Lonely Planet has won the Wanderlust award for Best Guidebook Series.
The award was voted for by 3,000 readers of travel magazine, Wanderlust, and the final positions were based on an average percentage for the entry so that the result was based on satisfaction rather than the number of votes.
This is the third time in a row Lonely Planet has received the accolade. Lonely Planet’s Chief Executive (EMEA) Stephen Palmer said of the award:
‘Wanderlust and its readers, and the travel experiences and adventures they have are Lonely Planet’s heartland. It’s where we started, and as we have expanded and grown, that’s the one thing we never forget. So winning this award is just fantastic.’
The award was presented at Destinations Travel Show at Earl’s Court, London on 2nd February 2006.
Commenting on the award, Wanderlust editor-in-chief Lyn Hughes said: ‘The awards are now in their fifth year and this result proves that regular travellers continue to find Lonely Planet guides their travel bible.’
Collecting the award, Lonely Planet’s Travel Information Manager, Tom Hall, said: ‘We tell it like it is, we try to raise a smile and we never take ourselves too seriously. Our pioneering spirit keeps us searching for new experiences to offer our readers and it’s obviously paying off. We are delighted to win this award again.’
LonelyPlanet.com was also a finalist in the top website category.
Last month Lonely Planet was awarded a ‘Proggy’ for from People for the Ethical Treatment of
Animals (PETA) for Best Vegetarian-Friendly Travel Guide.