BBC Worldwide sells Lonely Planet

Press Association

The BBC's commercial arm has agreed the sale of its travel guide business Lonely Planet for almost £80 million less than it originally paid for the firm.

BBC Worldwide will sell the company, which is the biggest selling brand in the UK travel guide market and hugely popular around the world, to US-based NC2 Media for £51.5 million.%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%