Issued by ProfessionalTravelGuide.com
PROFESSIONALTRAVELGUIDE.COM PARTNERS WITH
SHAREDBOOK TO LAUNCH UNIQUE OFFERING TO TRAVELERS – THE PERSONALIZED POCKET GUIDEBOOK
Travelers Can Now Publish Their Own Guides for Locations Around the World
ATLANTA, GA – April 15, 2008 – ProfessionalTravelGuide.com, the world's most comprehensive travel and trip planning resource, has signed a new publishing partnership with SharedBook Inc. The partnership enables travelers to create their own unique, professionally printed Pocket Guidebooks by combining relevant online travel content with personal notes and photographs.
The Pocket Guidebook is a pre-trip book that works as an extension of ProfessionalTravelGuide.com's eGuidebook content. With a few clicks, travelers can produce their own guide containing destination and travel information such as sightseeing, nightlife, shopping and dining content and relevant addresses. They can also add personal notes, itinerary information and photographs. The Pocket Guidebook can be created for a single destination, or multiple locations, thereby eliminating the need for travelers to struggle with loose printouts or multiple books.
"The Pocket Guidebook is a first-of-its-kind offering for travelers who wish to create their own unique travel books," said Peter Nicas, ProfessionalTravelGuide.com's CEO and Editor-in-Chief. "With the Pocket Guidebook, the traveler decides the type and amount of information to include, as well as which personal notes, recommendations from family and friends, and photographs to add to the book."
"ProfessionalTravelGuide.com offers the Internet's most content-rich travel database with extensive access to professional destination reviews," said Caroline Vanderlip, CEO of SharedBook. "The Pocket Guidebook is a unique extension of the website, enabling travelers to publish the destination and travel information that is most relevant to them in a professionally printed guidebook, complete with personal content like information regarding reservations and local contacts."
By going to ProfessionalTravelGuide.com and clicking on the eGuidebook tab, travelers can create their pre-trip travel book. Once they have selected the information they want to include, the guidebook is automatically generated online. Travelers are then given the choice to preview and purchase the book or personalize it further.
The application is fully collaborative, enabling groups of travelers to work on the guides together. Anyone invited into the space can contribute personal notes and photographs and make their own book. After finalizing the content, the book is purchased and sent to the printer for on-demand output in laminated soft cover format.
The price for a unique, personalized edition of the Pocket Guidebook begins at $18.95. This includes standard domestic shipping, and completed books arrive in 10-14 business days.
ProfessionalTravelGuide.com is the most comprehensive, unbiased travel resource on the Internet. Designed for leisure and business travelers who value credible and objective travel information above all else, the website comprises the most extensive collection of professional hotel reviews, breaking travel news, images, videos, and destination guides ever assembled on the Internet. The site features the world's largest travel database including more than 159,000 hotels, 7,000+ destination travel guides; 10,000+ professional hotel reviews; 250,000+ associated high resolution images; streaming videos; real-time health and travel security alerts; international business etiquette; and personalized eGuideBooks™.
ProfessionalTravelGuide.com is written by professional travel journalists and draws its content from the travel industry's leading databases, such as Star Service hotel reviews, Weissmann Professional Destination Reports, Hotel & Travel Index (HTI), and Official Meeting Facilities Guide (OMFG).
SharedBook Inc. is a technology company that specializes in integrating and publishing data from various sources into a structured book product that can sit as a flipbook on the Internet or be professionally printed. The company's collaborative on-demand Reverse Publishing Platform allows users to extract data and content from multiple sources, manipulate it, and then distribute their unique creation in digital or hard copy format. For more information, visit www.sharedbook.com.