by Sarah J.F. Braley | June 20, 2011

Northstar Travel Media, a business-to-business media company serving the travel and meetings industries and M&C's parent, has partnered with independent e-book publisher RosettaBooks to introduce a new travel guide series, Destination, for travelers. The initial launch offers e-books for 32 top travel destinations worldwide, sold via Amazon for Kindle downloads and also accessible via all other mobile devices. The e-books use Northstar's destination information and hotel reviews previously available only by subscription to Northstar's online products, and are written by local experts. "RosettaBooks' new short e-books for Kindle are an ideal and convenient way for consumers to gain direct access to Northstar's professional travel guides," said Thomas Kemp, chairman and CEO of Northstar. The guides offer sightseeing recommendations; notable restaurants, with a focus on local cuisine; shopping selections that highlight highlighted local items, foods and gifts; unbiased ratings and reviews of hotels in a variety of price ranges; an exclusive list of leading travel agents who specialize in the destination, and more. The $2.99 e-books can be read on a Kindle e-book reader, or by using the free Kindle app for the iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry, Android and Windows Phone 7. For those who have access to their computers, the books also can be read on the free Kindle software for PC and Mac.