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Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet is a travel media company that publishes destination guide books and magazines for travelers. Read more

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President & CEO

Luis Cabrera

CEO Approval Rating

85/100

Founded:

1973

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Fodor's is seen as one of Lonely Planet's biggest rivals. Fodor's was founded in 1949 in Segundo, California. Like Lonely Planet, Fodor's also operates in the Travel Agency sector. Fodor's generates $5.3M more revenue than Lonely Planet.

The Culture Trip is one of Lonely Planet's top competitors. The Culture Trip was founded in 2011, and its headquarters is in London, England. The Culture Trip operates in the Systems Software industry. The Culture Trip has 290 fewer employees than Lonely Planet.

Rough Guides is one of Lonely Planet's top rivals. Rough Guides was founded in 1982, and is headquartered in London, England. Like Lonely Planet, Rough Guides also works within the Travel Agency sector. Rough Guides generates $18.7M less revenue vs. Lonely Planet.

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Lonely Planet Acquisitions

COMPANY ACQUIRED
ACQUISITION DATE
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION
TRILL Travel

Apr 2019

Source »
undisclosed
TRILL Travel develops an AI-based platform that analyzes social media posts and automatically creates links to travel booking sites.
Arrivalguides AB

Feb 2019

Source »
undisclosed
ArrivalGuides is an online platform that provides destination content information for the travel industry.
Intellitravel Media, Inc

Feb 2014

Source »
$2.4M
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These are all the companies that Lonely Planet has acquired. Lonely Planet has acquired 3 companies and its latest acquisition was TRILL Travel in Apr 2019. TRILL Travel develops an AI-based platform that analyzes social media posts and automatically creates links to travel booking sites.

Lonely Planet Funding History

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Lonely Planet Investments

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These are all the companies that Lonely Planet has invested in. Lonely Planet has invested 3 companies and its latest investment was TRILL Travel in Apr 2019. TRILL Travel develops an AI-based platform that analyzes social media posts and automatically creates links to travel booking sites.

Lonely Planet News

November 17, 2020THE IRISH TIMES

Lonely Planet tips Burren as one of the best places in the world to visit in 2021

A bright green initiative formed on the cold grey rocks of Co Clare has been heralded as one of the f... See more »
September 9, 2020Global Travel Media

Lonely Planet Experiences expands to new cities and adds more private tours through Withlocals

World-leading travel publisher and digital travel media company, Lonely Planet, has joined forces wit... See more »
June 11, 2020Marketing Dive

Lonely Planet, Culture Trip pool ad resources around travel-hungry consumers

The Travel Reborn marketing partnership will give advertisers access to a combined audience of more t... See more »
June 10, 2020Travolution

Culture Trip and Lonely Planet announce strategic commercial partnership to reset travel

Brands will focus on a more sustainable future for the sector... See more »
April 9, 2020The Sydney Morning Herald

Lonely Planet shuts Australian office, staff laid off due to COVID-19

The travel publisher, which founded in Australia, has blamed the coronavirus pandemic for having to w... See more »
February 28, 2020ProgrammableWeb

Lonely Planet Exposes 8K City Guides via API

Lonely Planet, a publisher of travel guides and eBooks, has announced plans to provide access to over... See more »

Lonely Planet Blogs

April 27, 2018Lonely Planet Blog

Travel news quiz: April edition

Which city, according to a recent survey, is the most hipster in the world? And what flavoured cockta... See more »
April 23, 2018Lonely Planet Blog

Quiz: which everyday adventure is right for you?

Let's face it, the daily grind can feel somewhat bland; yet due to finite funds, pesky jobs and other... See more »
April 16, 2018Lonely Planet Blog

Just back from: Djibouti

Peter Watson, Lonely Planet Trailblazer and blogger at Atlas & Boots, recently returned from a trip t... See more »
April 12, 2018Lonely Planet Blog

Pathfinders: top posts from March 2018

Spring is traditionally a time of new beginnings, and this March our Pathfinders have helped bring to... See more »
April 9, 2018Lonely Planet Blog

Just back from: Madagascar

Ellie Simpson, Traveller Communications Analyst at Lonely Planet, recently returned from a trip to Ma... See more »
April 9, 2018Lonely Planet Blog

Pathfinders: video of the month, March 2018

Every month, we curate the best blog posts and Instagrams from our Lonely Planet Pathfinders. This mo... See more »
April 6, 2018Lonely Planet Blog

Pathfinders: top Instagrams from March 2018

Wild frontiers, wilderness and wildlife make up the varied array of epic Instagram shots from our cam... See more »

Lonely Planet Press Releases

August 15, 2019StreetInsider

Lonely Planet moves US & LATAM Warehousing, Distribution & Sales functions to Hachette Book Group

FRANKLIN, Tenn., Aug. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --Â Lonely Planet, the world's largest travel guidebook p... See more »
March 29, 2018ForImmediateRelease

Expert Travel Advice From Lonely Planet Now Available On Voice Devices

Travel & Tourism Industry release: NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ - Lonely Planet, the... See more »
February 15, 2018WebWire

Lonely Planet calls on the travel industry to do more for solo travellers

World leading travel authority Lonely Planet has called on the travel industry to do more to cater fo... See more »
October 24, 2017STREETINSIDER

Lonely Planet Names Jacksonville One of the World's Top 10 Best Value Destinations

Lonely Planet, the largest travel guide publisher in the world, has ranked Jacksonville in its Best i... See more »
August 8, 2017ForImmediateRelease

Lonely Planet Introduces Trips, A Mobile Self-Publishing Content Platform

Travel & Tourism Industry release: NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - Lonely Planet, the w... See more »
December 21, 2016PRLog

Samsung Gear S3 Features Lonely Planet's Travel App, Guides and Exclusively Designed Watchfaces

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced a partnership with Lonely Planet to enable travelers to disco... See more »

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Lonely Planet Headquarters

551 Swanston Street The Maltstore Level 3

Carlton, Victoria3053

61-3-8379-8000

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Lonely Planet Summary

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Lonely Planet is a travel media company that publishes destination guide books and magazines for travelers. Lonely Planet was founded in 1973. Lonely Planet's headquarters is located in Carlton, Victoria, AU 3053. Lonely Planet's latest acquisitions i...

CEO

Lonely Planet's President & CEO, Luis Cabrera, currently has an approval rating of 85%. Lonely Planet's primary competitors are Fodor's, The Culture Trip & Rough Guides.

Frequently Asked Questions about Lonely Planet

  1. When was Lonely Planet founded?

    Lonely Planet was founded in 1973
  2. Who is Lonely Planet's CEO?

    Lonely Planet's CEO is Luis Cabrera
  3. How much revenue does Lonely Planet generate?

    Lonely Planet generates $35.6M in revenue
  4. How much funding does Lonely Planet have?

    Lonely Planet has historically raised $0 in funding
  1. Where is Lonely Planet's headquarters?

    Lonely Planet's headquarters is in Carlton Victoria, AU
  2. How many employees does Lonely Planet have?

    Lonely Planet has 600 employees
  3. What sector does Lonely Planet operate in?

    Lonely Planet is in Travel Agency, Tour Operators
  4. Who are Lonely Planet's competitors?

    Lonely Planet's top competitors are Fodor's, The Culture Trip, Rough Guides