Neha Arora is the founder of Planet Abled, a globally recognised travel brand promoting inclusive travel for persons with disabilities and the elderly. Her 39 years of experience of knowing her parents’ needs (her father is blind and her mother is a wheelchair user), gives her a unique perspective into the needs of people with disabilities, as she creates a Planet more Abled. Over the years, Planet Abled has been a service provider for disabled travellers and a destination consultant, and an ecosystem builder for the tourism industry. Planet Abled’s core business is mainstreaming accessibility into the tourism frameworks, practices, and market opportunities to enable growth, scale, and a customer-centric approach and have an amplified positive impact on travelllers.
Planet Abled is the recipient of the National Award in Tourism by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India; Travel + Leisure Global Vision Award; Best Innovative Practice Award by Zero Project at United Nations Vienna.; WTM Responsible Tourism Award(India) – Best Innovation in Travel & Overall Winner; and NCPEDP – Mphasis Universal Design Award
Neha is a recipient of the Most Influential Leaders in the Tourism Industry Award at the Global MICE & Luxury Travel Conference; and the Exceptional Women of Excellence Award at the Women Economic Forum. She is a regular speaker at global platforms like IATA, ITB Berlin, Global Sustainable Tourism Council, World Tourism Forum Lucerne, International Congresson Tourism and Technology in Diversity in Malaga, Spain, TiECON, Zero Project at United Nations Vienna, TEDx, Women Economic Forum, and various others.