Lonely Planet Co-Founder Tony Wheeler Wants You to Travel the World

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Tony Wheeler is the cofounder of Lonely Planet. (Photo: Greg Elms)

Travel was much different when Maureen and Tony Wheeler published their first Lonely Planet travel book in 1973. Airports were public spaces and luggage was checked, not screened. The Wheelers' guidebooks helped thousands of travelers navigate the world and visit exotic spots for the first time. Tony Wheeler joins us to discuss how travel has changed since the company's early days and his involvement with the Global Heritage Fund's sustainable tourism efforts.

Tony Wheeler,
co-founder, Lonely Planet; author, "Tony Wheeler's Dark Lands"