Lonely Planet to shutter its London and Melbourne offices

Travel publisher Lonely Planet is to drastically reduce its publishing and close “almost entirely” its London and Melbourne offices as a result of the coronavirus crisis.

Under proposals outlined by the company, it will also shutter the line of what it calls inspirational titles, i.e. non-guidebooks which includes children’s books, and will no longer publish the Lonely Planet magazine.

A statement issued by the company said: “Due to the impact of Covid-19 on demand and sales, Lonely Planet has made the difficult decision to reduce its publishing operations for the foreseeable future. Lonely Planet will continue to publish guidebooks and phrasebooks.”

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