14 May, 2021

Rising To The Challenge

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Rising To The Challenge

Neha Arora, 35, founder, Planet Abled

  • National award for most ­innovative and unique tourism product, given  by the union ministry of tourism, went to planet abled in 2019
  • Over 1,000 tourists from 15 ­foreign ­countries have been served by the company


She quit a lucrative MNC job to work on making travel and tourism a friendlier experience for the physically challenged. It was a big challenge for Neha Arora, who resigned from Adobe and launched Planet Abled on January 1, 2016. It was also a personal mission for Neha, who comes from a family that has faced challenges while travelling. “My ­father is blind and my mother is on a wheelchair,” she says. “As kids, we didn’t travel much—it was always about school ­picnics and the homes of our grandparents. When we grew up and started travelling as a family, we faced a lot of issues in terms of accessibility and the kind of leisure activities...

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