Articles tagged “accessible travel”

Travelers With Disabilities Face New Challenges During Covid

Travelers With Disabilities Face New Challenges During Covid

Rashaad Jorden, Skift

They are among the most resilient travelers on the planet. But the pandemic is testing the mettle of travelers with disabilities — and the businesses that support them — in unique ways.

1 week 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.

12 months 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

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.

3 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.

3 years ago

The Evolution of Accessible Travel: 5 Podcast Takeaways

The Evolution of Accessible Travel: 5 Podcast Takeaways

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Many hoteliers are unaware of just how many people with disabilities are out there spending money on travel. The companies that go above and beyond to make these travelers comfortable will gain their loyalty.

4 years ago

Skift Podcast: The Evolution of Accessible Travel

Skift Podcast: The Evolution of Accessible Travel

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Tune in to hear from two experts about why the travel industry shouldn't overlook customers with disabilities — and how companies can best serve the market.

4 years ago