Lonely Planet Planet US Magazine Booking.com Competition

Here are the terms and conditions which will apply to your entry. Please read them carefully as they contain important information you need to know!


Promoter information: Lonely Planet Global, Inc. of 1260 North West Street, Wilson, WY 83014, USA. Our Promotional Partners are: Booking.com B.V. of Herengracht 597, 1017 CE Amsterdam, Netherlands; AND Rosetta Stone of 1621 N Kent St Floor 12, Arlington, VA 22209; AND Food52 of 122 W 26th Street, New York, NY 10001; AND Viator of 360 Third Street, Suite 400, San Francisco, CA 94107.


Start time and date: 12:01 a.m. CDT, August 8, 2017. Closing time and date: 11:59 p.m. CDT, October 27, 2017. Entries received after the closing date of the promotion will not be considered. Only one entry per person.


This Prize Draw is open to residents of the U.S. aged 18 or over, except for employees of Lonely Planet and Promotional Partner(s), their families, agencies or anyone else associated with this competition. The laws in some places don’t allow Lonely Planet to run this promotion, so the promotion and these Terms and Conditions are void in those places.


The winner and guest must share the same travel itinerary and are responsible for obtaining valid passports and visas for travel.


The Promoter and Promotional Partners will use entrants’ personal details in accordance with their privacy policies, found at the following:

Lonely Planet privacy policy (http://www.lonelyplanet.com/legal/privacy-policy),

com B.V. privacy policy (https://www.booking.com/content/privacy.html?label=opensearch-plugin;sid=bbff4bb7128cde32e25bf15a60a3d125),

Rosetta Stone privacy policy (http://resources.rosettastone.com/CDN/us/agreements/US_Privacy_Policy-102513.pdf),

Food52 privacy policy (https://food52.com/privacy)


All notifications regarding changes to these Terms and Conditions will be posted on the following webpage: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/usmagazine#competition.


The Prize


There will be one (1) overall prize for one (1) winner plus guest. The winner and guest must be over 18 years old to partake in the prize. The prize consists of:

accommodation allowance to the value of €2,500.00 EUR (approximately $2,800.00 USD) provided by Booking.com for winner and guest to stay in Italy in a maximum of 3 available hotels on https://www.booking.com/ that accept credit card payment. Booking.com is responsible for booking and pre-paying the selected accommodation for the winner and guest. If chosen accommodation totals more than €2,500.00 EUR, then winner must supplement the cost. If chosen accommodation totals less than €2,500.00 EUR, the difference will not be given to the winner;

$2,000.00 USD airfare voucher provided by Lonely Planet;

Two (2) 24-month subscriptions to Rosetta Stone (approximate RRP $500.00 USD);

$200.00 USD towards dinner at one of the restaurants featured in Lonely Planet’s Italy From the Source provided by Lonely Planet;

One (1) Aeolian Islands Day Trip from Taormina to Stromboli and Panarea for two from Viator (approximate RRP $182.10);

One (1) Taormina Food and Wine Walking Tour for winner plus guest provided by Viator (approximate RRP $179.82 USD);

One (1) year subscription to Lonely Planet Magazine, provided by Lonely Planet (approximate RRP $23.96 USD); AND

One (1) copy of each of the following Lonely Planet books, provided by Lonely Planet including: Italy travel guide, 12th edn (RRP $27.99 USD); Sicily travel guide, 7th edn (RRP $21.99 USD); Secret Marvels of the World, 1st edn (RRP $24.99); AND Italy From the Source, 1st ($24.99 USD).


The maximum total prize value (approximately RRP $4,161.88 USD), is based on the recommended retail value at the time of printing. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any variation in the value of the prize.


The flights and accommodations must be taken in one trip, and both require 4 weeks advance booking subject to availability. Travel must be booked by October 15, 2018. Travel must be completed by December 22, 2018. Subject to availability at time of booking. No extensions will be granted for the expiration date. No substitutions for the prize package will be permitted, and certificates have no cash value. Gratuities not included.


The winner and guest must comply with all relevant customs, security and immigration requirements, including appropriate passport (with at least six months validity), visa requirements and finding out what documents you need. Lonely Planet and Promotional Partner(s) will not be responsible for any failure to comply with these requirements.


The prize does NOT include any taxes (such as city tax and tourist tax), insurance, travel to and from departure airports, or any travel or other expenses, fees and costs connected with the prize that are not included in the prize description. Any out-of-pocket expenses (such as phone, room service, drinks purchases, gifts and food) are not included in the prize.


The package is non-transferable and no alternative packages will be offered (including cash alternatives).


The prize is provided by Lonely Planet, Booking.com B.V., Rosetta Stone, AND Viator and is subject to availability.


The winner will be selected at random from all eligible entries. The Promoter’s decision will be final and binding. No correspondence will be entered into.


The winner will be notified by the prize provider by email within 28 days of the competition closing date.


If the prize provider can’t contact the winner within three (3) months of the closing date, the Promoter will offer the prize to a runner-up, or re-offer the prize in another promotion.


You must provide your full name and email address. We will use your personal details to administer this promotion, and will not publish them or provide them to anyone without your permission.


You agree that if you win, the Promoter can publish your surname and county in the magazine.


A list of winners can be obtained by emailing social@lonelyplanet.com within three months of the closing date.


Rules, Liabilities and Jurisdictions


When you enter the competition, you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.


Information about the prizes and how to enter form part of the Terms and Conditions.


The Promoter and Promotional Partners do not accept responsibility for your entry into the Prize

Draw or use of the prize which results in:


loss that was not reasonably foreseeable;

loss that was not caused by our breach of this deed or by our negligence;

business losses (such as lost data, lost profits or business interruptions) or loss suffered by non-consumers;

losses caused by factors which could reasonably be considered to be outside our control (such as faults in third-party equipment, or delayed or cancelled flights); and

any loss caused or contributed to by your breach of conditions of entry of your negligence.


The nature of the prize may pose health or safety risks, or risks normally associated with travel, to you and guest. You and guest must consider any health, safety and travel risks and take appropriate precautions (including arranging insurance) to guard against those risks.


You agree that if you have a dispute with Lonely Planet in relation to this Prize Draw: (1) it will be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (2) any claim will be limited to an action at law for damages and you will not be permitted to obtain attorneys’ fees or other legal costs; and (3) you waive all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and your right to claim indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages.


The promotion is subject to the laws of the state of Tennessee, United States of America.