Free Lonely Planet iPhone guides to NY and HK

By David Flynn, November 1 2010
Free Lonely Planet iPhone guides to NY and HK

Heading to New York or Hong Kong? Be quick to grab these free iPhone apps which usually cost $8.

While the Lonely Planet guides are ostensibly for tourists and holiday-makers there’s no arguing that they’re a handy addition to any traveller’s kit.

It’s more convenient and less conspicuous to tap, slide and scroll your smartphone’s screen rather than struggle with a concertina map which unfolds into the size of a bedspread and never quite folds back the way it should.

Plus there's the combination of the iPhone's integrated GPS and Lonely Planet's offline maps to get you from A to B and uncover plenty of eateries, bars, museums and other local attractions along the way.

So if you’ve got New York or Hong Kong on your travel itinerary, carve a minute in your schedule to head to iTunes and download them today (click here for New York and here for Hong Kong) because tomorrow they jump back up to full price.


David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.

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