Lonely Planet today announced the launch of their new travel video community site, lonelyplanet.tv. The site features a combination of user-generated travel videos and original programming from Lonely Planet TV.
We’re into the site’s clean interface and interested (if unsurprised) by the YouTube-inspired functionality that allows travelers to view, share, and rate posted videos. We like the way the site integrates Google Maps to identify where the video was shot. We found a few gorgeous clips, including this one taken from the summit of Mera Peak in Nepal.
With this new site launch, Lonely Planet does a cannonball into the pool of video social networking sites occupied by Travelistic and a handful of others. Welcome to the party, LP!