Get Ready to Explore the Inca Trail!

March 2004, — Lonely Planet, the world’s leading travel content provider, announced that World Expeditions has become the latest member of its Travel Services program and to get things started, the two companies are sponsoring a trip of a lifetime giveaway via the Lonely Planet website.   

Now visitors to LonelyPlanet.com’s Travel Services page can arrange and book travel adventures through World Expeditions which offers trips ranging from extreme adventure touring to introductory trekking and cycling trips, to sea kayaking and mountaineering excursions.

Lonely Planet partners with select companies that offer quality products, competitive prices, and responsive customer support. These services help travelers easily arrange trips in what are typically complicated realms of travel.

Lonely Planet has teamed with World Expeditions to offer a sweepstakes for an exciting adventure for two to Annapurna, the Inca Trail, or Mount Kilimanjaro. The trip includes economy airfare and travel insurance provided by two of Lonely Planet’s Travel Service partners, Airtreks and World Travel Center. Starting today through March 31, visitors to LonelyPlanet.com can access the entry form and information about official rules and prize details.

“World Expeditions has earned an excellent reputation of providing extraordinary, off-the-beaten-path travel experiences to its customers and we are pleased to have them on board,” said Tamar Elizabeth Lowell, Lonely Planet global online products manager. “The addition of World Expeditions to our Travel Services roster confirms our commitment to providing travelers with the tools to easily and conveniently book even the most complicated itineraries.”

Other travel services available at lonelyplanet.com:

Airtreks – Track down the best pricing options for a big trip, whether it’s Mu lti-stop International, Around-the-World, Circle-Pacific, Circle-Asia, or Circle-Atlantic. Airtreks is flexible, customizable and easy to use.

World Travel Center – Find the best suited travel insurance policy, whether for short or long hauls, for business or pleasure. World Travel Center lists a range of quality providers, offers internationally competitive prices and even has some handy last-minute coverage options.

Hostelworld – Book a stay at one of over 4,000 hostels worldwide in only a few clicks. With real-time reservations, secure technology, informative write-ups and color pictures.

Rail Europe – Track down the best rail pass for any European vacation with Rail Europe’s extensive line of rail passes for over 35 countries. Rail Europe provides helpful tips and up-to-date schedules.

Ekno – Stay in touch while on the road. Join ekno and use one card worldwide to save up to 70% on international calls, receive messages from family and friends and loads more.

About Lonely Planet:

Lonely Planet provides comprehensive, reliable and insightful travel information, maps, photos, and cultural information to destinations around the globe. While known primarily for its 600+ travel guidebooks published in 15 languages, Lonely Planet has several additional global operating units: an award-winning website, digital travel content licensing, a photographic image library, and television production and distribution. With a staff exceeding 400 people, Lonely Planet operates its headquarters in Melbourne, Australia, with regional offices located in Paris, London and the San Francisco Bay Area.