Visa, Lonely Planet make travel plans easier

May 21, 2012
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The site has been updated with new content and destination information
NAIROBI, Kenya, May 21 – Travel planning for Kenyans is set to get much easier after a partnership between Visa Inc and travel microsite Lonely Planet that has led to the creation of a one-stop shop portal on destinations and way to access money abroad.

The site has been updated with new content and destination information for six new destinations including Kenya, the United Kingdom, Tanzania, Seychelles, Rwanda and Mauritius.

Travellers planning their trip can access essential information through one comprehensive resource which combines Lonely Planet and Visa’s specialist knowledge.

“When we first launched it last year, we had destination information for 12 countries – namely Australia, China, Croatia, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, the UAE and Ukraine,” said Ross Jackson, Head of Cross-Border Business for Asia Pacific, Central Europe, Middle East and Africa at Visa.

The site has essential travel services including an ATM locator, suggested trip itineraries and a calendar of events for each destination.

Another planning tool for travellers will be a free desktop application which includes a countdown clock, local weather and currency information as well as regularly updated links to tailored promotions before departure.

In addition, a series of 18 destination guides are available to download from the site.

The guides offer travellers essential arrival information from Lonely Planet on each of the specified destinations, including useful phrases and must see sights.

Lonely Planet’s Director of Client Solutions, Ushma Patel said travellers can access the specially designed micro site at where they will find advice and information on how to access their cash in the 18 destinations around the world.

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