of making a difference in the growing field of travel magazines and websites was just too compelling.
“I have heard great things about the team, the products and of course the many readers and customers, and can’t wait to be a part of it. With a passion for travel I will be bringing my enthusiasm and experience in journalism to the role and I’m very excited about the times ahead.”
Rob Yandell says: “We’re really looking forward to her joining the team and bringing her wealth of experience and new ideas to the magazine. I am confident we have found an editor who can not only retain our status as the leading magazine in its field, but further improve it for the benefit of both readers and advertisers.”
Keeley joins the title on 5 June and takes up the reins from Sarah Holt who left the publication in March.
For more information, go to www.groupleisureandtravel.com