Justin Francis, CEO of Responsible Travel shares his view on the travel options available for the disabled community.
Globally, it is estimated that there are over 1 billion persons with disabilities, as well as more than 2 billion people, such as spouses, children and caregivers of persons with disabilities, representing almost a third of the world’s population, are directly affected by disability. While this signifies a huge potential market for travel and tourism, it still remains vastly under-served due to inaccessible travel and tourism facilities and services, as well as discriminatory policies and practices.
Why is accessible tourism important?
Accessibility is a central element of any responsible and sustainable development policy. It is both a human rights imperative, as well as an exceptional business opportunity. In this context, accessible tourism does not only benefit persons with disabilities, but it also benefits all of society.
For more information on accessible travel holidays, visit: https://www.responsibletravel.com/holidays/accessible/travel-guide/wheelchair-access