6 important trips for disabled travelers
Times have changed for travelers who use wheelchairs, or have other disabilities. There are many more accessible travel opportunities. All you need is some planning in advance.
- Seek Help: Ask your airline for assistance while booking a ticket or a few days before your trip so your time at the airport becomes easier. Many airlines will designate an employee to meet you when you arrive to guide you. You can also request assistance when you land at your destination.
- Plan Ahead: Many hotels are now welcoming travelers with disabilities. But its good to give them a heads up about your needs if you want something specific.
- Work with an Agent: Someone who specializes in working with disabled travelers can arrange every aspect of your trip. They will verify the hotels, resorts, or restaurants you are interested in are accessible.
- Find a Guide: There are guides all over the world who have experience in working with travelers with disabilities. Some even arrange for wheelchairs, scooters and canes or know sign language. They will also take your needs into account while planning tour packages.
- Consider a Tour: Several travel operators offer both private and group trips for those with disabilities. They take into account your precise needs.
- Visit Accessible Sites: Many museums like the Guggenheim in New York have specific tours for disabled people. These are free, but must be reserved in advance.