Daniel Houghton

CEO
Lonely Planet

Daniel Houghton is CEO of Lonely Planet, one of the world’s leading travel media companies. He leads the Lonely Planet global team of over 350 staff across offices in the US, Australia, the UK, India and China. Lonely Planet’s ecosystem includes digital assets on desktop and mobile, video, a dedicated traveler community and 12 international magazine editions. Lonely Planet is the largest travel guidebook publisher in the world with 450 titles, content published in 14 languages, and products in more than 150 countries. Previously, Daniel worked as a photojournalist and multimedia producer for a wide variety of clients which included The Seattle Times, the US Army, ABC, the Associated Press and McClatchy Newspapers. Houghton also served as a digital media advisor and educator at his alma mater Western Kentucky University and received multiple awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and other journalism associations. In 2017, Daniel was selected as one of Forbes 30 under 30.

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