Title : LONELY PLANET'S BEST IN TRAVEL 2016
Language : English
Authors : 2016
Genre : Non-Fiction
Publisher : Lonely Planet Publications ( 2015 )
Edition : 1st
ISBN-13 : 9781743607459
ISBN-10 : 1743607458
Binding : Paperback
Price : Rs. 1048 ( Buy from Flipkart.com @Rs. 785/- ( 25%! )
Pages : 206
The Book Summary : From the world’s leading guidebook publisher, Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2016 is the latest edition of the annual headline-making, agenda-setting bestseller. Be an in-the-know traveler this year with Lonely Planet’s collection of the hottest trends, destinations, journeys and all-around best travel experiences for the year ahead. Drawing on the knowledge, passion and miles travelled by Lonely Planet's staff, authors and online community, we present a year's worth of travel inspiration to take you out of the ordinary and into some unforgettable experiences. Whether it's thanks to a sporting event, a revitalised infrastructure, a special anniversary or just that aura of 'right now', each destination featured has passed through our agonising selection process to win a place on Lonely Planet's hallowed Best in Travel list - now in its 11th edition. Book comprises of a highly anticipated list of the world’s hottest trends, destinations and experiences for the year 2016. 16 top travel lists to give you fresh ideas for exploring the world from a new perspective. It consist of more than 35 events which is mapped out month by month in the 2016 travel planner. Top 10 cities - From rejuvenated classics to under-the-radar destinations, LP travel experts say these charismatic cities deserve a spot on your wish list for 2016. Top 10 regions - Regions are different. They range from blockbusters to the unknown, but something – scenery, culture, both – marks them out as special. One thing is certain: all our choices for 2016 make a unique case for a visit. [ P.R ]
My Point of View ( P.O.V ) : I attended its launch recently, although, not gone through it yet. I flipped it pages at the venue itself, and it does look interesting enough. Review coming up soon...stay tuned!
Book launch at Marine Plaza, Bombay.
UPDATE : Okay, as I promised, here's my review of the book. One interesting facet of this book, is the making of the book itself; wherein, the publishers/editors took into account various inputs, not just from the in-house travel experts at LP, but also, from the vast online community ~ like bloggers/tweeters etc, to compile this edition. So, I feel it has a more genuine feel to it, than other travel guide-books. Its table of contents neatly comprises of four sections - 1. Top 10 Countries, 2. Top 10 Regions, 3. Top 10 Cities and 4. Top Travel Lists. It has an interesting mix of places ( from all over the continents ), that brings out their unique characteristics. I liked Bombay's inclusion in the list of top 10 cities, as it is one city that I still see through, from the eyes of a traveler; inspite of living here for over two decades. Every section in the book, consists of interesting tidbits about the places too, like for example: population facts, foreign visits per year, capital, language spoken, major industries, unit of currency, cost index and also info on festivals etc. Go ahead and get the book if you love travel, and are wondering which would be the best places to include in your tour itinerary in the year 2016. Highly recommended.
Positives : Detailed info of interesting places. And Bombay figures in it ( Page 115 )!
Negatives : None.
Who will enjoy this? - Travel freaks & enthusiasts.
Buy or Don’t Buy? – A Must Buy!
About the Author :
Our Rating Scale is : 1 to 5 = ◕◕◕ - I liked it!