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Wheelchair Travel Tips and Hints for Accessible Adventures

  • Publish Date : 2009/01/27 - (Rev. 2010/09/25)
  • Author : Musa Aykac

Synopsis:

Nowadays it is much easier to travel if you are wheelchair bound and enjoy vacations and adventures all over the world.

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Nowadays it is much easier to travel if you are wheelchair bound.

Not so long ago, there were not really any options available to go traveling and those options that were openly available would have probably cost you a small fortune. In current times there are now various accessible platforms that you can use ranging from ease to get on a flight, coach and train.

But for the handicapped traveler there are still a lot of obstacles in the way, so to enjoy your holiday to its fullest, you have to sit down and consider what is the best way to proceed. Let us just take a look at a few important facts that you must not forget when booking your travel arrangement.

First and foremost you should start by deciding where you actually want to go, do not initially worry about if they cater for the handicapped, but look at it in a different view such as "I am going to go to this specific place, I have always wanted to go here".

Your next step would then be booking your flights and accommodation, while booking the flights you will have to check with the airlines whether they cater for wheelchair access. You should find an airline that will help you travel in comfort. After successfully finding the correct airline you should then move onto looking for the correct accommodation. This may be a bit trickier to manage especially if you are traveling abroad, as some countries may not have the correct facilities available.

Make sure that when you book the accommodation that you are going to get either a ground floor apartment or the hotel has lift facilities. You should also consider the facilities that will be available in your room. Are the doors wide enough to fit a wheelchair? Are there handicapped shower facilities

If after reading the above and you start feeling that it's too much hassle and a bit overwhelming then you should turn to specialist disability travel agencies. Theses agencies have expert knowledge and a wide scope of experience that will make life very easy for yourself and your family. Let them do all of the leg work for you and all you have to do is pack your bags.

There is no reason why someone that is handicapped or has a disability cannot enjoy a holiday just like every one else. Whether you are looking for a relaxing vacation in the sun or an activity filled adventure, a lot of niche travel agencies can and will help you find the perfect solution.

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