Our friends over at Skift.com are reporting the demise of Executive Travel, once the business class read of American Express Platinum Card Holders and part of the AmEx travel pub portfolio until Time, Inc. bought them out along with Travel + Leisure.
We, here at TravelHushHush (as longtime contributor to the pub) are sad to see it go. The magazine had an imaginative editorial crew and bright, original content.
Road warriors are left with a growing few options for in-print companionship on the road. There's Business Traveler, in a new incarnation spin-off from the UK mothership and Global Traveler, helmed by Fran Gallagher who published the original Business Traveler. There's also Premier Traveler, which is helmed by alumni from the old US version of Business Traveler.
Looks like there's room for a new nextgen, road warrior pub with a purely online presence, 2.0 graphics and social media savvy...
Maybe Entrepreneur Magazine, which regularly sponsors content with Sir Richard Branson, can go road rogue and move in to fill the space that ET is sadly leaving...