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11. Posted by TLWH (Travel Guru 516 posts) 8y

One of the big problems with online info Forums is when they become too popular like on TT. You start to get groupies and bored people on there.

To give an example about 5 years ago I joined a tech forum of a newish product. Great place, lots of help, nice people. Then recently I checked back in after the product was enjoyed 5 years of relative success. I posted a query on an issue that still had not been resolved. I then got countless opinionated comments about bashing the product?! I only asked why the issue had not been resolved?

It was like a fist fight trying to beat me into admitting I am wrong to comment in the first place It went on and on even without me commenting. Thenyou got people tag teaming the comments etc. Juvenile stuff. Incredible. I won't use it again.

Success breeds more problems. I hope TP is prepared!!

Back to the post: I agree with combination factor, internet, guidebook, online hostel check. Win win. Still for an industry as large as travel, it's surprising not to see more online resources available?

[ Edit: Edited on Oct 5, 2008, at 10:34 AM by outcast ]

12. Posted by dr.pepper (Travel Guru 316 posts) 8y

Quoting Daawgon

I think TP has the best potential because it's run by intelligent people (TA is owned by the mega-Expedia), and TT is a totally lost cause!

Intelligent people? Somebody must be paying you to say that!

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On the question... This is sort a plug, but it's also my honest response. I'd use the TravelBlogs.com custom search engine, which just searches through the blogs featured on TravelBlogs. All the blogs have a narrative style, so it's not your LP guide feel, but I still like getting a first-hand account of the places, as well as some nice pictures.

I've actually used this quite a few times when writing guide articles, because I find people give a pretty honest review of the places they've been.

Eric

13. Posted by Rachey1 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y

Hiya i'm new to this site, but i think this site is really useful!
Another good site i use is www.gapyear.com its very similar to this as in it has people opinoins which i find very useful.

14. Posted by SamSalmon (Respected Member 626 posts) 8y

It very much depends on what sort of travel info-a person has to be prepared to sit/click/sift for hours if they're after info on small remote places.

Popular places like LP TT attract mainstream travellers who for the most part want to stick to the well travelled tourist track-OK for some but not all.

15. Posted by Tena (Budding Member 22 posts) 8y

on a bit of a tangent, but i was very surprised to find the wanderlust forums are so poor, the magazine is fantastic but the forums are dead!

back on topic i mainly use travelwiki, TT and here. Have looked on VT but its a bit too chaotic for my taste.

16. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3720 posts) 8y

Quoting Tena

on a bit of a tangent, but i was very surprised to find the wanderlust forums are so poor, the magazine is fantastic but the forums are dead!

back on topic i mainly use travelwiki, TT and here. Have looked on VT but its a bit too chaotic for my taste.

I love Wanderlust mag too :)

To be fair they only launched the forums on the website a few months ago, so I reckon it will gradually start to pick up as more and more people find out about it.

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18. Posted by TLWH (Travel Guru 516 posts) 8y

It surprises me to see so many travel magazines still in print though. Any high street store you go into seems to have a wander this or travel that heap. Not to mention the many guises National Geo comes in these days.

I really like the photos, and some articles are nice. And I will admit to once having a year subscription to Nat. Do any of these every get read for help, or do they just end up on doctors waiting room tables!

19. Posted by SamSalmon (Respected Member 626 posts) 8y

Quoting outcast

It surprises me to see so many travel magazines still in print though..... Do any of these every get read for help, or do they just end up on doctors waiting room tables!

Travel mags are sometimes helpful for finding new websites, although the websites themselves may be half empty or even useless it does help mix up the old click/click/click grind.

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