Lonely Planet Writer

What is Lonely Planet travel news?

Tokyo

We all have personal reasons for visiting different places but there is one common driving force: we’re curious about what’s beyond our own front door.

Your love and fascination for faraway (and nearby!) places doesn’t end when you unpack your bags, so it seems natural to help continue your exploration of the world by bringing you the latest travel news from all around the globe.

Our team of dedicated reporters - with the help of our expert Destination Editors - aim to bring you the best and most entertaining news, fuelling your curiosity and keeping you informed about your next destination. Our news will help you on your travels, entertain you at home and maybe even inspire you to finally book the trip you’ve always wanted to take.

This is a really exciting adventure for all of us here on Lonely Planet’s travel news team and we have lots of great ideas we’re looking forward to share with you in the coming months. In the meantime, don’t be a stranger! Catch up on the latest travel news at lonelyplanet.com/news and join the conversation by following us on Twitter @lptravelnews.

So, what do you report on?

In a nutshell: anything that will be of interest to travellers. This could be the latest information on airline routes, a new museum, a viral travel trend, a gallery of stunning images from around the world, or an unusual occurrence that is baffling the locals.

But, how is this different to what Lonely Planet already does?

We’re committed to bringing you tried-and-tested recommendations and travel tips to help you make the most out of your trip, and you can bet your bottom dollar that we’ll still be doing that. But with Lonely Planet travel news, we’ll be bringing you today’s events from all over the globe, through the eyes of a traveller.

What’s the weird and wonderful event the locals are talking about today? What’s the status of the latest train strike? Is there a new app that could make booking flights easier? That’s the information Lonely Planet travel news will have; enabling you to make informed decisions in a rapidly changing world.

Got it. How could I contribute as a keen traveller then?

If you’ve got a story idea, send your tips or photos directly to our reporters at travelnews@lonelyplanet.com. Please note that we do not accept full submissions at this time.

You can also tweet us @lptravelnews or use #lpnews to see what updates Lonely Planet staffers, writers and travellers are sharing in this space.