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This article is about the guidebook publisher. Lonely Planet is the largest travel guide book publisher in mexico lonely planet pdf free world. Originally...

This article is about the guidebook publisher. Lonely Planet is the largest travel guide book publisher in mexico lonely planet pdf free world. Originally called “Lonely Planet Publications”, the company changed its name to “Lonely Planet” in July 2009 to reflect its broad travel industry coverage and an emphasis on digital products.


After the Let’s Go travel guide series that was founded in 1960, and the BIT Guides from 1970, the Lonely Planet books were the third series of travel books aimed at backpackers and other low-cost travellers. As of 2011, the company had sold 120 million books since inception and by early 2014, it had sold around 11 million units of its travel apps. Lonely Planet was founded by married couple Maureen and Tony Wheeler.

Tony Wheeler graduated from the University of Warwick and London Business School, and was a former engineer at the Chrysler corporation. The pair met in London in 1970 and, in July 1972, they embarked on an overland trip through Europe and Asia, eventually arriving in Australia in December 1972. The route that they followed was first undertaken by vehicle on the 1955 Oxford-Cambridge Overland Expedition. Englishmen” tour of 1970—the actual lyrics are “lovely planet”.

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