www.bradt-travelguides.com At the end of 2005, top travel magazine Wanderlust asked readers to share their experiences in all areas of travel. At Destinations travel show, Bradt Travel Guides received their Bronze Award for Top Guidebook Series 2005 award from Wanderlust editor Lyn Hughes
In presenting the â€˜peopleâ€™s awardâ€™, Lyn Hughes confirmed Bradt as, â€˜True pioneersâ€™ in the field of travel publishing. Founder Hilary Bradt commented, â€˜Itâ€™s great for a small publisher like Bradt to receive an award like this for the second year running, particularly when our guides focus on lesser-known destinations. Iâ€™d like to thank our authors, for it is only through their knowledge, enthusiasm and dedication that our guides are so successful.â€™ The award demonstrates that travellers continue to be increasingly adventurous, and that for these individuals Bradt Travel Guides remain the guidebooks of choice.
Despite being denied shelf space by certain retailers, and in an increasingly competitive travel-guide market, Bradtâ€™s sales for last season are nevertheless likely to exceed those of the previous year by over 25%. This compares with reports of 5 to 10% decrease in sales experienced by other larger and more mainstream publishers.
New Bradt Travel Guides just published or soon to be published include: Belgrade, Bratislava, Benin, The Czech Republic and Northern Tanzania.