Insight Guides Pakistan (Travel Guide with Free eBook)

Auteur: Insight Guides
Taal: Engels
Insight Guides Pakistan (Travel Guide with Free eBook)
Auteur: Insight Guides
Uitgever: Apa Publications
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9781789193022
  • Druk: 2
  • januari 2020
  • 370 pagina's
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In the late 1960's a young German graphic designer, Hans Hoefer, trekked from Europe to Asia. He was especially intrigued by Bali, where he earned a living by selling his paintings of the Indonesian island to tourists. But he was frustrated by the lack of easily available information on Bali's colorful culture and people. Where did their beliefs originate? How did their art develop?

Hoefer searched for a guidebook that would explain the island's history and culture as well as describe its tourist sites. It would give an insight into its people's values and politics. It would use strong visual images to communicate directly the atmosphere of the destination and the everyday life of its inhabitants. And it would encourage readers to celebrate the essence of the place rather than fashion it to suit their preconceptions. He couldn't find such a book, so he decided to create it. With the financial backing of a local hotel, he published Insight Guide: Bali in 1970.

The book won a photography award and a gold medal from the American Society of Travel Agents. Hoefer meticulously produced other Insight Guides to Asian destinations, all illustrated with superb, full-colour photographs.

The concept found its market in the 1980s and by the early 1990s Insight Guides to more than 100 destinations all over the world were available in different languages. To meet the demand for the books and to maintain standards of production quality, Hoefer set up his own printing plant in Singapore, which had by then become his base.

When Hoefer would meet people around the world, he was struck by the fact that even Insight Guide fans would still ask: ""Yes, but what's your favourite restaurant in Paris?"" or ""Which hotel do you use in New York?""

To cater for this demand for personal recommendation, Hoefer launched the Insight Pocket Guide series, a radical concept which filtered information through a local correspondent - the reader's equivalent of a friend in a destination. Later, a full-size, fold-out map was added to give the books added practicality.

Hoefer responded to public demand by adding a third series: Insight Compact Guides. These were portable, keenly priced mini-guides which could be carried easily and quickly consulted while on the road. The concept was adapted from a market-leading series in Germany. Realising that substantial resources would be needed to update, improve and expand, Hoefer sold his share in the company over a period of years to the Langenscheidt group, which embarked on an ambitious expansion program.

Insight FlexiMaps, the first product in this new program, were an immediate success. Their clear cartography and the ease of use and durability provided by lamination showed that Insight Guides' innovation skills were as strong as ever. In 1999, Insight Guides forged a link with Discovery Channel to produce Discovery Travel Adventures. This acclaimed series of guide books takes a thematic approach to travel in tune with the growth of special interest tourism, from birdwatching to scuba diving.

Insight has added yet more series to their collection, including Insight Shopping Guides, Insight Eating Guides, Museums and Galleries Guides, and Kids' Fleximaps.

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Insight Guides Pakistan Travel made easy. Ask local experts. Comprehensive travel guide packed with inspirational photography and fascinating cultural insights, now with free eBook. From deciding when to go, to choosing what to see when you arrive, this guide to Pakistan is all you need to plan your perfect trip, with insider information on must-see, top attractions like Badshahi Mosque, the Karakoram Highway and Mohenjo-daro, and cultural gems like the breathtaking Lahore Fort, the eerie beauty of the Hunza valley and the bustling bazaars and buildings of Peshawar's Old City. Features of this travel guide to Pakistan: - Inspirational colour photography: discover the best destinations, sights and excursions, and be inspired by stunning imagery -Historical and cultural insights: immerse yourself in Pakistan'srich history and culture, and learn all about its people, art and traditions -Practical full-colour maps: with every major sight and listing highlighted, the full-colour maps make on-the-ground navigation easy - Editor's Choice: uncover the best of Pakistan with our pick of the region's top destinations -Key tips and essential information: packed full of important travel information, from transport and tipping to etiquette and hours of operation - The ultimate travel tool: download the free app and eBook to access this and bonus content from your phone or tablet - Covers: (Sindh) Karachi; Lower Sindh and the Thar Desert; Up and down the Indus; Mohenjo-daro; (Punjab) Islamabad, Rawalpindi and the Murree Hills; The Grand Trunk Road to Attock; Taxila; The Grand Trunk Road to Lahore; Lahore; Around Lahore; South Punjab; (Balochistan) A tour of Balochistan; (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) Peshawar and the Khyber Pass; Takht-e-Bahi; The Swat Valley; (The Karakoram to the Hindu Kush) Karakoram Highway to Hunza; Balitisan; To Chitral Are you also travelling to India? Check out Insight Guides India for a detailed and entertaining look at all the country has to offer. About Insight Guides: Insight Guidesis a pioneer of full-colour guide books, with almost 50 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides with user-friendly, modern design. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps, as well as phrase books, picture-packed eBooks and apps to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.
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370 pagina's
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