Lonely Planet makes eight redundant in restructure

<p>Lonely Planet has made eight redundancies in its Australian office, as the travel publisher moves away from &quot;traditional book publishing to a multi-media travel services provider&quot;. <br /><br />Lonely Planet could not confirm which positions had gone. However a spokesperson said the changes did not affect anyone in the UK.<br /><br />The spokesperson added: &quot;We&#39;ve been very open saying we are moving from traditional book publishing to a multi-media travel services provider. Invariably this means we will be changing what we do. Sadly some roles will be affected however we are also creating new roles in digital editorial.&quot;</p><p>The eight roles had been &quot;impacted by the restructure&quot;, but the spokesperson added, &quot;where possible we will be trying to retain people in new roles and other opportunities&quot;.<br /><br />In <a href=" target="_blank">February 2009, Lonely Planet cut 50 staff from its offices in the UK, Australia and the US. </a></p>