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.
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.
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.
The golden age of travel writing is over. What's next to take its place?
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.
Yelp killed Citysearch, made Zagat seem quaint, and helped kill guidebooks. Will it meet a challenger any time soon?
This is pretty much your father's travel guide but art directed by a guy in Brooklyn.
TripAdvisor is pushing hard to expand in Latin America, and the ambitious deal with Telefonica is part of that drive. So is launching ts city guides apps into Spanish and Portuguese.
Lonely Planet has spent nearly a year in transition from the beat-up BBC to the upstarts from Tennessee. While this feature doesn't provide many clues to its current performance, it does demonstrate that the boss is having more fun than most.
Like the first sparrow of spring, the publication of the annual Michelin guidebooks results in a bit of noise from the brand's rivals.