Lonely Planet’s News & Travel Trends for the Media, May 2010
- 13 May 2010
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Discover Italy Events in the San Francisco Bay Area
We’re hosting two FREE events this spring in the San Francisco Bay Area—if your publication is based here, please let your readers know!
Thursday, May 20th at the Oakland Public Library, Main Library from 6:00-7:30pm
To launch Lonely Planet’s new ‘Discover’ series, local writer Alison Bing will present an interactive talk about travel in Italy. She will share her favorite tips and itineraries and a slideshow. Come with your own questions and travel tales about Italy! Discover books will be sold.
Location: Main Library, West Auditorium, 125 14th St., Oakland
Wednesday, June 16th at the San Francisco Public Library, Main Library from 6:30-7:30pm
In celebration of the launch of Lonely Planet’s new Discover series, please join the San Francisco Public Library for an interactive evening of Italian fun with Lonely Planet author Alison Bing. Using videos, image slideshows and the new Discover Italy guide, Alison will share a custom itinerary for Italy, with top highlights of the country and her favorite experiences while engaging with the audience: fielding questions, hearing stories and directing a lively group discussion with travelers and travelers-to-be. There will be Lonely Planet giveaways and Discover books will be sold.
Location: Latino Hispanic Community Room, Main Library, 100 Larkin St., San Francisco
About the Book:
Discover Europe, New Title
ISBN 978 1 74220 041 5
816pp, full color, 103 maps, $27.99
May 2010 New Titles & Updated Editions
Czech & Slovak Republics
For reveiw copies, please contact PressUSA@Lonelyplanet.com.
Glacier National Park, the USA’s 10th national park (and one of my favorites) turns 100, with a summer full of centennial activities including a film festival. See glaciercentennial.org for more info.
This month is a wonderful time to go anywhere in Europe with fine weather and few crowds. Choose Tuscany, Italy. Florence’s museums beckon, you can score a ticket to climb Pisa’s Leaning Tower or escape to the Twilight town of Volterra.
Shanghai, for the World Expo. In some ways, it’s China’s superpower coming-out party.
Tip of the Month
Orlando is preparing to up the ante next month, with the arrival of Universal Studio’s World of Harry Potter, pre-book trips now to cash in on deals found on sites like Travel Zoo (e.g. four night packages with Potter tickets for under $400/person).
Booking this month? Look for tasty deals as travel companies try to tempt reluctant travelers to book early for this summer. You should bargain hard on hotel rooms, car rental and extras by calling direct once you’ve got a quote online.
It’s the beginning of the dry season in a lot of Southeast Asia, but that doesn’t mean you won’t have to deal with humidity (and, quite possibly, rain – go figure).
‘Tuck’, a retired hobo who once spent 23 straight years criss-crossing the country with a free seat on cargo trains, describes the reason riding the rails beats the highway.
The backpacking kitten, who is accompanying a French couple on their transcontinental journey.
For more information for any of the above topics, please contact PressUSA@Lonelyplanet.com.