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From Periplus to social media – a potted history of the travel guidebook [INFOGRAPHIC]

In all the furore over the sale of Lonely Planet earlier this year and Google buying Frommers in August 2012 it was easy to forget just how long the travel guidebook has been around.

 
 

In travel industry, its a proven fact that content matters a lot and it can make or break a traveler’s buying decision. Infographic from RedRocketMedia reveals interesting facts about content influence in travel industry.

 
 

Where the Hell is Matt? illustrated wonderfully how a germ of an idea from a traveller or consumer could become a global sensation in terms of inspiring travel content on the web.

 
 

CruiseWise, which was the first participant in a Chilean-government program for early-stage startups, released a downloadable cruise travel guide for trip-planning and in-destination purposes.

 
 

TLabs Showcase on travel startups featuring UK and South Africa-based bigFIG, an agency for publishing interactive travel magazines and mobile app development.

 
 

TLabs Showcase on travel startups featuring India-based Travelomy, a travel guide using real-time updates and geo-location for the South Asia region.

 
 

TLabs Showcase on travel startups featuring US-based GuideHop, a peer-to-peer marketplace for tours and guided activities.

 
 

Doubles all round (maybe not the best turn of phrase) at the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office today after reporting a fall in the number of arrests of UK citizens abroad.

 
 

Consumer-built destination guides are nothing new, but in typical KLM style the Dutch airline has now also entered the fray with its own neat service.

 
 

Some fascinating data from YPartnership in a study looking at the inspiration, research, search, shopping and buying of travel products by consumers.

 
 
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