Does anyone take time to read the traveler's guides found in the rooms?
I occasionally look them over if I have some time to spare. I usually find my own way around or do a little research online to see what is there to do around the area.
I check them over (just browsing to confirm what I know) but I have already checked out the area via online information and travel books that I may purchase or check out from the local library. If I am going to be in location for several days, I want to know in advance what there is to see and do. If I am there for one day (business), I would use these books for potential restaurants.
Travel guides can be really good but I think there's so many digital apps now that there isn't as much a need for them as they used to be. I recently went travelling with my company to source products in Morocco and I didn't take a travel guide with me as I was relying on my phone. But when I got to the square in Marrakesh I soon realised that the data was super expensive and so I had to buy a travel guide anyway!
For decades, I bought the latest (and most interesting) travel guides before I traveled. (My favorite were the Insight Guides, with Lonely Planet a distance second.) In the internet era, well, it's one less thing to buy, carry, and dispose of later...
There are traveler's guides in the rooms?
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