Lonely Planet Gets Its Video On

LonelyPlanet starts shooting 

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!

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Pete Meyers
About the author: An Ohio native, Pete Meyers was bred on family road trips and the Beach Boys. When not working at EuroCheapo HQ in NYC, Pete likes to be found eating bouillabaisse anywhere in the south of France.
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