IT'S time for the backpackers to move over for the new breed of "cultured, intelligent and savvy" traveller. And if book sales are anything to judge by this has already happened. In a brief tussle between the Lonely Planet Guide that seemed to rule the backpacker's route maps, and the Rough Guides, it seems to be the latter that has caught the fancy of the well- heeled traveller. For managing director, Rough Guides, KEVIN FITZGERALD, "this is a book that gives you options of expensive as well as inexpensive places to stay at." He is confident that India will soon be a major destination and the travel market here is all set to boom. With Rough Guides already having published three titles on India it's only a matter of time before the next one hits the shelves. For Fitzgerald who believes he is representative of Rough Guide's target audience the possibilities are endless. "Who knows we may even do one on the year of the Taj," said he.
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