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China's Rules for Tourists: Please Flush, No Spitting

Also don't pick your nose in public, says the Guidebook for Civilized Tourism

(Newser) - China's latest legislative wonder is calling for citizens to please flush, and refrain from spitting. It's all part of a 64-page Guidebook for Civilized Tourism, part of a new tourism law, that seeks to crack down on rowdy Chinese abroad to clean up China's image, CNN reports.... More »

Google Buys Frommer's Travel Guides

Brand may be combined with Zagat Survey

(Newser) - Apparently Google loves big-name guidebooks. The search giant has agreed to buy the Frommer's brand of travel guides for an undisclosed sum, Frommer's current owner, John Wiley & Sons, tells the Wall Street Journal . Wiley had been publicly trying to unload the brand, saying it no longer fit... More »

Sex Guide Gets a Modern Makeover

New edition will add Viagra and cyber sex to 1972 classic

(Newser) - The hirsute lover on the cover is coming back, but other updates to The Joy of Sex are still under wraps, the Telegraph reports. The original author’s son and a relationships psychologist have paired to modernize the 1972 classic that sold more than eight million copies. The September edition... More »

Family Puts Zagat Empire Up for Sale

Unable to gain traction online, founders ask Goldman to find a buyer

(Newser) - The founders and publishers of the Zagat guides have hired Goldman Sachs to find a buyer for their stake in the company, reports the New York Times. The value of the international icon may top $200 million—not bad for a company that grew out of a two-page typed list,... More »

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