Former Condé Nast Traveler Editor Joins Town & Country

Klara Glowczewska to help launch travel spin-off

Former Condé Nast Traveler editor in chief Klara Glowczewska has a new gig at rival publisher Hearst.

Today, Hearst named Glowczewska travel editor at large at Town & Country. Beyond contributing to the magazine, Glowczewska will play a role in the relaunch of the new Town & Country Travel, which hits newsstands this fall. (Town & Country’s previous travel-focused offshoot first debuted in 2003 but was shuttered in 2008.) 

Glowczewska previously spent nine years as the editor of Condé Nast Traveler, but was replaced by former Martha Stewart Living editor in chief Pilar Guzman last August in a major editorial shakeup led by Condé artistic director Anna Wintour.

Luxury travel magazines have been a hot category in recent months. In the second half of 2013, Condé Nast Traveler saw its newsstand sales increase 44 percent year-over-year, while Travel + Leisure’s were up 21 percent, per the Alliance for Audited Media. Meanwhile, in the first quarter of this year, Traveler’s ad pages rose 12 percent, while Travel + Leisure’s were up 15 percent, according to the Publishers Information Bureau.

Town & Country also said that Pilar Viladas, the design editor at T: The New York Times Style Magazine, is joining the magazine with the newly-created title of architecture and design editor. Viladas spent 16 years at T before leaving the Times last November.