Don’t Let the World Pass You By!
- 8 September 2005
Designating September as National Passport Month, the company kicked off the month with an event in
Congresswoman Barbara Lee introduced a resolution (H. Res. 327) to have Congress declare every September National Passport Month. The resolution has received extraordinary bi-partisan support and has quickly garnered 49 co-sponsors as well as support from the State Department.
Additionally, to increase awareness of the benefits of worldwide travel, Lonely Planet has joined forces with globally respected musicians Michael Franti and Karsh Kale to headline music/travel events this month. The “Passport to the World” events will take place on September 22 at the Spirit Club in
Lonely Planet has just released a book entitled “Don’t Let the World Pass You By! 52 Reasons to Have a Passport”. Written by eight Lonely Planet authors from across the country, this one-of-a-kind book presents 52 reasons, along with humorous personal anecdotes that illustrate the value of getting a passport and travelling abroad. The book features an Introduction by Lonely Planet founder Tony Wheeler and a Foreword by Phil Keoghan, host of the award-winning, world-exploring television show “The Amazing Race.”
Lonely Planet has established a website, www.gotpassport.com, where Internet users can sign a petition supporting National Passport Month. This site also offers National Passport Month resolution updates as well as information on passport-related events and trip giveaways/sweepstakes which are being sponsored across the country.
Lonely Planet is passionately dedicated to the promotion of travel, and to sharing the riches that travel bestows. The company know from decades of exploration and interaction that international travel helps individuals everywhere learn understanding, tolerance and mutual respect for other cultures.
For more information, contact Cindy Cohen, 510-893-8556 ext. 221 or firstname.lastname@example.org.