January News & Releases

  • 8 January 2010
  • UK

January News and Releases

>> Lonely Planet has a new EMEA Managing Director…

…meet Douglas Schatz. Reporting to Matt Goldberg, Lonely Planet’s CEO, Schatz joins the business this month and is responsible for leading the company’s European business and delivering the strategy for print and digital expansion. Douglas has an impressive career history and he joins Lonely Planet from Stanfords, the UK’s leading specialist retailer of travel books and map data, where he was Managing Director for more than ten years.

If you’d like more info please contact: angela.wilkinson@lonelyplanet.co.uk

>> The world’s most misunderstood region and a tourist axis of evil

Lonely Planet co-founder, Tony Wheeler, and experienced Lonely  Planet  author, Frances Linzee Gordon, are both giving talks at the Adevnture Travel Live event this month.  Adventure Travel Live is the one stop shop for anyone planning an off-the-beaten-track travel adventure and this years event is being held at Royal Horticultural Halls, London.  If you want hear more about ‘The Middle East:  The World’s Most Maligned & Misunderstood Region?‘ from Frances and ‘Bad Lands – A Tourist on the Axis of Evil’ from Tony, then  check out the website for more details about these talks and all the other great events taking place throughout the weekend.

Want to know more? Check out: http://www.adventuretravellive.com/visitor_information_show_features_talks_simon.php

>> Interested in Ireland?

The 9th edition of Lonely Planet’s Ireland guidebook is published this month. Find out what our team of authors have to say about the Emerald Isle, its people, attractions and the must-see spots.

If you’d like more info please contact: heather.carswell@lonelyplanet.co.uk

>>January releases

We can provide gratis copies of lonely planet titles for review or recommendation
Cover images are also available for new releases

For more information please contact: pressenq@lonelyplanet.co.uk

>> Regionals Relaunch

Lonely Planet regional guidebooks* have had an overhaul! These new editions are set to get travellers right to the heart of some of the most popular destinations in Italy, France and Spain. The relaunched European guidebook series focuses on immersing travellers in the destination and its food, culture, nature and the other attractions which make the region unique.

If you’d like more info please contact:   heather.carswell@lonelyplanet.co.uk


ANDALUCIA*                                      6th edition £13.99
BEIJING                                             8th edition £12.99
BRITTANY &NORMANDY*                   2nd edition £13.99
CORSICA*                                          5th edition £13.99
HONDURAS & THE BAY ISLANDS      2nd edition £15.99
INDONESIA                                        9th edition £19.99
IRELAND                                            9th edition £15.99
THE ITALIAN LAKES*                          1st edition £12.99
KRAKOW ENCOUNTER                      1st edition £7.99
MADRID ENCOUNTER                        2nd edition £7.99
MALAYSIA SINGAPORE & BRUNEI    11th edition £15.99
NAPLES & THE AMALFI COAST*        3rd edition £13.99
PROVENCE & THE COTE D’AZUR*     6th edition £13.99
TUSCANY & UMBRIA*                        6th edition £13.99
VALENCIA ENCOUNTER                    1st edition £7.99

>>Lonely Planet Magazine: January issue

>> 10 Easy Trips – From mountain-top star-gazing in the Pyrenees to gourmet weekends in Britain, there’s a trip to suit everyone (page 19)

>> A year of experiences – Lonely Planet Magazine compiles a handy planner for the year ahead. Whether you’re a sun or snow lover, there’s something for everyone (page 36)

>> Best of British – Eight unmissable experiences for 2010, all close to home

>> 10 places that made the decade – Lonely Planet Magazine looks back at the destinations and events that shaped the noughties. (page 100)

>> The why of travel – Coast presenter Neil Oliver explains why ancient cities require sunglasses, why he has a huge affection for Lindisfarne and why Edinburgh still takes his breath away (page 117)

>> Mini Guides – Free cut-out and keep guides to Harrogate, England; Cardiff, Wales; Brussels, Belgium; St Moritz, Switzerland; the Red Sea Coast, Egypt and Vancouver, Canada (page 123)

The Lonely Planet Magazine team is available now to discuss the January issue.