Articles tagged “lonely planet”

Lonely Planet Buys Destination Content Company ArrivalGuides

Lonely Planet Buys Destination Content Company ArrivalGuides

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Looks like Lonely Planet's new CEO is serious about getting deeper into certain sectors, even if they're not that forward looking.

1 month ago

Lonely Planet Has a New CEO and a New Strategy

Lonely Planet Has a New CEO and a New Strategy

Patrick Whyte, Skift

The old Lonely Planet is dead. Say hello to the new "omnichannel travel platform."

1 month ago

Lonely Planet CEO to Depart as Company Pursues Sale

Lonely Planet CEO to Depart as Company Pursues Sale

Jason Clampet and Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Lonely Planet has weathered the death of the guidebook better than any of its peers, and its new leader will need to figure out a way to flourish rather than just survive as it builds on the pieces of its empire.

11 months ago

The Cuba You Read About in Guidebooks Often Clashes With Reality

The Cuba You Read About in Guidebooks Often Clashes With Reality

Dan Peltier, Skift

Cuba guidebooks do a decent job at giving travelers a view of what visiting and living in the country is like and remain important information gatekeepers. But while many address the political climate and economic hardship, they haven't been effective at telling tourists how to ensure their visits don't make things worse.

1 year ago

Lonely Planet Defends Picking San Juan for Its List of Best Cities to Visit in 2018

Lonely Planet Defends Picking San Juan for Its List of Best Cities to Visit in 2018

Associated Press

San Juan will get back on its feet eventually, but likely not in time for the high season. Lonely Planet, however, feels differently and is defending its choice.

1 year ago

The Future of Travel Media Is Going Far Beyond Print

The Future of Travel Media Is Going Far Beyond Print

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Time will tell if video truly resonates with travelers during the inspiration phase of the travel booking funnel. For the time being, it's smart for travel media to experiment with a variety of formats and platforms, especially when it comes to branded content.

2 years ago

Skift Forum Europe: How Lonely Planet Looks Beyond Guidebooks

Skift Forum Europe: How Lonely Planet Looks Beyond Guidebooks

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Lonely Planet is taking a multichannel approach to consumer travel media, and it seems to be working.

2 years ago

Philadelphia Picked as Lonely Planet’s Top U.S. Destination for 2016

Philadelphia Picked as Lonely Planet’s Top U.S. Destination for 2016

Kristen de Groot, Associated Press

We're a little tired of picture-perfect destinations that now bank everything on tourism (cough, Charleston, cough), which is why we like this pick from LP.

3 years ago

Lonely Planet’s New Travel Magazine Is Now on U.S. Newsstands

Lonely Planet’s New Travel Magazine Is Now on U.S. Newsstands

Jason Clampet, Skift

The more magazines, the merrier. Let's hope LP moves further in the next issue to add its own distinctive take to the medium.

3 years ago

Lonely Planet’s Founder Retraces Hippie Trail, This Time by Budget Air

Lonely Planet’s Founder Retraces Hippie Trail, This Time by Budget Air

Bill Tarrant, Reuters

We are pretty sure that low-cost carriers are, in most cases, more comfortable than driving a van across Asia in the 1970s. But it takes someone as perpetually optimistic as Tony Wheeler to find the bright spots in otherwise sub-par service.

3 years ago

Bourdain’s First Book With Roads & Kingdoms Is a Food Guidebook

Bourdain’s First Book With Roads & Kingdoms Is a Food Guidebook

J.M. Hirsch, Associated Press

It continues to be surprising that so few travel publishers help readers discover a destination through its food.

3 years ago

Lonely Planet’s Top Destination for 2015 Is Having Trouble Attracting Visitors

Lonely Planet’s Top Destination for 2015 Is Having Trouble Attracting Visitors

Jonathan Burgos and Raphael Lim, Bloomberg

Singapore was an interesting choice to begin with.

4 years ago