Lonely Planet and Visa have joined forces to create a new travel microsite offering information on destinations and how to access money abroad. The site, located at visa.com/lonelyplanet offers destination and travel money advice on 12 destinations; Australia, China, Croatia, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, the UAE and Ukraine.
The site includes an ATM locator, suggested trip itineraries and a calendar of events for each destination. Visitors will also be able to ‘Ask the Expert’ questions regarding their trip and receive individual responses from Lonely Planet. There is also a free desktop application which includes a countdown clock, local weather and currency information, while a series of 12 ‘Just Landed’ destination guides are available to download from the site.
Ross Jackson, Visa’s Head of Cross-Border Business for Asia Pacific, Central Europe, Middle East & Africa said; “Our travel research indicated that seven out of 10 of travellers use the internet as their primary channel for planning their holidays. The challenge though, is finding up-to-date and reliable information. By teaming up with Lonely Planet, we are able to provide trusted, accurate and up to date information for travellers to plan their holiday.”
Lonely Planet’s Business Development Manager, Addy Cutts added; “Travellers often come to Lonely Planet with queries about the best way to access their money abroad and so this partnership allows us to offer our expert travel advice with specific payment detail provided by Visa. The microsite will enable travellers to access Lonely Planet’s specially produced content for 12 destinations accompanied by Visa’s money tips to provide travellers with detailed information on how to access their money abroad securely.”