Lonely Planet Writer

Updated: iPhone guides for stranded travellers

This week Lonely Planet has seen more than 3 million downloads of its iPhone city guides, making them the top free travel applications in the iTunes App Store.

To help travellers who were stranded due to the chaos caused by Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano, Lonely Planet on Monday (19th) made 13 of its European iPhone city guides available free of charge for four days.

In an effort to continue supporting travellers who remain displaced, Lonely Planet has decided to offer its entire European iPhone city guide range at £2.99 (€3.99, US$4.99, AU$5.99), a discounted rate from their normal price of £9.49 (€12.99, US$15.99, AU$18.99) to provide travellers with practical information and suggestions on what to do while in an unfamiliar destination.

Tom Hall, Lonely Planet Travel Editor, said, “The rate at which the iPhone city guides have been downloaded has been phenomenal. We have had a fantastic response from travellers and want to continue to support them through this extended offer which now covers 32 cities across Europe.”

The 32 guides will be available at the discounted price of £2.99 (€3.99, US$4.99, AU$5.99) until Friday 30th April from the iTunes App Store.

Amsterdam
Barcelona
Belfast
Berlin
Budapest
Copenhagen
Dublin
Edinburgh
Florence
Glasgow
Istanbul
Krakow
Lisbon
London
Lyon
Madrid
Manchester
Marseille
Moscow
Munich
Nice
Oslo
Paris
Prague
Rome
Seville
St Petersburg
Stockholm
Stuttgart
Venice and the Veneto
Vienna
Warsaw

This is an update from original post of April 19, reposted below.

In response to the widespread chaos caused by the eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano, Lonely Planet is offering 13 of its European iPhone guides free.

'Travellers stuck in unfamiliar places need access to practical information as well as suggestions on what to do whilst stranded', said Tom Hall, Lonely Planet Travel Editor. 'That’s why we’re giving away iPhone city guides to major affected destinations.'

The 13 guides will be available free until Thursday, 22 April from the iTunes app store. You can access them via the links below.

The cities included are:

Clarification: if you download the app for free, it is yours to keep. You will not be charged in the future for an app that you have downloaded free.