Travel guidebook publisher Rough Guides recently announced the relaunch of its website, RoughGuides.com. Focusing on an interactive user experience, visitors to the new website can create online profiles, pose travel questions, read new articles daily, and converse with other members and Rough Guides staff, as well as share their own recommendations and reviews.
Clare Currie , Publishing Director of Travel, DK Publishing, reports that the “(e)arly feedback has been incredibly positive and we hope that the new site will allow us to connect with many new Rough Guiders. At the same time, we’re continuing to work through the relaunch of the main Rough Guides series in print – demonstrating that both print and digital can happily coexist.”
To kick-off the relaunch, RoughGuides.com has announced The Round-The-World Contest. The RG staff has teamed up with North South Travel to offer one lucky reader – and friend – up to £4000 (or the USD equivalent) to spend on flights and hotels on a trip around the world. The winner will also receive a brand-new iPad and the chance to blog for the website.
Entrants need to sign up to RoughGuides.com and comment on the contest article with 100 words or less on “the place that changed me.” The RG staff will pick their favorite entry. The competition went live last week and is open to US and UK residents – see the full terms and conditions here. The competition closes on February 22, 2013.