Photo: Laura Gehlhaar holds the travel magazine in her hand while sitting on the train; Copyright: Xiomara Bender / B-Plus-K

Tourism: "Questions about accessibility and participation are omnipresent"

02.09.2019

Whether travel providers, accessible mobile homes or special aids for travelling – travel and tourism are a popular topic in the Düsseldorf exhibition halls every year. At this year's REHACARE, exhibitors will be adding a versatile event to their range at TREFFPUNKT REHACARE: news from accessible tourism.
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Photo: Michel Arriens and Franziska Stoldt sitting in front of their VW Bulli bus on a camping site; Copyright: private

Modifications: Self-determined mobility thanks to accessible VW Bulli Bus

01.07.2019

Whether it’s for their professional life or to travel – many people with disabilities need a car that provides mobility without limits. A small car is often unable to accommodate unique needs. That’s when you need a bigger vehicle – like a minivan.
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Photo: Lifebelt hangs on the railing of a ship at sunset; Copyright: panthermedia.net/william87

April 2019: Accessible tourism by water

01.04.2019

Experience several destinations within one holiday and do not actively travel from A to B yourself? Instead, enjoy all the amenities of a hotel while watching the sun rise or set over the ocean? Or how about being the captain yourself and deciding where to anchor? No matter whether cruise or vacation on the houseboat, in our Topic of the Month REHACARE.com has taken a closer look.
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Photo: Several houseboats next to each other at the jetty; Copyright: BunBo – Das BungalowBoot www.BunBo.de

BunBo: Accessible travel by houseboat

01.04.2019

Peacefully floating along and clearing your mind of stress – a houseboat vacation makes it possible. But is accessible travel really an option in such a tiny space? Absolutely. Bungalow-style boats – abbreviated BunBo – make this dream come true. Depending on their size and equipment, they can accommodate four to six people and make for a unique vacation on the water.
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Photo: Lifebelt hangs on the railing of a ship at sunset; Copyright: panthermedia.net/william87

Travel ahoy – accessible tourism by water

01.04.2019

Experience several destinations within one holiday and do not actively travel from A to B yourself? Instead, enjoy all the amenities of a hotel while watching the sun rise or set over the ocean? Or how about being the captain yourself and deciding where to anchor? No matter whether cruise or vacation on the houseboat, REHACARE.com has taken a closer look.
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Photo: Someone playing with a plane model while the sun sets in the background; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Shebeko

Accessible travel from booking to dream destination: ship ahoy

01.04.2019

Prefer to book online or use a travel agent? Looking for destinations across the Atlantic or fancy vacationing in Europe or exploring your own country? Staying at a hotel or hanging out with the locals? A recent online survey asked people with disabilities and their family members about their travel habits. REHACARE.com has reviewed the study findings.
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Photo: Pool landscape on deck of a cruise ship; Copyright: panthermedia.net/ncousla

Going on a cruise: Accessibility included

01.04.2019

Far-off destinations, the expansiveness of the ocean, a touch of luxury aboard the vessel – cruise vacations are hugely popular. People with disabilities are also increasingly drawn to big cruise ships, which typically promise a worry-free vacation. But how accessible are the vessels, the staterooms, and shore excursions? Three veteran cruise travelers share their experiences.
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Photo: A woman in a beach wheelchair; Copyright: Timo Hermann | Gesellschaftsbilder.de

Tourism for All: "Traveling is not just about physical access"

19.07.2018

Tourism is for everybody. The aim of the British organisation Tourism for All is to make travel accessible. Whether travelers, policy makers or companies, Tourism for All wants to operate with and for everyone. REHACARE.com asked, how the attitude of companies and politicians towards people with disabilities has changed and what the European tourism market has to offer.
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