On the death of print and travel guides
The amount of travel guides available on print struck me as an odd phenomenon. Ok, this picture was taken from an airport, but still, who reads travel guides these days?
The amount of apps on all platforms with same, and constantly updated, information is overwhelming. Intuitive user interfaces, geopositioning and social media integrations all enable a myriad of features that were non-existent perhaps just ten years ago. Consequently one might assume that paper versions of travel guides are (were) the first to disappear.
Apparently this is not the case. The answer to the above being that quite a many people read travel guides and prefer to have them on paper. Otherwise the merchandising decision of this bookstore would have been different.
Maybe someone can explain the reason why?