Articles tagged “rick steves”

Top 10 Travel Media Brands on Social Media for October 2014

Top 10 Travel Media Brands on Social Media for October 2014

Joyce Manalo, Skift

National Geographic Traveler can no longer rely on its parent brand's recognition because social media is leveling the playing field for younger online based publications.

4 years ago

Skift Q&A: The Guidebook Company That’s Survived by Ignoring Everyone

Skift Q&A: The Guidebook Company That’s Survived by Ignoring Everyone

Jason Clampet, Skift

Moon doesn't have the name recognition of some of the other travel brands, but it's managed to avoid they pitfalls that's taken them down. Newlin's experience demonstrates the value of bucking traditional wisdom.

5 years ago

Lonely Planet Owner NC2 Media Purchases Travel Television Show

Jason Clampet, Skift

There's a very short list of people who've figured out how to do travel on television. Fingers crossed NC2's efforts will add a few shows to that list.

5 years ago

UPDATED: Lonely Planet and the rapid decline of the printed guidebook

UPDATED: Lonely Planet and the rapid decline of the printed guidebook

Jason Clampet, Skift

Professionally created guides will always have a place in the traveler's toolkit, but they aren't going to be limited to paper any more and the next generation of guidebook brands will need to make the business work sooner rather than later.

6 years ago

Rick Steves aghast at the power of TripAdvisor and booking sites over hotels

Rick Steves points out that TripAdvisor and online travel agencies such as Booking.com and Venere can have a negative impact on small hotels, but commenters come back at him pointing out that he can wield undue influence, as well.

6 years ago

Rick Steves’ wants voters in Washington State to know what he knows about marijuana

Patty Hastings, The Columbian

Behind Steves' middle-America explorer facade lies not only a political progressive, but smart business sense that may make his Euro-centric guide business the last man standing when the guidebook shakeout concludes.

6 years ago

Rick Steves’ worst and best picks of Europe spark online reader revolt at the Seattle Times

Kristin Jackson, Seattle Times

You have to love it when a cherished travel writer gets blunt, like in this assessment of Scotland: "It's so boring that the Romans decided to block it off with Hadrian's Wall."

7 years ago