Lonely Planet’s News and Releases December

  • 6 December 2010
  • UK

December news & releases

>> Lonely Planet team up with Natalie Tran

Natalie Tran is one of the most popular female vloggers on YouTube. Her videos, which are short satirical skits revolving around everyday observations have been viewed more than 300,000,000 times on YouTube. Natalie has just embarked on a 120 day round the world trip and has teamed up with Lonely Planet to share her experiences of a first time traveller on the road. Check out Natalie’s videos, photos and blogs on Lonely Planet’s Facebook and microsite pages (www.facebook.com/lonelyplanet ; http://lonelyplanet.com/natalie).
Natalie will be in London later this month.

For further information please contact heather.carswell@lonelyplanet.co.uk.

>>Lonely Planet’s spokesperson wins a Travel Press Award

Lonely Planet’s writer and spokesperson Tom Hall has been awarded the Travel Press Award for Online Travel Writer/Journalist of the Year. Lonely Planet Magazine was also awarded the Consumer Travel Publication of the Year award, and travel photographer Philip Lee Harvey won Travel Photographer of the Year for his work in the magazine.

To see Tom Hall’s award winning journalism visit www.lonelyplanet.com where Tom regularly writes.

>> Coming soon: Lonely Planet’s new-look guidebooks

Lonely Planet will be unveiling new-look guidebooks in March following feedback from thousands of travellers on what they want from our country guides. We brought in world-class information design experts to create the new visuals and make our guidebooks easier to use.

Stay tuned for more details in 2011.

>>Perfect gifts for travellers

From glossy, hardback photography books to tales of the world’s most dangerous places and its finest food; Lonely Planet has something for everyone – from the armchair traveller to adventurous globetrotter.

The Travel Book, The Traveller’s Guide to Planet Earth and Badlands all take the reader through a variety of the world’s destinations using Lonely Planet’s expert knowledge and stunning photography.

Review copies available of our Christmas gifts, please contact:

pressenq@lonelyplanet.co.uk

December 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

>>Travel inspiration for 2011

The year ahead has a significant number of travel trends that will shape travel in 2011; here we take a look at a few of the front runners:

Capital of Culture 2011: the stunning city of Tallinn, Estonia has been rightfully awarded this accolade. Travellers will flock to the city to experience the World Heritage listed Old Town’s cobbled streets and Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.


London in the spotlight: London is the place to be in 2011; the Royal Wedding, the opening of Europe’s tallest building The Shard and the build up to the Olympics makes the UK’s capital a hot spot for the coming year.


Anniversary of the rediscovery of Machu Picchu: Undoubtedly on every traveller’s wish list, Machu Picchu takes on even greater significance this year with the anniversary of its 15th century rediscovery marked with events and celebrations to commemorate this historic milestone.

For review copies and expert comment from our travel editor Tom Hall, please contact pressenq@lonelyplanet.co.uk

>> Lonely Planet’s Tom Hall on Entertainment Tonight

Popular US TV show Entertainment Tonight interviewed Lonely Planet’s writer and spokesperson Tom Hall regarding the forthcoming royal wedding. Tom was asked to give expert comment on the possible destinations that Kate Middleton and Prince William might visit for their Hen and Stag dos and their honeymoon.

To view the clip visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apvAYa7f1DA

>> DECEMBER RELEASES

BRAZIL
            8th edition £17.99

CANCUN & THE YUCATAN ENCOUNTER

            1st edition £7.99

DISCOVER COSTA RICA
            1st edition £15.99

LAOS

            7th edition £13.99

LAS VEGAS ENCOUNTER

            3rd edition £7.99

NEW YORK ENCOUNTER

            3rd edition £7.99

Lonely Planet Magazine: December issue

>> The seven wonders of winter – We reveal winter’s most amazing spectacles, from Canada’s northern lights to a Korean ice festival – (page70)


>> Deep and Crisp and Even – Farmstays in Slovenia’s mountainous north, with blueberry brandy to keep out the cold (page 58)

>> The Perfect Trip to Egypt – Follow the footsteps of Pharaohs with a trip to Cairo, Luxor and Sina and a felucca ride on the Nile (page 44)


>> Mini Guides – Six free cut-out and keep guides to Kensington & Chelsea, Perthshire, Prague, Reykjavik, Delhi and Rio de Janeiro (page 125-135)


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

For further information or to book an interview contact:

 Amy Brill, BBC Magazines Press Office on 020 8433 2208 or email: amy.brill@bbc.com