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01.01.70 | Philip Jones
Travel publisher Lonely Planet appears to have escaped unscathed from the BBC cutbacks announced today (2nd March) despite previously being deemed as "the most egregious example" of the company's expansion beyond its existing remit.
BBC Worldwide's acquisition of Lonely Planet has been surrounded by controversy since the purchase in October 2007. Last year a Commons select committee branded BBC Worldwide's purchase of Lonely Planet "the most egregious example" of the company's expansion beyond its existing remit.
However, after a string of proposals including closing two digital radio stations and cutting BBC online services by 25% by 2013 there has been no mention of the travel publisher. A press officer at BBC Worldwide said that there was nothing in the proposals that would impact its ownership of Lonely Planet.