Accessible travel online resources
Lonely Planet has come up with a collection of online resources that will allow those with a disability to travel with peace of mind.
Hard of hearing or vision-impaired? A wheelchair user or slow walker? Fibromyalgia, MS or spinal-cord injury? None of these should stop you from experiencing the joy and benefits of travel. Lonely Planet has put together a 98-page collection of online resources for accessible travel around the world.
It has country-by-country resources from national and local government and tourism bodies, as well as disabled people’s organisations, dozens of specialised accessible travel agents and tour operators from 40 countries around the world, and travel tips for travelling with access issues.
Collated by Martin Heng, Lonely Planet’s accessible travel manager, he shared: “We at Lonely Planet believe that travel is for all, no matter what their abilities or limitations. We also know that the first barrier to travel for many people who have access issues or a disability is a lack of information, combined with a fear of the unknown.
“We hope that this collection of online resources will go some way towards filling the information gap and alleviating unfounded fears, either by providing information directly or by introducing you to a host of people who haven’t let their disability get in the way of their love of travel.”
The collection also has advice from experienced travellers with a disability, leads and links to disability-specific advice and support, and websites dedicated to the theory and promotion of accessible travel. As websites appear and disappear all the time, Martin will be updating the resources every six months.
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