Articles tagged “lonely planet”

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Lonely Planet on Summer Travel: Cope, Don’t Cancel

You've seen and heard the horror stories of travel plans gone awry in May and June, and now Lonely Planet is stepping up with advice for travelers that skittish travel businesses would welcome: "DO NOT let the threat of a cancellation keep you home. It's been a long pandemic. It's time to get out there again."…

Hotels

Daily Podcast: Marriott’s Massive Profit

Good morning from Skift. It's Wednesday, February 16, in New York City. Here's what you need to know about the business of travel today.

Daily Podcast: Marriott’s Massive Profit

Media and PR

Lonely Planet Buys Local Experts Site Elsewhere for Trip Planning

Even if Lonely Planet's main reason for acquiring Elsewhere isn't to sell more guidebooks, increasing its digital scope will help the publisher do so. The company still hasn't made a full recovery from the pandemic, so it needs to take steps to turn increasing numbers of people eager for travel advice toward its products.

Lonely Planet Buys Local Experts Site Elsewhere for Trip Planning

Media and PR

The Points Guy Owner Red Ventures Buys Lonely Planet

Red Ventures had better keep publishing the print guidebooks or it'll face an uproar among a segment of diehard travelers.

Online Travel

Lonely Planet to Revamp Its Guidebooks, Starting With China

CEO Luis Cabrera has big plans to invest in digital opportunities, but right now the company is still in the experimental stage.

Lonely Planet to Revamp Its Guidebooks, Starting With China

Online Travel

Lonely Planet Buys Destination Content Company ArrivalGuides

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

Lonely Planet Buys Destination Content Company ArrivalGuides

Media and PR

Lonely Planet Has a New CEO and a New Strategy

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

Lonely Planet Has a New CEO and a New Strategy

Media and PR

Lonely Planet CEO to Depart as Company Pursues Sale

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.

Lonely Planet CEO to Depart as Company Pursues Sale

Tourism

The Cuba You Read About in Guidebooks Often Clashes With Reality

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.

The Cuba You Read About in Guidebooks Often Clashes With Reality

Media and PR

The Future of Travel Media Is Going Far Beyond Print

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.

The Future of Travel Media Is Going Far Beyond Print