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    Cómo nació la Lonely Planet

    Seguramente muchos de vosotros, sobre todo los amantes de la Lonely Planet, hayáis oído hablar de cómo una pareja de viajeros creó, de una guía de Asia personal, la editorial de viajes más importante del mundo. Increíble y realmente admirable. Para aquellos que aún no sepáis cómo comenzó todo, hoy hacemos un breve recorrido por la historia de los señores Planet, unos locos de los viajes como tú pero que ellos ya no necesitan andar buscando las monedas sueltas en los bolsillos.

    Aunque son más conocidos cariñosamente como Mr y Miss Planet, ellos son Maureen y Tony Wheeler, dos viajeros que se conocieron en un banco de un parque londinense (por mucho que le cueste creer a los turistas, en los parques de Londres siempre se acaba conociendo a mucha gente, doy fe). Un año después, la pareja contrae matrimonio y comienza su luna de miel, un viaje que les cambiará la vida de por siempre.

    La ruta la tenían clara: llegar hasta Australia, aunque el principal inconveniente (seguramente os sonará) es que a penas tenían dinero. Por ello, en 1972 decidieron que comenzarían viajando en coche, cruzarían Europa y de ahí pasarían a Asia, ya que desde este continente los billetes son mucho más baratos. La idea era viajar lo más tirado posible, por lo que el concepto de “Backpacker”, después de ellos, comenzó a hacerse tan popular que actualmente es uno de las formas de viajar favoritas de aquellos que no tenemos un duro.

    Por el camino la pareja decide vender el coche y el resto del viaje deciden hacerlo a pie, tren, autobús y autostop. Las divisas las cambiaban en el mercado negro y, después de deshacerse de sus pertenencias, los señores Planet llegan a Sydney en avión, su meta. Se dice que cuando aterrizaron lo único que llevaban encima eran una cámara de fotos y 27 centavos.

    Nace la Lonely Planet

    No era una gran idea, sino algo habitual que todo viajero hace: recomendar lugares algo diferentes a los que aparecen en las guías de viajes convencionales. Primero comenzaron dando consejos a aquellos amigos que tenían pensado ir a Asia, más tarde, de tanto escribir los lugares de los que hablaban, la pareja pensó en hacer una mini guía para su círculo de conocidos y la llamaron Across Asia on the Cheap (cruzar Asia de forma barata). En su firma figuraba Lonely Planet, que venía de una canción que a Tony le encantaba: Space Captain. En realidad en ella dicen lovely planet, aunque Tony la cantaba como lonely.

    La publicación era totalmente artesanal: no tenía fotografías y sólo estaba en blanco y negro. Sin embargo, su éxito fue tal que en la primera semana ya habían vendido las 1.500 copias; 50.000 ejemplares el primer mes. Tras esta guía, los Planet no se quedaron de brazos cruzados y comenzaron a crear otros títulos para el sudeste asiático. Aunque ésta, que posiblemente os suene, fue considerada como la biblia amarilla (por el color de sus tapas) y todavía se edita. Desde luego que, como su nombre indica, es la biblia para cualquier fan.

    La clave del éxito: viajar barato y escribir de lugares que apenas fueron descritos con anterioridad. Por supuesto, el resto de editoriales imitaron este modelo, aunque para entonces el éxito de estas guías era prácticamente inalcanzable. Actualmente, la Lonely Planet es la mayor editorial de viajes, con oficinas en Londres y Australia en donde hay más de 300 autores cuyo sueño es seguir los pasos de los Wheeler. Y quién no, pregunto. Supongo que es el sueño de cualquier periodista de viajes.

    Noticias de interés: BBC compra Lonely Planet

    Fuente: ADN, The Nomad Lawyer; Lonely Planet

    Imágenes: Lonely Planet, Toni Wheeler

    Escrito por Laura Fernandez el 25 septiembre, 2011 | 10 comentarios
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    Jesús Navarro (@jesunavarro) | 26 de septiembre de 2011 | 8:43 pm

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