Articles tagged “accessibility”

Business Travel Is Becoming a Bigger Obstacle for Employees with Disabilities

Business Travel Is Becoming a Bigger Obstacle for Employees with Disabilities

Isaac Carey, Skift

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.

3 months ago

Business Travelers With Disabilities Face a Pervasive Lack of Accessibility

Business Travelers With Disabilities Face a Pervasive Lack of Accessibility

Isaac Carey, Skift

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.

3 months ago

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How Smart Buildings Can Help the Tourism Industry be More Responsible and Profitable

How Smart Buildings Can Help the Tourism Industry be More Responsible and Profitable

Microsoft + Skift

Travel brands should be more sustainable, responsible, and inclusive because it’s the right thing to do. But they can also improve the bottom line by taking concrete steps powered by smart building solutions that solve for all these challenges at once.

3 months ago

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

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

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

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.

7 months ago

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

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

Kristen De Groot, Associated Press

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.

8 months ago

Travelers With Disabilities May Find Advantages in Using Travel Advisor Specialists

Travelers With Disabilities May Find Advantages in Using Travel Advisor Specialists

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

The number of people with disabilities is increasing and travel advisors need to understand this demographic. If they don’t, not only will they lose business to specialist agencies, they may also risk prosecution.

10 months ago

Skift Forum Europe: Mobility Mojo Wants Hotels to Promote Their Existing Strengths

Skift Forum Europe: Mobility Mojo Wants Hotels to Promote Their Existing Strengths

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

Accessibility for travelers with disabilities may be a difficult topic of conversation for some hoteliers, but Mobility Mojo is ready to make that dialog a little easier for everyone.

10 months ago

Accessibility That Goes Beyond the Event

Accessibility That Goes Beyond the Event

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

It's one thing to make your event as accessible as possible, but the rest of the travel industry needs to do more to adequately present suitable options for every traveler. In a welcome development, online booking is finally placing a new focus on accessibility.

2 years ago

Online Travel Players Boost Accessibility for Travelers With Disabilities

Online Travel Players Boost Accessibility for Travelers With Disabilities

Sean O'Neill, Skift

People who want to select a non-smoking room are shown options at most booking sites. The industry needs to be just as helpful for travelers with specific needs for mobility, hearing, or visual challenges. Thankfully several online booking sites are trying to help.

2 years ago

Meetings and Events Technology Alone Can’t Solve Accessibility Challenges

Meetings and Events Technology Alone Can’t Solve Accessibility Challenges

Sheryll Poe, Skift

People with disabilities are often overlooked by event spaces and meeting planners. A new wave of innovation and technology can help make meetings and events more accessible, but lasting change needs to start with a focus on increasing accessibility during the planning process.

2 years ago

AccorHotels Is Working on a Smart Room That’s Accessible and Personalized

AccorHotels Is Working on a Smart Room That’s Accessible and Personalized

Deanna Ting, Skift

That AccorHotels is using the Internet of Things and other innovative tech to create more personalized and accessible guest rooms is an idea we can definitely get behind. But we wonder what the company's plans might be to incorporate loyalty into the initiative. It would be crucial in adding value for Accorhotels, property owners, and guests.

2 years ago

Airbnb Buys Accessible Travel Business Accomable in Its Latest Move

Airbnb Buys Accessible Travel Business Accomable in Its Latest Move

Deanna Ting, Skift

We hope this acquisition results in real changes to the Airbnb platform to not only reduce discrimination against travelers with disabilities, but also to verify details about accessible listings and make them much clearer.

2 years ago