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Articles tagged “guidebooks”

Media and PR

Wikipedia’s travel site’s official launch coming soon; what to expect and not expect

There is no question about it: guidebook publishers should fear Wikivoyage, but travelers should rejoice. Though give it some time to build up into a useful resource.

Wikipedia’s travel site’s official launch coming soon; what to expect and not expect

Media and PR

The limited-edition, rabbit-fur covered guidebook that lists locals’ phone numbers

Is this guide written by locals a stroke of genius or just plain strange? Either way, it highlights how the Internet has enabled travelers to read the suggestions of thousands of locals rather than just those of handpicked individuals.

The limited-edition, rabbit-fur covered guidebook that lists locals’ phone numbers

Media and PR

Lonely Planet looks for a new moderation system before Thorn Tree forum returns

BBC undoubtedly will put more resources into moderating the Lonely Planet Thorn Tree forum. It is an issue that confronts every Internet publisher, and in this instance, the BBC got stung.

Lonely Planet looks for a new moderation system before Thorn Tree forum returns

Media and PR

TripAdvisor’s Kaufer says it’s “business as usual” despite major movements in the industry

Reading between the lines, Kaufer is saying that TripAdvisor will continue to be a great source of leads for travel advertisers despite Priceline's pending acquisition of Kayak, and that TripAdvisor's scale makes competitors interesting, but a relative non-issue.

TripAdvisor’s Kaufer says it’s “business as usual” despite major movements in the industry

Media and PR

The French are trusting an American to take the Michelin Guides into the digital age

The Michelin Guide has significant work to do to remain relevant in the digital sphere and to prove that content created by experts can trump mostly amateur user-generated content.

The French are trusting an American to take the Michelin Guides into the digital age

Media and PR

Wikipedia-style travel guide goes live in rebuff to Internet Brands

The launch of Wikivoyage is significant and an important victory for supporters of commercial-free destination content. But, while a challenge, rival guidebook publishers won't have to close up shop any time soon.

Media and PR

TripAdvisor CEO reviews Google’s purchase of Frommer’s: “It is puzzling”

With the purchase of Frommer's and Zagat, and a push to elicit reviews from Google users, Google's travel strategy is multifaceted, although TripAdvisor's Stephen Kaufer chooses to focus on just the guidebook aspect for now.

Online Travel

Wikipedia parent to launch travel guide with Wikitravel rebels

A Wikipedia-like wiki travel guide could be a tremendous, free resource for information-hungry travelers. The current efforts have been starved for resources.