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Lonely Planet Store Lands At MCR Airport

The world’s most successful travel publisher comes to the North West

Written by . Published on June 27th 2012.

Lonely Planet Store Lands At MCR Airport

LONELY PLANET is opening its first UK store at Manchester Airport next month.

The store will open to all travellers flying out of Terminal 1 from Thursday 5 July. 

Lonely Planet, co-founded by Tony Wheeler and his wife, Maureen, started in 1973 and the company has grown into one of the most loved travel brands in the world.

Tony will be at the store on the opening day to share some of his recent travel adventures and take questions. 

The store at Manchester’s Terminal 1 is only the second of its kind in the world, and follows the success of Lonely Planet’s Sydney Airport store.

The store will offer travellers access to the full range of Lonely Planet guides, a selection of travel products and a world of inspiration to enhance their travel experience through a digital interactive hub and in-store experts.

Manchester_Airport_Terminal_1_A081209Manchester Airport Terminal 1, where the new store will be

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shkJune 29th 2012.

Interesting, but surely a shop in the city centre or the Trafford Centre would be best. You want to be able to buy the books and do your research for a trip away before you get to the airport. I certainly do and I'm in the travel trade.

Poster BoyJuly 2nd 2012.

...it's all about impulse purchase ,premium priced digi downloads. And 'Lonely Planet' is a bit of a misnomer, given the shop is a BBC-owned franchise to be run by an international airport CTN retailer, taking the opportunity to get back into Manchester after a three year lock out in favour of WH Smith...

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