Articles tagged “accessibility”

Hotels

Hotels Designing for Disabilities Must Think Beyond Old Stereotypes

Sometimes there needs to be a carve out in the biggest design trends to take accessibility issues into account.

Hotels Designing for Disabilities Must Think Beyond Old Stereotypes

Hotels

South Carolina Hotel to Offer Case Study for Hiring Workers With Disabilities

Many travel companies want to foster a workforce where everyone, regardless of circumstances, can thrive. But many companies wonder how to go about doing this. The example of The Shepherd Hotel in Clemson, South Carolina, suggests one path.

South Carolina Hotel to Offer Case Study for Hiring Workers With Disabilities

Cruises

Cruise Lines, Attractions See Upsides to Serving Travelers With Sensory Disabilities

Inclusion is great, but let's keep in mind that there's more to disabled accommodations than providing a wheelchair. Catering to different types of disabilities makes good business sense.

Cruise Lines, Attractions See Upsides to Serving Travelers With Sensory Disabilities

Hotels

Hotels Fall Short of Providing Accessible Access Around World

The hotel industry is leaving a lot of money on the table by not providing travelers with accessibility needs the right tools to book a stay.

Hotels Fall Short of Providing Accessible Access Around World

Airlines

Flyers With Disabilities Will Get Support From New Airlines Industry Group

The pandemic has magnified the voices of accessibility organizations and the disparities for travelers with disabilities. Accessibility to travel and undamaged personal mobility aids are big concerns for these travelers who account for billions of dollars in revenue. Finally, the industry is trying to do the right thing, or so it seems.

Flyers With Disabilities Will Get Support From New Airlines Industry Group

Online Travel

Robots Came For Your Jobs, Now They’re Coming for Your Vacations: Here’s How

Are there really enough people who want to remote-control a robot and visit places virtually? We're skeptical. But the founder of the startup Propelmee is surprisingly persuasive at the potential uses for such robots.

Robots Came For Your Jobs, Now They’re Coming for Your Vacations: Here’s How

Business Travel

Business Travel Is Becoming a Bigger Obstacle for Employees with Disabilities

The number of people with disabilities in the United States is growing as the population ages, and accessibility is becoming an increasingly important issue for travel companies.

Business Travel Is Becoming a Bigger Obstacle for Employees with Disabilities

Business Travel

Business Travelers With Disabilities Face a Pervasive Lack of Accessibility

Despite the growing number of people with disabilities in the United States, it's still a challenge to find clear information about accessibility while traveling. This may make traveling so difficult for employees with disabilities that many choose to do it as little as possible.

Business Travelers With Disabilities Face a Pervasive Lack of Accessibility

Hotels

Skift Global Forum Preview: True Innovation in Hotel Accessibility Hasn’t Arrived Yet

When it comes to serving travelers with disabilities, hospitality is taking small steps in the right direction, but disruption is scarce. Hotels could even take a cue from airports on this — and leverage a huge market that's there for the taking.

Skift Global Forum Preview: True Innovation in Hotel Accessibility Hasn’t Arrived Yet

Airlines

New App Aims to Improve Airport Wayfinding for Flyers With Visual Impairment

Like many hotels, airports often treat accessibility as a legal mandate rather than going above and beyond to improve the traveler experience. This is a good step in the right direction.

New App Aims to Improve Airport Wayfinding for Flyers With Visual Impairment