SNAPSHOT: Travel troubles

An angry Tony Wheeler, founder of the Lonely Planet guide, telephoned campaigners last week during this vigil outside his publication's London office. The Burma Campaign UK is staging a long-running battle for a tourist boycott of Burma in response to the country's record on human rights and suppression of democracy. Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi is among those who have urged tourists to stay away from her native land, which continues to be promoted by Lonely Planet as a destination for travellers. Burmese monks and Catholic priests added moral weight to the one-hour demonstration, which was interrupted when the Lonely Planet guide's general manager invited campaigners into his office for talks. Nothing was agreed betweeen the two sides but the stunt attracted media coverage on BBC World Service.

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