We just finished our annual guidebook review, as we plan our 2014 research (for the 2015 editions). The basic skills of travel are evolving, with the on-the-road technology available to all of us these days, in the form of smartphones, tablets, and widespread Wi-Fi. As we continue to update our many guidebooks, we have a few general questions:
- Do you find it helpful to have listings for Internet cafés (with actual terminals, not just Wi-Fi)?
- How are you finding hotels these days? My guidebook’s listings, websites (like TripAdvisor), calling ahead as you travel, local tourist offices and room-booking services, etc.? Our hunch is that people don’t use guidebook hotel listings while on the road as much as they used to.
- Is there any type of information we are missing in our guidebooks?
- Is there any type of information in our guidebooks that you do NOT use and would consider a waste of pages?
Thanks for your help.