Startup Grind

Serving a Global Audience with Tony Wheeler (Lonely Planet)

Jan. 11, 2016

Tony Wheeler. When Tony and his wife arrived in Sydney in 1972 after a six month trip through Asia from Europe toward Australia, they decided to start Lonely Planet Publications to publish the story of their journey - Across Asia on the Cheap. From those humble beginnings, Lonely Planet Publications has grown to become the world’s largest independent guidebook publisher with more than 500 titles in print and over 400 staff around the world. In 2011, Tony completed the sale of Lonely Planet, and though he doesn’t have a formal role in the company, he still keeps busy writing books such as Tony Wheeler’s Dark Lands. 

 

Lets listen into Tony wheeler interviewed by our Startup Grind Melbourne Chapter Director. 

 

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