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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Singapore was an interesting choice to begin with.

For Lonely Planet Now Is the Right Time to Launch Its U.S. Magazine

We don't know how successful LP will be with its ambitions for the magazine, but we do know that they'll be more successful by focusing on the brand's expertise and its readers' willingness to travel than low prices and budget bets.

Twitter Video Falls Short on Performance Metrics for Travel Brands

Being transparent about performance metrics on both organic and paid videos should be a given.

Travel Brands Big and Small Experiment on Yo to Reach Next-Gen Travelers

Publishers control how many push notifications they can send, but they can't control how many publishers users subscribe to. Over-subscription will make push notifications less effective and annoying.

Top 10 Travel Media Brands on Social Media for December 2014

Candy cane themed visuals were overshadowed by listicles about winter and beach destinations.

Data Insights from Top Travel Brands’ Twitter Contests

What's a tweet worth? When it's tied to a prize it's worth a bit more.