Travel Book Publisher Announces Relaunch of and Travel Contest

Feb 12, 2013, 08:00 ET from Rough Guides

NEW YORK, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Travel guidebook publisher Rough Guides recently announced the relaunch of its website, 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.

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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, 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 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.

From trip planning to inspiration to advice, the new has it all.

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About Rough Guides
Rough Guides is a leading publisher of travel and reference information known for its "tell it like it is" attitude, accurate, up-to-date content and informed contemporary writing.  The guides themselves – distributed worldwide by the Penguin group – cover more than 200 destinations around the globe.  

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