Lonely Planet launches Health Hub

Lonely Planet Launches Health Hub

Lonely Planet, the most trusted voice in travel guidance, and Healthline Media, digital health and wellness property, are bringing together their collective expertise in health and travel to launch Health Hub on lonelyplanet.com.

Health Hub will offer the information you need to explore the world with confidence. Travelers will benefit from a dedicated area at lonelyplanet.com/health-hub for all types of health advice, with an initial focus on COVID-19 and expanding from there, with up-to-the-minute news and information on how to safely travel to popular travel destinations around the globe. There will be a dedicated focus on travel health across social media with expert Q&As, virtual live events, and more. 

With this partnership, both companies, which are part of the Red Ventures portfolio of businesses and brands, are dedicated to meeting travelers’ needs for guidance and advice on health-related travel issues at a time of uncertainty and geographically diverse and fast-changing requirements. 

Key features of the Lonely Planet and Healthline Media partnership include:

  • The latest Covid-19-related travel information and news in popular destinations around the world, covering border restrictions, rules around testing, mask mandates, and more.

  • General advice for travelers looking to protect themselves and their families as they embark on their next trip including answering questions about travel health insurance, what to do on the road if you get sick, and much more.

  • Expert recommendations for where to go, and what to do once you get there, based on safety.

  • Twenty destinations will be covered initially including the USA, Canada, Mexico, UK, Iceland, France, Italy, Japan, and Australia. Coverage will expand post-launch to cover more territories.

Healthline Media Travel Health and Wellness Expert Dr. Jenny Yu will be the leading expert voice of the partnership.

Dr. Yu serves on Healthline Media’s Medical Affairs team ensuring each of its more than 1,700 articles and videos published each month are evidence-based and medically approved. With nearly two decades of clinical research and surgical experience, Dr. Yu is a travel enthusiast for pleasure and purpose. She’s visited 47 countries and in 2017 co-founded Project Theia, a non-profit group of surgeons performing pro-bono facial reconstruction for individuals whose facial disfigurement leave them ostracized in their communities in Ghana, Kenya, India and Honduras. Dr. Yu is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She resides in Pittsburgh, Penn. with her husband and two daughters, whom she is teaching to “be curious and be passionate.” 

Nitya Chambers, Senior Vice President, Content and Executive Editor at Lonely Planet commented: ‘People are excited to travel again and they want to do so informed. The Health Hub will be able to serve Lonely Planet travelers with key information that will help them travel with confidence in this moment where health policy impacts everyone’s plans and will continue to do so. With detailed local expertise from Lonely Planet, and clear, medically reviewed advice from Healthline Media we are uniquely positioned to be of service for people eager to book their next trip.’

Dr. Jenny Yu, Healthline Media Travel Health and Wellness Expert commented: “As a lifelong traveler for personal joy and professional fulfillment, I’ve been a fan of Lonely Planet for its clarity and thoroughness. Imagine how excited I am to contribute to this new and very necessary product that provides a dedicated and frequently updated place for everything travelers need to know about traveling safely during the pandemic. Together Lonely Planet and Healthline will unravel the complexity in the travel planning process, and help more people travel with confidence.”

Healthline Media is a division of RV Health in the Red Ventures portfolio. RV Health Chief Executive Officer Jeff Hallock said: “The new travel health hub by Lonely Planet and Healthline Media brings together two of the world’s most trusted sources of information and advice that will benefit anyone traveling at such an unprecedented and uncertain time.”

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