Travel guide market sees first rise in seven years

Travel guide market sees first rise in seven years

Travel guide publishers are feeling cautiously optimistic after the genre saw a rebound last year for the first time in seven years.

Last week Time Out confirmed it would cease publication of its Time Out Guides in 2016 as part of a “continued evolution of the business”, sparking debate in the national press about whether the era of the printed travel guidebook was over.

However, figures from Nielsen BookScan have revealed that although the market has been in steady decline since 2007, an upturn in last year’s sales has given the sector cause for optimism.

After hovering around the £103m...

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