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wats da newest edition 4 LP ENGLAND?

Old Jan 12th 2007, 1:16 am
  #31  
kurkku
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"Iceman" <[email protected]> kirjoitti
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> Deeply Filled Mortician wrote:
>> Let is be knownst that on 11 Jan 2007 14:14:30 -0800, "Iceman"
>> <[email protected]> writted:
>>
>> >Well, Lonely Planet has far more guidebooks published than say, Fodors.
>> > Lonely Planet makes it a company policy to cover the entire world,
>> >even though a lot of their guidebooks don't sell enough to be
>> >profitable.
>>
>> True. I bet it cost them a fortune to make the antarctica one, even
>> though independent travel there is next to impossible!
>
> They can't sell very many of "Georgia" either!
>
Atlanta is a dull place?
 
Old Jan 12th 2007, 1:24 am
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-Martin
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On Thu, 11 Jan 2007 22:44:21 +0100, [email protected] (David Horne, _the_
chancellor (*)) wrote:

>Deeply Filled Mortician <deepfreudmoors@eITmISaACTUALLYiREAL!l.nu>
>wrote:
>
>> Let is be knownst that on Thu, 11 Jan 2007 08:52:35 +0100, Frank
>> Hucklenbroich <[email protected]> writted:
>>
>> >Am Wed, 10 Jan 2007 15:18:40 -0600 schrieb [email protected]:
>> >
>> >> Lonely Planet aficionados (e.g. on the Lonely Planet bulletin board) tend
>> >> to refer to it as LP.
>> >
>> >Right, and as this is a travel newsgroup...
>> >
>> >> But I agree, it's not immediately obvious.
>> >
>> >ACK. But when he mentioned "Rough Guide or LP" it was clear to me, that he
>> >is referring to travel-books. And I think LP is one of the most known and
>> >travel-books on the market.
>>
>> I'll support you on this. I find it hard to believe a regular poster
>> here couldn't know what LP stood for in this context.
>
>I didn't- LP means something quite different to me. I could have figured
>it out I suppose, but why should the reader have to? The rest of the
>language contributed to me know quite having a clue what the poster was
>on about.

I didn't either for the same reasons.
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Old Jan 12th 2007, 1:25 am
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-Martin
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On Thu, 11 Jan 2007 23:03:06 +0100, [email protected] (David Horne, _the_
chancellor (*)) wrote:

>Deeply Filled Mortician <deepfreudmoors@eITmISaACTUALLYiREAL!l.nu>
>wrote:
>
>> Let is be knownst that on Thu, 11 Jan 2007 22:44:21 +0100,
>> [email protected] (David Horne, _the_ chancellor (*)) writted:
>>
>> >Deeply Filled Mortician <deepfreudmoors@eITmISaACTUALLYiREAL!l.nu>
>> >wrote:
>[]
>> >> I'll support you on this. I find it hard to believe a regular poster
>> >> here couldn't know what LP stood for in this context.
>> >
>> >I didn't- LP means something quite different to me. I could have figured
>> >it out I suppose, but why should the reader have to? The rest of the
>> >language contributed to me know quite having a clue what the poster was
>> >on about.
>>
>> Have you ever looked at the selection of travel guides in a shop? It's
>> inevitably overwhelmed by Lonely Planet and Rough Guide. Did you
>> really think he was talking about ye olde vinyl?
>
>I'm not making it up. It was the context too. If the subject had been
>"Anyone seen the newest LP guide for England" I might have got it.

I thought it was YAT and igored it.
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Old Jan 12th 2007, 1:27 am
  #34  
J. Walker
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On Jan 12, 2:56 pm, "Iceman" <[email protected]> wrote:
> Deeply Filled Mortician wrote:
> > Let is be knownst that on 11 Jan 2007 14:14:30 -0800, "Iceman"
> > <[email protected]> writted:
>
> > >Well, Lonely Planet has far more guidebooks published than say, Fodors.
> > > Lonely Planet makes it a company policy to cover the entire world,
> > >even though a lot of their guidebooks don't sell enough to be
> > >profitable.
>
> > True. I bet it cost them a fortune to make the antarctica one, even
> > though independent travel there is next to impossible!They can't sell very many of "Bangladesh", "East Timor", "Georgia
> Armenia Azerbaijan" or "Madagascar & Comoros" either!

Madagascar has plenty of tourists
 
Old Jan 28th 2007, 3:15 am
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On 2007-01-12, Iceman <[email protected]> wrote:
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> They can't sell very many of "Bangladesh", "East Timor", "Georgia
> Armenia Azerbaijan" or "Madagascar & Comoros" either!

I know people who have been to 2 of those destinations within the last
couple of years.
 
Old Jan 28th 2007, 4:44 am
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-Iceman
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On Jan 28, 11:15 am, Jesper Lauridsen <[email protected]>
wrote:
> On2007-01-12, Iceman <[email protected]> wrote:
> >
> > They can't sell very many of "Bangladesh", "East Timor", "Georgia Armenia Azerbaijan" or "Madagascar & Comoros" either!
> >
>
> I know people who have been to 2 of those destinations within the last couple of years.
>


I'm not saying no one goes to them, and some travelers deliberately
seek out places which are the least touristed and least accessible.

But there's a reason that more profit-minded guidebook companies
mostly focus on 20-30 well-traveled destinations, since those are the
ones with the potential for mass-market sales. Lonely Planet makes a
point in covering places even if there isn't much of a market. Bradt
Guides does also, and has guidebooks for places including Benin, Oman,
Burkina Faso, North Korea, and Sudan.
 

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