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Red Ventures acquires Lonely Planet 

2 December 2020

Red Ventures has announced it has acquired Lonely Planet from NC2 Media for an undisclosed amount. Red Ventures, a platform of digital businesses including US-based travel website The Points Guy,...

Lonely Planet launches cookbook series

30 June 2015

Lonely Planet has launched a series of ‘destination’ cookbooks called ‘From the Source’.The publisher will release the first two cookbooks in August—From the Source: Italy and From the Source: Thailand—and...

Lonely Planet launches flights-comparison tool 

18 July 2014

Lonely Planet has launched a company-branded flights-comparison tool on its website.The publisher said in a statement that this is the first time it has hosted an ‘own-branded flight search engine’,...

Lonely Planet to relaunch children’s list 

17 June 2014

Lonely Planet will relaunch its children’s list, Not for Parents, as Lonely Planet Kids, reports the Bookseller. ‘We now feel the time is right to establish Lonely Planet Kids as...

Lonely Planet develops travel accessories range 

10 April 2014

Lonely Planet has developed a range of travel accessories that are now available for sale in bookstores. Branded with the Lonely Planet logo, the items include neck pillows, travel adaptors, luggage scales, combination...

Lonely Planet partners with Scribd 

28 March 2014

Lonely Planet has partnered with ebook subscription service Scribd to make all of its travel guides available to subscribers.The announcement marks the launch of Scribd’s travel category, as well as...

BBC denies sale of Lonely Planet 

7 March 2013

Following reports that the BBC has sold its majority stake in Lonely Planet, the BBC has made a statement denying that any deal has been done. A spokesman for BBC...

Lonely Planet Hub opens in Dymocks George St 

18 January 2013

A Lonely Planet Hub has opened in the Dymocks bookstore in George St, Sydney. Situated on the mezzanine level of the store, the Hub is a ‘shop-in-shop’ that carries Lonely Planet...

New bookstore for Perth Airport 

9 October 2012

LS Travel Retail, which operates a Lonely Planet retail store in Sydney airport, is among the retailers selected for Perth Airport’s new domestic terminal, Terminal 2. LS Travel Retail has...

Future-proofing workflows 

20 August 2012

In the future it is likely that content will be published as books, ebooks, apps, webpages and formats not yet discovered. To prepare, some publishers are creating media-neutral workflows. Editor-cum-business...

Changes at Lonely Planet 

9 May 2012

At Lonely Planet, Chris Zeiher has been promoted from Australia and New Zealand sales and marketing director to the newly created role of Asia Pacific sales and marketing director, Kate...

Lonely Planet launches country guide apps 

18 April 2012

Lonely Planet has announced a series of new country guide apps for the iPhone and iPod touch, available via the App store. The first apps launched were country guides for...