The launch of Frommer’s ShortCuts, annotated online versions of its travel guides, makes it one of the UK’s largest digital travel publishers, the firm has claimed.
The ShortCuts allow travellers to pick the guides relevant to them so they only pay for the information they need and they are also available to download while on the move.
Frommer’s has made over 50 of its most popular guides available as specially adapted e-books following a trial during the summer. It hopes to have 330 available by April next year.
ShortCuts cost between £2.99 and £4.99 and cover short-haul weekend break guides such as Rome and more exotic destinations like Guadalupe, St Vincent and the Grenadines. ShortCuts offer maps and direct links to hotels, tour operators and transport.
Ensley Eikenburg, associate publisher, Frommer’s Travel Guides, said: “We want to give our customers choice and flexibility. With ShortCuts, you can now mix and match regional destinations.
“For example, if you are going to Rome and Apulia, you now can purchase these specific destination e-books. This is another way we are providing travel content to our customers in a format to suit their needs.”
Mark Henshall, commissioning editor, added: “We are very excited about launching Frommer’s ShortCuts and making our content so widely accessible in digital format.
“Frommer’s ShortCuts also offer a more lightweight option for travellers on a tight budget and luggage allowance. ”
Frommer’s ShortCuts to the UK will be released in November, with regional titles including Devon & Cornwall, The Cotswolds, Hampshire & Dorset and the East Midlands.