Lonely Planet cuts jobs

<p>Lonely Planet is to cut three jobs at its London office as part of a worldwide restructuring. Two jobs are to go in sales and marketing with a third in editorial support. The cuts bring Lonely Planet's staff in the UK down to 49.</p><p>The company blamed the impact of an economic downturn, world conflicts and the SARS virus on the travel sector for the decision. An estimated 45 job cuts have been announced worldwide by c.e.o. Judy Slatyer, with the remainder split between the publisher's US and Australian offices.</p><p>John Sadler, general manager at Lonely Planet UK, said: "We've been ...

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