Lonely Planet

  • Travel guide Lonely Planet ranks Kerala among world's 10 best family holiday destination November 9, 2013

    Travel guides publisher Lonely Planet has named Kerala among the world's 10 best destinations for taking the family on a holiday in 2014. The Lonely Planet's award for the best family destination was bestowed on 'God's Own Country' at the World Travel Mart in London, the world's leading travel trade event...
  • BBC sells Lonely Planet guide business March 19, 2013

    London: BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, says it has agreed to sell its travel guide business, Lonely Planet, for 51.5 million pounds ($77.8 million) to US-based NC2 Media. The BBC said Tuesday the decision follows a review that laid out a strategy to focus on BBC brands. NC2...
  • Saif, Kareena launch Lonely Planet in India January 30, 2010

    Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor launched the international travel magazine Lonely Planet in Mumbai on Friday. The magazine had been originally conceived as a country-specific travel guide by a couple from Australia - Tony and Maureen nearly 35 years ago. ...
  • Travel Picks: Top 10 cities to party the night away July 1, 2010

    Singapore: Looking to tread terrain still untouched by foreign stag expeditions? Want to unwind in luxury or drink up the sun? Lonely Planet lists the world's top 10 party cities in its new guide, the 1000 Ultimate Experiences. This list is not endorsed by Reuters. 1. Belgrade, Serbia The long years of...
  • Getaway: Best locations for vacations in 2010 November 2, 2009

    Singapore: Next year, it may be worth a visit to El Salvador, Lake Baikal or Cork, with these destinations featuring in a new Lonely Planet travel guide for the top places to go to in 2010. The Best in Travel 2010, released on Monday, is the travel company's fifth in its...
  • RIP: World's 10 best places to die for November 1, 2008

    Singapore: Above ground, or six feet under, "Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2009" guide lists the world's top 10 cemeteries, which are prime spots for both the living and the dead. Reuters has not endorsed this list. 1. Taj Mahal, India The Taj Mahal in Agra is surely the world's...
  • Joint venture: Travel writer plagiarised, dealt drugs April 14, 2008

    A Lonely Planet author says he plagiarized or made up portions of the popular travel guidebooks and dealt drugs to supplement poor pay, an Australian newspaper reported Sunday. Thomas Kohnstamm, who has written a book on his misadventures, also said he didn't travel to Colombia to write the guidebook on the...