Articles tagged “guidebooks”

Media and PR

The Points Guy Owner Red Ventures Buys Lonely Planet

Red Ventures had better keep publishing the print guidebooks or it'll face an uproar among a segment of diehard travelers.

The Points Guy Owner Red Ventures Buys Lonely Planet

Coronavirus

Lonely Planet Closes Major Offices But Plans to Keep Publishing Guidebooks

It is more than symbolic that Lonely Planet is closing a facility in Australia, where it was born. It's indeed lonely for anyone traveling these days, and Lonely Planet's future will hinge on millions of travelers getting back out there in unfamiliar cities.

Lonely Planet Closes Major Offices But Plans to Keep Publishing Guidebooks

Media and PR

Lonely Planet CEO to Depart as Company Pursues Sale

Lonely Planet has weathered the death of the guidebook better than any of its peers, and its new leader will need to figure out a way to flourish rather than just survive as it builds on the pieces of its empire.

Lonely Planet CEO to Depart as Company Pursues Sale

Tourism

The Cuba You Read About in Guidebooks Often Clashes With Reality

Cuba guidebooks do a decent job at giving travelers a view of what visiting and living in the country is like and remain important information gatekeepers. But while many address the political climate and economic hardship, they haven't been effective at telling tourists how to ensure their visits don't make things worse.

The Cuba You Read About in Guidebooks Often Clashes With Reality

Media and PR

Fodor’s Travel Guides Sold to Internet Brands by Penguin Random House

The move to digital has not removed the need for expert advice, but it has upended how print guidebook companies work and forced them to adapt to a publishing cycle that traditional print publishers are not always equipped to understand.

Fodor’s Travel Guides Sold to Internet Brands by Penguin Random House

Media and PR

Detour App Shows the Promises and Challenges of Geo-Location Travel Tech

Detour has redesigned the audio walking tour for the mobile generation, and the user experience is almost flawless. But there's still a lot of work to do to convince travelers that audio tours are relevant in this day and age, and a long way to go until the economics make any sense.

Detour App Shows the Promises and Challenges of Geo-Location Travel Tech

Media and PR

Monocle Magazine Launches Travel Guide Series With New York and London Books

Monocle never does something unless it looks good, is filled with expert insight, and makes money, too. That's why we're happy to see what they're doing in travel publishing.

Monocle Magazine Launches Travel Guide Series With New York and London Books

Media and PR

Why I Left an Enviable Career in Travel Writing for PR: A First-Person Perspective

The golden age of travel writing is over. What's next to take its place?

Why I Left an Enviable Career in Travel Writing for PR: A First-Person Perspective

Media and PR

New Michelin List Highlights New York City’s Better, Cheaper Restaurants

As the series wanes under threat from local sources and online competitors, focusing on budget choices for visitors isn't the worst idea Michelin has had.

New Michelin List Highlights New York City’s Better, Cheaper Restaurants

Media and PR

Yelp Has Changed Local Discovery Whether Business Owners Like It Or Not

Yelp killed Citysearch, made Zagat seem quaint, and helped kill guidebooks. Will it meet a challenger any time soon?

Yelp Has Changed Local Discovery Whether Business Owners Like It Or Not