Deciding to take a spontaneous trip or holiday is something many of us take for granted…
For those with a disability, it is not that simple – it often takes a great deal of planning, patience, and humour when organising a holiday.
This week’s Journeys To Come radio show is all about accessible travel and you can connect with today’s guests below, as well as catch up on the show!
Lonely Planet Accessible Travel Manager
One travel brand that is doing a lot for accessible travel is Lonely Planet with their ‘Travel For All’ Project.
Martin Heng is the Accessible Travel Manager at Lonely Planet and he joined Catriona from the World Travel & Tourism Council summit in Bangkok.
Website: (download free accessible travel guides here) – shop.lonelyplanet.com/accessible-travel
President of Blind Sports Victoria
Maurice Gleeson lost his sight following an accident when he was 14 years of age.
Some 40 years later, Maurice, now president of Blind Sports Victoria, has challenged himself to take part in a range of sports including skydiving, scuba diving and, rather incredibly, skateboarding.
He has also travelled solo around the US for seven weeks and taken an 87-year-old friend who was also blind on a tour around Europe!
Phone: (03) 9822 8876
Inspirational speaker John Coutis was born with a rare form of spina bifida leaving his legs useless.
At 18, John made the decision to amputate his legs, he now gets around with the use of a specially padded skateboard.
Today John speaks all around the world to tens of thousands, sharing his story and inspiring people to get out there and do their best.