The Guardian Picks Up on Inclusive Travel

This article in the Guardian with sample itenieraries and resources from around the world shows just how far we've come:


Blind travellers
Holidays for blind or visually impaired people, and sighted travellers (who get substantial discounts) can be booked through Traveleyes (08448 040 221, traveleyes-international.com). Itineraries include six days in Edinburgh and Skye, for £799pp (£199 sighted travel assistants), two weeks in Brazil and Argentina (£3,399/£1,999 including flights), a tour of Kerala, India, or of Vietnam, or to hear the best music in the US's deep south. Blind bloggers to read include Tony Giles (tonythetraveller.com), and Canadian Ryan Knighton, who wrote a great piece for the Observeron his trip to Cairo (ryanknighton.com). Whitestick.co.uk collates useful websites with holiday ideas for blind travellers. For advice about air travel and travelling with guide dogs, visit direct.gov.uk.

Travellers with learning difficulties
Netbuddy (netbuddy.org.uk) helps carers and families travelling with someone with learning difficulties to plan a break, from accommodation to independent activities, with personal recommendations and tips. TheDisability Holidays Guide (disabilityholidaysguide.com) lists all sorts of trips, from city stays and beach holidays to respite breaks.

Earlier this year, this paper ran a story about Seahorses, a B&B on the Isle of Wight run by people with learning difficulties, for learning-disabled and mainstream guests. For information and reservations: 01983 752574, seahorsesisleofwight.com.

Transport
According to Abta, under European law (regulation 1107/2006), all passengers who have a disability can receive assistance when they fly, free of charge. For information visit abta.com


Much more here:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2012/aug/24/best-accessible-disabled-holidays?newsfeed=true

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