Travel Tips from Tyrone Cook

  • Tips:


  • When booking your trip, always tell the airline, cruise company or train company that you are a wheelchair user (or have any other mobility needs).
  • Let them know if you require assistance and if you do, what kind. If you are blind or deaf, make sure they are aware of this then they know you may not see or hear important information.
  • If going overseas, insure your wheelchair or other mobility aid. Although companies like Air New Zealand do their best to be careful with your equipment, things do happen during travel.
  • If going on a cruise, their accessible cabins are first in, first served unless you are willing to pay more and get a mini suite or a more expensive one.
  • When booking restaurants, always prebook early and alert them if you are a wheelchair user, this allows them to seat you appropriately. I recommend you arrive at the shows early too as there are only a number of wheelchair accessible spaces and they usually on one floor. I recommend you attend at least one show, they are well done and will have you in stitches.
  • Be prepared that on cruise boats, the ships going to the shore for day visits are not wheelchair accessible unless you can walk a little and the chair can be folded up. 
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