The COVID-19 pandemic has tragically touched every part of the globe. While reducing the spread of COVID-19 by flattening the curve should be the top priority, world travel has basically come crashing to a halt, forcing businesses built on providing travel content and services to pause and aggressively seek survival by cutting down costs.
Today (13/04/2020), we’ve made the difficult decision to set Thorn Tree to read-only status during these turbulent times. This means that no new topics or replies will be permitted until further notice once the change goes into effect. Unfortunately, we do not know exactly when or how we will resume activity. But we will use this time to re-envision the product for the new landscape.
Thorn Tree forums have been a staple for travel advice, itinerary recommendations, and trip reports since 1996 - longer than most of the social networks used by travelers today. We thank all our moderators, contributors, engineers and visitors for their enthusiasm and hard work that kept Thorn Tree alive for all of these years.
We hope to reactivate the forum in the wake of this crisis - until then, we will preserve existing topics and replies, keeping them accessible to travelers in need. Our writers and staff will also continue to publish travel news and inspirational content on LonelyPlanet.com.
We appreciate all of your support and hope to see you again when the time comes. Until then, stay safe out there!