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Travellers enlightened on benefits of travel guides

26 January 2009 10:09

Travellers enlightened on benefits of travel guides

Thrill seekers may improve their chances of having a successful holiday if they used a travel guide, according to Footprint.

Andy Riddle, managing director of the travel guide publishers, believes a well-written guide book can go a long way in pointing tourists towards their wanted adventures.

He said: "It can be a shortcut to all the best opportunities and experiences, which might otherwise be missed."

However, he added that although they can be a shortcut to finding a good location, they are best used as a starting point by a person when they first arrive in a country, to give them a better understanding of their surroundings.

Earlier this year, Author Thomas Kohnstamm caused a big stir in travel writing and publishing circles after publishing his book, Do Travel Writers Go To Hell?

The book revolves around his experiences as a travel writer for the guidebook Lonely Planet and discusses issues about the ethics of travel writing and how writers are paid.ADNFCR-1320-ID-18579242-ADNFCR