The first crowd-sourced city guide for traveling parents has been published on Amazon.
Arthur Frommer has decided at age 83 that his world famous travel books should not be slated for obsolescence. The travel publishing legend will re-acquire the brand sold by Wiley & Sons to Google last year. The Frommer’s Guides appear to be alive and well in their founder’s hands again.
The Norway-based company founded in 2009, Stay.com announced that it has partnered with more than 100 experts in various fields and includes on the website best places for any tastes and needs to visit in each city featured. Local professionals – chefs, artists, fashion designers, bartenders and baristas – picked out their favorite places in their fields in the city they live in. Stay.com now has an even wider collection of places to see, eat in, accommodate, etc. to choose from and create own travel guides.
Lonely Planet, one of the world’s most recognized names in digital travel, will now be owned by Nashville billionaire Brad Kelley’s NC2Media. BBC reported the deal for some $77.3 million, about half of what the British broadcasting giant paid for the business back in 2007. Despite the reported £80 million loss BBC will take, some say there are lessons worth learning still.
USA TODAY announced today that it acquired 10Best.com without disclosing the terms of the transaction. The multi-platform news and information medium, recently named Mobile Publisher of the Year, further expands its content offer as 10Best.com provides original and objective guides with travel content from all over the world from its travel experts. The contributors, which […]
Today I ran across an interesting travel startup called TouristEye. Co-founders of the Madrid, Spain sartup, Javier Fernández Escribano, Ariel Cámus, and their partner Diego JimÃ©nez have done a pretty amazing job with something under half a million in funding so far. Here is my 123 on the startup so far.
Romania Traveler’s Guide, a fresh app for the iOS and Android smartphone and tablet operating systems has just been launched, helping tourists discover the most popular destinations of the Eastern European country. Created by Lonely Planet author Leif Pettersen, the app focuses on some of Romania’s top tourist destinations, Bucharest, Brasov, Sighisoara, Sibiu, Cluj-Napoca and Suceava. […]
Taking a look at the city of Faro in Portugal and why its worth stopping over on your way to the Algarve.
TIME’s Magazine top travel site of 2010, Stay.com has recently added an important upgrade to its DIY travel guides planner: a personalized tips engine, that allows registered Stay.com users to ask friends, family and peers for recommendations for their travel guides via Facebook, Twitter and email.
Starwood Hotels’ Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts has released a limited edition US destination guide published by Assouline. Part of a set of bound books, the luxuriously crafted books show off the Luxury Collection’s most exquisite properties around the world.
If you’ve ever wondered how travel companies like Thomas Cook got so prominent, last weeks 170th anniversary of their founders holidays should be a clue. Thomas Cook’s first hosted tour, a train ride with 500 demonstrators back in 1841, launched maybe the world’s most respected holiday travel company.
In news from one of the world’s best known names in hospitality, Michelin, celebrating the company’s 10 year anniversary online come with revamped Via Michelin website. Argo Travel News takes a look at Michelin’s entry into the competitive realm of online travel guides.
The single greatest symbol of Greece, the one image that has adorned millions of postcards; the Parthenon, is perched high atop the plateau that gives this ancient Greek complex its name, the Acropolis. But, like the part of the proverbial iceberg visible above the water, this marvelous pinnacle is but a fraction of the glory of Greece, even touristic glory. Another more practical wonder awaits Athens visitors, what is known as the Athenian Riviera.
Tripwolf is one of the most complete and useful online travel tools in the world. With its new iPhone and Facebook integration the service should be at the top of the travel booking heap, but somehow it is not. Regardless, Tripwolf is a complete online travel experience, maybe even the best one yet.
A recent tourism conference provides our India correspondent with a rare shot at renewed humility. The author’s experience as a travel consultation in India does not prevent her humanity from showing through. See how relating India’s tourists attractions can lead to self awareness.