Accessible traveling: What does the industry sector offer?

It’s all about the destination – usually, choosing the vacation spot comes first, at least when it comes to travel. You gather information at a travel bureau or on the Internet and make a decision. Then you book a reservation, plan and pack your suitcases and let the vacation begin. But can people with disabilities also do things just like that? Does the tourism industry pay attention to their needs as guests?

05/02/2016

Photo: Man and his wife who uses a power wheelchair on a beach promenade; Copyright: panthermedia.net/ronfromyork

Not only booking or the hotel, but also the surrounding areas on site should be accessible; © panthermedia.net/ronfromyork

Barriers to booking vacations

Photo: Several beach wheelchairs at the beach; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Maria Kraynova

Beach wheelchairs are only one way to meet the needs of guests with disabilities; © panthermedia.net/Maria Kraynova

Tourism industry needs to rethink its business

Photo: Nadine Lormis; Copyright: B. Frommann

© B. Frommann

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