Accessible travel trends

Accessible travel trends

Accessible travel is moving up the agenda; it is attracting more publicity and being included in wider legislative changes. Here are some of the top issues propelling accessibility into the spotlight. Package Travel Regulations 2018 is a year of legislative change for the travel industry. Shouldered by other new regulation such as GDPR and PSD2, the new Package Travel Regulations come into effect on 1 July. Many travel businesses will now find themselves classed

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Been to London to see The Queen

Been to London to see The Queen

London is one of the most inviting gateways for disabled visitors to Europe due to its flat terrain, modern buildings, and UK accessibility standards. There are numerous attractions to visit in London making it a worthwhile destination by itself. Most of the buses also have wheelchair ramps, however few of the metro stations have elevators. UK disabled access building codes have resulted in most tourist attraction being accessible to wheelchair users. Disabled Access — Best Aspects Accessible

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Wheelchair Accessible Travel Series – Part II

Wheelchair Accessible Travel Series – Part II

My name is Tabassum. I’ve flown all over the world, and it just so happens that I travel in a wheelchair. Air travel can be uncomfortable for many people—with or without a wheelchair, but maybe my tips can help! Have an air travel routine: It’s always best to arrive at the airport 90 minutes before an international departure. I prefer to check in with an agent and not the self-check-in because I might miss

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Wheelchair Accessible Travel Series – Part I

Wheelchair Accessible Travel Series – Part I

I’m a world traveler and it just so happens that I travel in a wheelchair. With or without a wheelchair, the best way to see a city is to take transit, get off in the heart of it, and wander around. I’ve lived in L.A., Atlanta, and Pakistan—so I’m not afraid of big cities or traffic. However, here are a few things to keep in mind if you’re planning a wheelchair accessible trip of

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Hitting the Waves in a Beach Wheelchair

Hitting the Waves in a Beach Wheelchair

The only thing between me and the water was a funny plastic contraption. This past August, I participated in Spinal Cord Injury BC’s Multi Sports Day at Locarno Beach in Vancouver. I had been to the annual event, which gets people with SCI and related disabilities trying out a variety of sports, before. But this year, I made it into a real Beach Wheelchair day. Not only did I brave the sand, but the highlight of

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Introducing the Celebrity Revolution

Introducing the Celebrity Revolution

Now unveiling: The Celebrity Revolution. Kicking off in 2019, Celebrity Cruises will invest $400 million over a span of five years to complete a modernization of its entire existing fleet. This will be the largest investment the cruise line has ever made, and will feature their new modern luxury designs over several areas of each vessel. The introduction of the transformative new ships, Edge® and Flora®, spurred the revolution, and raised the caliber for the

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Introducing Our Newest Team Member Tabassum

Introducing Our Newest Team Member Tabassum

Welcome Tab! We are thrilled to have this firecracker join our team of Accessible Travel Specialists here at Travel For All. The youngest of three siblings, Tabassum (Tab) grew up in a large, multi-generational house in Karachi, Pakistan. Like other Pakistani children, at the time, Tabassum was immunized for polio, but the serum was administered orally, not injected. She took the drops but contracted polio, nevertheless, at age one. “It was either a bad

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Our Top 5 Accessible Summer Vacation Destinations

Our Top 5 Accessible Summer Vacation Destinations

by our travel partners at Wheel:Life It’s time to talk about summer vacation plans. If you like to have all the info before booking a vacation, I’m guessing you’re still trying to decide on which destination will combine the ease of accessibility with all of the other elements you’re looking for in a vacation. If this is the case, don’t forego a summer getaway simply because you haven’t found the time to do the

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Tips for Traveling on Dialysis

Tips for Traveling on Dialysis

For many patients who are on dialysis or have had a kidney transplant, the ability to travel is important to their self-esteem and lifestyle. Working patients may need to attend business meetings or conferences. Older patients may have dreamed of traveling during their retirement. A family event such as a wedding, graduation or family reunion may require travel away from home. At times, emergencies such as illness or a death in the family may

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