André Byszio - That's how he rolls

Accessible tourism means the world to him. For, André Byszio does not only advise professionally about this topic, but he also loves to travel the world privately. To which destination he did not dare to travel to so far and what he basically requires from the tourism sector, he tells us on


Photo: André Byszio; © André Byszio

André Byszio; © André Byszio

Name: André Byszio
Age: 46
City: Hamburg, Germany
Occupation: Blogger about traveling in a wheelchair and counselor in the matter of accessible tourism
Impairment: Incomplete paraplegia C 5/6
More about André Byszio (only in German) at:
When did you last laugh heartily and what about?

André Byszio: I always have a reason to laugh, especially about situation comedy. And also about the sandtraps of Prince Philip.

What have you always been wanting to do and why have you never done this so far?

André Byszio: A trip to New Zealand. But the long flight scares me off.

Which person has influenced you most?

André Byszio: My wife, because she shows me many different perspectives.

You have the chance to become the German Federal Commissioner for the Disabled. What would you do first?

André Byszio: Following the motto "Not about us without us" I would like to make sure that the way (back) into professional life is cleared for people with disabilities. Let’s take the tourism sector as an example: More and more the needs of travelers with disabilities are considered. But there are almost no people affected among all those marketing, public relations and projects managers who develop and promote the offers in the end.
Photo: View out of a plane; © Mojzes

André Byszio loves traveling. But it would be much more fun, if people could live together equally in all places of the world - "not matter whether man or woman, disabled or not disabled, refugees or 'natives'"; © Mojzes

Your life is made into a film: Who would represent you?

André Byszio: If he would still be with us, it would have been Steve McQueen. I cannot tell you why – I like him somehow. Although he was said to be quite a stinker and choleric.

I would like to be ...

André Byszio: an eagle.

Which questions would you like answered the most?

André Byszio: What is the sense of wars? And why is meat cheaper than bread?

What I finally want to say...

André Byszio: Preserve your childish way to see the world – not only while traveling. And a legalization of weed for pain patients would also be nice.