Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel: Free on the iBookstore

Lonely Planet's Best in Travel: Free on the iBookstoreLonely Planet is offering its travel pictorial titles on the iBookstore for the first time. From today, readers can download Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel, The Travel Book and Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Photography as ebooks. The books can be viewed on an iPad, iPhone and iPod touch and are the first Lonely Planet guides to be released in Apple’s fixed-layout format, which retains the page layout, font and designs of the original print titles.

To mark the launch of these ebooks, Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel is available for free, for a limited time, exclusively on the iBookstore. Further information is available at lonelyplanet.com/ibookstore.

-Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel is available for free on the iBookstore from May 31 to June 14.
- The Travel Book is priced at $17.99, Travel Photography is priced at $14.99 and Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel will be $4.99 once the promotional period has ended.

Win a trip to Mexico to take photos for Lonely Planet

Win a trip to Mexico to take photos for Lonely Planet

***Competiton for Australian Residents***

If you are in Australia you might have seen those Corona ads, “From Where You’d Rather Be“. These ads are so well done that the Mexico Tourism Board should be using them to promote their land.

Corona and Lonely Planet have teamed up to offer a travel competition, where you can Win a trip to Mexico to take photos for Lonely Planet.

To enter, submit your best shot from where you’d rather be. The winner will be hand-picked by the photo editor of Lonely Planet and will head off on assignment later in the year.

The winner must be able to take the prize between the months of June and November 2011. The prize consists of:

Return economy airfares for two adults, from Sydney to Mexico City, together with transfers, to and from Sydney airport (approximately retail value AU$4,500).
14 nights’ accommodation for two adults (approximate retail value AU$3,000).
Internal flight for two adults from Mexico City to Puerto Escondido (approximate retail value AU$1,000).
Internal flight for two adults from Bahías de Huatulco to Mexico City (AU$1,000).
AU$3,000 to be used for daily expenses for two adults.
Bus fares/taxis for two between Puerto Escondido and Bahías de Huatulco (approximate retail value AU$700).
Puerto Escondido surfing class for two adults (approximate retail value AU$150).
Puerto Escondido marine-life watching trip for two adults (approximate retail value AU$300).
Yoga classes in Zipolite-San Agustinillo-Mazunte for two adults (approximate retail value AU$100).
Playa La Ventanilla canoeing/horseback riding tour for two adults (approximate retail value AU$150).
Snorkeling and picnic lunch expedition in Huatulco for two adults (approximate retail value AU$300).

The competition is open until 31 March 2011.

See website for full terms and conditions. coronaextra.com.au

Lonely Planet releases free Austin city guide iPhone app for SXSW

Lonely Planet have released a new iPhone city guide for Austin and it will be FREE from March 9-15 for those heading to SXSW.

Austin App Features:
· Offline maps (no data roaming)
· Location aware
· Interactive map features with quick filtering for accommodation, restaurants, sights, shopping, etc.
· Hundreds of recommended places & things to do
· Easy navigation to quickly find the info you need: only three clicks to the content you desire
· Expert editorial content from our authors
· Rich, professional Lonely Planet images
· Integrated content, maps and points of interest
· Retina display-optimized for iPhone 4

Download the app from iTunes.

App is free from 9amEST on March 9th to 5pmPST on March 15th, 2011.

Lonely Planet Offers Free iPhone City Guide Apps for Stranded North American Travelers

Lonely Planet Helps Stranded North American Travelers with Free iPhone City Guide Apps

With ice and snowstorms continuing to delay flights across the US and Canada, Lonely Planet is offering 14 of its iPhone City Guide apps free to stranded travelers for a limited time.

“We recognize that travelers are stuck all over the country due to these recent storms and will need access to our content”, said John Boris, Lonely Planet’s Managing Director. “Thus, we made all our US and Canadian iPhone City Guide apps free so that regardless of whether they are stuck in a blizzard or on the beach, they can easily download the practical information and recommendations we provide straight onto their phone”.

The 14 guides will be free in the iTunes App Store from 6pmPST on Tuesday, February 1st to 6pmPST Friday, February 4th 2011.

The cities available are:

· San Francisco
· New York City
· Boston
· Washington DC
· Chicago
· Seattle
· New Orleans
· Vancouver
· Las Vegas
· Miami
· Toronto
· Los Angeles
· Montreal
· Fort Myers and Sanibel

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Celebrate the 4th of July – FREE USA Guide at Lonely Planet

Celebrate the 4th of July - FREE USA Guide at Lonely Planet

Celebrate the 4th of July with a FREE USA guide – Promo Code: LPSUMMER

Celebrate the 4th of July with Lonely Planet. Buy ANY physical guide at the Lonely Planet online shop and recieve a FREE USA Guide (valued at $29.99).

Promo runs from June 21 to midnight June 25, or until allocated stocks run out.

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