Lonely Planet releases updated guides as travel resumes

Lonely Planet releases updated guides as travel resumes

Lonely Planet is launching new editions of The Travel Book and The Travel Book for Kids as travel starts to resume worldwide.

The publisher will release the new editions of its bestselling coffee table books this autumn, with The Travel Book for Kids due out in October and The Travel Book publishing in early November. The encyclopaedic guides have been updated with new profiles and photography, plus feature insights on when to visit, what to see and do, facts about the country's culture including film, music, food and drink, key phrases, and important achievements. 

In addition to the new travel books, Lonely Planet has a range of new titles including Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel, Where To Go When: Europe, Wine Trails Europe, Epic Hikes of Europe, Best Day Walks Great Britain, Best Things in Life Are Free, The Dinosaur Book, How Spaceships Work and The Bug Atlas.

Chris Zeiher, senior director of trade sales and marketing, said: “Over the last year, we have seen a real rekindled love of reading with book sales booming as we have turned to books for comfort and escape. We have seen that you don’t have to travel to experience the world and many explorers have been keeping the travelling dream alive by contemplating all of the places they’ve always wanted to visit and committing to one day doing so.

"With so many incredible places to choose from, deciding where those all-important first few trips will take place can be difficult. The Travel Book provides a quick reference inspiration guide to every country in the world, with stunning photography, quirky facts and Lonely Planet’s insights to help travellers create their ultimate bucket list and decide where to go to next.

"The Travel Book for Kids will inspire the next generation of explorers by helping them discover our diverse planet and its people, giving them the chance to share in the family travel planning process with fun and interesting facts to excite them about experiencing the wider world.”

Red Ventures, a platform of digital businesses, acquired Lonely Planet from NC2 Media last year, after the brand was forced by the coronavirus crisis to reduce its publishing and close its London and Melbourne offices almost entirely.