Lonely Planet makes armchair travel easier with new video streaming platform

Across decades, Lonely Planet has built up an incredible bank of award-winning travel shows and videos in addition to their ubiquitous guides. Now, the Australian-born company has launched their first-ever travel-only video streaming platform which features over 350 episodes of pure wanderlust and cultural immersion.

Given the prospects of international travel are still vague, Lonely Planet TV has been geared towards helping armchair adventurers explore destinations around the world from the comfort of their home. The new streaming service will be free until 1st June 2020, after which price options will range from AU$5.99 for 1 month + 25% off a guidebook, to a full year’s subscription for AU$44.99 + a free guidebook. Prices include unrestricted access to Guides app, which allows users to scan guidebooks and make use of Magic FX augmented reality to concert prices into different currencies with a phone’s camera.

Culture, cuisine and landscapes will be fixtures across the Lonely Planet TV platform, which includes every episode of the legendary GlobeTrekker series, Treks in a Wild World, Planet Food, and more. This marks the first time these shows have been available in their entirety in one place.

“At Lonely Planet, we have always focussed on the needs of the traveller,” said Lonely Planet CEO Luis Cabrera. “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. We know that the outlook for travel is changing every day. Lonely Planet’s mission is to be there at every step of the journey, from dreaming until it’s time to hit the road again.”

Lonely Planet has also made its PDF eBook range completely free for download, opening up a diverse range of content taking in tips and activities to help navigate different aspects of life at home.

More information can be found at tv.lonelyplanet.com/.

Chris Singh

Chris Singh is an Editor-At-Large at the AU review, loves writing about travel and hospitality, and is partial to a perfectly textured octopus. You can reach him on Instagram: @chrisdsingh.