Online readers provide holiday ideas for Getaway's January issue
The editorial team of Getaway has allowed its consumers to determine the contents of the January 2013 issue, which has a comprehensive guide to almost 200 holiday ideas for 2013 provided by the readers.
"We're always looking to bridge the print and online divide, as we are thoroughly immersed in both worlds. This issue is our way of combining the best of both by bringing our large online community into the magazine," explained Sarah Duff, Getaway web editor and guest editor of the January issue.
The 'best of everything'
"In the digital space, we have 200 bloggers, 40,000 Facebook fans and 15,000 Twitter followers who share their travels with us on an almost hourly basis. It turns out many of them travel as much as we do! We've combined their invaluable feedback into 'the best of everything.'"
One story in particular stood out and earned its author, reader Anton Crone, his own feature in the magazine. "Anton tackled an epic journey from Cape Town to Tanzania in the most unlikely of over-landing vehicles - a Smart car convertible. His story reminded us of what African travel is all about - exploring, getting off the beaten track and discovering magical landscapes and interesting people," said Duff.
The issue is on sale from 19 December.