Articles tagged “guidebooks”

Lonely Planet CEO to Depart as Company Pursues Sale

Lonely Planet CEO to Depart as Company Pursues Sale

Jason Clampet and Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

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.

3 months ago

The Cuba You Read About in Guidebooks Often Clashes With Reality

The Cuba You Read About in Guidebooks Often Clashes With Reality

Dan Peltier, Skift

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.

5 months ago

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

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

Jason Clampet, Skift

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.

2 years ago

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

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

Greg Oates, Skift

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.

3 years ago

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

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

Jason Clampet, Skift

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.

3 years ago

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

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

Leif Pettersen, Skift

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

3 years ago

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

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

Richard Vines, Bloomberg

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.

4 years ago

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

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

Paolo Lucchesi, San Francisco Chronicle

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

4 years ago

Vice Travel Guides Find It’s Hard to Be Edgy When TripAdvisor Got There First

Vice Travel Guides Find It’s Hard to Be Edgy When TripAdvisor Got There First

Jason Clampet, Skift

This is pretty much your father's travel guide but art directed by a guy in Brooklyn.

4 years ago

TripAdvisor’s Deal With Telefonica Bring Its Mobile Apps to Latin America

TripAdvisor’s Deal With Telefonica Bring Its Mobile Apps to Latin America

Dennis Schaal, Skift

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.

4 years ago

The Best Lines From Outside Magazine’s Very Long Profile of Lonely Planet’s Boss

The Best Lines From Outside Magazine’s Very Long Profile of Lonely Planet’s Boss

Jason Clampet, Skift

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.

4 years ago

Rival Food Critic Responds to Publication of This Year’s Michelin Guidebook

Rival Food Critic Responds to Publication of This Year’s Michelin Guidebook

Anne Penketh, The Guardian

Like the first sparrow of spring, the publication of the annual Michelin guidebooks results in a bit of noise from the brand's rivals.

5 years ago