Accessibility March 10, 2018
Say hello to Bat Travels, the agency that wants to make travel fun for blind people!
Most tours and travels in India are not geared towards people who are blind. There are also barriers like stigma that blind people face during travels.
Enter Bat Travels, a Mumbai-based tourism company that is trying to change the picture.
Bat Travels is the brainchild of two former advertising professionals and friends, Ritu Sinha and Divya Saxena. Launched in November 2017, the company comes up with tours that are inclusive. They are open for both blind and sighted travelers. Their programs are designed in such a way that they engage all the senses, not just sight.
So far, Bat Travels has organized four trips, including to places like Varanasi and Kamshet. The company founders say that its incredible to see how people bond during these trips.
Many people part exchanging phone numbers. They still keep in touch and look forward to the next trip.
The idea of Bat Travels came to Divya and Ritu during a trip to Europe trip in 2017. They came back to India and found that most trips were designed for sightseeing. They decided to focus on tours that would cater to all the senses, and not just sight.
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