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Articles tagged “bbc”

Media and PR

BBC shuts down Lonely Planet’s Thorn Tree forums in pedophilia scare

The best user forum in travel has always battled with trolls. This time, its parent company's own sins are forcing it to take drastic actions where some careful pruning would do.

BBC shuts down Lonely Planet’s Thorn Tree forums in pedophilia scare

Media and PR

Has BBC finally made up its mind on selling a stake in Lonely Planet, post Google-Frommers?

The world's largest publisher of English-language guidebooks and one of the most trusted brands in travel would be a prize to any buyer who didn't purchase it in 2007 and wasn't part of a national broadcast empire in the middle of an identity crisis and mired in political scandal.

Has BBC finally made up its mind on selling a stake in Lonely Planet, post Google-Frommers?

Hotels

Ex-BBC broadcasting office returns to its roots and reopens as a luxury hotel

Inheriting a property’s history is one way to allure guests, especially when it once housed a BCC hub and hunting lodge for European royalty.

Online Travel

Lonely Planet’s value down $78 million since BBC purchase

LP is one of the strongest travel brands anywhere, but that doesn't make it immune to incompetence in the executive suite. It needs to stop chasing silly mobile ideas (Wenzani? Really?) and focus on the strength of its content.

Lonely Planet’s value down $78 million since BBC purchase

Media and PR

BBC makes it easier to see the Olympics on your smartphone

Although it's limited at times because of television licensing issues, among other things, the BBC's apps will deliver tailored updates of teams closest to your phone's GPS location.

Media and PR

BBC considers ditching commercial arm and Lonely Planet

The limitations on BBC's commercial arm has prevented it from taking full advantage of LP's assets to become build a knock-out travel brand.