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Lonely Planet Founder Anything But Lonely
Lonely Planet co-founder and current head Tony Wheeler definitely gets his fair amount of press. We've already mentioned one interview he had a while back, and here is a more recent one with the Associated Press. In this interview, we quickly learn Wheeler travels first class these days. This is a far cry from the budget travel grassroots of a company which now has "annual revenues of $58 million". The story continues to focus on Lonely Planet, examining how they have spread to become a large resource in the travel world for all sorts of travellers, rich and poor alike.
Wheeler, it turns out, still gets out quite a lot. He just recently, according to the article, finished a guide on East Timor.