Combining the Web and Paper to Create Modern-Day Travel Guides

Internet entrepreneur Dave Sifry, founder of Technorati, talked with Informilo recently about his latest venture, Offbeat Guides, which creates personalized, up-to-date paper travel guides using a combination of search technology and curation by both amateur and professional travel experts. Offbeat Guides scours the Web to find the most up-to-date information about a destination, then allows travelers to personalize it based on  travel dates and preferences. Click on “read more” to see the video.

Sifry talks about the intersection of digital and paper and the advantages of carrying a paper guide, including the fact that if you drop it in water you don’t have to send it back to tech support.  Leger Holidays, a  company that organizes bus trips in Europe and Dopplr, a U.K. site that allows you to privately share future travel plans with friends, recently agreed to partner with Offbeat Guides.

 

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