Books Not Blogs

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According to the World Travel Market 2013 Industry Report, British travelers still prefer old-school print travel guide books to online sources for trip planning and vacation research. The report, based on a survey of 1001 travelers, showed that 59% of travelers used a print version of a guide book—40% buying a new book and 18% borrowing from a friend or relative—while just 27% of British travelers favored web travel sites such as TripAdvisor™. And just 3% of survey respondents reported that social media and blogs were favored travel information sources.

Maybe I should go back to writing guidebooks after all. First I’ll forward a copy of the report to the hotshot lit agent who let my contract lapse.

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