Lonely Planet

  • Lonely Planet Acquires Mobile Travel App TouristEye

    Lonely Planet Acquires Mobile Travel App TouristEye

    Earlier this year, we wrote about TouristEye, a mobile app for planning trips and discovering new things to do while traveling. Today the startup is announcing that it has been acquired by travel heavyweight Lonely Planet, as that company seeks to broaden its portfolio of products. Read More

  • Revolutions On The Road

    Revolutions On The Road

    I almost miss the bad old days. When I first started wandering around some of the more obscure nooks and crannies of this planet, lo these many years ago, Internet connections were rare and wonderful discoveries; now I just get annoyed when I can’t get online. The last decade-and-a-half of innovation has completely transformed the experience of travel. Right now I’m in the middle of… Read More

  • Lonely Planet's 25 travel guides get a dose of Augmented Reality

    Lonely Planet's 25 travel guides get a dose of Augmented Reality

    Lonely Planet, the BBC World-owned travel guide company, has rolled out an Augmented Reality option for Android users. Now targeting 25 popular European, US and Asian cities, its AR-supported ‘Compass Guides’ use a combination of GPS, compass and the phone’s camera to enable users to see their current location and nearby points of interest. The app then overlays information… Read More

  • Lonely Planet Learns A Lesson From Eyjafjallajokull (Video)

    Lonely Planet Learns A Lesson From Eyjafjallajokull (Video)

    Lonely Planet has revamped its price structure— the travel publisher has significantly dropped prices, by up to 50%, on all of its mobile apps. Its European city guides will now be available at $5.99, other city guides will be $7.99 (a few small cities like Macau and Manchester will be priced at $2.99). That’s a major discount when you consider that several of the city guides… Read More