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  1. Introduction
  2. Writing to the correct audience
  3. Feature stories in travel magazines
  4. Format features like photographs, illustrations, and charts
  5. Conclusion

Journalists write feature stories for travel magazines to inform their audience of different vacation locations and to give them tips and advice on what activities to explore while on holiday. The main goal of journalists is to sell magazines by creating colorful and exciting descriptions of different destinations that entice readers to buy the magazine. Journalists writing for travel magazines have particular contextual constraints that must be observed to produce a successful article. Journalists need to write to a specific audience, which varies depending on the vacation destination described. It is beneficial if they also limit the length of the article to five to six pages (including illustrations); include photographs, illustrations, and graphics; and employ the use of local jargon in their article. By conforming to these constraints, travel magazine journalists are able to sell the idea of a dream vacation to the audience and in turn sell their magazine.

[...] When it comes to format, feature stories in travel magazines typically run five to six pages including illustrations. It is essential that the feature article is long enough to provide an accurate and detailed description of the destination location, yet short enough to be read in one sitting. A lengthy article can have the negative result of not maintaining the audience's attention, which leads to an unread article. The tone of the article is typically lighthearted and informal. The use of first person is very important in creating a conversational feel for the article. [...]


[...] Writing for Travel Magazines Journalists write feature stories for travel magazines to inform their audience of different vacation locations and to give them tips and advice on what activities to explore while on holiday. The main goal of journalists is to sell magazines by creating colorful and exciting descriptions of different destinations that entice readers to buy the magazine. Journalists writing for travel magazines have particular contextual constraints that must be observed to produce a successful article. Journalists need to write to a specific audience, which varies depending on the vacation destination described. [...]

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