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Task 2.b Paper-based source of information World Travel Guide Quality The World Travel Guide is not of a very high quality. The paper is thin and easily torn; although from the front page it looks appealing. There is little use of colour in the World Travel Guide but there are relevant illustrations. Ease of Access The World Travel Guide is very easy to use although the print is a little small and may be difficult to read for some people. The tourist destinations are listed in alphabetical order and are easy to find. The continents are colour coded to make the guide simpler to use. How up-to-date are the sources of information The World Travel Guide is published annually which means the information is relatively up-to-date, although, by the end of the year some of the information may have changed, but economically it would be impossible to publish the World Travel Guide more than once a year. Strengths The World Travel Guide is easy to use as it is a paper-based source of information; it is often preferred but its uses. ...read more.

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They offer detailed overviews of many holidays with photographs and camera footage. Ease of Access The TV Travel Shop is very easy to use although it is only accessible to those who have Digital Television. How up-to-date are the sources of information The information on TV Travel Shop is always up-to-date because it is a television channel. TV Travel Shop is an electronic-based source of information which means it can be updated regularly, whereas paper-based is more difficult to update frequently. Strengths TV Travel Shop is extremely useful to those who are looking to travel. They offer programmes where you can book your holiday through the channel or there are programmes that simply give you an overview of destinations to visit. TV Travel Shop is constantly updated with new information and holiday packages. Limitations TV Travel Shop is only accessible to those who have digital television. The TV Travel Shop only really offers packages and show programmes on the most popular destination at the time and they do not cover all destination. ...read more.

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Paper-based Source of Information Leaflets Quality The quality of leaflets can vary. Usually contain text and relevant illustrations. Often there is good use of colour and slogans to attract users. Ease of Access Leaflets are one of the easiest sources of information to use. Print may sometimes not be clear or too small but are they are often preferred by its users. Leaflets are normally free to use. How up-to-date are the sources of information Some leaflets may not be updated frequently but they are usually up-to-date and contain relevant information. Strengths Leaflets are simple to use. They briefly outline the subject matter and tell you all you need to know without going into too much detail unlike other paper-based sources of information. Leaflets are usually free so are often favoured. Limitations Leaflets may not always be up-to-date as they are a paper-based source of information. They may not be detailed enough for some customers and may need more information from elsewhere. Main User Group The main user group of leaflets are usually customers and members of the public seeking information. ?? ?? ?? ?? Kelly Price ...read more.

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