Hotel Bibles Go Digital

© Anna Garlikowska

Just last week I was staying in a very sleek hotel room in Santiago de Chile and the incongruity of the Gideon Bible against the minimalist, transparent glass nightstand started me thinking that the Gideons may be due for a technological upgrade.

Apparently a hotelier in Newcastle, England has been thinking along those same lines. The new Hotel Indigo Newcastle has foregone placing hard copy versions of Gideon Bibles in its guest rooms in favour of Kindle e-readers that come pre-loaded with the Bible. Guests can also use the hotel’s free Wi-Fi to download the religious text of their choice from the Internet.

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About The Author

Steph Spencer

Steph Spencer is a freelance travel writer from Canada who has been held captive by the travel industry for over 14 years. An incurable smart aleck, notorious purple fanatic, hat person, and ukulele player of questionable abilities, Steph explores the geeky side of travel on her blog A Nerd At Large, and dispenses random quirkiness on Google+ and as @ANerdAtLarge on Twitter. She truly believes that anything is possible with enough determination and copious amounts of chocolate.

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