Less is More When It Comes to the Joys of Travel: Lonely Planet Launches its Less Than Three Online Video Competition

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Leading travel media company Lonely Planet announces online video competition Less Than Three.

Leading travel media company Lonely Planet is pleased to announce its Less Than Three online video competition.

Less Than Three encourages people to submit their own short videos (less than three minutes long) on the theme of Great Moments in Travel to http://www.lonelyplanet.com/lessthanthree. The videos can be shot on a cellular telephone, digital camera or any other recording device provided the finished result is no larger than 20 MB. Acceptable files include mov, .avi, .asf, .mpg, .mpeg, .mpe, .wmv and .flv. Lonely Planet will also accept old school formats like DVD or CD or video cassette. A full list of rules and more is at http://www.lonelyplanet.com/lessthanthree/faq.cfm.

The best videos each month will be featured on http://www.lonelyplanet.com
throughout the promotion and the winning video will receive an amazing $7500 journey around the world including the opportunity to hang out with Lonely Planet Television in Melbourne, Australia. The contest will run until January 15, 2007.

A short promo video about the Less Than Three competition has been seeded on sites such as MySpace, YouTube, Grouper, Google Video and more to engage with these online communities and encourage participation by their members. You can watch it at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EK5u8im_DQ.

Lonely Planet has been a leader in travel book publishing since its inception in 1973. The company is passionately dedicated to the promotion of travel, and to sharing the riches that travel bestows. Lonely Planet knows from decades of exploration and interaction that international travel helps individuals everywhere learn understanding, tolerance and mutual respect for other cultures. More information is available at http://www.lonelyplanet.com. Lonely Planet Television is the television production company of travel publisher Lonely Planet. For more information, go to http://www.lonelyplanet.tv/

Make your mark in 180 seconds or less and remember, a great moment in travel could even happen on the streets of your home town!

Media contacts:

Wendy Weisberg                    

Hello Wendy

(818)762-7063    

Cindy Cohen

Lonely Planet

(510) 893-8556 x221

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