Travel guide company Lonely Planet axes 100 jobs at its Melbourne headquarters Read more: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/national-news/victoria/travel-guide-company-lonely-planet-expected-to-axe-100-jobs-in-its-melbourne-headquarters/story-fnii5sms-1226681380626#ixzz2ZPYRzQfJ
Fired the ENTIRE editorial and writing staff!
Well, it's been nice knowing you LP. I remember with fondness my old copy of Europe on a shoestring, now in the hands of my little brother (and probably utterly irrelevant these days, but hey). I know LP hasn't really been in the backpacker market for a long time but holy crap.
This is of course happening throughout all forms of media - who needs experts when we have twitter, right?! It's not like anyone ever respected LP because they were experienced travelers who knew the places they were writing about, nah, never. I can only surmise that LP from now on will effectively be the paperback version of TripAdvisor.