Lonely Planet


Two-man start-up AgendaSelects.com hunts $1 million to lure 1,000 merchants

4:11PM | Wednesday, 3 April 2013 |  Subscription marketplace AgendaSelects.com is hoping to grow its two-man team and secure 1,000 merchants in four years, as it seeks to raise up to $1 million from Australian investors.

Reclusive billionaire rancher could buy Lonely Planet from the BBC

3:14PM | Wednesday, 6 March 2013 |  Travel company Lonely Planet may be up for sale, with a reclusive tobacco billionaire from the United States who doesn't even have an email account cited as the potential buyer.

Darwin tourism just dandy

11:38PM | Monday, 7 November 2011 |  Lonely Planet has named Darwin as one of the top 10 cities in the world to visit, suggesting the tourism industry could be set for a boost in the Northern Territory capital.

Lonely Planet founders sell remaining stake to BBC

2:31PM | Friday, 18 February 2011 |  Lonely Planet founders Maureen and Tony Wheeler have sold their remaining 25% stake in the guidebook business for $67.2m (£42.1m) to BBC Worldwide.

On a different Planet

2:48PM | Tuesday, 15 February 2011 |  Fittingly for a man who co-founded the world’s largest travel guidebook business, Tony Wheeler is a hard man to pin down for an interview.