American Express will no longer publish Departures or Centurion magazines in print. They are in-sourcing both publications which will be available online only. Meredith Corporation, which had been publishing for American Express, has “laid off most of the staff and halted publication of the seven-times-a-year print titles.”
According to American Express,
We regularly evolve our premium card offerings and have made the decision to transition the Departures and Centurion US magazine benefits to a new digital-first editorial platform.
The magazines used to be produced in-house by American Express Publishing, which was sold to Time in 2013 and then Meredith in 2018. The final print issue of Departures is May/June and the final Centurion Magazine is Spring/Summer.
These print publications lasted longer than many, since they were reaching a highly targeted affluent cardmember audience. However they’re not the only traveler-focused print magazines to make their final appearance coinciding with the pandemic. Delta’s Sky magazine was abruptly ended and staff laid off at the start of Covid-19.
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