Since 1985, wheelchair travel has been our only job.
Our accessible lifestyle vacations are for slow walkers wheelchair travelers, their families and their friends. Our travel services include: ~ Accessible vacation planning ~ Accessible Group Tours ~ Accessible Group Cruises ~ Individual Accessible Cruises ~ Licensed Travel Companions ~ Disability Travel Resources. Our accessible lifestyle vacations harmonize our clients' abilities with the resources needed for slow walkers and wheelchair travelers to visit the living classrooms of culture and history around the world. Our wheelchair accessible group vacations and cruises welcome families, single travelers, and their friends. As a private alternative we also create custom accessible vacations for travelers who want their own vacation at their own pace.
Australia For All is an international web site devoted entirely to accommodation and leisure venues which are accessible to people with disabilities. It allows tourists with disabilities, their families and friends to obtain information about the accessibility of the accommodation and venues which they wish to visit. At the same time it assists those within the tourism industry to embrace accessible tourism as a profitable part of their industry. The features of this e-service include: ~ a one-stop shop for browsing and choosing contacting destinations ~ an e-service which gives access to information about accessible facilities throughout the world ~ information that is reliable and can be trusted as it is based on a consensus regarding the criteria levels and current standards for accessibility. Australia For All plays an important role for travellers with physical, visual and hearing impairments. It provides information that has been self-assessed and/or photographically verified to meet the various criteria levels of accessibility for accommodation and leisure venues.
Endeavour was founded by Michael and Silvia Hill with a vision of making Southern Africa accessible to ALL potential travellers. Michael and Silvia both deeply believe in equality of life and opportunity, which is what forms the basis of their company’s foundation. In order to achieve their main aims they have made practical solutions to some of the logistical difficulties that persons with disabilities experience, making the often seemingly impossible possible. Their passion and enthusiasm has and is leading them down some challenging and pioneering roads, which are helping to pave the way for better inclusion and consideration of travellers with disabilities.
Travel is for everyone, but most guidebooks and web sites simply aren't designed for disabled adventurers. Global Access wants to help fill that information gap by providing a site where disabled travelers can share their experiences - a disabled travel network.
After John Sage's sixth trip to Europe in a wheelchair in the spring of 2008, he realized there had to be a better way to plan a wheelchair accessible trip to Europe. He had spent dozens of hours researching accessibility for my trip to Southern France and Italy and was still met by accessibility surprises on the trip. The existing accessibility information on the internet was sporadic, vague, non-existent, or incorrect. As John did research on the internet, he realized that there was really no one out there that was providing all of the comprehensive information that someone in a wheelchair or with other mobility issues would need to make a trip to Europe. No one pulled it all together and presented it like a guide book with maps and pictures. The few websites that listed accessible hotels typically didn’t have any information on accessible transportation to get to them, and the information on tourist sight accessibility was scattered across numerous websites or only in the local language. There was no standard format or accessibility rating system. John knew that he could do a better job.
Our philosophy to travel is based on the premise that the journey is as important as the final destination. Having travelled extensively we know that there are literally thousands of places that are not only accessible but can be enjoyed by people with all levels of mobility, both as individuals or as groups of friends or families. At Travability we don't seek to find "special" tour operators, but inclusive destinations and accommodation that can be enjoyed by all. We have a simple belief that the world should be open to be enjoyed by everyone regardless of their mobility.