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The Life and Times of the Travel Guide Book

Guidebooks or travel guides provide details about a geographic location, tourist destination, or itineraries and have been in use for centuries. The periplus was an itinerary from landmark to landmark of the ports along a coast, and was the forerunner to the guides we currently use. The Periplus of the Erythraean Sea was a manuscript from the first century and the journey from this simple document to the incredibly detailed paperbacks of the 20th century is detailed in our infographic. Having existed in various forms over the centuries, we ask if travel guides are near the end of their lives?
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