Brad M. Kelley

Local News
11:26 am
Tue March 19, 2013

'Reclusive' Kentucky Billionaire Buys Lonely Planet Travel Guide Company


A billionaire Kentucky native is buying the travel guide publisher Lonely Planet for $77.3 million.

Lonely Planet's current owner—British broadcaster BBC Worldwide—announced on Tuesday the sale to NC2 Media, which is run by Daniel Houghton, a Western Kentucky University alum. He'll become Lonely Planet's chief operating officer, pending approval of the sale by the BBC Trust.

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