National Geographic and First Bankcard Launch New Visa® Card with Exclusive Discounts, Special Access and Member Benefits


WASHINGTON (April 16, 2015)—The National Geographic Society, one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations, and First Bankcard, a division of First National Bank of Omaha and a leading issuer of credit cards, announce the launch of the new National Geographic Visa® Card. Cardholders earn exclusive savings on National Geographic products and experiences while supporting the Society’s global exploration, conservation, research and education programs with every Read more [...]

National Geographic Traveler Magazine Selects Its 2015 Tours of a Lifetime


WASHINGTON (April 9, 2015)—National Geographic Traveler magazine today announced its annual Tours of a Lifetime selection, now in its 10th year. The 2015 list features 50 of the world’s best guided trips chosen by the editors of National Geographic Traveler. In addition, the editors picked five of their favorite expeditions of a lifetime offered by National Geographic. The list and details about the trips can be viewed in National Geographic Traveler magazine’s May 2015 issue and online at Read more [...]

National Geographic Traveler Magazine Launches 2015 Photography Contest


WASHINGTON (April 7, 2015)—National Geographic invites photographers from around the world to enter the 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. The grand-prize winner will receive an eight-day National Geographic Photo Expedition to Costa Rica and the Panama Canal for two. The contest, which is open now, ends Tuesday, June 30, at 12 p.m. EDT. Eligible contestants can visit natgeo.com/travelerphotocontest to submit photographs in any or all of four categories: Travel Portraits; Outdoor Read more [...]

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park to Host BioBlitz 2015


 Sign Up Now to Join Top Scientists, Students and the Public in a Race to Count Species and Celebrate the Connection of Science and Hawaiian Culture 35th Annual Cultural Festival Moved to May and Expanded to Include Biodiversity HAWAII NATIONAL PARK, Hawai‘i (April 7, 2015)—Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park’s diverse ecological zones provide refuge for many distinct plant and animal communities, including endangered endemic species such as the nēnē (Hawaiian goose), and the Mauna Loa silversword, Read more [...]

National Geographic Travel Launches First Interactive Digital Map, Showcasing Switzerland’s Grand Tour


WASHINGTON (March 31, 2015)—National Geographic Travel today announced the launch of its first-ever interactive digital map, which showcases 50 of the most transformative experiences in Switzerland. The map, photo galleries and On Assignment blog posts are part of a new custom editorial hub featuring the many destinations and attractions that make up Switzerland’s Grand Tour and Grand Train Tour. The hub can be accessed via nationalgeographic.com/switzerland. The Grand Tour is a newly launched Read more [...]

National Geographic Launches Giftware Line with IF for Playing Cards and Book-Related Products


WASHINGTON (March 31, 2015)—National Geographic, one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations, has selected British product designer IF as an international giftware licensee under its National Geographic brand for bookmarks, playing cards and other book-related gifts. Under this multiyear agreement, National Geographic and IF have teamed up to produce a line of 3D bookmarks and picture playing cards that showcase National Geographic’s vast photographic archives. Read more [...]

Jaipur Rugs to Produce New Line of Rugs for National Geographic


ATLANTA (March 31, 2015)—National Geographic, one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations, has selected Atlanta-based Jaipur Rugs as a new licensee under its National Geographic Home Collection for North America. Under this multiyear agreement, National Geographic and Jaipur will team up to launch a line of unique and colorful rugs based on images from National Geographic’s photographic archive. The rugs will launch to trade at the spring High Point Market Read more [...]