The first-ever edition of the Lonely Planet Travel Talks took place in Mumbai on December 1, 2018. Following the format of a panel discussion, the Travel Talk had MasterChef Shipra Khanna and Mr.Ashutosh Mehere, CEO-Alliances, Cox & Kings, in conversation with Ms Primrose Monteiro-D’Souza, editor of Lonely Planet Magazine India, in a free-ranging masterclass about the destinations in the Lonely Planet Best In Travel 2019 list, focusing on Sri Lanka and Copenhagen, and about food and travel in today’s world of experiential journeys.Primrose, Chef Shipra and Ashutosh shared their tips and tricks on travel with over 60 travel enthusiasts, who participated animatedly in the discussion.The first-ever Lonely Planet Travel Talks was held at Tappa: Progressive Indian Kitchen & Cocktail Bar, at Kamla Mills in Mumbai’s Parel area. Chef Virendra at Tappa brilliantly complemented the showcased destinations with a menu of specially-curated appetisers and mocktails.Said Primrose “We are very excited to launch Lonely Planet Magazine India Travel Talks, an effortless way to connect with the travel community that has followed the brand for over 100 issues. This Travel Talk is especially well timed to showcase our December 2018 issue that carries the Lonely Planet Best in Travel 2019 list, which is the definitive roster of the countries, cities and regions that should be on everyone’s travel list for the coming year. This is also a chance for us to discuss Lonely Planet’s philosophy and commitment to inspire enthusiasts to travel every day.