Accessible Travel Manager and Editorial Advisor, Lonley Planet
Martin works for the iconic guidebook publisher Lonely Planet as accessible travel manager and editorial advisor, and recently appointed as chairman of Board of Directors at IDEAS.
His early career was as a freelance editor in London, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Melbourne in a wide variety of genres. Martin's long-term passion is visiting countries and regions off the beaten track.
Martin has always been lobbying for services for people with disabilities. He has founded a blog and a Pinterest account in 2013 to raise awareness on the issue and established the Travel for All community at Google+. Martin has published the Accessible Travel Online Resources guide for all those wanting to learn about accessible tourism destinations and experiences from around the world.
Martin brings a unique blend of being a person with a disability, an editorial advisor at Lonely Planet, masters degree at RMIT Melbourne and global experiences of what makes a liveable city.