Launches New Travel Site

    August 13, 2010
  has launched a new travel site in partnership with its sister company Lonely Planet. is the first in a series of lifestyle sites, announced last month with the launch of the new U.S. edition.

"We know the people who come to are curious about the world and look to us to feed that curiosity," said Miranda Cresswell, SVP,

"BBC Travel will deliver insight, know-how and adventure that connects you to the world.  With first person accounts from on the road we will dig into local culture, history and architecture."



At launch, the site features a number of stories focused on popular places including Italy, the Caribbean and New York City. Coming soon are a series of commissioned stories from BBC contributors and Lonely Planet authors such as the Edinburgh Festival, Japan’s twist on fall foliage and life above the Arctic Circle. is managed by editorial director, David G. Allan, formerly travel & styles editor.

"BBC Travel builds on our news and documentary heritage with outstanding travel journalism, and key insights from Lonely Planet’s authors, to inspire you to leave your desk and have an adventure whatever the destination," said Allan.