Disabled travellers should expect the same level of service from mainstream travel operators as everyone else. But there are companies that specialise in supporting disabled travellers’ needs.
Limitless Travel is a specialist holiday provider for people with a wide range of mobility restrictions and conditions.
Enable Holidays is an agency that specialises in accessible travel for wheelchair users.
Travel Eyes is a tour operator providing independent group travel for people who are blind or partially sighted.
Disabled Holidays is a specialist provider that organises a range of accessible holidays including cruises, adventure holidays, and family breaks.
Questions to ask
You could start by sharing:
where you want to go
what you want to do
what makes you feel excited
You could ask questions on forums like:
Where have you been that was good for access? And where was bad for access?
How do you budget? Did you need to manage extra costs like travelling with a personal assistant (PA)?
Did you access any funding through a charity or social care provider?
How did you research and plan your itinerary? Were you able to see and do everything you wanted?
Did anything go wrong while you were on holiday and how did you deal with it?
Which staff were the most helpful?
Did you take extra luggage, for example your wheelchair, shower chair or a portable hoist? How did you manage this with your transport?
What insurance did you get? Where did you get it from and was it expensive?
Do you have any tips for finding the best deals? Or can you recommend any deals?
If you feel comfortable, you may also want to ask questions that are more specific to your condition or impairment. For example, you could ask if anyone has tips for quieter ways to travel, or fun activities that are wheelchair-friendly.