Primary Source Archives
Gale Primary Sources offers archives and collections that provide researchers with firsthand content, including publications, newspapers, and more, that can be used to examine and analyze the evolution of travel over time.
Explore the world of travel guides, which are books, pamphlets, or websites that provide information for tourists. Some examples of popular travel guides include Frommer’s, Fodor’s, Lonely Planet, and those produced by American travel writer Rick Steves.
The most common type of travel guide provides information about a particular place, such as a city, region, or country. A travel guide can include information on the various sites, hotels, restaurants, transportation, and activities that may be of interest to a visitor. Sometimes known as guidebooks, travel guides can also include information on a country’s culture, currency, and language for international travelers. Many travel guides include maps to help users navigate a new city or country.
Travel guides provide information on pricing so readers can make choices that match their budgets. Some guidebooks market themselves to budget-conscious travelers by highlighting cheap options or ways to save money both before and during a trip.
Sometimes travel guides cater to particular types of tourists, such as those designed for LGBTQ tourists or families with small children. Other travel guides focus on a particular type of vacation, like ones that provide information on adventure travel or options for cruises.
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