Martin Heng

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Accessible Travel Manager
Lonely Planet

Martin Heng left England in 1987 and travelled around the world for a decade before migrating to Australia to start a family. He has worked for Lonely Planet since 1999 in numerous roles, including seven years as Editorial Manager until a road accident in 2010 left him a quadriplegic. He is currently Lonely Planet’s Accessible Travel Manager. He has published a number of accessible travel titles, including the world’s largest database of accessible travel online resources. In 2014, he was a keynote speaker at the global accessible travel summit, “Destinations for All”, in Montréal. In 2016 he was a speaker at the UNWTO World Tourism Day event in Bangkok, “Tourism for All: Promoting Universal Accessibility”. So far in 2017 he has been a speaker at the UNWTO “Smart Destinations” conference in Murcia and at the Barrier-Free Day at the Berlin ITB.