New travel-only TV platform launched

Craving travel? Lonely Planet TV could fill the void left by COVID-19 lockdowns.

With international travel off-limits due to coronavirus-related restrictions, Lonely Planet has launched a range of travel resources to get would-be travellers through the pandemic. 

Homebound travellers could now be transported to destinations across the globe with more than 350 episodes of award-winning travel shows available from the comfort of their living room. 

The full suite of content is available free until 1 June and includes every episode of Globe Trekker, Treks in a Wild World, Planet Food and more. 

Each show is hosted by experienced and Oscar-nominated travellers and is brimming with culture, unique cuisines and extraordinary landscapes. 

Lonely Planet’s range of eBooks have also been made available and are packed with tips, recipes and activities for kids.

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Lonely Planet CEO Luis Cabrera said the outlook for travel was changing on a daily basis. 

“Though travel plans may be uncertain for many of us, we’re excited to bring the world into people’s homes and onto their devices via Lonely Planet TV,” Mr Cabrera said.

From 1 June, the content will change to membership-based subscription service, which will include full access to Lonely Planet TV, discounts on Lonely Planet guidebooks and access to the mobile app.

Membership options include a one-month subscription for $5.99 offering unlimited app access, unlimited TV access and 25% of your next guidebook purchase. A yearly subscription is also available for $44.99 and includes unlimited app and TV access and a free guidebook. 

  • Fun Fact: The Lonely Planet Guides app features the ability to scan physical guidebooks to access content and  Magic FX augmented reality that converts price tags into different currencies.

For more information, visit https://tv.lonelyplanet.com/.