Lonely Planet Releases the Best New Travel Attractions of 2015

Oakland, California (EastBayDaily) — One World Observatory in New York City has been selected by Lonely Planet’s destination experts as the world’s hottest new opening for 2015. New in Travel is a brand new free eBook from the world’s leading travel authority which reveals the best new sights to visit in the year ahead. Lonely Planet’s destination gurus have scoured the globe to find some of the planet’s most incredible brand new attractions – from exhilarating outdoor adventures to fascinating museums, cutting-edge breweries and stunning wildlife watching encounters.

The highly anticipated opening of the observation deck at the One World Trade Center (in spring of 2015), was selected as the mighty skyscraper is now the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere offering stunning views of New York City. Dora Whitaker, Lonely Planet’s Destination Expert for New York City says, “As one official said, the viewing area promises to be the ‘Yankee Stadium’ of observation decks, with an immersive experience that starts in the lobby at ground level. Here visitors will learn about the history of the construction of the building before being whisked 102 stories up in high-speed glass elevators. Then, at 1250ft, plucky viewers will be able to enjoy three floors of dining, shopping space and, of course, floor-to-ceiling eye-stinging panoramas of Manhattan and beyond.”

New in Travel features brand-new experiences that will appeal to all kinds of travelers, both within the US and abroad. Johnny Cash’s childhood home of Historic Dyess Colony in Arkansas is included –where visitors can not only learn about the country music legend but also gain insight into life during the Great Depression. So is England’s gin and whisky renaissance, with recommendations for the new Bombay Sapphire Distillery and the East London Liquor Company.

The latest tours, just-opened hiking trails, edgy galleries… if it’s new in travel, you can be sure Lonely Planet’s experts are the first to know. New in Travel is crammed with 26 of the best new experiences in the world, including exploring the inside of an Icelandic ice cap, staying with a tribe in Papua New Guinea or zip-lining through African valleys. Each of the experiences has recently opened, or will start up in 2015, giving travelers the opportunity to be among the first to try these brand-new attractions and stay ahead of the travel curve.

This inspirational free eBook is a fantastic way to kick-start an amazing year of travel. Available now at http://www.lonelyplanet.com/new-in-travel-2015

ABOUT LONELY PLANET Lonely Planet is the world’s leading travel media company, supplying inspiring and trustworthy information for those planning a trip, on the road or browsing as an armchair traveler. 2013 marked the company’s 40th anniversary and to-date, Lonely Planet has printed over 120 million books in nine languages to almost every destination on the planet. It also boasts mobile apps, a complete ebook portfolio, an award-winning website, and a dedicated traveler community. Visit us at lonelyplanet.com, join us on Facebook (facebook.com/lonelyplanet), Twitter (@lonelyplanet and #lp) or Instagram (@lonelyplanet).


Rana Freedman