Travelling and Accessibility23 Feb 2016
My travelling experiences are limited to family holidays across the eastern states of Australia, and a cruise to Vanuatu and New Caledonia.
These trips were all enjoyable experiences, but some of them would have been better had we known more about the accessibility of the region. A couple of times I had to sit out on an activity because it would have been too difficult for me to participate.
In my usual search for suitable stories or issues I came across a resource that I thought would be useful so I'm sharing it here.
The travel company Lonely Planet has put together a pdf that contains a collection of online resources to help disabled
people with their travel plans. This 99 page pdf document is easy to navigate and contains information from 40 countries.
The pdf directs the reader to information from several sources.
- National and local government
- Tourism companies, travel agents, tour operators, etc.
- Disability groups
- Travel blogs
- Experienced disabled travellers
Theses resources cover a wide range of accessibility issues. While I haven't looked at every website listed, I'm sure you'll find something to help you. I did find one or two links to resources that have been moved or no longer exist. But it's updated every 6 months so most of the information should be up to date.
Hopefully some of you find this information useful when travelling overseas or within your own country.
You can find the pdf at this location - http://shop.lonelyplanet.com/world/accessible-travel-online-resources-2016>accessible
travel online resources 2016